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: The Varsity Match: Rugby Union Football: Oxford v. Cambridge

See above


Television presentation: Antony Craxton

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your children and invites them to join them 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: Problems of Living
The 'Family Affairs' panel of experts discuss problems sent in by viewers.
Dr. Winifred de Kok, John Watson, The Rev. Gladys Smith, Cyril Bibby
In the chair: Olive Shapley
Letters to the panel should be sent to 'Family Affairs', [address removed]

Fashion Report
To put you in the picture with news from the fashion front.
Reporter, Iris Ashley

(to 16.45)


Chairman (Family Affairs): Olive Shapley
Panellist (Family Affairs): Dr. Winifred de Kok
Panellist (Family Affairs): John Watson
Panellist (Family Affairs): The Rev. Gladys Smith
Panellist (Family Affairs): Cyril Bibby
Producer (Family Affairs): Beryl Radley
Reporter (Fashion Report): Iris Ashley
Producer (Fashion Report): Joyce Bullen

: Children's Television: Television Puppet Theatre presents: Beauty and the Beast

Written and produced by Gordon Murray


Writer/Producer/Puppets: Gordon Murray
Voices: Violet Lamb
Voices: Pamela Binns
Voices: Roy Skelton
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Puppeteer: Bob Bura
Puppeteer: John Hardwick
Music composed and directed by: Reginald Redman
Costumes and settings: Andrew Brownfoot

: Children's Television: The Borneo Story: Bird's Nest Soup

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

The collection of the most expensive food in the East from the walls of the great caves of Niah.
(Previously televised on October 20)


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

: News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions

(On transmitters serving the areas)

News for Wales: 6.15-6.20

: 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

: The Burns and Allen Show: The Wedding Party

George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film The Wedding Party
Gracie gives a wedding party for an almost unknown girl and George pays the bills.


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: The Gang Show 1957

The Boy Scouts Association in conjunction with The London Scout Council presents excerpts from The Silver Jubilee Production of The Gang Show 1957
Written and produced by Ralph Reader.
(See page 5)


Writer/Producer: Ralph Reader
Orchestra Director: Harry Hudson
Presented for television by: Albert Stevenson

: Isobel

by Margaret Bonham.
[Starring] Pauline Jameson, Maureen Pryor, William Lucas and Emrys Jones
The action takes place in London and in a small hotel in mid Wales.
From the BBC's Welsh television studio


Writer: Margaret Bonham
Production: David J. Thomas
Designer: Norman James
Isobel: Margaret John
Adam Davies: Emrys Jones
Elizabeth Severn: Pauline Jameson
Robert Rush: William Lucas
Landlord: Jack Walters
First man: Evan Morgan
Second man: Bruce Mayne
Old man: Glanffrwd James
Dilys Davies: Maureen Pryor
Other parts played by: Madge Jones
Other parts played by: Bernard O'Brien
Other parts played by: Loughor Rees

: The Urals Ensemble

Artistic Director, Lev Christiansen in a programme of dancing, music, and songs.

Spring Outing in the Urals

The Magnet Mountain Calls Me
The song of an engineer whose beloved lives at Magnitogorsk by the Magnet Mountain.

The Fearless Hunters
Sportsmen the world over are inclined to tell tall stories about their exploits. The hunters and trappers of the Urals in this picture from the past are no exception.

Cherry Tree
The sad song of a young girl who has been jilted.

Winter Dance
An exciting sleigh ride.

Two English Songs
'Three Blind Mice', 'On Ilkla Moor baht at'

At the Fair

See page 4


Artistic Director: Lev Christiansen
Devised by (Spring Outing in the Urals): Olga Knyazeva
Choreographer: Olga Knyazeva
Choir-Mistress: Neonilla Malginova
Costumes designed by: Vladimir Liudmitin
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Margaret Dale

: The Varsity Match: Rugby Union Football: Oxford v. Cambridge

A BBC telerecording of part of the annual University match at Twickenham this afternoon.
Introduced by Peter West.


Presenter: Peter West

: The Prime Minister

The Rt. Hon. Harold Macmillan Harold Macmillan M.P, speaks to the nation.
A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Conservative Party


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Harold MacMillan, M.P.

: Lifeline: Parent and Child

Many parents are worried from time to time by the behaviour of their children. What are the basic requirements for stability and happy childhood? And where should one turn when things go wrong?
In Lifeline tonight a Consultant Psychiatrist discusses these matters with a Children's Specialist and a Headmaster.


Producer: Hugh Burnett

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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