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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: 2: Air Pressure and Wind

by B. J. Mason.


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

: Association Football: England v. Ireland

(See panel)

A visit to the Empire Stadium, Wembley, to see the whole of today's international match.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Assisted by: Walley Barnes
Television Presentation: Alan Chivers

: Mainly for Women: Twice Twenty

A magazine for older women.
Jon Pertwee quizzes a new friend about old times and Norah Blaney provides songs by request.
Mrs. M. Marsh-Edwards tells of her forty-three years of experience as the only woman livestock auctioneer in England.
(to 16.30)


Presenter: Jon Pertwee
Singer: Norah Blaney
Interviewee: Mrs. M. Marsh-Edwards
Producer: Richard Gilbert

: Children's Television presents: Crackerjack

[Starring] Eamonn Andrews and Richard Hearne (Mr. Pastry)
with Ronnie Corbett and Michael Darbyshire, Jo, Jac, and Joni
and "Double or Drop."


Presenter/"Double or Drop" devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Mr. Pastry: Richard Hearne
Comedian/Scriptwriter: Ronnie Corbett
Comedian/Scriptwriter: Michael Darbyshire
Comedians: Jo, Jac, and Joni
Music: Bert Hayes and his Sextet
Scriptwriter: Alan Rockstone
Designer: Marilyn Roberts
Producer: Johnny Downes

: 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

: The O. Henry Playhouse presents: Lonely Man

Thomas Mitchell plays the part of O. Henry in a short story about a cowboy with a conscience, who believes that the only way to keep out of trouble is not to wear a gun.


O. Henry: Thomas Mitchell

: Club Night

Dave Morris invites you to join him in Club Night.
Fully paid up members include:
Four Hands at the piano: Jimmy Leach and Harry Hayward
The Singing Clubmen
In Arrears: The 'Know-All' himself: Dave Morris


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

: Educated Evans: 6: The Dreamer

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
Inspector Pine: Keith Pyott
Man in pub: Michael Balfour
'Educated' Evans: Charlie Chester
Stella Corbin: Jackie Collins
Mr. Corbin: Hamlyn Benson
Morry Green: Sydney Tafler
Mrs. Wilkes: Mai Bacon

: The Royalty: Part 4

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
Richard Manning: Hugh Sinclair
Mollie Miller: Margaret Lockwood
Carol: Carol Marsh
Jessie: Molly Urquhart
Dwight Cooper: Beckett Bould
Miss Plimm: Joan Hickson
Harry: Christopher Steele
Maisie: Lana Morris
Fred Potter: Richard Pearson
Dr. Anona Smithson: Frances Rowe
The Bishop of Cambridge: Deering Wells
August Vermont: Ferdy Mayne
Robert: Walter Horsbrugh
Jenny: Greta Watson
Unity Playfair: Gwenda Ewen

: The Future of Communism: 1: The Soviet Union

(See foot of column 1)

Christopher Mayhew, M.P. examines current trends in International Communism on the eve of the fortieth anniversary of the Russian Revolution.


Presenter: Christopher Mayhew, M.P.
Producer: Charles Wheeler

: Sportsview

Peter Dimmock introduces Sportsview, Television's weekly sports magazine for the family.
Tonight's films include:
Association Football - England v. Ireland
Rugby Football - Southern Counties v. Australia
Boxing - Willie Toweel v. Jose Hernandez


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Boxer: Willie Toweel
Boxer: Jose Hernandez
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: Cecil B. DeMille

The celebrated pioneer film director in conversation with Derek Bond.
Also appearing as guests: Bebe Daniels, Douglas Fairbanks

Excerpts from some of Cecil B. DeMille's famous films of the past thirty years will be shown. Mr. DeMille is in London in connection with his latest film, 'The Ten Commandments'.
(Film sequences by courtesy of Paramount Pictures)
See page 4


Interviewee: Cecil B. DeMille
Interviewer: Derek Bond
Guest: Bebe Daniels
Guest: Douglas Fairbanks
Investigation: Nigel Ward
Producer: Alan Sleath

: International Football: Scotland v. Switzerland

Telerecorded excerpts of this afternoon's match at Hampden Park, Glasgow.


Commentator: Peter Thomson

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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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