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: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: For the Schools: Science Helps the Doctor: 4: The Microscope

Introduced by Arthur Garratt.


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Mainly for Women

Time for Beauty: Lesson 5: Making Up: 1 and Bow to Set Your Hair: 2
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 published in Radio Times of Oct. 11.

Quick and Easy Dressmaking
A second showing of the film of the Jersey Blouse demonstrated last Wednesday.

Dress Sense Competition
Doreen Stephens invites Iris Ashley and Janey Ironside to give the answers to the questionnaire.

(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
Presenter (Dress Sense Competition): Doreen Stephens
Guest (Dress Sense Competition): Iris Ashley
Guest (Dress Sense Competition): Janey Ironside
Producer (Dress Sense Competition): Monica Sims

: Children's Television: Studio 'E'

Vera McKechnie introduces Studio 'E', Your Monday magazine

Making Your Own Radio Set
Gilbert Davey shows you the first steps.

True Tales of Mystery and Adventure - 4

A Clean Sweep
Ronnie Stevens runs into a spot of bother when he sells a vacuum cleaner to Pamela Manson.

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

Trail and Saddle: 1 - Meet the Cowboy
Charles Chilton in a new series.

Kim the Keeshond meets some friends

More adventures of the little elephant drawn and told by Tony Hart.


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Item presenter (Making Your Radio Set): Gilbert Davey
[Actor] (A Clean Sweep): Ronnie Stevens
[Actress] (A Clean Sweep): Pamela Manson
Item presenter (Pop of the Week): Ted Taylor
Item presenter (Trail and Saddle): Charles Chilton
Illustrator/storyteller (Packi): Tony Hart
Editor/producer: John Hunter Blair

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week: Shirley Eaton and Rory McEwen


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

: News Summary

: Star Choice presents: Challenge

[Starring] Dan O'Herlihy and Robert Middleton
Most detective stories disclose who the detective is. The challenge of this play is: which of the two men who meet in the lakeside hotel is the police officer, and is the other a dangerous criminal?


Director: John English
Hartman: Dan O'Herlihy
Doyle: Robert Middleton

: This Is Your Life

A programme devised by Ralph Edwards and introduced by Eamonn Andrews.
Script by Ken Smith from material supplied by Nigel Ward, George Bruce and Michael Friend.


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

: News Headlines

: Hancock's Half-Hour

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
[Starring] Tony Hancock
featuring Sidney James with Raymond Huntley, Iain McNaughton, John Vere, Richard Statman, Anne Marryott.


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music arranged and Orchestra conducted by: Wally Stott
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James
Doctor: Raymond Huntley
Weatherman: Iain McNaughton
Insurance Company Executive: John Vere
Weatherman: Richard Statman
Nurse: Anne Marryott

: 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: 4: Silas and the Sow

by H.E. Bates.
Bernard Miles in a series of short stories from My Uncle Silas.


Author: H.E. Bates
Storyteller: Bernard Miles

: The London Film Festival

arranged by The Sunday Times in association with the British Film Institute.
The programme includes scenes from the opening of the new National Film Theatre,
South Bank, on October 15, by Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret.
With excerpts from the following films:
From France
'Porte des Lilas'
('Gate of Lilacs')
with Pierre Brasseur.
From Argentina
'La Casa del Angel'
('House of the Angel')
with Elsa Daniel.
From Poland
Awarded Special Prize, Cannes 1957
From the U.S.S.R.
'The 41st'
Prize for Original Scenario, Cannes 1957
The programme introduced by Dilys Powell.


Juju (Porte des Lilas): Pierre Brasseur
Director (Porte des Lilas): Rene Clair
Ana (La Casa del Angel): Elsa Daniel
Director (La Casa del Angel): Leopold Torre Nielson
Director (Kanal): Andrei Vajda
Director (The 41st): Grigori Tchoukrai
Presenter: Dilys Powell
Director: Richard Evans
Presented by: Victor Poole

: News

: Dance Night

Paul Carpenter invites you to Come Dancing
at the Locarno Ballroom, Glasgow to the music of Benny Daniels and his Orchestra.
Northern Semi-Finals of the Inter-Town Amateur Quickstep Competition
Britain's King of Song Contest
Professional dance demonstration by Syd Parkin and Edna Duffield.


Presenter: Paul Carpenter
Dancer: Syd Parkin
Dancer: Edna Duffield
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Series editor: Robin Scott
Director: Alan Rees

: Music from Spain

with Carmen Prietto (soprano) and Julian Bream (guitar).


Soprano: Carmen Prietto
Guitarist: Julian Bream
Presented by: Arthur Langford

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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