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: For the Schools: Science Helps the Doctor: 1: The Body's Temperature

Introduced by Arthur Garratt.


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Producer: F.R. Elwell

: Mainly for Women

Twice Twenty
A magazine for older women.

Jon Pertwee quizzes new friends about old times, and songs are provided by request.

Richard Ogden looks at other people's treasures: Joan Higgens's cabinet of curios

Jon again - telling a story

Focus on Flowers
from the Royal Horticultural Society's Autumn Show, with Percy Thrower, John Crutchfield, H.G. Mills, and Julia Clements.

Talk It Over
Arranged and introduced by the Rev. Gladys Smith


Presenter: Jon Pertwee
Presenter (Other People's Treasures): Richard Ogden
Guest (Other People's Treasures): Joan Higgens
Presenter (Focus on Flowers): Percy Thrower
Presenter (Focus on Flowers): John Crutchfield
Presenter (Focus on Flowers): H.G. Mills
Presenter (Focus on Flowers): Julia Clements
Producer: Richard Gilbert
Presenter/Arranged by (Talk It Over): The Rev. Gladys Smith

: 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
(A BBC television film)
(to 15.30)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins

: Children's Television presents: Kidnapped: 6: Back to Shaws

A serial in six parts from the book by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Adapted and produced by Joy Harington.
Dramatisation by Kenneth Anderson.
Period: 1752

(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on December 2, 1956)


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted by/Producer: Joy Harington
Dramatisation: Kenneth Anderson
Film Sequences - Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film Sequences - Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Alan Breck: Patrick Troughton
David Balfour: Leo Maguire
A maid: Sheila Shand Gibbs
Mr. Rankeiller: John Rae
Torrence: Kenneth McClellan
Ebenezer Balfour: John Laurie

: Children's Television: Club Continental

Your guests are Sascha and his Gypsy Violin, The Bavarian Edelweiss Dancers, Fred Bina who sings and yodels, The Lyman Cossack Dancers
Your host is Kurt Mueller.


Presenter: Kurt Mueller
Violinist: Sascha
Dancers: The Bavarian Edelweiss Dancers
Singer/Yodeller: Fred Bina
Dancers: The Lyman Cossack Dancers
Producer: Peggy Bacon

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - Politics - People
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Rory McEwen.


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

: The Burns and Allen Show: Appearances are Deceiving

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Appearances are Deceiving
Ronnie is only rehearsing a play with the girl from Omaha, but her strait-laced father thinks the worst. Grace's plan to teach him a lesson leads to complications - but it succeeds.


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Beauty Box

The final Beauty Box from the Television Theatre where Patricia Lewis introduces a lighthearted entertainment including Val Doonican, Iris Villiers, Arthur English, Rosalie Ashford, The Blonde Toppers, The Brunette Toppers, Nat Temple and his Orchestra.


Presenter: Patricia Lewis
Singer: Val Doonican
Singer: Iris Villiers
TV Producer (sketch): Arthur English
BBC Secretary (sketch): Rosalie Ashford
Dancers: The Blonde Toppers
Dancers: The Brunette Toppers
Musicians: Nat Temple and his Orchestra
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Musical arrangements: Ken Thorne
Produced and directed by: Richard Afton

: Mister Charlesworth: 4: A Ring of Noses

Six stories from Soho by Berkely Mather.


Writer: Berkely Mather
Producer: Peter Lambert
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Detective Chief Inspector Charlesworth: Wensley Pithey
P.C. Wrothbury: Edward Higgins
Sgt. Spence: Nigel Davenport
Alice Charlesworth: Anna Burden
Koser: Derek Briggs
Ragger Tighe: Keith Smith
Bootblack: David Grahame
Pellergree: Ben Simons
Miss Drew: Jean Marlow
Purdon: John Dunbar
Ablard: Peter Lewiston
Screecher: John Tucker
The dancer: Ian Ainsley
Other parts played by: Charles Hersee
Other parts played by: Alan Davidson
Other parts played by: Angela Vale

: International Athletics: England v. Poland

Organised by the Amateur Athletic Association in conjunction with the Daily Express.
From the White City Stadium, London.
See page 9


Commentator: Norris McWhirter
Commentator: Roger Bannister
Presented for television by: Humphrey Fisher

: Buried Treasure: 20: Rivers of Time

Glyn Daniel and Professor Max Mallowan discuss a film made by the Film Centre and the Iraq Petroleum Film Unit, which records highlights of the great Sumerian and Arab civilisations which grew up on the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates.
The film 'Rivers of Time' was directed by William Novik and written and produced by Sinclair Road with music composed by Edward Williams.


Presenter: Glyn Daniel
Guest: Professor Max Mallowan
Director (Rivers of Time): William Novik
Writer/producer (Rivers of Time): Sinclair Road
Music composed by (Rivers of Time): Edward Williams
The programme presented by: Paul Johnstone

: Professional Tennis: The London Indoor International Championships

Outside broadcast cameras are at the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley, to see some of the world's best players in action during The London Indoor International Championships.
See page 9


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Michael Henderson
Presented for television by: Bryan Cowgill

: Facts and Figures: Inflation

The facts about inflation: what it means to the housewife, the shareholder, the pensioner: does everybody suffer? What happens to the pound you save? What are the possible remedies?


Prepared by: Frank Blackaby
Charts designed and animated by: Alfred Wurmser
Described by: Huw Wheldon
Presented by: Don Haworth

: News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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