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: For the Schools: Science and the Weather: Snow, Rain, and Hail

by B. J. Mason.


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

: Mainly for Women

Twice Twenty
A magazine for older women.

Jon Pertwee talks to a new friend about old times and Billy Milton provides songs by request.

Isobel Barnett asks Evelyn Birkill, chief embroideress of the Victoria- and Albert Museum, about her work restoring the Butler-Bowdon cope; and Iris Hill, of the Needlework Development Scheme, discusses ways in which traditional designs can be used in embroidery today.

Jon again-telling a story

A salesman from a famous London toyshop describes how the Christmas rush appears to him from the other side of the counter.

Talk It Over
Arranged and introduced by the Rev. Gladys Smith.


Presenter/storyteller: Jon Pertwee
Singer: Billy Milton
Interviewer: Isobel Barnett
Interviewee: Evelyn Birkill
Item presenter: Iris Hill
Producer: Richard Gilbert
Arranged and introduced by (Talk It Over): The Rev. Gladys Smith
Presented by (Talk It Over): Joyce Belfrage

: Rugby Union Football: Pontypool and Cross Keys v. The Australian Touring Team

(See top of page)

The outside broadcast cameras of the BBC Welsh Unit bring you the second half of the match at Pontypool Park


Commentator: G.V. Wynne-Jones
Presented for television by: Dafydd Gruffydd

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
(A BBC television film)
(to 16.30)

: Children's Television presents: Crackerjack

[Starring] Eamonn Andrews
with Freddie Mills, Ronnie Corbett and Michael Darbyshire, The Evie and Joe Slack Trio and "Double or Drop."


Presenter/"Double or Drop" devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Performer: Freddie Mills
Comedian/Script: Ronnie Corbett
Comedian/Script: Michael Darbyshire
Acrobats: The Evie and Joe Slack Trio
Music: Bert Hayes and his Sextet
Script: Maurice Browning
Designer: Marilyn Roberts
Producer: Johnny Downes

: 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
(Joan Heal is appearing in "Grab Me a Gondola" at the Lyric Theatre, London)


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

: The O. Henry Playhouse: Between Rounds

Thomas Mitchell plays the part of the famous American author in the film series based on his short stories.

Was McCaskey lying when he told those tales of Custer's last stand to enchant a small boy? Maybe he was-but he proved himself a hero just the same.


O. Henry: Thomas Mitchell

: Club Night

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


Comedian: Dave Morris
Pianist: Jimmy Leach
Pianist: Harry Hayward
Singers: The Singing Clubmen
Designer: Kenneth Lawson
Scriptwriter: Dave Morris
Scriptwriter: Frank Roscoe
Producer: Ronnie Taylor
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

: Educated Evans: 8: The Prodigy

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
Producer: Eric Fawcett
Man in Pub: Michael Balfour
Mrs. Wilkes: Mai Bacon
Gertrude: Myrtle Reed
Emma Toggs: Patricia Hayes
The Magistrate: Erik Chitty
'Educated' Evans: Charlie Chester
Det. Sgt. Miller: Jack Melford
Clara Barton: Erica Yorke
Old Sam: Leonard Sharp
Inspector Pine: Keith Pyott
Left Luggage Clerk: Charles Lamb

: A Time of Day: Episode 2

A Francis Durbridge serial in six episodes.
[Starring] Stephen Murray, Dorothy Alison, Raymond Huntley

It is a fortnight since young Janet Freeman disappeared and the police are making no progress. Their only clues are some cryptic words in the child's exercise book recently discovered, and a hint that someone called Mr. Nelson is involved.


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Producer: Alan Bromly
Designer: Roy Oxley
Clive Freeman: Stephen Murray
Lucy Freeman: Dorothy Alison
Laurence Hudson: John Sharplin
Ruth Calthorpe: Annabel Maule
Det. Insp. Kenton: Raymond Huntley
Anna: Marianne Walla
Barbara Barston: Hazel Hughes
Roy Pelford: Gerald Cross
Lomax: Robert Hunter
A visitor: Maurice Durant

: Ten Royal Years

On the tenth wedding anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh a BBC news film looks back over the years since their marriage on November 20, 1947.
The historic Royal occasions of this decade are set against the background of the Queen's family life with her husband and their children.

: Amateur Boxing

See foot of column

: Sportsview Special: International Football - Germany v. Sweden

A BBC edited telerecording of this afternoon's match presented by the German Television Service in which the World Cup holders met the home country of next year's World Cup competition.


Commentator (in Hamburg): Kenneth Wolstenholme

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