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: Beunydd

(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.30)

: Mainly for Women

Come and Join Us
Is the high cost of providing a traditional family Christmas justified?
discussed by members of the National Association of Women's Clubs in the Cardiff area led by their chairman, Mrs. J. Jenkins with Frances Perry, E. W. Ramsey, Merchandise Director.
In the chair, Doreen Stephens, Editor, Women's Television Programmes.
From the BBC's studios in Cardiff

3.15 Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler
From the BBC's Midland studios

(to 15.30)


Panellist (Come and Join Us): Frances Perry
Panellist (Come and Join Us): E. W. Ramsey
Chairman (Come and Join Us): Doreen Stephens
Director (Come and Join Us): Arthur Williams
Exerciser (Keep Fit): Eileen Fowler
Arranged by (Keep Fit): Ann Shead
Music arranged and played by (Keep Fit): Helen Shields
Presented by (Keep Fit): Desmond O'Leary

: Children's Television presents: Twas the Night Before Christmas

Sung by Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians.


Singers: Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians
Producer: Geoffrey Martin

: Children's Television: Focus

A Christmas Holiday edition
Introduced by Vera McKechnie.

Christmas Candy Bar
How to make Dutch oliebollen.

Red Riding Hood retold by Peter Cavanagh

Dear Santa...
Eileen Evans investigates a unique postal service.

All about Money - Part 3: Christmas Spending with Arthur Groom

Tinsel, Holly, and Tinklebells and what they stand for with Leslie Daiken

The Barnstormers Spasm Band

Stamp Collection

Zodiac Quiz


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Storyteller (Red Riding Hood): Peter Cavanagh
Item presenter (Dear Santa): Eileen Evans
Item presenter (All About Money): Arthur Groom
Item presenter (Tinsel, Holly and Tinklebells): Leslie Daiken
Band: The Barnstormers Spasm Band
Producer: Leonard Chase

: Starr and Company: Time to Say Goodbye


Producer: Barbara Burnham
Script: Barbara S. Harper
Director: Morris Barry
Jim Turner: Philip Ray
Megs Turner: Nancy Nevinson
Tom Turner: Brian McDermott
Hughie Turner: Barry MacGregor
Gwyneth Turner: Gillian Gale
Mary: Patricia Mort
Joseph Starr: William Sherwood
Robin Starr: Michael Murray
Jane Starr: Deirdre Day
Edith Starr: Barbara Cavan
Mrs. Childs: Betty Cooper
Vincent: David Webb
Arthur Gilbert: Graham Crowden
Ford: Antony Kenway
Bromly: Martin Sterndale
Len Forbes: Glenn Williams
Exton: Hugh Cross
Mannion: Anthony Woodruff
Simpson: Maurice Durant
Hazel: Anne Pichon
Doris: Jose Read
Lacey: Harry Littlewood
Harry Crane: Arnold Ridley
Marge: Doris Gilmore

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Rory and Alex McEwen


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

: This Is Your Life

Eamonn Andrews says This Is Your Life to ?


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Script and research: Peter Moore
Script and research: Ronald Vivian
The 'This Is Your Life' Theme written by: James Turner
The Orchestra under the direction of: George Clouston
The programme directed by: Vere Lorrimer
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson
Devised by: Ralph Edwards

: Quatermass and the Pit: Episode 1: The Halfmen

A serial in six parts by Nigel Kneale.
With Andre Morell as Professor Quatermass and Cec Linder, Anthony Bushell, John Stratton.

(See page 5)


Writer: Nigel Kneale
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Film Cameraman: A.A. Englander, F.R.P.S.
Film Editor: Ian Callaway
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Truck driver: Van Boolen
Grab Operator: Michael Raghan
Workman: Lionel Ngakane
Old workman: George Dudley
Foreman: John Rae
Dr. Matthew Roney: Cec Linder
Museum Official: Malcolm Watson
First journalist: Stanley Vine
Second journalist: Mark Eden
Third journalist: Patrick Maynard
Barbara Judd: Christine Finn
Baines: Arthur Hewlett
Armitage: Michael Bird
Professor Quatermass: Andre Morell
Interviewer: Janet Burnell
Teddy boy: Tony Lyon
Teddy girl: Anne Bushill
Stout woman: Janet Joye
Colonel Breen: Anthony Bushell
Private secretary to the Minister: Richard Dare
The Minister: Robert Perceval
Miss Dobson: Nan Braunton
Captain Potter: John Stratton
Police Inspector: Ian Ainsley
Sergeant: Michael Ripper
Corporal Gibson: Harold Goodwin
Private West: John Walker
P.C. Ellis: Victor Platt
Young Constable: Kenneth Warren
Mrs. Chilcot: Hilda Barry
Other parts played by: Peter Grisewood
Other parts played by: John Barrett
Other parts played by: Charles Maunsell
Other parts played by: Lee Richardson
Other parts played by: Clifford Cox
Other parts played by: Brian Gilmar
Other parts played by: Edward Malin
Other parts played by: Howell Davies

Blog posts that mention this programme:

The Sunday Post: Nigel Kneale 18 December 2016
The Sunday Post: Television Design 28 February 2016
A taste of the scary 31 October 2015

: The Phil Silvers Show: Lieutenant Bilko

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Sergeant Bilko's records reveal that he is really an officer, but it is Colonel Hall who gets the pip.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Panorama

The Weekly Window on the World
Every Monday Panorama cameras focus on People - Places - Problems that make news.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby with the Panorama team of commentators.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Edited and produced by: Rex Moorfoot
Associate producer: David Wheeler
Associate producer: Kenneth Lamb

: Those Beverley Sisters

The Beverley Sisters have devised this programme and written their own vocal arrangements and additional lyrics.
Assisted by Johnny Roberts and Jack Bolesworth
Margaret Peacock who designed the setting and Barrie Edgar who produced the programme
(BBC recording)


Singers/programme devisers/vocal arrangements/additional lyrics: The Beverley Sisters
Pianist/assisted by: Johnny Roberts
Assisted by: Jack Bolesworth
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: Television Dancing Club

(Eleventh Year)
[Starring] Victor Silvester with his Ballroom Orchestra
From the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale.
Demonstrations by Len Scrivener and Nellie Duggan, Dennis and Mary Murphy, The Dennis and Edna Murphy Formation Team from Liverpool.
Presenting the sixth heat of the 1958-59 Competition for the Television Dancing Club Trophies
Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson with Christine Norton
Hostess, Rosalie Ashley


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Dancer: Len Scrivener
Dancer: Nellie Duggan
Dancer: Dennis Murphy
Dancer: Mary Murphy
Formation dancers: The Dennis and Edna Murphy Formation Team
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Victor Silvester
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Christine Norton
Hostess: Rosalie Ashley
Script: Victor Silvester, Jnr.
Producer: Richard Afton

: A Passionate Hunter

Impressions of Puccini by Spike Hughes on the centenary of the composer's birth.


Musician: Spike Hughes
Presented by: Walter Todds

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