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: 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)


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

: For the Schools: Living in the Commonwealth: Canada: 2: Wheat and Uranium

A contrast between life on the prairies and in the 'hard rock' country of the North.
Introduced by Jerry Stovin.


Presenter: Jerry Stovin
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs

Decay in Children's Teeth: 2
Professor Alexander MacGregor

Married to a Trawler Skipper
A husband and wife talk about their life at home, and show film to illustrate a skipper's life at sea.

Introduced by Gwen Farrow.

Tell Me, Doctor
Dr. Winifred de Kok discusses viewers' letters.
Letters should be sent to: Dr. Winifred de Kok, [address removed]

(to 15.15)


Presenter (Family Affairs): Gwen Farrow
Item presenter (Decay in Children's Teeth): Professor Alexander MacGregor
Producer: Beryl Radley
Presenter (Tell Me, Doctor): Dr. Winifred de Kok

: Children's Television presents: Little Lord Fauntleroy: 5: The Exposure

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

(Laidman Browne and Madge Brindley are 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
Mr. Haversham: John N. Gordon
The Earl of Dorincourt: Laidman Browne
Mr. Hobbs, a grocer: Gerald James
Dick, a bootblack: Michael Maguire
Cedric Errol: Richard O'Sullivan
Benny: Jimmy Ray
Minna, 'Lady Fauntleroy': Margaret Gordon
Ben Tipton: Errol MacKinnon
Mr. Thomas, a footman: Ivor Salter
Mr. Wilkins, a groom: Peter Collingwood
Mrs. Mellon housekeeper: Janet Barrow
Mary: Mollie Maureen
Jane, a nursemaid: Gwenda Margaret Evans
Mrs. Errol: Mary Holland
Higgins: Frederick Victor
Others taking part: Edwin Brown
Others taking part: Alanna Boyce
Others taking part: Stella Kemball
Others taking part: Arthur Hosking
Others taking part: Pat Harley
Others taking part: Leslie Kyle
Others taking part: Nelly Griffiths
Others taking part: Owen Berry
Others taking part: Madge Brindley
Others taking part: James Page
Others taking part: Meriel Hunn
Others taking part: Donald McCollum

: Children's Television: Faraway Look

Introduced by Peter Scott.
Peter Scott continues his travels in search of wildfowl with a visit to New Guinea, where he leads an expedition to find the rare Salvadori's duck. Some of the local insects, the birds of paradise, and the endearing tree kangaroos can also be seen.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on August 26)


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

: News; Weather and Sports News

On transmitters serving the areas:
6.10 News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and BBC Regions
News for Wales: 6.15-6.20

: 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

: I Married Joan: Alienation of Affections

[Starring] Joan Davis in the film series I Married Joan
How can Joan stop a jealous wife from suing her for alienating her husband's affections? The answer is a room full of husbands.


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: Whack-O!

Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
A weekly school report.
[Starring] Professor Jimmy Edwards


Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Alan Yates
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Production: Douglas Moodie
Headmaster: Jimmy Edwards
Oliver Pettigrew, Assistant Headmaster: Arthur Howard
Taplow, Jnr: John Hall
Brigadier Taplow: Austin Trevor
Television mechanic: Frank Atkinson
School Matron: Elizabeth Fraser
R. D. Spelsthorne (Mathematics): Tony Sympson
M. Aristide Beaumarie (Modern Languages): Victor Baring
Lumley: John Stirling
L. J. Sneath (Carpentry): Philip Howard
G Hackworth-Webb (History): John Scott

: A Nest of Singing Birds

by Robert Kemp.
The action takes place in the lodging of Professor Meldrum of King's College, Aberdeen University.
From the BBC's Scottish television studios, Glasgow.


Writer: Robert Kemp
Producer: James Crampsey
Designer: Jack Notman
Professor Meldrum: Moultrie R. Kelsall
Mrs. Meldrum: Jean Taylor-Smith
Robina Meldrum: Aileen Wilson
Professor Kellas: Bill Crichton
Kirsty Kellas: Mary Riggans
Trooper Tim Shannon: Shay Gorman
Gideon Duncan: David Webster

: Music for You

Introduced by Eric Robinson.
[featuring] Alicia Markova and Anneliese Rothenberger
with Kabi Laretei, The Trio Aravah, William McAlpine and Jean Allister, Elizabeth Boyd, Joan Bramhall, Ursula Connors, Ellen Dales, Nora Ogonovsky, Bowles Bevan, Llewelyn John, John Mitchinson, George Macpherson, David Oddie, Brendan O'Dowda, Vernon Williams.
London Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Henry Datyner)

(William McAlpine appears by permission of Sadler's Wells Opera Company)


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Producer: Patricia Foy
Dancer: Alicia Markova
Soprano: Anneliese Rothenberger
Pianist: Kabi Laretei
Musicians: The Trio Aravah
Tenor: William McAlpine
Singer: Jean Allister
Singer: Elizabeth Boyd
Singer: Joan Bramhall
Singer: Ursula Connors
Singer: Ellen Dales
Singer: Nora Ogonovsky
Singer: Bowles Bevan
Singer: Llewelyn John
Singer: John Mitchinson
Singer: George MacPherson
Singer: David Oddie
Singer: Brendan O'Dowda
Singer: Vernon Williams
Chorus Master: Marcus Dods
Musicians: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Henry Datyner
Orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Designer: Stephen Taylor

: Caribbean

A pictorial impression on film, with typical calypsos, of the diverse peoples and territories of the British Caribbean.
Commentary spoken by Ernest Eytle.


Narrator: Ernest Eytle

: Labour Party Conference 1957

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


Reporter: Christopher Chataway

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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