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: Mainly for Women: Your Own Time

A magazine of interest and entertainment for younger women.

Inside Out
Ideas for sitting rooms from Paul Gell.

Family Tree - 6
Evelyn Gibbs traces Katharine Sibbring's genealogy.

Fashion in Footwear
Ideas for autumn.

Introduced by Roma Fairley.


Item presenter (Inside Out): Paul Gell
Item presenter (Family Tree): Evelyn Gibbs
Storyteller: Gordon Bell
Presenter: Roma Fairley
Producer: Rosemary Hill

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
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)


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

: The Armchair Traveller

Elkan Allan takes you to distant parts.


Presenter: Elkan Allan
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: Star Date

Sonia Dresdel meets some old friends in her home town of Aberdeen and talks with Ian Wallace about her films.


Interviewee/subject: Sonia Dresdel
Interviewer: Ian Wallace
Presented by: Elizabeth Adair

: Popie

W. Macqueen-Pope, theatre historian, tells you more stories of London's gay nights of the past.
See page 7


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

: Children's Television

Children's Playtime
Barrie Edgar invites you to join Harry Engleman and some friends, including Petula Clark, Charles Ancaster, and Pauline Joy, in a Variety entertainment from Birmingham.

Children's Newsreel

Simon's Good Deed
by Michael Bond.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Children's Playtime): Barrie Edgar
Pianist (Children's Playtime): Harry Engleman
Singer (Children's Playtime): Petula Clark
Entertainer (Children's Playtime): Charles Ancaster
Xylophonist (Children's Playtime): Pauline Joy
Producer (Children's Playtime): Peggy Bacon
Writer (Simon's Good Deed): Michael Bond
Designer (Simon's Good Deed): Reece Pemberton
Producer (Simon's Good Deed): David Goddard
Simon: Jonathan Swift
Mrs. Halliday: Betty McDowall
Mr. Halliday: Sam Kydd
Kevin: James Doran
Mervyn: Barrie Martin
Mrs. Birch: Amy Dalby
Policeman: Hugh Dickson

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Macdonald Hastings

: Seventy Years Young

A programme of reminiscence, story, and song by old-age pensioners, for viewers of all ages.
Introduced by Hywel Davies.
Before an audience of old-age pensioners.
See page 7


Presenter: Hywel Davies
Programme Producer: David J. Thomas

: Rhyme and Rhythm

introduced by The Gaunt Brothers.
with Joan Edwards, Ken Frith, Maureen Hurley, Nick Lundon and Pat Lundon.
Music by Jimmy Leach and his Organolian Quartet


Presenter: The Gaunt Brothers
Singer: Joan Edwards
Pianist: Ken Frith
Singer: Maureen Hurley
Dancer: Nick Lundon
Dancer: Pat Lundon
Musicians: Jimmy Leach and his Organolian Quartet
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Zoo Quest to Guiana

David Attenborough and L. Harrison Matthews, F.R.S., present a fifth 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

: Film Profile of Margaret Lockwood

Margaret Lockwood, in an interview with Peter Haigh, introduces scenes from her well-known films: "The Lady Vanishes", "The Stars Look Down", "The Wicked Lady", and her latest film "Cast a Dark Shadow".
Produced by Eros Films
(Film sequences by arrangement with the J. Arthur Rank Organisation, Grand National Pictures, and Eros Films)


Interviewee: Margaret Lockwood
Interviewer: Peter Haigh
Director: Alan Sleath

: Labour Party Conference: Margate, 1955

A report on the day's proceedings by Robert McKenzie and Geoffrey Cox, using excerpts from the telerecording of this morning's speeches and debates. The programme also includes interviews with people attending the Conference.


Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Geoffrey Cox

: As I Was Saying...: No. 5: The Nayalpore Emeralds

by Berkely Mather.
[Starring] D. A. Clarke-Smith and Meier Tzelniker
(A BBC telerecording of Saturday's broadcast)


Writer: Berkely Mather
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Ronald Simpson: William Fox
Mr. Caldecott: D. A. Clarke-Smith
Woolfe: Meier Tzelniker
Myberg: Frederick Schiller
Spiegal: Marne Maitland
The Rajah: Ralph Nossek
Ram Singh: M. Y. Butt
Manservant: David Tearle
Indian servant: Raj Seeraj

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