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

by Philip McAllen.
(A BBC telerecording of last Wednesday's programme)


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. 6
from Birmingham.
Introduced by Richard Maddock.
From the BBC's Midland television studios
See foot of page

Mainly for Women
Dress Sense: Birmingham Final
at 2.45
The next stage in the BBC's Best Dress Sense Competition so far as the Midland Region is concerned will be reached this afternoon when the six Midland semi-finalists appear in the Birmingham studio in the outfits they have selected. They will be judged by a panel of fashion experts under the chairmanship of Doreen Stephens, Editor of Women's Television Programmes. The outfits they will wear were all bought at a Birmingham store and none cost more than thirty pounds. When the regional preliminary heats were held at Birmingham, the judges were impressed not only by the evident enthusiasm of the entrants but by the many walks of life from which they came. Incidentally, the competitors do not pay for their outfits. They remain the property of the store or of the BBC. The winner will be presented with the outfit she has chosen. The Midland winner will go forward to the final in London which will be televised on December 16. Those appearing this afternoon are: Mrs. McNaughton and Mrs. Troop of Sutton Coldfield, Mrs. Anne Hughes of Evesham, Mrs. Iris Morris of Darlaston, Mrs. F. M. Barratt of Barnet Green, and Mrs. Constance Fox of Leicester.

Adventures in Eating
Wynford Vaughan Thomas and Denzil Batchelor discuss a recipe for Chicken a la King and Chef Niki shows something more adventurous.
Chicken a la King
4 tablespoons butter; 3 tablespoons flour; 3 tablespoons chopped green peppers; I tablespoon sherry; 2 cups cream (or half top of milk and half evaporated milk); 1 cup mushrooms; pinch of salt; few shakes of paprika.
Melt butter and cook peppers and mushrooms slowly till soft. Stir in flour and seasoning. Add cream gradually. Pour sauce into a dish and place over a pan of hot water. Add sliced chicken to warm through and finally the sherry. Serve on hot buttered toast. Turkey can be used instead of chicken.
(to 15.30)


Presenter (Dress Sense Competition): Richard Maddock
Director (Dress Sense Competition): Desmond O'Leary
Competitor (Dress Sense Competition): Mrs. Anne Hughes
Competitor (Dress Sense Competition): Mrs. Iris Morris
Competitor (Dress Sense Competition): Mrs. F. M. Barratt
Competitor (Dress Sense Competition): Mrs. Constance Fox
Item presenter (Adventures in Eating): Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Item presenter (Adventures in Eating): Denzil Batchelor
Drawings: Bruce Angrave
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Children's Television presents: Studio E

Your Monday magazine

Hams Across the Sea
Arthur Garratt and Gerald Garratt call up radio amateurs from "Studio E"'s own transmitter.

The Adventures of Charlie Quick
with Clive Dunn as Charlie.

Pop of the Week
Ted Taylor introduces a current record hit.

What do you want for Christmas?
A quick look at some of the exciting things in the toy shops with Harry Corbett and Elizabeth Adams.

Kim the Keeshond meets some friends

Getting to Know You
Suzanne and Gloria make plans for arranging the room and entertaining the guests at their party.


Item presenter (Hams Across the Sea): Arthur Garratt
Item presenter (Hams Across the Sea): Gerald Garratt
Charlie (The Adventures of Charlie Quick): Clive Dunn
Item presenter (Pop of the Week): Ted Taylor
Item presenter (What do you want for Christmas?): Harry Corbett
Item presenter (What do you want for Christmas?): Elizabeth Adams
Edited and Produced by: John Hunter Blair

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week: Jackie Lee and Cy Grant


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer: Jackie Lee
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Canadian Television Theatre presents: Countess Keller

by Leslie MacFarlane.
(A telerecording presented by arrangement with the CBC)

Luigi is a grocer with a faith in human nature which his sharp-tongued wife is constantly attacking. His faith in Countess Keller, for example, is complete. She is a refugee, proud and poor. Is Luigi really justified in helping her as much as he does?


Writer: Leslie MacFarlane
Producer: Robert Christie
Designer: Edgar Krummins
Supervising Producer: Sydney Newman
Luigi Galliardi: E.M. Margolese
Mrs. Keller: Lore Lons
Julia: Miriam Wolfe

: This Is Your Life

A programme devised by Ralph Edwards.
Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Programme deviser: Ralph Edwards
Original music written by: James Turner
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Scriptwriter: Peter Moore
From material supplied by: Nigel Ward
From material supplied by: George Bruce
From material supplied by: Michael Friend
From material supplied by: Ray Marler
From 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 Dick Emery, John Vere, Campbell Singer.

'Cover Boy' Hancock tonight turns his attention to newspapers. Not, as you might imagine to read his notices, but to have a bash at the competitions - all the competitions - with the promise of riches, fame, and whatever else they have to offer. After all, someone's got to win them, and why not Tony? Maybe Sid has an answer to that one.


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
Postman: Dick Emery
Mr. Pools: John Vere
Policeman: Campbell Singer

: 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

: The Savage Club

celebrates its 100th Birthday
Brother Savage George Mikes the Hungarian journalist introduces an edited telerecording of last night's Centenary Dinner at the Savoy Hotel, London.


Presenter: George Mikes

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine of films and film personalities.
Introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
This programme includes a scene from "Barnacle Bill", the latest Alec Guinness comedy.

(by courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)


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

: Come Dancing

Paul Carpenter invites you to Come Dancing
(by arrangement with Mecca Dancing) at the Sherwood Rooms, Nottingham to the music of Gene Mayo and his Orchestra.
Grand Challenge Match: Nottingham and Birmingham v. Manchester and Liverpool
and Knock-out Quickstep Contest


Presenter: Paul Carpenter
Musicians: Gene Mayo and his Orchestra
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Director: Barrie Edgar
Producer: Robin Scott

: Miss Pearl

by Guy de Maupassant.
Marius Goring tells his own version.
(A BBC telerecording)


Author: Guy de Maupassant
Storyteller: Marius Goring
Presented by: Elwyn Jones

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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