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: Mainly for Women: About the Home

Domestic Forum
Viewers' questions answered spontaneously by Ruth Drew, Franklin Engelmann,
Margaret Hebblethwaite, Marjorie Bruce Milne.
In the chair, Joan Gilbert

My Friend Sheltie
A weekly series in which Stanley Dangerfield, Chief Steward of Cruft's, reports on the care and training of Sheltie, his new Shetland Sheepdog puppy, and suggests other animals which make attractive pets.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Panellist (Domestic Forum): Ruth Drew
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Franklin Engelmann
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Margaret Hebblethwaite
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Marjorie Bruce Milne
Chairman (Domestic Forum): Joan Gilbert
Reporter (My Friend Sheltie): Stanley Dangerfield
Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Producer: Ann Shead

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC television film)
(to 16.00)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television presents: Champion the Wonder Horse: Johnny Hands Up

Another action-packed story of the West. The new Marshal, Johnny Gray, is nearly sacked by the indignant townsfolk when the local desperado robs a bank right under his nose. Uncle Sandy believes in him, however, and they ride out together to bring the robber in. Ricky follows and is trapped by the bandits. Luckily Champion and Rebel are not far away.


The Wonder Horse: Champion
Rebel, the dog: Blaze
Ricky North: Barry Curtis
Uncle Sandy: Jim Bannon

: Children's Television: Sketch Club

Adrian Hill who announces this week's prize-winners and helps you with your picture-making.
Picture Gallery: Outdoor Sports


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: Children's Television: The Great Fish of Maori

A favourite tale of long ago.
Told and sung by Inia Te Wiata.


Storyteller/singer: Inia Te Wiata

: Tonight

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


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

: Beauty Box

where Patricia Lewis introduces a lighthearted entertainment including Val Doonican, The Brunette Toppers, Nat Temple and his Orchestra.


Presenter: Patricia Lewis
Singer: Val Doonican
Dancers: The Brunette Toppers
Musicians: Nat Temple and his Orchestra
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Musical arrangements: Ken Thorne
Producer: Richard Afton

: Variety Incorporated

[Starring] Fred Emney
with Kay and Patrik, Lucille Mapp, Robin Richmond, Roger Avon, The George Mitchell Singers, The Jack Billings Girls.


Comedian: Fred Emney
Entertainers: Kay and Patrik
Singer: Lucille Mapp
Organist: Robin Richmond
Performer: Roger Avon
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Dancers: The Jack Billings Girls
Dance direction: Jack Billings
Orchestra conducted by: George Clouston
Producer: John Street

: The Invaders

The Story of a New Town
A dramatised documentary programme.
Written and produced by Leonard Cottrell.
'The Invaders' are the planners, architects, and builders, who arrive in the peaceful country town of Haverton with blue prints, bulldozers, and a plan for building a New Town for sixty thousand Londoners.
The explosive situation which develops forms the starting point of this dramatised documentary. Although Haverton is a fictitious town, the incidents described are based entirely on facts gathered from New Towns now being built in the Home Counties.


Writer/producer: Leonard Cottrell
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Film cameraman: Ken Westbury
Film Editor: James Colina

: Act 2 of Rossini's Le Comte Ory

Adapted for television by Peter Ebert and Antony Craxton.
(Sung in the original French)
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Peter Gellhorn)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Steven Staryk)
Conducted by John Pritchard
Introduction by Yvonne Arnaud.
From the Opera House, Glyndebourne.
Scenery and costumes used by permission of the Edinburgh Festival Society.
A special performance before an invited audience.


Libretto: Scribe and Lestre-Poirson
Adapter: Peter Ebert
Adapter: Antony Craxton
Singers: Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Chorus-Master: Peter Gellhorn
Musicians: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Steven Staryk
[Orchestra] conducted by: John Pritchard
Producer: Carl Ebert
Head of music staff: Jani Strasser
Designer: Oliver Messel
Presenter: Yvonne Arnaud
Countess Adele: Sari Barabas
Ragonde, companion to Countess Adele: Monica Sinclair
Count Ory: Juan Oncina
A young nobleman, friend to Count Ory: Roger Doucet
Raimbaud, friend to Count Ory: Heinz Blankenburg
The Count's tutor: Peter Lagger
Isolier, page to Count Ory: Fernanda Cadont

: Early to Braden

with A Baby, a Bird, Some People and Bernard Braden.
Scripts by a host of others


Comedian: Bernard Braden
Material at piano written by: Ted Allan
Producer: Philip Barker

: News

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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