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: For the Schools: Science and the Weather: Clouds

by B. J. Mason.
(A BBC telerecording of last Wednesday's programme)


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

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

(A BBC television film)

: Mainly for Women

Dress Sense Competition: Regional Centre Finals No. 3
from Manchester.
Introduced by Phillip Dobson.
From the BBC's Northern television studios
See foot of page

Quick and Easy Dressmaking
A second showing of the film of the cocktail dress demonstrated last Wednesday.

Chin Yii
The Girl with the Butterfly Hands with her husband David Williams.
An interlude of hand mime and song.

(to 15.30)


Presenter (Dress Sense Competition): Phillip Dobson
Director (Dress Sense Competition): Charles Farmer
Mime: Chin Yii
Performer: David Williams
Producer: Monica Sims

: Children's Television: Studio 'E'

Vera McKechnie introduces Studio 'E', Your Monday magazine

Trail and Saddle
Charles Chilton talks about cowboys at work

The Adventures of Charlie Quick: 2 - The Autograph Book
with Clive Dunn as Charlie.

Pop of the Week
Ted Taylor with a current record hit.

Making Your Own Radio Set
Gilbert Davey gives final instructions on putting the set together.

Pin-up Parade
Ronnie Stevens gets into a spot of bother as a baby sitter-and is left holding the baby!

More adventures of the little elephant drawn and told by Tony Hart.

Kim the Keeshond meets some friends


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Item presenter (Trail and Saddle): Charles Chilton
Charlie Quick (The Adventures of Charlie Quick): Clive Dunn
Item presenter (Pop of the Week): Ted Taylor
Item presenter (Making Your Own Radio Set): Gilbert Davey
[Actor] (Pin-up Parade): Ronnie Stevens
Illustrator/narrator (Packi): Tony Hart
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.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Travel
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Joan Heal, Rory McEwen


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

: News Summary

: Star Choice presents: The Perfect Likeness

[Starring] Ronald Colman with Kim Hunter and Steve Brodie.
A series of film plays presenting stars in stories of their own choosing.


Artist: Ronald Coleman
Molly: Kim Hunter
Owner: Steve Brodie

: 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 director: Eric Robinson
Scriptwriter: Ken Smith
Script associate: Nigel Ward
Script associate: George Bruce
Script associate: Ronald Vivian
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: News Headlines

: Hancock's Half Hour

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
[Starring] Tony Hancock
Guest star, Jack Hawkins
and featuring Sidney James
with John Vere, Stuart Hillier


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music arranged and Orchestra conducted by: Wally Stott
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Himself: Jack Hawkins
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James
[Actor]: John Vere
[Actor]: Stuart Hillier

: Panorama

Richard Dimbleby opens Television's Window on the World.
Every Monday the Panorama team of special contributors - using film and television cameras - focuses on events and personalities of the moment.


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

: Marcel Marceau

Marcel Marceau in a selection of his pantomimes including 'The Walk Against the Wind', 'The Tightrope Walker', 'The Staircase', 'Adolescence, Maturity, Old Age, and Death' and 'BIP at the Dance Hall'.
Marcel Marceau is one of the greatest exponents of the art of pantomime in the world today. His acute observation of people and situations, usually funny, sometimes sad, but always poetic, is equalled only by the skill with which he interprets the fantastic characters he has created.
A BBC telerecording made before an invited audience


Mime artist: Marcel Marceau
Presented by: Margaret Dale

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine of films and film personalities introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter: Derek Bond
Director: Richard Evans
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: News

: Television Dancing Club

(2nd Edition, 9th Series) from the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale, London.
Featuring Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra.
With demonstrations by Harry Smith Hampshire and Doreen Casey, William Walder and Maria Varstius and the Denis Murphy and Edna Murphy Formation Team from Liverpool.
Also presenting the second heat of the 1957-58 Competition for the Television Dancing Club Trophies.
Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson
(assisted by Doreen Freeman)
Hostess, Patti Morgan


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Dancer: Harry Smith Hampshire
Dancer: Doreen Casey
Dancer: William Walder
Dancer: Maria Varstius
Dancers: The Denis Murphy and Edna Murphy Formation Team
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Victor Silvester
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Doreen Freeman
Hostess: Patti Morgan
Scriptwriter: Victor Silvester, Jnr.
Producer: Richard Afton

: Meet Jeanne Heal

This week Jeanne Heal discusses the controversial subject of artificial insemination from the legal, medical, family, and religious viewpoint.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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