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: For the Schools: Living in the Commonwealth: Pakistan: 2: East and West Pakistan

Introduced by Rashid Carrapiet.


Presenter: Rashid Carrapiet
Producer: Arthur Langford

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small 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

Portrait for Christmas
Lisa Sheridan discusses how to photograph children.

Young People's Books
Edward Blishen reviews some new books for all ages.

Children's Paradise
Yootha Rose shows some toys from the exhibition of Antique Toys being held in London in aid of the Royal School for the Blind.

Introduced by Gwen Farrow.

(to 15.15)


Item presenter (Portrait for Christmas): Lisa Sheridan
Reviewer (Young People's Books): Edward Blishen
Item presenter (Children's Paradise): Yootha Rose
Presenter: Gwen Farrow
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Children's Television presents: The Ladder

A play for television by Rosemary Gill.
The action of the play takes place at Blackthwaite mine in 1841 when children were employed as mineworkers in Britain.


Writer: Rosemary Gill
Designer: Audley Southcott
Film sequences: David Prosser
Producer: Peter Newington
William: David Langford
Tom: James Rat
Owen Johns: Richard Coleman
Sydney Gorman: George A Cooper
Fred: Martyn Shields
Ernest Floyd: Michael Corcoran
Annie: Lynda Temple
George: Riki Chambers
Ted: Anthony Green
First miner: Clive Marshall
Second miner: Roy Hines
Manager: Victor Platt
Other parts played by: Jonathan Margetts
Other parts played by: John Christopher
Other parts played by: Hugh Russell
Other parts played by: Jill Rose
Other parts played by: Gillian Doe

: Children's Television: The Borneo Story: 2 - Turtle Island

Told by Hugh Gibb and Tom Harrisson.
A series of films about the people and animals who live in the British Colony of Sarawak.

Fifty miles off the coast is a group of three small tropical islands, one of the few remaining places in the world where turtles come in their thousands to lay their eggs.
(Previously shown on October 6)


Narrator: Hugh Gibb
Narrator: Tom Harrisson
Presented by: James McCloy

: 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 Geoffrey Johnson Smith.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Travel
with Derek Hart and this week: Cy Grant, Elizabeth Larner


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter: Derek Hart
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Singer: Elisabeth Larner
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: I Married Joan: Big Louie's Parole

[Starring] Joan Davis in the film series I Married Joan
When Brad is threatened by a gangster mob Joan becomes a gangster's moll and gives the boys a few other things to think about.


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: John Hall
Lumley: John Stirling
Schoolmaster: Philip Howard
Schoolmaster: John Scott

: Dona Clarines

by Joaquin and Serafin Alvarez Quintero
Translated by Helen Granville-Barker and Harley Granville-Barker
[Starring] Jean Anderson and Carol Marsh
with Marie Burke

The action of the play takes place in Guadalema, a small town in the Spanish province of Castilla. The year is 1909.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Author: Joaqui­n Alvarez Quintero
Author: Serafin Alvarez Quintero
Translated by: Helen Granville-Barker
Translated by: Harley Granville-Barker
Production: Victor Menzies
Designer: Charles Carroll
Tata: Marie Burke
Escopeta: Peter Augustine
Don Basillo: Raf de la Torre
Lujan: Roger Delgado
Marcela: Carol Marsh
Darla: Patricia Cree
Crispin: Bryan Kendrick
Dona Clarines: Jean Anderson
Miguel: Geoffrey Matthews

: Lifeline: The Problem of the Homosexual

Introduced by A consultant psychiatrist with A doctor and A Queen's Counsel.


Presenter: A consultant psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Panellist: A doctor [name uncredited]
Panellist: A Queen's Counsel [name uncredited]
Producer: Hugh Burnett

: A Little Music

Beryl Kimber and Osian Ellis in a programme of music for violin and harp.
Introduced by Osian Ellis who also sings to his own accompaniment.


Violinist: Beryl Kimber
Harpist/presenter/singer: Osian Ellis
Presented by: Christian Simpson

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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.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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