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: Mainly for Women: Your Own Time

A magazine of interest and entertainment for younger women.
Introduced by Dilys Dimbleby.

As Rome Does
An exhibition of Italian design.

Know Your Furniture: 2 - Queen Anne
with John Lowe.

Ticking Over
National Clock and Watch Week

Reading with Peter Forster


Presenter: Dilys Dimbleby
Item presenter (Know Your Furniture): John Lowe
Item presenter (Reading): Peter Forster
Producer: Rosemary Hill

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC Telefilm)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird

: The Armchair Traveller

Elkan Allan takes you to the Niagara country.


Presenter: Elkan Allan
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: The Visitor: Song for a Banker

This film tells of a banker who gets into hot water when he tries to prove to his prospective son-in-law that the song publisher with whom the young man has placed a lyric is a fraud.
(By arrangement with the National Broadcasting Company)

: Popie

W. Macqueen-Pope, theatre historian, tells you stories of London's gaslight nights.


Presenter: W. MacQueen-Pope
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Children's Television

Television Goes Flying
Airborne with the Royal Air Force
An edited telerecording of the broadcast of August 27 in which live Outside Broadcast cameras for the first time joined the crew of a Varsity aircraft.
(with the co-operation of the Air Ministry and the R.A.F. Station. Watton)

Pestalozzi Village
A Swiss film showing the famous village in Switzerland where war orphans of many nations are growing up together.

The Wonderful Horse
The Television Puppet Theatre presents The Wonderful Horse
A puppet play with music.
Written and composed by John Hunter Blair.

(to 18.00)


Commentator (Television Goes Flying): Raymond Baxter
Commentator (Television Goes Flying): Peter Dimmock
Presented by (Television Goes Flying): Alan Chivers
Writer/composed by (The Wonderful Horse): John Hunter Blair
Puppeteer (The Wonderful Horse): Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer (The Wonderful Horse): Molly Gibson
Puppeteer (The Wonderful Horse): Joan Garrick
Puppeteer (The Wonderful Horse): Elizabeth Donaldson
Puppeteer (The Wonderful Horse): Elisabeth Thorndike
Puppeteer (The Wonderful Horse): Gordon Murray
Designer (The Wonderful Horse): Claude Whatham
Director (The Wonderful Horse): Shaun Sutton
The Queen of Livonia: Joyce Blackham
Prince Florizel of Livonia: Richard Dawson
An Indian: Forbes Robinson
Princess Almira of Lorraine: Myra Lowdon
The Sultan of Turkey: Oliver Burt
The Waiting Woman: Penelope Bartley

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Macdonald Hastings.


Presenter: Macdonald Hastings

: Zoo Quest to Guiana

David Attenborough and L. Harrison Matthews , F.R.S., present a fourth report on the BBC and London Zoo expedition that has recently returned from filming and capturing rare animals in the forests of South America,


Presenter: David Attenborough
Co-presenter: L. Harrison Matthews
Filmed by: Charles Lagus
Editor: Enid Mansell
Director: Rex Moorfoot

: Great Scott It's Maynard

involving Bill Maynard, Terry Scott, Shirley Eaton, Marie Benson, Hugh Lloyd, Garry Wayne, The Coronets.
Written by Lewis Schwarz, Eric Merriman, Dave Freeman and Johnny Speight.
See facing page


Writer: Lewis Schwarz
Writer: Eric Merriman
Writer: Dave Freeman
Writer: Johnny Speight
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Producer: Duncan Wood
Comedian/presenter: Bill Maynard
Comedian/presenter: Terry Scott
[Actress]: Shirley Eaton
[Actress]: Marie Benson
[Actor]: Hugh Lloyd
[Actor]: Garry Wayne
Singers: The Coronets

: National Fabric Fair

A display of fashions specially designed by members of the Incorporated Society of London Fashion Designers and London Wholesale Houses.
From the arena of the Albert Hall.
See facing page


Fashion adviser: Frieda I. Sherren
Commentary: Peter West
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: Special Enquiry: 2: Dirty Food

A report for television.

Cases of food poisoning have been increasing steadily since the war. This programme analyses the reasons for this and presents a progress report on the battle for clean food.
See facing page


Commentator: Robert Reid
Reporter: Stephen Black

: Horse of the Year Show, 1955

In this first visit to what has become one of the world's most important equestrian events BBC Outside Broadcast cameras cover the concluding stages of the international competition for The Beaufort Stakes.
Commentator, Dorian Williams who writes on page 5
From Harringay Arena, London.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presented by: Bill Duncalf

: News

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