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: 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
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(A BBC television film)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: For the Schools: Science Helps the Doctor: 2: Finding out about the Heart

Introduced by Arthur Garratt.


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Mainly for Women: Your Own Time

A light-hearted magazine for younger women.
Contents include:

It's a Woman's World
Vera McKechnie invites Madame Prunier to prove the point.

Beauty Spot with Pat Bowden

Singing for You
Denis Martin with Tom McCall at the piano.

Robert Gladwell introduces the programme and asks How? What? Why?

Quick and Easy Dressmaking: 26 - Jersey Dress
A French design filmed by Radio-diffusion-Television Francaise.
Demonstrated by Diana Crutchley.

Full instructions for making this Jersey Dress, and the garments to be demonstrated by Diana Crutchley in the next two programmes in this fortnightly series, were printed in a supplement in Radio Times published on September 13. Back numbers of Radio Times can be obtained from your newsagent.
A folder to hold all Women's Television Notes printed as supplements in Radio Times can be obtained from BBC Publications (Folders), [address removed] Price 2/post free. (Crossed postal orders, please -not stamps)

(to 15.15)


Interviewer (It's a Woman's World): Vera McKechnie
Interviewee (It's a Woman's World): Madame Prunier
Item presenter (Beauty Spot): Pat Bowden
Singer (Singing for You): Denis Martin
Pianist (Singing for You): Tom McCall
Presenter: Robert Gladwell
Producer: Joyce Bullen
Dressmaker/presenter (Quick and Easy Dressmaking): Diana Crutchley

: Children's Television: Playbox

Eamonn Andrews with the help of some young assistants opens Playbox which contains games, music, and brain-teasers.
and The Inter-Regional Quiz Championship
A regular feature in which children from all over the country take part.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Drawings: Tony Hart
Director: Vere Lorrimer
Producer: Cliff Michelmore

: 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.
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

: News Summary

: The O. Henry Playhouse: Hypotheses of Failure

Thomas Mitchell plays the part of the famous American author in the first of a new series of films based on his short stories.

This story is about a very intelligent and attractive young woman who has written a book about the sanctity of marriage. The publisher fears that her own personal conduct, as he sees it, may affect the sales of the book.


O. Henry: Thomas Mitchell

: Back to Life

Wynford Vaughan Thomas brings the Empire Theatre, Swansea Back to Life
with The Western Brothers, The Joe Slack Trio, The Peter Crawford Trio and Lucille Graham.
The Empire, Swansea, one of the best known of provincial music-halls, is now only a stripped and battered shell. Tonight's programme will be the last Variety bill ever to play there and brings to an end a great era in entertainment.


Presenter: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Comic singers: The Western Brothers
Comedians: The Joe Slack Trio
Group: The Peter Crawford Trio
Singer: Lucille Graham
Orchestra conducted by: Leonard Morris
Producer: Mai Jones
Producer: Selwyn Roderick

: News Headlines

: Educated Evans

See panel

: Mister Charlesworth: 5: The Live Wire

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
Boffin Beckwith: Wilfrid Brambell
Catsy Legs: Keith Rawlings
Sprinter: Frank Pendlebury
Chalker: Roger Avon
The Bishop: Ralph Nossek
Sparks Walder: John Woodnutt
Barmaid: Christie Humphrey
Inspector Cafferty: Gordon Harris
Other parts played by: Con Courtney
Other parts played by: Alan Davidson
Other parts played by: Michael Guest
Other parts played by: Patrick Milner
Other parts played by: Angelo Reine

: Sportsview

Peter Dimmock introduces Sportsview
Television's weekly sports magazine for the family.
Amateur Boxing: The Britannia Shield Trophy
An international competition between representative teams from the Royal Air Force, the U.S. Air Forces in Europe, and the Armed Forces of Belgium and the Netherlands.
From the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill
Commentator (Amateur Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Presented for television by (Amateur Boxing): Humphrey Fisher

: News

: Joe and Roxy

Introduced by Paul Massie.
At seventeen, life looks wonderful to two young Canadians; they are in love and both have part-time jobs to help them save. This film touches with understanding on many of the problems that face the teenager in Canada: the problems of adjustment to an adult world, of 'going steady', and of planning for a secure future in an insecure world.


Presenter: Paul Massie

: Labour Party Conference 1957

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


Reporter: Christopher Chataway

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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