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: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

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: 2: Life in an Indian Village

Introduced by Suviraj Grubb.


Presenter: Suviraj Grubb
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: Mainly for Women: Family Affairs: Health and the Family: 5: Handicapped Housewife

Isobel Barnett interviews a doctor from King's College Hospital, London, about rehabilitating the disabled. An occupational therapist demonstrates.
Film will be shown including an excerpt from a Swedish production, 'Handicapped Housewife'.
(to 15.00)


Interviewer: Isobel Barnett
Interviewee: A doctor [name uncredited]
Expert: An occupational therapist [name uncredited]
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Children's Television presents: Faraway Look

Introduced by Peter Scott.
In this, the last programme of the series, he visits the gannet colony of Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand and explores the underwater life of the South Sea Islands.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on Sept. 9)


Presenter/Cameraman: Peter Scott
Cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film Editor: Christopher Parsons
Producer: Tony Soper

: Children's Television: The Thrilling Adventures of Captain Pugwash and Stowaway Tom

An animated cartoon written and drawn by John Ryan.
Commentary by Noel Coleman


Writer/Artist: John Ryan
Narrator: Noel Coleman

: Children's Television: On the Map

Can you make a model?
There's a chance for you to see your model on the screen, and win a prize as well.
Today Sam Williams helps you with your model-making, and tells you about the competition.
Send your models to 'On the Map' [address removed]


Presenter: Sam Williams

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Travel
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Rory McEwen.


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

: I Married Joan: The Two St. Bernards

[Starring] Joan Davis in the film series I Married Joan

Joan thinks that, as she is leading a dog's life, she ought to have a canine companion. Hector, the St. Bernard with false eye-lashes who talks, is the first-but by no means the last.


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
School Governor: William Mervyn

: The Telescope

by R.C. Sherriff
[Starring] The Guildford Theatre Company

Tonight's play was originally presented in sound radio's festival of R.C. Sherriff's works last year, and was heard by Bryan Bailey, General Manager of the Guildford Theatre. He approached the author, and as a result gave it its stage premiere last May. The original cast of the Guildford Theatre Company have now been invited to appear in this television presentation.

The story, set in Canbury, a fictitious district of London's East End, tells of the struggles of a young vicar, John Mayfield, who seeks to help the young people of the parish.

[Photo caption] Edward Woodward as John Mayfield and Melvyn Hayes as Joe Palmer


Author: R.C. Sherriff
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Bryan Bailey
Television presentation: Ayton Whitaker
John Mayfield: Edward Woodward
Mr. Pinnock: Frank Finlay
Miss Brown: Lala Lloyd
Mary Mayfield: Hilary Liddell
Mrs. Palmer: Patsy Byrne
Joe Palmer: Melvyn Hayes
Ben Brooks: Raymond Mason
Sergeant Wallis: Colin Rix

: Amateur Boxing: Scotland v. Czechoslovakia

BBC Television outside broadcast cameras visit Murrayfield Ice Rink, Edinburgh, for some of the bouts in tonight's international tournament.


Commentator: Fred Verlander
Commentator: John Blair
Presented for television by: Bill Stevenson

: Picture Parade

Scenes from yesterday's Royal Film Performance attended by Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.
The programme also includes excerpts from the selected film:
'Les Girls'
starring Gene Kelly, Kay Kendall, Mitzi Gaynor, Taina Elg
Film personalities are interviewed by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
Film sequences by courtesy of M.G.M.


Interviewer: Peter Haigh
Interviewer: Derek Bond
Director: Richard Evans
Producer: Alan Sleath

: Meet Jeanne Heal: I'm in Love

Jeanne Heal presents a light-hearted anthology of opinions about what this phrase means from.
Mrs. Zena Archer, woman detective; Mrs. James Nixon, who made a teen-age runaway marriage at Gretna Green in 1938; Harold Parr, who met a seventeen-year-old girl at a dance, and a fortnight later ran away and married her - with £20 between them and starvation; and Kenneth Martin, a teenage 'angry young man' who has just published a powerful novel.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Interviewee: Mrs. Zena Archer
Interviewee: Mrs. James Nixon
Interviewee: Harold Parr
Interviewee: Kenneth Martin
Presented by: Christopher Doll

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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