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: Your Own Time

A magazine of interest and entertainment for younger women.

Red Stockings
How the Yeoman of the Guard gets his socks.

At the Theatre
with Richard Findlater.

Fur Forecast
Coney fashion models.

Music Chain

Introduced by Roma Fairley.

Doreen Stephens writes on page 21


Item presenter (At the Theatre): Richard Findlater
Presenter: Roma Fairley
Producer: Rosemary Hill

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC Telefilm)
(to 16.00)


Narrator/script, music and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Children's Television

Three Little Kittens
A film about kittens on a farm.

Hockey for Girls: Meet the Coach
Geoff Flew, the new National Coach for the All England Women's Hockey Association, takes over from Marjorie Cadel and with the help of junior players demonstrates some of the skills and tactics of the game.

Disneyland: A Story of Dogs
Behind the scenes during the making of Walt Disney's full-length cartoon film The Lady and the Tramp'.

(to 18.00)


Coach (Hockey for Girls): Geoff Flew
Commentator (Hockey for Girls): Bill Latto

: Midland Radio Exhibition, Nottingham: Starlight

Petula Clark accompanied at the piano by Joe Henderson.
(Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 19.15)


Singer: Petula Clark
Pianist: Joe Henderson

: Zoo Quest to Guiana

David Attenborough and L. Harrison Matthews, F.R.S., present a second report on the BBC and London Zoo expedition, which 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
Director: Rex Moorfoot

: Wilfred and Mabel Pickles

invite you to share their Silver Wedding Anniversary and look back with them on people and events that have coloured their life together.
Those taking part include: Vera Lynn, Eric Portman, Beryl Reid, Jack Train, Turner Layton, Billy Danvers, Dorothy Ward, Shaun Glenville, Pamela Russell, The Sherman Fisher Girls.

(Eric Portman is in "Separate Tables" at the St. James's Theatre, London)
Gale Pedrick writes on page 5


Presenter: Wilfred Pickles
Presenter: Mabel Pickles
Singer: Vera Lynn
Performer: Eric Portman
Performer: Beryl Reid
Performer: Jack Train
Singer/Pianist: Turner Layton
Comedian: Billy Danvers
Comedienne: Dorothy Ward
Comedian: Shaun Glenville
Reader: Pamela Russell
Dancers: The Sherman Fisher Girls
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Associate Conductor: George Clouston
Script: Gale Pedrick
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Producer: Brian Tesler

: Searchlight Tattoo

Highlights of the Royal Artillery Searchlight Tattoo televised from Woolwich Stadium, London, during the final dress rehearsal.
See page 7


Tattoo devised and produced by: William A. Sutton
Commentator: Peter West
Presented by: Humphrey Fisher

: The Adventurer

A comedy by A.P. Dearsley.
The action takes place in and around Dartsend, a small river port
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on July 31)


Author: A.P. Dearsley
Producer: Chloe Gibson
Mr. Sidney Cole: Frederick Peisley
Miss Ada Green: Sylvia Coleridge
Judith Palgrave: Rowena Ingram
Myrtle: Anna Walmsley
Miss Crane: Gillian Maude
Mrs. Cribling: Janet Barrow
George Jarvis: Richard Pearson
Tom Roker: John Arnatt
Harry Berks: Patrick Magee
Walter: Richard Ives
Harper: Anthony Selby
Mr. Williams: Peter Stephens
Reporter: Graham Ashley
Reporter's friend: Bryan Kendrick
Sea scout: Bruce Heighley
Sea scout: Ian Jameson
Sea scout: John Ormond
Sea scout: Ian Jameson
Sea scout: Roger Page
Other parts played by: Bartlett Mullins
Other parts played by: Ronald Wood

: Newsreel

followed-by News Summary and Weather Report
(to 23.00)

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