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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 and the Weather: Your Local Weather: 1: Temperature and Humidity

by B. J. Mason.


Presenter: B.J. Mason
Producer: F.R. Elwell

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Weather 25 November 2016

: Mainly for Women

Your Own Time
A light-hearted magazine for younger women.

Contents include:

Tunes at the Piano
Idris Evans

It's a Woman's World
Vera McKechnie invites a dental surgeon to prove the point.

Beauty Spot
Furs for glamour shown by Mary Charles.

Dance of India
Noelle Kumari shows some of the beautiful movements and what they mean.

Robert Gladwell introduces the programme and asks Are you superstitious

Quick and Easy Dressmaking: 28 - Gathered Skirt
A French design filmed by Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise.
Demonstrated by Diana Crutchley.

Full instructions for making this Gathered Skirt were printed in a supplement in Radio Times published on September 13. Back numbers of Radio Times can be obtained from your newsagent.
A folder to hold all women's Television Notes printed as supplements in Radio Times can be obtained from BBC Publications (Folders), [address removed] Price 2/post free.

(to 15.15)


Pianist (Tunes at the Piano): Idris Evans
Interviewer (It's a Woman's World): Vera McKechnie
Item presenter (Beauty Spot): Mary Charles
Dancer (Dance of India): Noelle Kumari
Presenter: Robert Gladwell
Producer: Joyce Bullen
Dressmaker/presenter (Quick and Easy Dressmaking): Diana Crutchley

: Children's Television: Playbox

Eamonn Andrews with the help of some young assistants opens Playbox which contains games, music, and brain-teasers.
The Inter-Regional Quiz Championship: 3 - Bristol
A regular feature in which children from all over the country take part.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Musical performer: Janet Brown
Drawings: Tony Hart
Director: Vere Lorrimer
Producer: Cliff Michelmore

: 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: 1951-1953


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

: The O. Henry Playhouse presents: Two Thankgiving Men

Thomas Mitchell plays the part of the famous American author in the film based on his short stories about a rich man looking for a friend and a gambler down on his luck.


O. Henry: Thomas Mitchell

: Club Night

Dave Morris invites you to join him in Club Night
Fully paid up members include:
[see cast list]
Four Hands at the piano: Jimmy Leach and Harry Hayward
The Singing Clubmen
In Arrears:
The 'Know-All' himself: Dave Morris
From the Playhouse Theatre, Manchester
(Fred Ferris appears by permission of Huddersfield Repertory Company)


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: 5: The 15 Special

Written by Sidney Nelson and Maurice Harrison
[Starring] Charlie Chester as 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
Producer: Eric Fawcett
'Educated' Evans: Charlie Chester
Mrs. Wilkes: Mai Bacon
Man in Pub: Michael Balfour
Mr. Marston: Thomas Gallacher
First machineman: Nicholas Evans
Second machineman: Alistair Audsley
Compositor: Lawrence Archer
Det.-Sgt. Miller: Jack Melford
Phil: David Grain
Inspector Pine: Keith Pyott
Luigi: Alan Tilvern
Gertrude: Myrtle Reed

: The Royalty: Part 3

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

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
Charles Billingham: Campbell Singer
Cecil Oxenford: Ian Colin
Mollie Miller: Margaret Lockwood
Auguste Vermont: Ferdy Mayne
Carol: Carol Marsh
Miss Plimm: Joan Hickson
Dwight Cooper: Beckett Bould
Jenny: Greta Watson
The Bishop of Cambridge: Deering Wells
Dr. Anona Smithson: Frances Rowe
Unity Playfair: Gwenda Ewen
Jessie: Molly Urquhart
Richard Manning: Hugh Sinclair
Fred Potter: Richard Pearson
Maisie: Lana Morris
Peter: Terence Alexander
Julie Knight: Marian Spencer
Harry: Christopher Steele

: Malcolm Muggeridge looks at The Thirties

A story, in historic news film, of the bewildered and uneasy years from the economic depression of the early thirties to Britain's declaration of war on Sept. 3, 1939.
Significant events are singled out and interpreted by Malcolm Muggeridge.


Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge
Research and compilation: Therese Denny
Editing: Alan Tetzner
Production: Andrew Miller Jones

: Sportsview

Peter Dimmock introduces Sportsview
Celebrating two decades of Television sport
See top of page

A special edition celebrating two decades of television sport, and looking back on the big moments with the stars of yesterday and today.
The Olympic Games, England v. Hungary, The Bannister Mile, England win the Ashes, Budge wins Wimbledon, Ribot at Ascot and many other sporting occasions.
Commentators include Kenneth Wolstenholme, Brian Johnston, Peter O'Sullevan at 10.15 tonight


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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