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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women: Twice Twenty

Treasures from the Orient
Lisbet Holmes shows some of the treasures she found as a buyer in China, Siam, and India.

Our Storyteller
Anne Sheppard

Dances of the Orient
Rose Eberwein

Under-water Swimming
Ursula Roseveare tells how she learnt to use an aqualung and enjoy a new world.

Introduced by Lionel Gamlin and Joan Downey.

Topical Round-Up
with Honor Balfour.


Presenter: Lionel Gamlin
Presenter: Joan Downey
Item presenter (Treasures from the Orient): Lisbet Holmes
Storyteller: Anne Sheppard
Dancer (Dances of the Orient): Rose Eberwein
Item presenter (Under-water Swimming): Ursula Roseveare
Producer: Richard Gilbert
Presenter (Topical Round-Up): Honor Balfour

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(A BBC television film)
(to 16.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television presents: The Adventures of Peter Simple: 6: A Violent End

A serial play in six parts from Captain Marryat's novel.
Adapted and produced by Naomi Capon.
[Starring] Timothy Bateson as Peter Simple, Thomas Heathcote as Terence O'Brien
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on February 17)


Author: Captain Marryat
Adapted by/Producer: Naomi Capon
Designer: John Cooper
Peter Simple: Timothy Bateson
Terence O'Brien: Thomas Heathcote
Peter's uncle: Michael Goodliffe
Highwayman: Peter Diamond
Parkinson: Sam Kydd
Wilkins: John Kidd
Woodcutter: Wilfred Brambell
His wife: Bee Duffell
Mary O'Sullivan: Sally Travers
Captain Hawkins: Barry Letts
Doctor: Willoughby Goddard
Lord Marchmont: Eric Phillips
General O'Brien: John Serret
Celeste: Evelyn Cordeau
Other parts played by: Terry Baker
Other parts played by: John Roden

: Children's Television: Question Marks

Peter West asks Who? What? Why? When? Where? and expects you to know the answers in this question and answer game including country questions with Percy Edwards, the bird man.


Presenter: Peter West
Co-presenter: Percy Edwards
Director: Michael Bowen
Producer: Cliff Michelmore

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Cy Grant.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Amos 'n' Andy: The Uranium Mine

[Starring] Amos 'n' Andy in the film The Uranium Mine

Kingfish turns his attention to nuclear 'fishing' when he hears that Andy wants to invest in uranium. Andy's money is as good as lost but for a radioactive watch.

: Now: Highway No. 1

Sit tight in your chair And we'll take you there

Outside broadcast cameras on the ground and in the air in a B.E.A. helicopter look at the new Preston By-Pass the first section of the major-trunk road to link the Midlands and North-West.
Britain's road builders are using the most modern methods and machines to speed the process of building this motor-way which sets the pattern for our roads of the future.
The Men-on-the-Spot: Raymond Baxter, Bill Taylor
See page 4


Reporter: Raymond Baxter
Reporter: Bill Taylor
Producer: Peter Webber

: The Burns and Allen Show: Ronnie's Elopement

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Ronnie's Elopement

Pretty women have caused trouble throughout history and the new girl at the cigarette counter is no exception. But it is Gracie's romantic imagination that creates the trouble this time.


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Villette: Part 5

by Charlotte Bronte.
Adapted for television in six weekly instalments by Ada F. Kay.
[Starring] Jill Bennett, Michael Warre, Marda Vanne, Michael David
Scene: The school and the town of Villette

Lucy is sent by Madame Beck to the Rue des Mages, where she encounters a curious trio of Paul's dependants, and hears strange tales of his past. Subtle and ruthless, the conspiracy takes shape. One morning the Professor does not appear to give his lesson, and Madame Beck announces that Paul Emanuel will be seen no more in the Rue Fossette.


Author: Charlotte Bronte
Adapted by: Ada F. Kay
Producer: Barbara Burnham
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Lucy Snowe: Jill Bennett
Madame Beck: Marda Vanne
Professor Paul Emanuel: Michael Warre
Dr. Graham Bretton: Michael David
Mlle. Zelie St. Pierre: Hazel Hughes
Fraulein Blucher: Nancy Beckh
Signorina Pirelli: Hilary Sesta
Goton: Madoline Thomas
Rosine: Mairhi Russell
Lady Paulina Bassonpear: Julia Worth
Father Silas: Roddy Hughes
Madame Walravens: Betty Hardy
Ginevra Fanshawe: Pamela Buck
Count Alfred de Hamal: Roger Gage
Justine Marie: Susan Lyall Grant
Schoolgirl: Pamela Binns
Schoolgirl: Jeanne Elvin
Schoolgirl: Maureen Gander
Schoolgirl: Marina Jacovides
Schoolgirl: Marian Morley
Schoolgirl: Naomi Moir
Schoolgirl: Valerie Winer

: Sportsview

Peter Dimmock introduces Sportsview
Television's weekly sports magazine for the family.
My View of Sport by Stirling Moss
and this week's star personality Denis Compton.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Item presenter (My View of Sport): Stirling Moss
Guest: Denis Compton
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Producer: Bryan Cowgill

: Zodiac

Ben Lyon introduces Zodiac
A monthly programme with a constellation of personalities, people, and predictions featuring Al Koran.
This month's sign
'Leo the Lion'
This month's Horror-scope
Lenny the Lion with Terry Hall
Singers of the Month
The Meritones and Leoni Page
Personality Prediction
Thank Your Lucky Star with Ronnie Hilton
The Zodiac Suite - 'Lonely Leo' featuring the music of Norrie Paramor and the Zodiac Dancers
Wheel of Fortune and Al Koran's £5 Challenge
Star of the Month, Alfred Marks
The Zodiac Models
The Zodiac Dancers
BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
From the BBC's North of England television studios


Presenter: Ben Lyon
Mentalist: Al Koran
Ventriloquist: Terry Hall
Singers (Singers of the Month): The Meritones
Singers (Singers of the Month): Leoni Page
Singer (Thank Your Lucky Star): Ronnie Hilton
Dancers: The Zodiac Dancers
Star (Star of the Month): Alfred Marks
Dance direction: Jack Billings
Musical Associate: George Weedon
Research and continuity: Jack Bradley
Research and continuity: Ray Davies
Musicians: BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conductor: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Portraits of Power: Joseph Stalin

Four programmes illustrating the nature of the power wielded in their separate ways by Hitler, Gandhi, Roosevelt, and Stalin.
Joseph Stalin with film sequences and statements and evidence from people who knew him and from experts on Soviet affairs including
Leonard Schapiro author of 'The Origin of the Communist Autocracy'
J. T. Murphy ex-member of the Communist International
Arthur Birse wartime interpreter to the Prime Minister
Introduced by Robert McKenzie.
(Previously televised on April 30)


Interviewee: Leonard Schapiro
Interviewee: J. T. Murphy
Interviewee: Arthur Birse
Research Assistant: Therese Denny
Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Producer: Huw Wheldon

: News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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