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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: 5: Atomic Medicine

Introduced by Arthur Garratt.


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Mainly for Women

Twice Twenty
A magazine for older women.
Jon Pertwee looks into some of the constructive work carried out by women for the United Nations and meets a new friend from Yugoslavia who tells of his experiences as a refugee.
Andrew Boyd of the United Nations and Marjorie Stephens of the United Nations Children's Fund explain how these organisations work.
John Anderson of the Food and Agriculture Organisation and Bessie Thorn of the World Health Organisation, tell of their experiences working in various parts of the world, and Ali Ami tells of her plans to work for UNESCO.

Talk It Over
Arranged and introduced by The Rev. Gladys Smith.

(to 15.15)


Presenter (Twice Twenty): Jon Pertwee
Interviewee (Twice Twenty): Andrew Boyd
Interviewee (Twice Twenty): Marjorie Stephens
Interviewee (Twice Twenty): John Anderson
Interviewee (Twice Twenty): Bessie Thorn
Interviewee (Twice Twenty): Ali Ami
Producer (Twice Twenty): Richard Gilbert
Arranged and introduced by (Talk It Over): The Rev. Gladys Smith
Presented by (Talk It Over): Joyce Belfrage

: Children's Television presents: Crackerjack

[Starring] Eamonn Andrews
with Kodell, Ronnie Corbett and Michael Darbyshire, Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson
and "Double or Drop"


Presenter/"Double or Drop" devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Magician: Kodell
Comedian/Script: Ronnie Corbett
Comedian/Script: Michael Darbyshire
Singer: Pearl Carr
Singer: Teddy Johnson
Music: Bert Hayes and his Sextet
Script: Alan Felsenstein
Producer: Johnny Downes

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore
Sport - Music - Politics - People
Cinema - Theatre - Travel
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith
and this week: Shirley Eaton, Rory McEwen
(Shirley Eaton appears by permission of the Rank Organisation)


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

: The O. Henry Playhouse: A Madison Square Arabian Night

Thomas Mitchell plays the part of the famous American author in the film series based on his short stories.

A celebrated playwright suspects his wife of infidelity. O. Henry enlists the aid of a tramp to prove that he is wrong.


O. Henry: Thomas Mitchell

: Club Night

Dave Morris remembers that tonight is Club Night and that having been expelled from his favourite rendezvous, he is no longer entitled to join his fellow club members, including: Joe Gladwin as 'Cedric', Fred Ferris as 'The Wacker', Leonard Williams as 'Pongo' Bleasdale, Frank Bass as 'Snuffy' Hargreaves, Dennis Lawes as The Secretary, Billy Smith as The Steward, Norman George as 'Fred the Fiddler',
Jimmy Leach and Harry Hayward with four hands at the piano.
The Singing Clubmen

From the Playhouse, Manchester
See page 11


Comedian: Dave Morris
Cedric: Joe Gladwin
The Wacker: Fred Ferris
'Pongo' Bleasdale: Leonard Williams
'Snuffy' Hargreaves: Frank Bass
The Secretary: Dennis Lawes
The Steward: Billy Smith
Fred the Fiddler: Norman George
Pianist: Jimmy Leach
Pianist: Harry Hayward
Singers: The Singing Clubmen
Designer: Kenneth Lawson
Scriptwriter: Dave Morris
Scriptwriter: Frank Roscoe
Producer: Ronnie Taylor

: Educated Evans: 4: Morality v. Education

Written by Sidney Nelson and Maurice Harrison
[Starring] Charlie Chester as Educated Evans
the famous character created by Edgar Wallace


Writer: Sidney Nelson
Writer: Maurice Harrison
Character created by: Edgar Wallace
Additional Dialogue: Bernard Botting
Additional Dialogue: Charles Hart
Designer: Douglas Smith
Producer: Eric Fawcett
Det.-Sgt. Miller: Jack Melford
'Educated' Evans: Charlie Chester
A Policeman: Basil Beale
Inspector Pine: Keith Pyott
Gertrude: Myrtle Reed
Old Sam: Leonard Sharp
Emma Toggs: Patricia Hayes
Joe Toggs: John East
Edna Soames: Roberta Huby
Mrs. Wilkes: Mai Bacon
Annie Toggs: Hilda Fenemore

: Sportsview

Peter Dimmock introduces Sportsview Television's weekly sports magazine for the family.
The Sportsview personality of the week


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Tom Millett

: The Royalty: Part 2

A serial in four parts specially written for television by Donald Wilson and Michael Voysey
[Starring] Margaret Lockwood
with Hugh Sinclair, Francis Rowe, Lana Morris, Richard Pearson and Julia Lockwood

The action takes place at 'The Royalty', a hotel in St. James's, London.
Time: The present day


Writer: Donald Wilson
Writer: Michael Voysey
Producer: Campbell Logan
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Mollie Miller: Margaret Lockwood
Miss Plimm: Joan Hickson
Carol: Julia Lockwood
Harry: Christopher Steele
Robert: Walter Horsbrugh
Richard Manning: Hugh Sinclair
Dwight Cooper: Beckett Bould
Mr. Farley: Donald Price
Mrs. Farley: Anthea Wyndham
Jenny: Greta Watson
Fred Potter: Richard Pearson
Maisie: Lana Morris
Jessie: Molly Urquhart
Dr. Anona Smithson: Frances Rowe
Unity Playfair: Gwenda Ewen
Cecil Oxenford: Ian Colin
Charles Billingham: Campbell Singer

: Distress Call

(See top of page and page 7)

Tonight in Dover an outside broadcast unit has cameras on shore and at sea in the life-boat 'Southern Africa'. The maroons have been fired and as the men of the life-boat service answer a practice distress call, Raymond Baxter and Bill Taylor report.
At 9.30


Reporter: Raymond Baxter
Reporter: Bill Taylor
Producer: Peter Webber
Producer: Alan Chivers

: Canadian Television Theatre presents: Course for Collision

by Arthur Hailey.

The story takes place at some time in the future.
(A telerecording presented by arrangement with the CBC and previously televised on August 9)
See page 4


Writer: Arthur Hailey
Producer: David Greene
Supervising Producer: Sydney Newman
The President: Murray Westgate
Roff: Mavor Moore
Harbon: William Hutt
Freeman: Paul Kligman
Major Hale: Cecil Linder
General Patrick: Jack Creley
Pilot: Ed McNamara

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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