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: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: For the Schools: Young People at Work: 3: In the Building Trades

Apprentices to some of the trades connected with the building industry demonstrate aspects of their training and their work.
Introduced by Douglas Fleming.


Presenter: Douglas Fleming
Film Cameraman: Ken Westbury
Film Editor: Jack Gold
Producer: Donald Grattan

: Stranger than Fiction

A film about the mysterious and the unusual.

: Racing at Ascot

BBC Television outside broadcast cameras visit Ascot Racecourse to see three of the afternoon's principal races on the first day of the Ascot Heath October Meeting.

3.0 The Brocas Stakes over one-and-a-half miles

3.30 The Duke of Edinburgh Stakes over six furlongs

4.0 The Sandwich Stakes over six furlongs

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the Paddock before each race.


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Mainly for Women

Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler
A weekly series of exercises to music.
From the BBC's Midland television studio

Our Miss Pemberton: 2 - Ways and Means
Written by Sheila Hodgson.
A story of life today in a small town.

(to 16.40)


Exerciser (Keep Fit): Eileen Fowler
Arranged by (Keep Fit): Ann Shead
Presented by (Keep Fit): Desmond O'Leary
Writer (Our Miss Pemberton): Sheila Hodgson
Editor (Our Miss Pemberton): Philip King
Editor (Our Miss Pemberton): Falkland Cary
Producer (Our Miss Pemberton): Richard Gilbert
Geof Patterson: Terence Soall
Avis Douglas: Jocelyne Rhodes
Mary Pemberton: Margot Boyd
Vicar: Robert Webber
George Pearce: Alan Rolfs
Barry Hale: John Symonds

: Children's Television presents...

Sea and Ships: The Cruise of the 'Conrad': 2
Alan Villiers discusses his films with Peter Scott.
Peter Scott and Alan Villiers look at the second part of Villiers's film of his ship the Joseph Conrad. She sails out of Sydney Harbour to New Zealand and from there to Papua and Tahiti, and finally round Cape Horn and to the end of the voyage.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on February 26)

5.30 Treasure Hunt
The first programme in a new series in which Norman Cook, Keeper of the Guildhall Museum, shows you another collection of treasures suggested by viewers.

5.45 For Deaf Children
Alex Macintosh introduces a programme of Modelling and Miming in which J.R. Milsome models people and Clive Dunn acts them.


Interviewee/filmmaker (Sea and Ships): Alan Villiers
Presenter (Sea and Ships): Peter Scott
Film Editor (Sea and Ships): Constance Dunn
Producer (Sea and Ships): Ian Curtis
Presenter (Treasure Hunt): Norman Cook
Presented by (Treasure Hunt): Barbara Hammond
Presenter (For Deaf Children): Alex Macintosh
Model maker (For Deaf Children: Modelling and Miming): J.R. Milsome
Mime (For Deaf Children: Modelling and Miming): Clive Dunn

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

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
Cinema - Theatre - Travel
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith.
and this week: Maxine Daniels, Rory McEwen


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

: News Summary

: Canadian Television Theatre presents: A Woman's Point of View

by Patricia Joudry.


Writer: Patricia Joudry
Producer: Ronald Weyman
Designer: Charles Playfair
Supervising producer: Sydney Newman
Mrs Kerr: Aileen Seaton
Mr Kerr: Alexander Webster
Monica: Marcia Clare
Rod: Jonathan White

: Horse of the Year Show

A Gambler's Sweepstake for the William Hanson Trophy
Each obstacle has a playing card hanging on the wing, the largest and most difficult having the greatest card or points value. In a time limit of two minutes, the competitor must jump seven fences in any order, to score as many points as possible. No faults are awarded for any fence knocked down.
From Harringay Arena, London


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presented for television by: Humphrey Fisher

: News Headlines

: Horse of the Year Show

The final stages of A Gambler's Sweepstake.

: Hall of Fame

The Sportsview Unit looks back on the world's greatest sports stars in action.

: It's Magic

David Nixon says It's Magic and introduces a thirty-minute mixture of mystery and music with Milbourne Christopher, Teddy Johnson, John Todd and Jill and a panel of well-known guests to see fair play.


Presenter/magician: David Nixon
Illusionist: Milbourne Christopher
Singer: Teddy Johnson
Magicians: John Todd and Jill
Orchestra director: George Clouston
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Stanley Kramer

discusses his films with Dilys Powell, Leonard Moseley and Jympson Harman.
Chairman, Peter Haigh
The discussion is illustrated with excerpts from some of Stanley Kramer's films, by courtesy of United Artists.
Stanley Kramer, the American film producer and director, has been visiting this country to attend the opening of his latest film, 'The Pride and the Passion'.


Interviewee: Stanley Kramer
Panellist: Dilys Powell
Panellist: Leonard Moseley
Panellist: Jympson Harman
Chairman: Peter Haigh
Producer: Alan Sleath

: News

: Those Beverley Sisters

will be with you for the next thirty minutes.
Accompanied by Malcolm Lockyer and his Music
Their guest, Bill Maynard


Singers/entertainers: The Beverley Sisters
Musicians: Malcolm Lockyer and his Music
Comedian: Bill Maynard
Additional material: Eric Merriman
Presented by: Ronald Marsh

: Conservative 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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