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Your Turn Now with Archie McCulloch
From the Royal Pier Pavilion, Southampton.
A programme of home-made entertainment.
Guest star, Ronnie Hilton
At the organ, Andrew Fenner

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

(to 15.30)


Presenter (Your Turn Now):
Archie McCulloch
Singer/guest star (Your Turn Now):
Ronnie Hilton
Organist (Your Turn Now):
Andrew Fenner
Director (Your Turn Now):
Ray Kite
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

Vera McKechnie introduces Your Monday Magazine.

Emblems and Badges: All about Heraldry
with David Christie-Murray.

George Cansdale with some more friends

Build your own Pocket Transistor Radio: Part 1
with Gilbert Davey.

Lynn Dell and John Dell
Lightning Xylophonists

The Ted Taylor Four

Current Film Releases

Stamp Collection

Zodiac Quiz


Vera McKechnie
Item presenter (Emblems and Badges):
David Christie-Murray
Item presenter:
George Cansdale
Item presenter (Build your own Pocket Transistor Radio):
Gilbert Davey
Lynn Dell
John Dell
The Ted Taylor Four
Leonard Chase

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Cy Grant and Kenneth Toye


Cliff Michelmore
Derek Hart
Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Cy Grant
Kenneth Toye
Donald Baverstock

A thriller by N. J. Crisp.
[Starring] Andree Melly and Richard Pasco with Ballard Berkeley
The action takes place during the early hours of the morning, in the office of a provincial radio taxi service.


N. J. Crisp
Richard Wilmot
Andrew Osborn
Richard Pasco
Ballard Berkeley
Andree Melly
Marne Maitland
Brian Wilde

with Sylvia Peters
for the Finals of the BBC Inter-Regional Dancing Contest
(Organised by Mecca Dancing)
Outside broadcast cameras in Scotland, the Midlands, and in London, bring you the final in this nation-wide amateur ballroom dancing knock-out contest for the BBC Television Award.

From the Palais, Edinburgh with Ray Gordon and his Band.
Compere, Bill Jack

From the Palais, Nottingham with Gene Mayo and his Orchestra.
Compere, Peter West

From the Locarno Ballroom, Streatham with Nat Allen and his Orchestra.
Compere, Alex Macintosh

Before a panel of judges nominated by members of the Official Board of Ballroom Dancing Ltd. including the Welsh Alliance
Master of the Scoreboard, John Langham
(See facing page)

The story behind any television Come Dancing programme has something of the fairy tale about it. As the formation dancers move out on to the floor for their intricate manoeuvres and the couples swing round in the glare of the arc-lights, their identities are lost in a sudden glamour which touches them for a moment and passes on. The contest has been with them as a background to their lives for many months They have practised and worried about dresses and hair-do's until anxiety at times almost replaced the excitement. And tonight comes the final between London, Scotland and the Midlands

Who are the young men and girls who go in for these contests? First of all, they are all amateurs. A few may finish up as professionals, but, for the main part, they enter the Come Dancing competitions because they enjoy the business of ballroom and formation dancing and are particularly skilful at it. They are clerks and housewives, shop girls and electricians, mechanics and factory workers.

Although the judges for this important annual contest do not award points for production, the producers concerned with each regional entry are an essential part of the team, for the better the camera-work, the more clearly will the judges be able to see the standard of performance.
Tonight's spectacle will be introduced by Sylvia Peters, and although it may not produce the kind of ballroom dancing our grandfathers and grandmothers went in for, it has at least some qualities in common-enthusiasm and enjoyment.


Sylvia Peters
Musicians (Scotland):
Ray Gordon and his Band
Compere (Scotland):
Bill Jack
Producer (Scotland):
Alan Rees
Musicians (Midlands):
Gene Mayo and his Orchestra
Compere (Midlands):
Peter West
Producer (Midlands):
Barrie Edgar
Musicians (South):
Nat Allen and his Orchestra
Compere (South):
Alex Macintosh
Producer (South)/series produced by:
Peter Webber
Master of the Scoreboard:
John Langham
Arranged by:
Eric Morley
Series produced by:
Dennis Monger

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