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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women: Your Own Time

A magazine of interest and entertainment for younger women.

Clay in Your Hands
Jess Val Baker at the potter's wheel.

Winter lingerie - pretty and practical

Indoor Plants
What to grow and how to keep them by Mary Bailey.

At the Piano
Ian Stewart
(Ian Stewart is appearing at the Savoy Hotel, London)

Introduced by Rita Udell.


Potter (Clay in Your Hands): Jess Val Baker
Item presenter (Indoor Plants): Mary Bailey
Pianist (At the Piano): Ian Stewart
Presenter: Rita Udell
Producer: Rosemary Hill

: The Armchair Traveller

Elkan Allan takes you to distant parts.


Presenter: Elkan Allan
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: The Visitor: Jules

This film tells the story of how a man is tired of life and wants to die with dignity. He changes his plans after a reporter has heard his story.

: Popie

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


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

: Children's Television

Across the Antarctic
Before leaving for the Antarctic, Dr. V.E. Fuchs and members of the expedition discuss with David Attenborough some of their special equipment and talk about their preparations.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on October 25)

Mountain Ash
An adventure play by Kenneth Anderson.
The action takes place in July in a ruined castle on an island off the coast of Skye, Scotland.
(Stanley van Beers and Paul Whitsun-Jones are appearing in "Kismet" at the Stoll Theatre, London)

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Across the Antarctic): David Attenborough
Interviewee (Across the Antarctic): Dr. V. E. Fuchs
Writer (Mountain Ash): Kenneth Anderson
Producer (Mountain Ash): Stephen Harrison
Designer (Mountain Ash): Reece Pemberton
Mack: John Rae
Alf: Jack Rodney
Captain Stanley: Van Beers
Boatswain: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Dick: Pearson Dodd
Peter: Michael Maguire
Bill: Roy Wingrove
John: Kenneth Robinson
Skipper: Dennis Edwards
Ian Campbell: Derek Aylward

: Teithio'r Wladfa

Yn ystod ei arhosiad ym Mhatagonia ym mis Ebrill a Mai, manteisiodd W. R. Owen ar y cyfle i wneud (film yn Nyffryn Camwy a Chwm Hyfryd. Heno bydd yn y stiwdio i gyflwyno'r darluniau ac i ddweud tipyn o hanes y trefydd a'r mannau eraill sydd yn gysylltiedig & hanes cychwyn y Wladfa naw deg o flynyddoedd yn ol. Cewch weld 'asado' yn Nhir Halen a'r Cymry yn yfed 'mate' dau o arferion y wlad; cip ar brydferthwch llynnoedd yr Andes; a'r datblygiadau diweddar ar lannau'r Camwy Ffotograffwvd y ffilm gran Luis Choucino (staff Hysbysebu Llywodraeth Ariannin) a W. R. Owen
Golygwyd y ffilm gan
James Colina
Cynhyrchwyd y rhaglen gan
Selwyn Roderick
(Welsh film about Patagonia)
(Wenvoe, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 18.45)


Unknown: W. R. Owen
Unknown: Nhir Halen
Unknown: Luis Chou
Unknown: Hysbysebu Llywodraeth
Unknown: R. Owen
Unknown: James Colina
Unknown: Selwyn Roderick

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: An excerpt from The Gang Show, 1955

(Presented by Boy Scouts Association)
An All Scouts Revue
Written and produced by Ralph Reader
From the Golders Green Hippodrome, London.
See facing page


Writer/Producer: Ralph Reader
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Presented for television by: John Vernon

: Special Enquiry: 4 - Religion in Britain

A report for television.

Is there evidence of a widespread leaning towards the Church in 1955? What do people think of Christianity today? What positive action are the Churches taking in the modern world?


Commentator (in the studio): Robert Reid
Commentator (In London and Glasgow): Jameson Clark

: Great Scott It's Maynard!

involving Bill Maynard, Terry Scott, Shirley Eaton, Marie Benson, Hugh Lloyd, Gary Wayne, The Coronets.
Written by Lewis Schwarz, Eric Merriman and Dave Freeman.


Writer: Lewis Schwarz
Writer: Eric Merriman
Writer: Dave Freeman
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Producer: Duncan Wood
Comedian: Bill Maynard
Comedian: Terry Scott
[Actress]: Shirley Eaton
[Actress]: Marie Benson
[Actor]: Hugh Lloyd
[Actor]: Gary Wayne
Musicians: The Coronets

: Portrait of a Model

The creation of a fashion advertisement from three points of view.
In front of the lens is Heather Jeffery, one of England's leading fashion models, and behind it is John Short, F.I.B.P., F.R.P.S. Also involved is Bernard Coaling, M.I.P.A., the Art Director of an advertising agency.
Your guide is Peter West.
From the BBC's Midland television studios


Model: Heather Jeffery
Photographer: John Short
Interviewee: Bernard Coaling
Guide: Peter West
Producer: David Martin

: The Modern Universe: 4: The Sun

discussed by Raymond A. Lyttleton.
A series of six programmes


Presenter: Raymond A. Lyttleton
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

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