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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women: About the Home

Fruit, Vegetables, and Flowers
Frances Perry reports on what is available this month.

Bed-socks for Christmas
James Norbury introduces some of the winners

Learning How
Eleanor Summerfield, helped by Frank Preston, fixes a table top and a splash board.

Shopping for Christmas
Margaret Douglas offers some suggestions.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Reporter (Fruit, Vegetables and Flowers): Frances Perry
Item presenter (Bed-socks for Christmas): James Norbury
Pupil (Learning How): Eleanor Summerfield
Handyman (Learning How): Frank Preston
Item presenter (Shopping for Christmas): Margaret Douglas
Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam Williams and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC Telefilm)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Personality Parade: Harriet Cohen

The celebrated pianist is interviewed by Vera McKechnie on the occasion of Sibelius's ninetieth birthday and plays some of the composer's Finnish Folk Tales.


Pianist/interviewee: Harriet Cohen
Interviewer: Vera McKechnie
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: The Burns and Allen Show: A Visitor from London

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen

A visitor from London's theatre world comes to discuss a script with George. Gracie's efforts to be helpful lead once more to complete confusion.


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Freddie Mills

invites you to join him in keeping fit and meet his guests.


Presenter: Freddie Mills
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Children's Television

Look: On the Edge of Dartmoor
A series of wild-life programmes introduced by Peter Scott.
H. G. Hurrell, whose home is in South Devon between Dartmoor and the South Hams, talks to Peter Scott and shows films of the birds of his neighbourhood.
From the BBC's West of England television studio.

Sauce for the Gander
by Kathleen Shepherd.


Presenter (Look): Peter Scott
Guest/filmmaker (Look): H. G. Hurrell
Director (Look): Tony Soper
Writer (Sauce for the Gander): Kathleen Shepherd
Producer (Sauce for the Gander): Frank Dermody
Mrs Wilson: Katherine Parr
Captain John Middleton: John Paul
Roger Wilson: Alaric Cotter
Kevin Wilson: Graham Larkin
Bryonie Wilson: Janice Edgard
Mr Bartlett: Nigel Arkwright
Mrs Ffrench-Linden: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Page: David Hannaford
Policeman: John Barrett
Others taking part: Edna Petrie
Others taking part: Nickola Sterne
Others taking part: Miriam Lehmann
Others taking part: Nelly Griffiths
Others taking part: Joy Mercer-Bray
Others taking part: Philip Howard
Others taking part: Andrew Vale
Others taking part: Marlene Maddox

: Y Gymwynas Olaf

Drama dditectif gan John Ellis Williams.
Cynllunydd, Reece Pemberton
Y cyfarwyddo gan Dafydd Gruffydd
(Telerecorded o'r rhaglen a deledwyd ar y seithfed o Dachwedd)
(Welsh play)
(Wenvoe, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 18.45)


Writer: John Ellis Williams
Det. Insp. Hopkyn: Raymond Edwards
Prif Gwnstabl: Dillwyn Owen
Dr. Vaughan: Emrys Cleaver
Elin Owen, yn cadw ty iddo: Dilys Davies
Lisa Puw: Megan Rhys
Dr. Bob Davies: Cynddylan Williams
Wil y Gof: Brinley Jenkins
P.C. Jenkins: Glyn James

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Sports Retort

Leading players and personalities discuss topical and controversial sporting issues of the day.
Chairman, Peter Cranmer
From the BBC's Midland television studios


Chairman: Peter Cranmer
Presented by: David Martin

: Cheltenham Festival of Contemporary Literature

Two plays from the 1955 Television Play Competition, "That One Talent" and 8.30 "Wilde West".
At 8.0: Wilde West
by Elaine Morgan.
The action of the play takes place in a log cabin in the West of America in 1882.
At 8.30: That One Talent
by Joan and John Ormerod.
The action of the play takes place in the sitting-room and in the garden of Simon Drury's house near London.
Both plays designed and produced by Hal Burton


Designer/Producer: Hal Burton
Writer (Wilde West): Elaine Morgan
Jenny McGill: Judith Wyler
Ezra McGill: Wilfred Brambell
Chuck Cooper: Keith Grieve
Lindy: Sylvia Overman
Oscar Wilde: Peter Sallis
Mr. Pepper: John Saunders
Mrs. Lightfoot: Jessie Evans
Writer (That One Talent): Joan Ormerod
Writer (That One Talent): John Ormerod
Jane Drury: Jennifer Wright
John Hanley: Michael Partridge
Simon Drury: John Stuart
Miss Thorpe: Barbara Leake
Miss Scarlett: Viola Lyel
Mrs. Rickards: Ann Castle

: Emney Enterprises

[Starring] Fred Emney
with Edwin Styles, Deryck Guyler, Kenneth Connor, The Keynotes, Robin Richmond, Roger Avon, Margaret Holmes, Claude Bonser.


Orchestra under the direction of: Eric Robinson
Producer: George Inns
Comedian: Fred Emney
[Actor]: Edwin Styles
[Actor]: Deryck Guyler
[Actor]: Kenneth Connor
Singers: The Keynotes
[Actor]: Robin Richmond
[Actor]: Roger Avon
[Actress]: Margaret Holmes
[Actor]: Claude Bonser

: Is This Your Problem?

Edana Romney, Edgar Lustgarten and a group of advisers attempt to throw some light on personal problems brought to the studio by viewers.
Viewers who have problems they would like to bring to the attention of this programme are invited to write to: Miss Edana Romney, Is This Your Problem?, [address removed]


Presenter/devised by: Edana Romney
Presenter/devised by: Edgar Lustgarten

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