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: Mainly for Women: Your Own Time

A magazine for younger women.

Treasure Hunt
A. T. Morley Hewitt continues the search for unsuspected treasures in the home.

United Nations Forum
Conducted by Honor Balfour.

Cold Comfort
Winter fashion from famous paintings, shown by Mollie Hales.

Paper Sculpture
Demonstrated by Ian Kepinski with Joan Rodker.

Introduced by Roma Fairley.


Item presenter (Treasure Hunt): A. T. Morley Hewitt
Item presenter (United Nations Forum): Honor Balfour
Item presenter (Cold Comfort): Mollie Hales
Sculptor (Paper Sculpture): Ian Kepinski
Item presenter (Paper Sculpture): Joan Rodker
Presenter: Roma Fairley
Producer: Rosemary Hill

: The Armchair Traveller

Elkan Allan takes you to distant parts.


Presenter: Elkan Allan
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: The Visitor: Blackmail

An ambitious young liftman takes advantage of a situation and acquires a position of power. The show-down produces some unexpected results.

: Popie

W. Macqueen-Pope continues his stories of gay London nights.


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

: Children's Television

Television Goes To Sea
The British Railways' car ferry S.S. Lord Warden leaves Boulogne Harbour every afternoon on her Channel crossing to Dover.
From the bridge and decks of the Lord Warden BBC outside broadcast cameras show the departure from the French port and scenes on board the ship at sea.
(An edited BBC telerecording of the broadcast on September 26, 1954)

Children's Newsreel

Sword Play
Peter Diamond reconstructs some of the exciting sword fights from The Gordon Honour.
with Bruce Gordon, Harold Jamieson, Peter Bull, Patrick Troughton, Dennis Ramsden.
Introduced by Peter Haigh.

(to 18.00)


Commentator (Television Goes To Sea): Richard Dimbleby
Commentator (Television Goes To Sea): Barrie Edgar
Stuntman (Sword Play): Peter Diamond
Producer (Sword Play): Shaun Sutton
Presenter (Sword Play): Peter Haigh
Designer (Sword Play): Gordon Roland
[Actor] (Sword Play): Bruce Gordon
[Actor] (Sword Play): Harold Jamieson
[Actor] (Sword Play): Peter Bull
[Actor] (Sword Play): Patrick Troughton
[Actor] (Sword Play): Dennis Ramsden

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson-Smith.


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson-Smith

: Songs for the Asking

Rae Jenkins replies to viewers' requests for songs that bring back special memories to them.
Cila Domini (soprano), Rowland Jones (tenor), Bruce Boyce (bass-baritone)
Penarth Ladies' Choir
(Chorus-Master, Hubert C. Williams)
Treorchy Royal Welsh Male Choir
(Chorus-Master, Tom Griffiths)
BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Interviewer, Franklin Engelmann
Before an invited audience at Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff

(Rowland Jones appears by permission of the Sadler's Wells Trust, Ltd.)
See facing page


Presenter/Violinist: Rae Jenkins
Soprano: Cila Domini
Tenor: Rowland Jones
Bass-Baritone: Bruce Boyce
Singers: Penarth Ladies' Choir
Chorus-Master: Hubert C. Williams
Singers: Treorchy Royal Welsh Male Choir
Chorus-Master: Tom Griffiths
Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Philip Whiteway
Interviewer: Franklin Engelmann
Producer: David J. Thomas

: The Trans-Antarctic Expedition: Reconnaissance

Dr. V.E. Fuchs, leader of the expedition, discusses plans and preparations with David Attenborough, and members of the expedition demonstrate some of their special equipment.
Dr. V.E. Fuchs writes on page 3


Presenter: David Attenborough
Interviewee: Dr. V.E. Fuchs
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: Starlight: Betty Driver

with Wally Petersen and Reg Hoskins.


Singer: Betty Driver
Singer: Wally Petersen
Performer: Reg Hoskins

: Eight Belles

BBC Outside Broadcast cameras pay an early visit to the Dairy Show at Olympia to see prize-winning cows from eight breeds and other exhibits at this year's show.
(with the J. Arthur Rank Screen Services Mobile Unit)
See facing page


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Presented by: Peter Webber

: International Amateur Boxing: A.B.A. v. America

BBC television outside broadcast cameras go to the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley, for the concluding stages of this match, in which America is represented by the U.S. Amateur Athletic Union.
See facing page


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented by: Humphrey Fisher

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