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: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC television film)
As from today, 'Watch with Mother' will be televised each day at 1.45


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

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

Introduced by Arthur Garratt.
(A BBC telerecording of last Wednesday's broadcast)


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Producer: F. R. Elwell

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: Schools Broadcasting 10 January 2016

: Mainly for Women

Time for Beauty: Lesson 2: The Daily Beauty Routine: Toning and Nourishing and Hair conditioning
A course of six weekly lessons in the care of the face and hair.
Introduced by Nan Winton.
For further details of the Beauty course please refer to the supplement in Radio Times published on Sept. 20

2.50 The Northern Scene
Introduced by Judith Chalmers.

A Conversation on Homes
Mrs. Audrey Lloyd tells the story of the Old Lighthouse at Paul.

Alick Hayes gives some ideas for turning houses into homes.

Donald Tomlinson, Director of the Colour Design and Style Centre, shows some new fabrics.

From the BBC's North of England studios
(to 15.15)


Beauty adviser (Time for Beauty): Joan Thornycroft
Hair care adviser (Time for Beauty): Joseph Stacey
Presenter (Time for Beauty): Nan Winton
Arranged by (Time for Beauty): Iris Furlong
Director (Time for Beauty): Monica Sims
Presenter (The Northern Scene): Judith Chalmers
Item presenter (A Conversation on Homes): Mrs. Audrey Lloyd
Item presenter: Alick Hayes
Item presenter: Donald Tomlinson
Director: Charles Farmer
Producer: Olive Shapley

: Children's Television: Studio 'E'

Vera McKechnie introduces:

Elephant-Catching in the Indian Jungle
The second of two stories on film told and photographed by E. P. Gee.

Feet First
Ronnie Stevens and Pat Gilbert find themselves on their uppers in a shoe shop.

Making Your Own Radio Set with Gilbert Davey
The first of a new series.
Full instructions and diagrams on how to make this set may be obtained by sending a stamped addressed foolscap envelope to Gilbert Davey, [address removed]

Pop of the Week
Ted Taylor with a current record hit.

Finishing Touches
Sandra, Rajani, and Cathie ask Suzanne Villar to help them choose jewellery to go with their autumn outfits

Kim the Keeshond
(Ronnie Stevens is appearing in "For Amusement Only" at the Apollo Theatre, London)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Narrator/Cameraman (Elephant-Catching in the Indian Jungle): E.P. Gee
[Actor] (Feet First): Ronnie Stevens
[Actress] (Feet First): Pat Gilbert
Item presenter (Making Your Own Radio Set): Gilbert Davey
Item presenter (Pop of the Week): Ted Taylor
Item presenter (Finishing Touches): Suzanne Villar
Editor/Producer: John Hunter Blair

: News; Weather and Sports News

On transmitters serving the areas:
6.10-6.15 News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and BBC Regions

6.15-6.20 News for Wales
See page 15

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Nationwide 19 June 2016

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - Politics - People
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Sheila Buxton, Cy Grant.


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

: Star Choice presents: Try to Remember

[Starring] Ronald Reagan and Kim Hunter
A man is found murdered in a San Francisco home, but an unusual suspense is added to this story because it is the home of a trusted policeman, and his wife is suspected. Against time he works to solve the problem that will save her life.
A series of film plays presenting stars in stories of their choice.


Detective Dan 'Irish' Murphy: Ronald Reagan
Mary Murphy: Kim Hunter

: This Is Your Life

See panel and page 13
A programme devised by Ralph Edwards and introduced by Eamonn Andrews.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Programme devised by: Ralph Edwards
Orchestra under the direction of: Eric Robinson
Original music written by: James Turner
Script: Peter Moose
From material supplied by: Nigel Ward
From material supplied by: George Bruce
From material supplied by: Michael Friend
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: Hancock's Half-Hour

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
[Starring] Tony Hancock
with Sidney James, Anton Diffring, Mario Fabrizi, Peter Allenby, Tutte Lemkow, Eugenie Sivyer, Leslie Smith, Richard Statman, Peter Elliott, David Grahame.


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music arranged and Orchestra conducted by: Wally Stott
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James
Mr. X: Anton Diffring
Beggar: Mario Fabrizi
[Actor]: Peter Allenby
Spanish Dancer: Tutte Lemkow
[Actress]: Eugenie Sivyer
[Actor]: Leslie Smith
[Actor]: Richard Statman
[Actor]: Peter Elliott
[Actor]: David Grahame
Guitarist: George Elliott

: Panorama

Richard Dimbleby opens Television's Window on the World.
Every Monday the Panorama team of special contributors-using film and television cameras -focuses on events and personalities of the moment.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Edited and produced by: Michael Peacock
Associate producer: Charles Wheeler
Associate producer: David Wheeler

: My Uncle Silas: 1: The Revelation

by H. E. Bates.
Bernard Miles in a series of short stories.
(A film)
See page 13


Author: H. E. Bates
Storyteller: Bernard Miles

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine of films and film personalities.
Introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
Excerpts from 'Bridge Over the River Kwai' featuring Jack Hawkins, Alec Guinness, and William Holden.
Also the announcement of the selected film for the Royal Film Performance.


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter: Derek Bond
Director: Richard Evans
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Dance Night: Come Dancing

Paul Carpenter invites you to Come Dancing
(by arrangement with Mecca Dancing)
at the Lyceum Ballroom, London to the music of Oscar Rabin and his Band for the finals of the World Rock 'n' Roll Championship.
with Ballroom dancing demonstration by Dennis Udell and Joyce Brampton (former British Amateur Champions) and This week's guest star.
See facing page


Presenter: Paul Carpenter
Musicians: Oscar Rabin and his Band
Dancer: Dennis Udell
Dancer: Joyce Brampton
Programme arranged by: Eric Morley
Producer: Robin Scott

: Labour Party Conference 1957

A report for Television introduced by Christopher Chataway with filmed extracts of speeches and interviews and discussion from Brighton.


Presenter: Christopher Chataway

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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