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: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(A BBC television film)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/Music: Maria Bird

: Mainly for Women

Your Own Time
A light-hearted magazine for younger women.
Robert Gladwell introduces the programme and asks
'What's in the Punch Bowl?'
'Why kiss under the mistletoe?'
'How are Christmas candles made?'

It's a Woman's World
Vera McKechnie invites Maria Perdomo, Consul General of the Dominican Republic in London, to prove the point.

Beauty Spot
Pat Bowden shows you her choice in perfumes and Colognes.

Singing for You
Edmund Hockridge

Quick and Easy Dressmaking: Cocktail Skirt
A French design filmed by Radio-diffusion-Television Francaise.
Demonstrated by Diana Crutchley.

Full instructions for making this cocktail skirt are printed in the dressmaking supplement in Radio Times published on November 8. Back numbers of Radio Times can be obtained from your newsagent.
A folder to hold all Women's Television Notes printed as supplements in Radio Times can be obtained from BBC Publications (Folders), [address removed] price 2s. post free. Crossed postal orders, please-not stamps.

(to 15.30)


Presenter: Robert Gladwell
Interviewer (It's a Woman's World): Vera McKechnie
Interviewee (It's a Woman's World): Maria Perdomo
Item presenter (Beauty Spot): Pat Bowden
Singer (Singing for You): Edmund Hockridge
Producer: Joyce Bullen
Dressmaker/presenter (Quick and Easy Dressmaking): Diana Crutchley

: Children's Television: Playbox

Eamonn Andrews opens Playbox
Helped by Janet Brown and Ted Taylor with the music, Tony Hart with the drawings,
Ivan Owen with the games in which two young teams take part.
Also The Inter-Regional Quiz Championship
Manchester challenge for the top of the league position.
Positions to date:
London: 76 points
Bristol: 70 points
Glasgow: 66 points
Cardiff: 62 points
Birmingham: 60 points
Written and produced by Vere Lorrimer and Cliff Michelmore


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Comedienne: Janet Brown
Musician: Ted Taylor
Drawings: Tony Hart
Co-presenter: Ivan Owen
Writer/producer: Vere Lorrimer
Writer/producer: Cliff Michelmore

: News for Scotland, Northern Ireland and the English Regions

(On transmitters serving the areas)

6.15-6.20 News for Wales

: 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 O. Henry Playhouse: The Lotterman Affair

Thomas Mitchell plays the part of the famous American author in the film series based on his short stories.

A rich mother's hopes are dashed by her dissipated younger son, but her love for him proves stronger than her disappointment.


O. Henry: Thomas Mitchell

: Welsh Rarebit

The Adventures of Tommy Trouble
by E. Eynon Evans.
Maureen Guy and John Hanson with The Rarebit Singers, Tessie O'Shea, Anthony Oliver and Alun Williams.
BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conducted by Leonard Morris


Writer (The Adventures of Tommy Trouble): E. Eynon Evans
Singer: Maureen Guy
Singer: John Hanson
Singers: The Rarebit Singers
Entertainer: Tessie O'Shea
Storyteller: Anthony Oliver
Performer: Alun Williams
Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
Orchestra Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Leonard Morris
Production: Mai Jones
Production: Selwyn Roderick

: Educated Evans: 11: The Particular Beauty

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
'Educated' Evans: Charlie Chester
Gertrude: Myrtle Reed
Det. Sgt. Miller: Jack Melford
Mrs. Wilkes: Mai Bacon
Inspector Pine: Keith Pyott
Man in Pub: Michael Balfour
Old Sam: Leonard Sharp
Emma Toggs: Patricia Hayes
Mrs. Boltons: Dorothy Summers
Joe Bennet: Raymond Cooney
'Dopey' Walker: Charles Farrell
Betty Bennet: June Rodney
Tim Cooley: Jack MacGowran
Bertha: Fanny Carby
'Knocker' Parsons: Clifford Buckton
Monty: Harold Berens

: A Time of Day: Episode 5

A Francis Durbridge serial in six episodes.
[Starring] Stephen Murray, Dorothy Alison, Raymond Huntley

Clive Freeman has reached the time of day when he has to make a decision. To leave the country at Pelford's instigation, or put his daughter in further danger and also to face a murder charge himself. By now indeed the police are investigating two murders-those of Nelson and of Miss Calthorpe.


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Producer: Alan Bromly
Designer: Roy Oxley
Det. Insp. Kenton: Raymond Huntley
Lucy Freeman: Dorothy Alison
Clive Freeman: Stephen Murray
Sergeant Bailey: Edward Dentith
Laurence Hudson: John Sharplin
Anna: Marianne Walla
Barbara Barston: Hazel Hughes
Sergeant Cross: Edward Dentith
Roy Pelford: Gerald Cross
Lomax: Robert Hunter
Nurse Lynne: Anne Ridler
Janet Freeman: Angela Ramsden
Robert Stevens: Richard Bebb
Det. Supt. Wilde: Ernest Hare
Sergeant Davis: Hedger Wallace

: Sports Review of 1957

(See above)

Peter Dimmock introduces
Sports Review of 1957
A great year for British sport:
Ibbotson's Mile... The Ryder Cup... World's Cricket Champions... Stirling Moss Triumphant

These and many other highlights are recalled in a gala edition of "Sportsview" that looks back on twelve months of sport

The programme comes from Grosvenor House, London and includes the presentation of trophies to the BBC Sportsview Personality of the Year and the 'Daily Express' Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Writer: Paul Fox
Film Editor: Dennis Edwards
Film Editor: Michael Tuchner
Film Commentator: Leonard Martin
Film Commentator: John Stagg
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: Adventure in Industry: 3: Test Tube Textiles

Aidan Crawley spotlights Industrial enterprise.
A large chemical firm has recently decided to spend £20 million on doubling the production of a particular fibre. What were the reasons for its decision?
In the third programme of this series Aidan Crawley asks this question and gets the answer from the people directly concerned.


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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