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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: Twice Twenty

A magazine for older women.

Jon Pertwee talks to a new friend about old times and Norah Blaney provides songs by request.
Edward Ardizzone talks about his life as an artist and illustrator of children's books.
Sheila MacQueen and Percy Thrower show some unusual Christmas decorations made with flowers and fruit.
(to 15.15)


Presenter: Jon Pertwee
Singer: Norah Blaney
Interviewee: Edward Ardizzone
Item presenter: Sheila MacQueen
Item presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: Richard Gilbert

: Children's Television: Christmas Crackerjack

Eamonn Andrews brings Max Bygraves to Christmas Crackerjack with Petula Clark,
Lenny the Lion and Terry Hall, Ronnie Corbett and Michael Derbyshire, Larry Parker, Vikki Hammond.
Music by Bert Hayes and his Sextet


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Performer: Max Bygraves
Performer: Petula Clark
Ventriloquist: Terry Hall
Comedian: Ronnie Corbett
Comedian: Michael Derbyshire
Magician: Larry Parker
Performer: Vikki Hammond
Musicians: Bert Hayes and his Sextet
Producer: Johnny Downes

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:
6.0 News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions
News for Wales: 6.15-6.20

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Rory McEwen


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

: The O. Henry Playhouse: Roads We Take

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

A callous refusal of help to a wounded partner brings its retribution to Shank Dobson despite all his efforts to assume respectability.


O. Henry: Thomas Mitchell

: Welsh Rarebit

The Adventure of Tommy Trouble
by E. Eynon Evans.
Leonie Page and Geraint Evans with The Rarebit Singers, Frankie Desmond, Anthony Oliver and Alun Williams.
BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conducted by Leonard Morris


Writer (The Adventure of Tommy Trouble): E. Eynon Evans
Singer: Leonie Page
Singer: Geraint Evans
Singers: The Rarebit Singers
Comedian: Frankie Desmond
Storyteller: Anthony Oliver
Performer: Alun Williams
Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Philip Whiteway
[Orchestra] conducted by: Leonard Morris
Production: Mai Jones
Production: Selwyn Roderick

: Educated Evans: 12: Lucky Dip

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
Inspector Pine: Keith Pyott
Mrs Wilkes: Mai Bacon
Gertrude: Myrtle Reed
Man in Pub: Michael Balfour
Emma Toggs: Patricia Hayes
Old Sam: Leonard Sharp
Toby Jugg: Sam Kydd
A Policeman: David Grain
Mrs Pringle: Sunny Rogers
Sergeant Pringle: Hugh Stewart

: A Time of Day: Episode 6

A Francis Durbridge serial.
Last episode.
[Starring] Stephen Murray, Dorothy Alison, Raymond Huntley
Following the kidnappers' instructions, Clive Freeman arrives at London Airport to start his trip abroad. Pelford therefore telephones instructions for Janet's release, only to be arrested himself. In the nick of time his associates take Janet off her train to freedom and she returns to captivity - but this time not unobserved.


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Producer: Alan Bromly
Designer: Roy Oxley
Detective Superintendent Wilde: Ernest Hare
Detective Inspector Kenton: Raymond Huntley
Sergeant Davis: Hedger Wallace
Lucy Freeman: Dorothy Alison
Laurence Hudson: John Sharplin
Clive Freeman: Stephen Murray
Robert Stevens: Richard Bebb
Anna: Marianne Walla
Jack Stafford: Frank Pettitt
Lomax: Robert Hunter
Janet Freeman: Angela Ramsden
Nurse Lynn: Anne Ridler
Barbara Barston: Hazel Hughes
Sergeant Williams: Frank Pemberton

: Amateur Boxing: International Tournament

Including boxers from Scotland, England, Wales, and Holland.
From St. Andrew's Halls, Glasgow in aid of The Jewish National Fund
(Blue and White Committee)


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: John Blair
Presented for television by: Bill Stevenson

: Adventure in Industry: 4 - Counting the Cost

Aidan Crawley spotlights industrial enterprise.

The Maltese Government has invited tenders for a contract to build an extension to its harbour. Applications have been sent in from many parts of the world, including one from a British firm which has done this kind of work before.
How does the firm arrive at a figure which will cover its costs and leave a profit and at the same time be low enough to beat all competitors?
In this final programme of the series Aidan Crawley reports on the problem from Malta and questions the firm's directors in London.


Reporter: 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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