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: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC television film)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Mainly for Women

Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler
A weekly series of exercises to music.
From the BBC's Midland television studio

Instructions for doing these exercises are given in the supplement in Radio Times published on November 15. Back numbers of Radio Times may be obtained from your newsagent.
(A folder to hold all Women's Television Notes printed as supplements in Radio Times may be obtained from [address removed], price 2s. post free. Crossed postal order, please - not stamps.)

Our Miss Pemberton: 11: Wassail! Wassail!
Written by Sheila Hodgson
A story of life today in a small town.
(Kim Grant is appearing in "The Boy Friend" at Wyndhams Theatre, London)

(to 15.15)


Presenter (Keep Fit): Eileen Fowler
Arranged by (Keep Fit): Ann Shead
Presented by (Keep Fit): Desmond O'Leary
Writer (Our Miss Pemberton): Sheila Hodgson
Editor (Our Miss Pemberton): Philip King
Editor (Our Miss Pemberton): Falkland Cary
Producer (Our Miss Pemberton): Richard Gilbert
Geof Patterson: Terence Soall
Mary Pemberton: Margot Boyd
P.C. Meggitt: Frank Hickey
Betty Tibbetson: Julia Worth
Mrs. Carter: Natalie Kent
Mrs. Hyde-Wright: Edith Stevenson
Willie Tibbetson: Kim Grant
Miss Copley: Aimee Delamain

: Children's Television presents: Thrash It Out

Pupils of Barry County Grammar School for Girls and Barry County Grammar School for Boys discuss the subject
'New or Old Elizabethans?'
In the chair, Hywel Davies


Chairman: Hywel Davies
Directed for television by: David J. Thomas
Arranged by: Lorraine Davies

: Children's Television: Friday the 13th

[Starring] Sandy Sandford and Jacko


Ventriloquist: Sandy Sandford

: Children's Television: For Deaf Children - A Christmas Variety

drawn by Stephen Skoyles with Charles Ankester, Buck Hurst, Ossie Noble.


Artist: Stephen Skoyles
Performer: Charles Ankester
Magician: Buck Hurst
Clown: Ossie Noble

: 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

: Star Choice presents: The Customs of the Country

[Starring] Kurt Kaszner and Everett Sloane
Captain Budran is the most efficient of customs officers but under his very nose someone is still smuggling valuable contraband into the country. How is it done?
Two investigating officers arrive to solve the mystery and the Captain gets the shock of his life.
A series of film plays presenting stars in stories of their choice.


Director: Dan Medford
Captain Budran: Kurt Kaszner
Tenente: Everett Sloane

: Friday the 13th

Ted Ray asks 'Are You Superstitious?'
A few old friends join him in a party just for the fun of it.
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Do you avoid walking under ladders? Would you open your umbrella inside the house? Would you mind being the third to light your cigarette from one match - and did you get a nasty sinking feeling when you woke up this morning and realised it was Friday the 13th? If so, we advise a strong dose of Ted Ray this evening. 'For my own part,' says Ted, 'I'm immune to all that kind of thing. As long as I've got my rabbit's paw in my pocket, I reckon I shall be all right...'
At 7.30


Comedian: Ted Ray
Script: John Junkin
Script: Terry Nation
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: George Inns

: Nicholas Nickleby: Episode 9

by Charles Dickens.
Adapted for television by Vincent Tilsley.

In which Nicholas is an uninvited guest at a wedding and incurs the fury of Ralph, who redoubles his efforts to bring about the final ruin of his nephew; and in which one chapter of our story closes for ever.


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapter: Vincent Tilsley
Director: Eric Tayler
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
Walter Bray: Maurice Colbourne
Nicholas Nickleby: William Russell
Madeline Bray: Marilyn James
Arthur Gride: Anthony Jacobs
Peg Sliderskew: Ada Reeve
Ralph Nickleby: Malcolm Keen
Kate Nickleby: Jennifer Wilson
Mrs. Grimshaw: Betty Hark
Wackford Squeers: Esmond Knight
New Noggs: Richard Wordsworth
Frank Cheeryble: Barry Foster
Mr. Charles Cheeryble: George Howe
A Doctor: Michael Hitchman
Smike: Brian Pack

: Hall of Fame

The Sportsview Unit looks back on the world's greatest sports stars in action.
Tonight's programme includes a special tribute to Sir Jack Hobbs on the eve of his 75th birthday.
Introduced by Raymond Glendenning.


Cricketer: Sir Jack Hobbs
Presenter: Raymond Glendenning
Devised and written by: Paul Fox
Devised and written by: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: Off the Record

Jack Payne introduces stars and personalities who are Off the Record
together with the latest news from the record industry including
Joan Regan, The Five Dallas Boys, Fredye Marshall, The Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group with Shirley Douglas, Brendan O'Dowda, Sheila Buxton and Ken Mackintosh and his Orchestra with The Concert Orchestra and the George Mitchell Singers
Conducted by Stanley Black

(Joan Regan is appearing in "We're Having a Ball" at the London Palladium and was specially filmed for this programme)
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Presenter: Jack Payne
Singer: Joan Regan
Singers: The Five Dallas Boys
Singer: Fredye Marshall
Musicians: The Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group
Singer (The Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group): Shirley Douglas
Tenor: Brendan O'Dowda
Singer: Sheila Buxton
Musicians: Ken Mackintosh and his Orchestra
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Conducted by: Stanley Black
Producer: James Gilbert

: Press Conference

People who make the news face questions from people who write the news.


Presented by: Hugh Burnett

: Shirley Abicair

brings you songs from far and wide.


Zitherist: Shirley Abicair
Orchestra under the direction of: Sidney Bright
Scriptwriter and musical associate: William Lovelock
Presented by: Ronald Marsh

: Hey, Jeannie!: Business Girl

[Starring] Jeannie Carson in the film series Hey, Jeannie!
Jeannie takes a business training, but the result of her friends' efforts to get her a job is not quite what they intended.


Jeannie MacLennan: Jennie Carson

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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