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

A magazine of interest and entertainment for younger women.

Christmas Shopping
Behind the scenes in a big London store.

New Danish table lights shown by Marguerite Lomax.

Christmas Down Under
Julitha Walsh remembers midsummer in the Australian outback.

The Singers in Consort

Introduced by Roma Fairley.


Item presenter (Candlelight): Marguerite Lomax
Item presenter (Christmas Down Under): Julitha Walsh
Singers (Music): The Singers in Consort
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

: Armchair Traveller

Elkan Allan takes you to distant parts.


Presenter: Elkan Allan
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: The Visitor: Time to Kill

This film tells a story of corruption in State Administration and a young student's determination to see justice done.

: Afternoon Hostesses Tea-Party

Viewers meet Pauline Tooth, Cherry Hunter, Ann Jollief, Vera McKechnie, Gwen Evans, Jane Hardie, Rosamund Waring, Brenda Beith, Susan Franks, Nan Winton for a Christmas cup of tea.
At the piano, John Burnaby
Host, McDonald Hobley


Hostess: Pauline Tooth
Hostess: Cherry Hunter
Hostess: Ann Jollief
Hostess: Vera McKechnie
Hostess: Gwen Evans
Hostess: Jane Hardie
Hostess: Rosamund Waring
Hostess: Brenda Beith
Hostess: Susan Franks
Hostess: Nan Winton
Pianist: John Burnaby
Host: McDonald Hobley
Presented by: Bruce Wyndham
Presented by: Timothy Brinton

: Children's Television

Mr. Pastry Takes a Holiday
A film of his adventures in Norway.

Fun for Christmas
Peter Cavanagh and Geoffrey Robinson with ideas for your Christmas party assisted by Humphrey Lestocq.

The Leakage
by Keith Latham.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on November 22)

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Fun for Christmas): Peter Cavanagh
Presenter (Fun for Christmas): Geoffrey Robinson
Assisted by (Fun for Christmas): Humphrey Lestocq
Writer (The Leakage): Keith Latham
Producer (The Leakage): Barbara Hammond
Bobby Childs: Robin Willett
Mrs. Childs: Betty Cooper
Mary Childs: Susan Maryott
Charles Randel: Peter Welch
Wing-Commander Stone: Desmond Llewelyn
Robin Faircroft: Michael Barber
Hartley Craig: Ivan Owen
Graves: John H. Watson
Emily Courtney: Beatrix Carter

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Songs for the Asking

Rae Jenkins provides Songs for the Asking in reply to viewers' requests.
Adele Leigh (soprano), Walter Midgley (tenor), Owen Brannigan (baritone)
Neath Boys' Grammar School Choir
(Chorus-Master, John Hopkin Jones)
Pontardulais Choral Society
(Chorus-Master, T. Haydn Thomas)
BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Before an invited audience at the Drill Hall, Dumfries Place, Cardiff.

(Adele Leigh appears by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.; Owen Brannigan by permission of Sadler's Wells, Ltd.)


Presenter/Violinist: Rae Jenkins
Soprano: Adele Leigh
Tenor: Walter Midgley
Baritone: Owen Brannigan
Singers: Neath Boys' Grammar School Choir
Chorus-Master: John Hopkin Jones
Singers: Pontardulais Choral Society
Chorus-Master: T. Haydn Thomas
Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Philip Whiteway
Interviewer: Franklin Engelmann
Director: Meurig Jones
Producer: David J. Thomas

: Look: Hamsters

A series of wild-life programmes.
Introduced by Peter Scott.

Heinz Sielmann brings a new film to show Peter Scott which gives a close-up of one of the common European hamsters as it lives in its wild state in Germany.
From the BBC's West of England television studio
See page 6


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest/Filmmaker: Heinz Sielmann
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond

: Men in the Making

From the Brixton Boys' Club.
Introduced by Max Robertson.
See below

A Royal Visit to a Boys' Club

at 8.40
Tonight is a big night for members of the London Federation of Boys' Clubs, for their patron, H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh will be paying them an informal visit during the course of the evening, arriving at the new Brixton Boys' Club for the televised programme Men in the Making.
Boys' Clubs have existed in London for over seventy years, and today there is a community of 250 clubs with thousands of members between eleven and eighteen years of age, and- this is linked with two thousand other clubs throughout Britain in the National Association of Boys' Clubs.
The Club at Brixton was formed recently, and as yet its membership is comparatively small. For tonight's occasion, therefore, it has invited members from other clubs to come and share a lively and strenuous evening. Among well known athletes to be present will be Roger Bannister putting boys through some fitness tests; Jim Peters training some other boys for the mile; while a jam session, and a film-making group in action, will present some other activities of this type of club. With so much criticism being levelled at the teenage group today, the Federation of Boys' Clubs can look with hope and confidence to its aims-to provide boys with "a chance to find personal fulfilment in a group of their own companions, and to grow to responsible and useful manhood". Some of the methods it adopts will be shown tonight.


Presenter: Max Robertson
Producer: Antony Craxton

: Amahl and the Night Visitors

(See facing page)

A Christmas story with music
by Gian Carlo Menotti

(Malcolm Day appears by permission of All Saints' Resident Choir School, Margaret Street, London, W.1)


Author/Composer: Gian Carlo Menotti
Producer: Christian Simpson
Musicians: Sinfonia of London
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Choreography: Michel de Lutry
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Amahl: Malcolm Day/Graham Saunders
His mother: Gladys Whitred
King Kaspar: John Lewis
King Melchior: John Cameron
King Balthazar: Scott Joynt
Their page: John Carvalho
A dancer: Josephine Gordon
Chorus of Shepherds and Villagers: [artists uncredited]
Dancers: [artists uncredited]

: Is This Your Problem?

Edana Romney, Edgar Lustgarten and a group of advisers, in the final programme in the present series, attempt to throw some light on personal problems brought to the studio by viewers.


Presenter/devised by: Edana Romney
Presenter/devised by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: Huw Wheldon

: Christmas Parade

News about some BBC Television Christmas programmes brought to you by Peter Haigh and a few guests.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Presenter: Peter Haigh

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