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: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
(A BBC television film)

: For the Schools: Science Helps the Doctor: 5: Atomic Medicine

Introduced by Arthur Garratt.
(A telerecording of last Wednesday's programme)


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Producer: F. R. Elwell

: Mainly for Women

Time for Beauty: Lesson 6: Making Up-2 and Hair Tinting and Colour Rinses
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 in Radio Times of October 11)

The Northern Scene
Introduced by Judith Chalmers and Alick Hayes.

The Italic Hand
A discussion on the revival of an old art.
Illustrated by the Headmaster and pupils of the Cholmondeley County Primary School, Cheshire.

Lark Hill Place
Tony Ellis, Keeper of the Salford Art Gallery shows some of the treasures acquired for the reconstruction of a 19th-century Lancashire street.
From the BBC's North of England studios

(to 15.15)


Presenter (Time for Beauty): Nan Winton
Beauty adviser (Time for Beauty): Joan Thornycroft
Hair care adviser (Time for Beauty): Joseph Stacey
Arranged by (Time for Beauty): Iris Furlong
Presenter (The Northern Scene): Judith Chalmers
Presenter (The Northern Scene): Alick Hayes
Item presenter (Lark Hill Place): Tony Ellis
Director: Charles Farmer
Producer: Olive Shapley

: Children's Television: Studio 'E'

Vera McKechnie introduces Studio 'E', Your Monday Magazine

Peter's Troubles with Peter Butterworth

Making Your Own Radio Set
Gilbert Davey shows you the next stage of its construction.

Shirley Abicair tells you another story of Tumbarumba, the Australian boy.

Hey Ho for Hallowe'en
Lena Bamber shows you how to make little witches for Hallowe'en decorations.

Television's Birthday
How it all started.

Kim the Keeshond meets some friends


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Comedian (Peter's Troubles): Peter Butterworth
Item presenter (Making Your Own Radio Set): Gilbert Davey
Storyteller (Tumbarumba): Shirley Abicair
Item presenter (Hey Ho for Hallowe'en): Lena Bamber
Editor/producer: John Hunter Blair

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

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

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore and Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Cy Grant, Diane Todd and Special this week:
Twenty-one Years of Television: Memorable Moments: 1937-1946


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Singer: Diane Todd
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Star Choice presents: The Girl Who Wasn't Wanted

Snobbery is the theme of this story in which Jeanne Crain plays the part of an ex-professional boxer's daughter, who Settles with her father in a cottage at a fashionable seaside resort. The socially Conscious neighbours employ a young lawyer to buy them out, but discover that even lawyers have hearts.....


Director: Sydney Lanfield
Nancy: Jeanne Crain

: This Is Your Life

A programme devised by Ralph Edwards and introduced by Eamonn Andrews.


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

: Hancock's Half-Hour

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
[Starring] Tony Hancock
featuring Sidney James
with Bill Fraser, John Vere, Dave Freeman, Peter Allenby, John Vyvyan, Leslie Smith, Richard Statman, Alec Bregonzi, Philip Carr, Stuart Hillier, Cameron Hall, James Bulloch.


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music arranged and Orchestra conducted by: Wally Stott
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James
Police Inspector: Bill Fraser
Airline official: John Vere
Police Constable: Dave Freeman
Customs Officer: Peter Allenby
Man in customs queue: John Vyvyan
1st Pilot: Leslie Smith
2nd Pilot: Richard Statman
Pilot on Plane: Alec Bregonzi
3rd Pilot: Philip Carr
4th Pilot: Stuart Hillier
Passenger: Cameron Hall
Passport Officer: James Bulloch

: Panorama

Richard Dimbleby opens Television's Window on the World.
This edition includes:
Suez: The Gains and Losses
What have been the consequences of the Sinai campaign and the Anglo-French intervention in Egypt a year ago?


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Editor/producer: Michael Peacock
Associate producer: Charles Wheeler
Associate producer: David Wheeler

: Eye Witness

A play for television by John Whiting.
With (in order of appearance) Maurice Denham as John, Rosalie Crutchley as Ruth, Laurence Payne as David, Sebastian Shaw as Christopher
From the BBC's West of England television studios


Writer: John Whiting
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond
John: Maurice Denham
Ruth: Rosalie Crutchley
David: Laurence Payne
Christopher: Sebastian Shaw
Pianist: Tom McCall

: How We Looked: 21 Years of Fashion

Those appearing: Pat Kirkwood, Jack Warner, Jasmine Bligh, Boyer and Ravel and Margo Smiley.
See page 7


Presenter: Pat Kirkwood
Presenter: Jack Warner
Presenter: Jasmine Bligh
Dancers: Boyer and Ravel
Guest: Margo Smiley
Fashion Research: Janey Ironside
Scriptwriter: Siriol Hugh Jones
Model Presentation: Michael Whittaker
Producer: Christian Simpson

: Dance Night: Come Dancing

Paul Carpenter invites you to Come Dancing (by arrangement with Mecca Dancing) at the Locarno Ballroom, Liverpool to the music of Phil Moss and his Orchestra.

Northern finals of the BBC Television Novice Contest

Grand finals of the Inter-Town Amateur Quickstep Competition

Britain's King and Queen of Song


Presenter: Paul Carpenter
Musicians: Phil Moss and his Orchestra
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Series editor: Robin Scott
Director: Ray Lakeland

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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