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: For the Schools: Science and the Weather: Forecasting the Weather

by Philip McAllen.


Presenter: Philip McAllen
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.
Doreen Phillips brings fashions and fancies in gloves through the centuries from the Victoria and Albert Museum, and Isobel Barnett discusses gloves today with Cornelia James.
M. Raymonde-Hawkins tells Jon about her life at 'Raystede', the rescue centre for animals.

Report from Paris: Our Preparation for Christmas
Explained by Tanya Wilson, Tamara Schneider, Louis Cayet.
and A Christmas Party Dish cooked by Alexander Watts.
Introduced by Jean Dacque.
From the studios of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise


Presenter: Jon Pertwee
Singer: Billy Milton
Item presenter: Doreen Phillips
Interviewer: Isobel Barnett
Interviewee: Cornelia James
Interviewee: M. Raymonde-Hawkins
Producer: Richard Gilbert
Reporter (Report from Paris): Tanya Wilson
Reporter (Report from Paris): Tamara Schneider
Reporter (Report from Paris): Louis Cayet
Cook (Report from Paris): Alexander Watts
Presenter (Report from Paris): Jean Dacque
Director (Report from Paris): Armand Desjardin

: A Royal Occasion at the University of London

(See top of page)

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother as Chancellor of the University of London confers the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music on Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret.
The ceremony takes place in the Beveridge Hall, Senate House and includes speeches by The Rt. Hon. Sir Norman Birkett, Chairman of the Court of the University, Professor J.R. Sutherland, the Public Orator.
At 3.15


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Sir Norman Birkett
Speaker: Professor J.R. Sutherland
Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Presented for television by: Antony Craxton

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

(A BBC television film)
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television: Crackerjack

[Starring] Eamonn Andrews
with Ronnie Corbett and Michael Darbyshire, Warren, Devine, and Sparkes and 'Double or Drop'.
Music by Bert Hayes and his Sextet


Presenter/'Double or Drop' devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Comedian/scriptwriter: Ronnie Corbett
Comedian/scriptwriter: Michael Derbyshire
Comedians: Warren, Devine, and Sparkes
Musicians: Bert Hayes and his Sextet
Scriptwriter: Alan Rockstone
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: Maxine Daniels, Rory McEwen


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

: The O. Henry Playhouse: Hiding of Black Bill

Thomas Mitchell plays the part of the famous American author in the film series based on his short stories.
In this film a stranger seeking work at a lonely ranch house is taken on trust until a black mask found in his luggage arouses suspicion.


O. Henry: Thomas Mitchell

: Welsh Rarebit

The Adventures of Tommy Trouble
by E. Eynon Evans.
Elizabeth Larner and George Humphreys with The Rarebit Singers, Albert Ward and Les Ward and Anthony Oliver.
BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conducted by Leonard Morris
See page 7


Writer (The Adventures of Tommy Trouble): E. Eynon Evans
Singer: Elizabeth Larner
Singer: George Humphreys
Singers: The Rarebit Singers
Musical comedian: Albert Ward
Musical comedian: Les Ward
Storyteller: Anthony Oliver
Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Leonard Morris
Production: Mai Jones
Production: Selwyn Roderick

: Educated Evans: 10: The Proud Horse

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
Inspector Pine: Keith Pyott
Det. Sgt. Miller: Jack Melford
Florrie Beaches: Mavis Villiers
Mrs. Beaches: Janet Joye
Old Sam: Leonard Sharp
Man in Pub: Michael Balfour
'Educated' Evans: Charlie Chester
Mrs. Wilkes: Mai Bacon
Gertrude: Myrtle Reed
Peter: Meurig Jones
Dr. Beamish: Anthony Sagar
Chris Holborn: Gordon Bell

: A Time of Day: Episode 4

A Francis Durbridge serial in six episodes.
[Starring] Stephen Murray, Dorothy Alison, Raymond Huntley
In their efforts to find some explanation for young Janet's disappearance Clive and Lucy Freeman have visited Pelford the photographer and Stephens the dentist. The mysterious Mr. Nelson has in turn visited them, with calamitous results.....


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Producer: Alan Bromly
Designer: Roy Oxley
Designer: Lucy Freeman
Clive Freeman: Stephen Murray
Detective Inspector Kenton: Raymond Huntley
Lucy Freeman: Dorothy Alison
Anna: Marianne Walla
Laurence Hudson: John Sharplin
George Harris: Peter Halliday
Ruth Calthorpe: Annabel Maule
Roy Petford: Gerald Cross
Eddie: Freddie Watts

: David Low

(See above)

The distinguished political cartoonist talks to Robert McKenzie about his art. They look at some of the drawings of the famous and infamous which are David Low's comments on the political world of the last fifty years.

(A telerecorded programme produced by the CBC in co-operation with the BBC)


Interviewee: David Low
Interviewer: Robert McKenzie
Presented by: George Angeloglou

: Sportsview

Peter Dimmock introduces Sportsview, television's weekly sports magazine for the family.
Including The Sportsview Personality of the week
See page 16


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: Adventure in Industry: 2: New Methods at Work

Aidan Crawley spotlights industrial enterprise.
Why does a business man spend tens of thousands of pounds a year to get an outsider to point out what is wrong with his firm? Oughtn't he to know the answers himself?
To give you the answer Aidan Crawley visited a book-binding firm which has recently invited a group of Industrial Consultants to inspect its working methods.


Presenter: Aidan Crawley
Film cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film editor: Harry Hastings
Producer: Jack Ashley

: The Night Is Young

For the songs of Jimmy Young and The Meritones with Bob Sharples and his Music.
From the BBC's West of England studios


Singer: Jimmy Young
Musicians: The Meritones
Musicians: Bob Sharples and his Music
Presented by: Ronald Webster

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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