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

A magazine of interest and entertainment for younger women.

Family Tree
The end of the story with Evelyn Gibbs and Katharine Sibbring

Beauty News
The face of fashion.

Digressions from John McLaren

Paper Chains
Unusual Christmas decorations suggested by Patience Gray.

Seasonable Songs
sung by Camilla Castelli.

Introduced by Dilys Dimbleby who writes on page 8


Item presenter (Family Tree): Evelyn Gibbs
Guest (Family Tree): Katharine Sibbering
Speaker: John McLaren
Item presenter (Paper Chains): Patience Gray
Singer (Seasonable Songs): Camilla Castelli
Presenter: Dilys Dimbleby
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

: Armchair Traveller

Elkan Allan takes you to distant parts.


Presenter: Elkan Allan
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: The Visitor: Treasure Island

In this film two tough characters play upon a little boy's hero-worship of Long John Silver and persuade him to show them the way to an old pier. They prove to be escaped convicts and the boy finds himself the central figure in a dramatic situation.

: Popie

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


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

: Children's Television

More Chimpanzees
Further adventures on film in the lives of Susan and Michelle, the two chimpanzees.

Children of the Commonwealth
Tamaio Paiki shows you the life of children on the farms and in the cities of New Zealand.

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: 1: Bunter on the Run
by Frank Richards.
[Starring] Gerald Campion
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on July 9)

(to 18.00)


Photography (More Chimpanzees): Peter Sargent
Editor (More Chimpanzees): James Tobin
Presenter (Children of the Commonwealth): Tamaio Paiki
Writer (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): Frank Richards
Producer (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): Joy Harington
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Bob Cherry: Brian Roper
Hurree Singh: Ronald Moodie
Harry Wharton: John Charlesworth
Frank Nugent: Peter Marden
Johnny Bull: Colin Campbell
Mr. Quelch: Raf de La Torre
Lord Mauleverer: Anthony Valentine
Railway porter: Erik Chitty

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: It's Easy When You Know How

Archie McCulloch introduces a programme in which experts in sport and industry show the tricks of their trade and volunteers learn the hard way and Jameson Clark invites you to meet the craftsman of the month.


Presenter: Archie McCulloch
Co-presenter: Jameson Clark
Arranged by: Roma Fairley
Producer: James Buchan

: 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
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Duncan Wood
Comedian: Bill Maynard
Comedian: Terry Scott
[Actress]: Shirley Eaton
[Actress]: Marie Benson
[Actor]: Hugh Lloyd
[Actor]: Gary Wayne
Singers: The Coronets

: The Modern Universe: 6: The Expanding Universe

What lies beyond our galaxy and what are the limits of the universe?
Raymond A. Lyttleton, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, considers some of the modern discoveries made by astronomers in their exploration of the universe.


Presenter: Raymond A. Lyttleton
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Top Town: Preston v. West Hartlepool

A friendly battle of entertainment.
Judges: Hylda Baker, Stanelli, George Clouston
Introduced by Peter Haigh.
BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
From the Royal Hall, Harrogate.


Judge: Hylda Baker
Judge: Stanelli
Judge: George Clouston
Presenter: Peter Haigh
Musicians: BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Richard III

A film programme of scenes taken during the production of Sir Laurence Olivier's new film Richard III, in which he plays the title role.
The other stars appearing are Claire Bloom, Pamela Brown, Sir Ralph Richardson, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Sir John Gielgud, and Alec Clunes.
Commentary by Norman Wooland

(By arrangement with London Film Productions, Ltd.)


Narrator: Norman Wooland
Director: Sir Laurence Olivier
Richard III: Sir Laurence Olivier
The Lady Anne: Claire Bloom
Jane Shore: Pamela Brown
Duke of Buckingham: Ralph Richardson
King Edward IV of England: Sir Cedric Hardwicke
George, Duke of Clarence: Sir John Gielgud

: Television Ice Time

From the Queens Ice Skating Rink, London.
with Jackie Brown at the electric organ.


Commentator: David Jacobs
Organist: Jackie Brown
Producer: Robin Scott

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