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: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs
Problems of Living
The 'Family Affairs' panel of experts discuss problems sent in by viewers.
Dr. Winifred de Koh
Alice Carter, University Lecturer
The Rev. Arthur Morton, Director, N.S.P.C.C.
C. A . Joyce
In the chair, Olive Shapley
Letters to the panel should be sent to 'Family Affairs', [address removed]

As Time Goes By
A mixed bag of songs, topics, and personalities picked at random by your host,
Billy Milton.


Panellist (Family Affairs: Problems of Living): Dr. Winifred de Koh
Panellist (Family Affairs: Problems of Living): Alice Carter
Panellist (Family Affairs: Problems of Living): Rev. Arthur Morton
Panellist (Family Affairs: Problems of Living): C. A . Joyce
Chairman (Family Affairs: Problems of Living): Olive Shapley
Producer (Family Affairs: Problems of Living): Beryl Radley
Host (As Time Goes By): Billy Milton
Presented by (As Time Goes By): Richard Gilbert

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your children and invites them to join in songs and games.
(to 16.00)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: Children's Television presents: Any Old Iron?

A comedy of an old scrap merchant-who also liked a scrap by David Edwards and Vere Lorrimer.
Have you ever thought of being a junkman when you leave school?
To Pete and Johnny Roberts it sounds like a good career - and when they are taken on as 'Temporary Holiday Assistants' by Old Sam, an acknowledged leader of his profession, they feel they have got their feet on the first rung of the ladder. Before long, however, they are involved in the sinister affair of the Runaway Bath and the Flying Bedstead. But Old Sam averts disaster and there is a happy ending.


Writer: David Edwards
Writer/producer: Vere Lorrimer
Designer: Eileen Diss
Old Sam: Peter Butterworth
Pete: Nigel Lambert
Johnny: Julian Yardley
Mr Roberts: Frank Sieman
Mrs Roberts: Dorothy Smith
Kindly lady: Madoline Thomas
Miss Rush: Evelyn Lund
Col Bruton-Smythe: Raymond Rollett
Mrs Bruton-Smythe: Edith Saville
Frank: Ivan Owen
Doris: Margaret Butt
Policeman: David Edwards

: Children's Television: Down to the Sea

A film showing how a large passenger liner, the S.S. Dunnottar Castle, is got ready for her journey and how she leaves King George V Docks in London at the start of her voyage to South Africa.
A BBC Television Children's Film Unit Production

: The Weather

: News

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - Politics - People
Cinema - Theatre - Travel
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: Alasdair Milne

: I Married Joan: The New House

[Starring] Joan Davis in the film The New House

Joan and her husband buy a new house. All is idyllic until another couple claims it and moves in. Joan's problem is how to get them out.


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: Club Night

Dave Morris invites you to join him in a weekly get together to meet Joe Gladwin as 'Cedric', Fred Ferris as 'The Wacker', Leonard Williams as 'Pongo' Bleasdale, Frank Bass as 'Snuffy' Hargreaves, Tom Harrison as The Secretary, Billy Smith as The Steward and The Singing Clubmen.
Music by Jimmy Leach and The Clubnighters
From the BBC's North of England studios


Musicians: Jimmy Leach and The Clubnighters
Script: Dave Morris
Script: Frank Roscoe
Producer: John Ammonds
Comedian: Dave Morris
Cedric: Joe Gladwin
The Wacker: Fred Ferris
Pongo Bleasdale: Leonard Williams
Snuffy Hargreaves: Frank Bass
The Secretary: Tom Harrison
The Steward: Billy Smith
Singers: The Singing Clubmen

: Say It with Music

Jack Payne presents Say It with Music featuring Eddie Calvert, Johnny Dankworth and his Orchestra, Diana Decker, Adele Leigh, Bruce Trent and Gisela Griffel, The Jack Billings Dancers, The George Mitchell Choir.


Presenter: Jack Payne
Trumpeter: Eddie Calvert
Musicians: Johnny Dankworth and his Orchestra
Singer: Diana Decker
Singers: The Trio Aravah
Soprano: Adele Leigh
Singer: Bruce Trent
Singer: Gisela Griffel
Dancers: The Jack Billings Dancers
Singers: The George Mitchell Choir
Dance direction: Jack Billings
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Producer: James Gilbert

: The Piper of Orde

by Charles Campbell Gairdner and Rosamunde Pilcher.
Scene: The Tower Room of Castle Orde on the island of Inchmuir off the West Coast of Scotland
Time: The present
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland


Writer: Charles Campbell Gairdner
Writer: Rosamunde Pilcher
Designer: Jack Notman
Producer: James Crampsey
Roderick Orde of Inchmuir: Michael O'Halloran
Lindsay, his elder daughter: June Shields
Colin, his son: John Carlin
Pippa, his younger daughter: Gwyneth Guthrie
Nannie: Jean Taylor Smith
Kate Dawson: Ann Gudrun
James Sturgess: Douglas Storm

: The English Country Church

A journey through six counties to visit some of the most historic and beautiful churches in England.
Written, directed, and produced by John Read.


Narrator: Alan Wheatley
Writer/director/producer: John Read
Cameraman: Terence Hunt

: News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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