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: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC television film)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: For the Schools: Living in the Commonwealth: India: 1: Holiday in the Capital

A programme about Delhi during the Festival of Divali.
Introduced by Nandini Iyer.


Presenter: Nandini Iyer
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs

Sarah's Progress
Sarah Lait, now two-and-a-half, makes her last appearance as television baby, and the doctor discusses further points in feeding the two-year-old.
See page 61

Fashion for Children
A preview of the Junior Fashion Fair organised by the National Children's Wear Association.

Introduced by Betty Lait.

Tell me, Doctor
Dr. Winifred de Kok discusses viewers' letters.
Letters should be sent to Dr. Winifred de Kok, [address removed]

(to 15.15)


Presenter (Family Affairs): Betty Lait
Producer (Family Affairs): Beryl Radley
Presenter (Tell Me, Doctor): Dr. Winifred de Kok

: Children's Television presents: Cave Men

A play for television written and produced by Rex Tucker.


Writer/Producer: Rex Tucker
Designer: Tony Abbott
Bob: Donald Churchill
George: Leslie Crowther
Professor Pate: Basil Dignam
Felicity: Monica Stephenson
Calcott: Claude Bons

: Children's Television: To Be a Farmer's Boy

A programme to mark the Silver Jubilee of the Young Farmers Clubs.
Ion Trant tells the story, with film, of three clubs-in the country, at school, and in the town.
Produced by Michael Bowen from the BBC's West of England television studio


Presenter: Ion Trant
Producer: Michael Bowen

: 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: 1947-1950


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

: I Married Joan: Clothes Budget

[Starring] Joan Davis
All Joan wants is a new dress for the Charity Ball. But the rest of her wardrobe is given away-and an expensive gown is hardly suitable for housework.


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: Whack-O!

Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
A weekly school report.
[Starring] Professor Jimmy Edwards


Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Alan Yates
Production: Douglas Moodie
Headmaster: Jimmy Edwards
Pettigrew: Arthur Howard
Matron: Elizabeth Fraser
Taplow Jnr: John Hall
Lumley: John Stirling
Schoolmaster: Philip Howard
Schoolmaster: John Scott
Ginger Perkins: Sam Kydd
Mr. Grosvenor: Freddie Vale
Mr. Harbord: John Unicomb

: Association Football: West Bromwich Albion v. Central Soviet Army

A visit to The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, to see the last sixty minutes of play in this game.
8.15-8.17: News Headlines


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television presentation: David Martin

: Skipper's Ticket

Written by Alan White and John Elliot.
The skippers and crews of our Arctic trawler fleet come mainly from the fishing ports of Northern England, and return home for a brief sixty hours between long voyages.
This dramatised documentary shows a cross-section of the life of such a port during those sixty crowded hours.
Made with the co-operation of the British Trawlers Federation
See page 13


Writer: Alan White
Writer/Producer: John Elliot
Music: Tommy Reilly
Designer: Roy Oxley
Film Cameraman: Douglas Wolfe
Film Editor: Ian Callaway

: Lifeline

A series of programmes dealing with the psychological and moral problems of our time.
Introduced by A Consultant Psychiatrist
with Raymond Firth, Professor of Anthropology in the University of London; Christmas Humphreys, President of the Buddhist Society; Canon Eric Heaton; Hugh Trevor-Roper, Regius Professor of Modern History in the University of Oxford


Presenter: A consultant psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Panellist: Raymond Firth
Panellist: Christmas Humphreys
Panellist: Canon Eric Heaton
Panellist: Hugh Trevor-Roper
Producer: Hugh Burnett

: News Summary

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