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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women: Family Affairs

Problems of Living
The 'Family Affairs' panel of experts discuss problems sent in by viewers.
Dr. Winifred de Kok, Peggy Jay, John Watson, The Rev. Joseph McCulloch
In the chair, Olive Shapley
Letters to the Panel should be sent to 'Family Affairs', [address removed]

Fashion Report
To put you in the picture with news from the fashion front.
Introduced by Doreen Stephens with Leonora Curry reporting on new fashion trends.


Chairman (Problems of Living): Olive Shapley
Panellist (Problems of Living): Dr. Winifred de Kok
Panellist (Problems of Living): Peggy Jay
Panellist (Problems of Living): John Watson
Panellist (Problems of Living): The Rev. Joseph McCulloch
Producer (Problems of Living): Beryl Radley
Presenter (Fashion Report): Doreen Stephens
Reporter (Fashion Report): Leonora Curry
Producer (Fashion Report): Joyce Bullen

: 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.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


Narrator/Script, music and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Children's Television presents: Little Lord Fauntleroy: 3: Disquieting News

by Frances Hodgson Burnett
A serial in five parts adapted for television by Josephine Smith Wright

The action takes place in the late nineteenth century.
(Laidman Browne is appearing in "A Dead Secret" at the Piccadilly Theatre, London)


Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Adapted by: Josephine Smith Wright
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Film Sequences: The Children's Film Unit
Cedric Errol: Richard O'Sullivan
Mr. Wilkins, a groom: Peter Collingwood
Mrs. Errol: Mary Holland
Mary: Mollie Maureen
Mr. Hobbs, a grocer: Gerald James
Dick, a bootblack: Michael Maguire
The Earl of Dorincourt: Laidman Brown
Higgins: Frederick Victor
Lady Constance Lorridaile: Jane Eccles
Mr. Thomas, a footman: Ivor Salter
Mr. Haversham: John N. Gordon
Others taking part: Nelly Griffiths
Others taking part: Brenda Bennett
Others taking part: Julian Atkinson
Others taking part: Peter Robinson
Others taking part: Robin Ferriday
Others taking part: Phil Tate

: Faraway Look

Introduced by Peter Scott.
With the mainland of Australia behind him, Peter Scott continues his travels in search of wildfowl. He visits some of the remoter islands of the Bass Strait, where he finds the mutton bird, the fairy penguin, and the Cape Barren goose.

(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on August 19)


Presenter/Cameraman: Peter Scott
Cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film Editor: Christopher Parsons
Producer: Tony Soper

: 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: Donald Baverstock

: See What You Think

in which Richard Murdoch introduces Frank Paul and Robert Nathan, Erica Yorke,
Mai Bacon and The Harry Engleman Players.
Conducted by Albert Webb
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter/additional material: Richard Murdoch
Telepath: Frank Paul
Telepath: Robert Nathan
Singer: Erica Yorke
Comedienne: Mai Bacon
Musicians: The Harry Engleman Players
[Players] conducted by: Albert Webb
Script: David Campton
Script: Richard Wade
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: The Royal Air Force College, Cranwell

A visit to this famous academy on the first guest-night of the autumn term.
Some of the distinguished guests who are Old Cranwellians are introduced by Berkeley Smith.
See page 5


Presenter: Berkeley Smith
Producer: Ray Lakeland

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

Billy Cotton calls 'Wakey, Wakey' in The Billy Cotton Band Show
with Alan Breeze and Kathie Kay.
Also involved The High-Lights, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
and Guest star, Jimmy James


Presenter/bandleader: Billy Cotton
Musicians: The Billy Cotton Band
Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Kathie Kay
Singers: The High-Lights
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Comedian: Jimmy James
Script: Jimmy Grafton
Additional material: Eddie Gurney
Additional material: Arthur Pastor
Designer: Richard Henry
Choreographer and associate producer: Leslie Roberts
Production: Bill Cotton Jnr.

: Sleep, My Love

[Starring] Claudette Colbert, Robert Cummings and Don Ameche in the dramatic film Sleep, My Love


Alison Courtland: Claudette Colbert
Bruce Elcott: Robert Cummings
Richard Courtland: Don Ameche
Daphne: Hazel Brooks
Barby: Rita Johnson
Charles Vernay: George Coulouris
Dr. Rhinehart: Ralph Morgan
Mrs. Vernay: Queenie Smith

: Divine Creature

A film featuring the Moscow State Puppet Theatre.
Commentary spoken by Victor Poole.
Film by arrangement with Plato Films Ltd.

Divine Creature

at 10.15
Many viewers will remember Sergei Obraztsov, the Director of the principal puppet theatre in the Soviet Union, and a great puppeteer in his own right. Four years ago he delighted us with Baby Tyapa, his wonderful glove puppet, and his tragi-comic inebriate. Monsieur Obraztsov, although a talented linguist, relies mainly on music, the international language, in presenting his puppets.
Obraztsov is a tubby, energetic man, with humorous eyes-a man acknowledged by the world of puppetry as a maestro.
He returned to England in July, 1954, with his company, the Moscow State Puppet Theatre. They presented a children's pantomime, Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp and a variety show for adults, The Concert.
Obraztsov's film, Divine Creature, displays the classical musical talents of the famous puppets. It was made originally with Russian speech, but an English commentary has been added so that viewers may appreciate more easily the humour of the characters.
The story concerns the great tenor Obozhayev whom audiences flock to hear. Other artists are negligible by comparison. But Obozhayev has yet to learn that no one, not even a great tenor, is irreplaceable.


Director: Sergei Obraztsov
Translated by: Lydia Seward
Narrator: Victor Poole
Presented for television by: Alan Sleath

: News

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