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: For the Schools: Living in the Commonwealth: Pakistan: 1: In a Muslim Home

Introduced by Begum Tayyeb Husain.


Presenter: Begum Tayyeb Husain
Producer: Arthur Langfort

: 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

: Mainly for Women: Family Affairs: Health and the Family: 4: Handicapped Child

Isobel Barnett interviews three doctors closely concerned with spastics. An adult who has suffered from this condition, and the mother of a spastic child also take part in the programme.
Film will be used to show some of the ways spastics are helped to overcome their disabilities.
(to 15.15)


Interviewer: Isobel Barnett
Producer: Beryl Radler

: Children's Television presents: Printing Presses On!

as the Scottish Outside Broadcasts Unit visits a factory where machinery and craftsmen combine to produce five-and-a-half million books a year.


Director: David Pat Walker
Producer: Kathleen Garscadden

: Children's Television: The Thrilling Adventure 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]
Closing date: November 28


Presenter: Sam Williams

: 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, Rory McEwen.


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

: I Married Joan: Brad's Initiation

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


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: Whack-O!

A weekly school report by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
[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: John Hall
Lumley: John Stirling
Schoolmasters: Philip Howard
Schoolmasters: John Scott

: Frost at Midnight

by Andre Obey
Translated by Warren Tute

In a small town in 1499, a group of local inhabitants have met to rehearse their annual miracle play.

[Photo caption] Johnny Greene (played by Timothy Harley, left) and George Bradmore (played by George Selway)

From the BBC's Midland television studio
(See top of page)

(Doreen Aris appears by permission of the Governors of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford upon Avon)


Author: Andre Obey
Translated by: Warren Tute
Designer: Charles Carroll
Producer: Peter Dews
Blackwill, night-watchman: Geoffrey Bayldon
Johnny Greene, apprentice clerk: Timothy Harley
George Bradmore, blacksmith: George Selway
Scott, baker: Michael Bates
Tom Dodger, butcher: Alan Bridges
Lowell, barber: Bernard Hepton
Hodge, cobbler: Chris Gittins
Alice Arden, barmaid: Doreen Aris
Charles Goodlack, innkeeper: Lewis Gedge

: I Know What I Like

Gilbert Harding says 'I Know What I Like'
Thirty minutes of the type of entertainment that gives him pleasure.


Presenter: Gilbert Harding
Choreography: Paddy Stone
Orchestra director: Arthur Wilkinson
Producer: G. B. Lupino

: Conference of the World's Press: A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party

Labour's Parliamentary leaders, The Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell, C.B.E., M.P., The Rt. Hon. James Griffiths, M.P., Herbert Bowden, C.B.E., M.P. answer impromptu questions put to them by members of the Foreign Press Association.


Panellist: The Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell
Panellist: The Rt. Hon. James Griffiths
Panellist: Herbert Bowden

: Jazz Session

Dill Jones introduces personalities and discusses contrasting styles in small-band jazz.
Featuring The Jazz Couriers with Ronnie Scott and Tubby Hayes, The Mick Mulligan Band with George Melly.
Guest artist, Cleo Laine


Presenter: Dill Jones
Musicians: The Jazz Couriers
Saxophonist: Ronnie Scott
Saxophonist: Tubby Hayes
Musicians: The Mick Mulligan Band
Singer: George Melly
Singer: Cleo Laine
Producer: Christian Simpson

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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