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: For the Schools: Science and the Weather: Bounding the Atmosphere

by B. J. Mason and Philip McAllen.
(Telerecording of last Wednesday's programme)


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

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC television film)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Mainly for Women

Dress Sense Competition: Regional Centre Finals: No. 5
from Glasgow.
Introduced by Alastair MacIntyre.
From the BBC's Scottish television studios
See foot of page

Quick and Easy Dressmaking
A second showing of the film of the evening coat demonstrated last Wednesday
Instructions for making this coat are given in the supplement in Radio Times published on November 8. Back numbers of Radio Times can be obtained from your newsagent.

Collectors' Club
Peter Philp once again invites viewers to consider some of the antiques which they may have in their own homes.
From the BBC's Welsh television studios

(to 15.30)


Presenter (Dress Sense Competition): Alastair MacIntyre
Director (Dress Sense Competition): Charles Clifford
Presenter (Collectors' Club): Peter Philp
Producer (Collectors' Club): Nan Davies

: Children's Television presents: Studio E

Your Monday Magazine
Kim the Keeshond meets some friends
The Adventures of Charlie Quick
with Clive Dunn as Charlie.
Pop of the Week
Ted Taylor with a current record hit.
This week's star: Petula Clark
Maurice and Mitch go into the music business and strike a new note.
What do you want for Christmas?
A quick look at some of the exciting things in the toy shops.


Charlie Quick (The Adventures of Charlie Quick): Clive Dunn
Item presenter (Pop of the Week): Ted Taylor
Singer (Pop of the Week): Petula Clark
Comedians (Music-Masters): Maurice and Mitch
Edited and produced by: 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: Maxine Daniels, Rory McEwen
See page 4


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

: Canadian Television Theatre presents: Wait for Me

by Jim McGinnis.
The title is a plea, and it is made by Dan at the end of this blunt study of a young hoodlum and his crime. The play begins in a snack bar, with the waitress offering to help Dan break his current run of bad luck. But he prefers to rely on his own savage methods.....
(A telerecording presented by arrangement with the CBC)


Writer: Jim McGinnis
Designer: Nikolai Soloviov
Producer: Basil Coleman
Supervising producer: Sydney Newman
Dan: Gerry Sarracini
Grace: Charmion Kino
Joe: Michael Fitzgerald
Fowler: Brendon Dillon
Cora: Joan Maroney
Ralph: Tom Doodkorte

: This Is Your Life

A programme devised by Ralph Edwards and introduced by Eamonn Andrews.
Script by Ken Smith from material supplied by Nigel Ward, George Bruce, Michael Friend, Ray Marler and Ronald Vivian


Programme deviser: Ralph Edwards
Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Composer, original music: James Turner
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Scriptwriter: Ken Smith
Material supplied by: Nigel Ward
Material supplied by: George Bruce
Material supplied by: Michael Friend
Material supplied by: Ray Marler
Material supplied by: Ronald Vivian
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: Hancock's Half-Hour

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
[Starring] Tony Hancock
featuring Sidney James with John le Mesurier, Bill Fraser, John Vere, Raymond Rollett, Arthur Mullard, John Vyvyan, Hugh Lloyd


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music arranged and orchestra conducted by: Wally Stott
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James
Lord Chief Justice Williams: John Le Mesurier
Police Sergeant: Bill Fraser
Prosecuting counsel: John Vere
Barrister: Raymond Rollett
PC Trubshaw: Arthur Mullard
Barrister's clerk: John Vyvyan
Clerk of the court: Hugh Lloyd

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Dad's Army at 50 - You Have Been Watching... 30 July 2018
Dad's Army at 50 - You Have Been Watching... 30 July 2018

: 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

: Jubilee Dinner of the Concert Artistes' Association

Toast of the Concert Artistes proposed by the Chairman, Frederic Gregory
Reply by the President, Cyril Fletcher
Toast of the Guests proposed by Arthur Askey
Toast of the Ladies proposed by Jack Warner
Reply by Barbara Kelly
Introduced by Brian Johnston.
(An edited telerecording of last night's speeches at the Park Lane Hotel, London)


Chairman: Frederic Gregory
Speaker: Cyril Fletcher
Speaker: Arthur Askey
Speaker: Jack Warner
Speaker: Barbara Kelly
Presenter: Brian Johnston
Presented by: Douglas Fleming

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine of films and film personalities introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
This edition includes a scene from Bing Crosby's latest film, "'Man on Fire"

(By courtesy of M.G.M.)


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter: Derek Bond
Director: Richard Evans
Producer: Alan Sleath

: Television Dancing Club

(3rd Edition, 9th Series)
From the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale, London.
Featuring Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra.
With demonstrations by Henry Kingston and Joy Tolhurst, Denis Udell and Joyce Brampton, The Frank Spencer Professional Formation Team from Penge
Also presenting the third heat of the 1957/58 Competition for the Television Dancing Club Trophies.
Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson
(assisted by Doreen Freeman)
Hostess, Patti Morgan
See page 4


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Dancer: Henry Kingston
Dancer: Joy Tolhurst
Dancer: Denis Udell
Dancer: Joyce Brampton
Dancers: The Frank Spencer Professional 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 Arron

: The Necklace

by Guy De Maupassant.
Ernestine Costa tells the story.


Author: Guy De Maupassant
Storyteller: Ernestine Costa
Presented by: David Rose

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: David Rose 17 February 2017

: The Lord's Taverners Ball

from Grosvenor House, London.
In aid of the National Playing Fields Association featuring
The MacTaverners' Games
Order of Events:
Grand Parade of MacContestants
Demonstration of Highland Dancing
Wrestling (Cumberland)
Tossing the MacCaber
Display of the MacTaverners' Tartan, Sporran, and other appurtenances
Putting the Weight
Wrestling (Catch-as-MacTaverner-Can)
The MacTaverners' Contribution to the International Geophysical Year
Demonstration of Physical Training
The Games invented by Eric Sykes
It is hoped that, among the MacTaverners participating, the following will be forcibly persuaded to appear:
Dick Bentley, Tony Britton, Godfrey Evans, Peter Haigh, Robertson Hare, Richard Hearne, McDonald Hobley, Guy Middleton, Freddie Mills, Stephen Mitchell, Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers, Bruce Seton, Donald Sinden, Eric Sykes
See page 4


The Games invented by: Eric Sykes
Comedian: Dick Bentley
Actor: Tony Britton
Performer: Godfrey Evans
Performer: Peter Haigh
Actor: Robertson Hare
Comedian: Richard Hearne
Performer: McDonald Hobley
Actor: Guy Middleton
Performer: Freddie Mills
Performer: Stephen Mitchell
Comedian: Harry Secombe
Comedian: Peter Sellers
Performer: Bruce Seton
Actor: Donald Sinden
Comedian: Eric Sykes
Producer: Ronnie Waldman
Television Presentation: Alan Chivers

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