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

Shopping Suggestions
This month's best value in fruit, vegetables, and flowers, by Frances Perry.

Keeping Fit
Eileen Fowler introduces one of the winners of the recently held walking competition organised by the Women's League of Health and Beauty.

Foreign Cookery
Ferdinande Van Acker shows a Belgian way of serving chicory.

Cold Spell
Philip Porteous offers advice on how to prevent water pipes from freezing and first-aid treatment for burst pipes.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Item presenter (Shopping Suggestions): Frances Perry
Item presenter (Keeping Fit): Eileen Fowler
Cook (Foreign Cookery): Ferdinande van Acker
Item presenter (Cold Spell): Philip Porteous
Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Arranged by: Barbara Crowther
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

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


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

: Personality Parade

Bruce Trent interviewed by Vera McKechnie.


Singer: Bruce Trent
Interviewer: Vera McKechnie
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: Famous Playhouse: Meet the Little Woman

A television comedy film.
[Starring] Mona Freeman and John Hudson


Woman: Mona Freeman
[Actor]: John Hudson

: Sketchbook

Harry Rutherford visits Stamford.


Presenter/artist: Harry Rutherford
Presented by: Ray Lakeland

: Children's Television

Meet the Penguins: Surprise Roly-Poly
Story by J.M. Smith-Wright.

Children's Newsreel

Steps into Ballet
The last of three programmes.
[Starring] Peggy van Praagh
The Ballet: "Cinderella"
Music by John Addison played by the Melos Ensemble.
(Donald Britton, Maureen Bruce, and John Lanchbery appear by arrangement with Sadler's Wells Trust, Ltd.; Jill Denning is a pupil of Nora Roche)

Something to Read
Ursula Eason and two children talk about some of the books they have been reading.

(to 18.00)


Writer (Meet the Penguins): J.M. Smith-Wright
Pictures (Meet the Penguins): Sam Williams
Pictures (Meet the Penguins): Elizabeth Williams
Assisted by (Meet the Penguins): Caroline Guthrie
Music (Meet the Penguins): John Hooper
Music played by (Meet the Penguins): Tom McCall
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Madi Hedd
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Kenneth Connor
Special Effects (Meet the Penguins): Alfred Davis
Special Effects (Meet the Penguins): Douglas Mair
Producer (Meet the Penguins): Peter Newington
Dancer (Steps into Ballet): Peggy van Praagh
Dancer (Steps into Ballet): Donald Britton
Dancer (Steps into Ballet): Maureen Bruce
Dancer (Steps into Ballet): Jill Denning
Music (Steps into Ballet): John Lanchbery
Music (Steps into Ballet): John Addison
Musicians (Steps into Ballet): The Melos Ensemble
Choreography (Steps into Ballet): Gilbert Vernon
Producer (Steps into Ballet): Naomi Capon
Presenter (Something to Read): Ursula Eason

: Sports News

followed by The Weather

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Puzzle Corner

Introduced by Ronnie Waldman.
This week's viewer competitor from Kilmarnock including Which Year? with Vicki Shaw, Steve Arlen, Pamela Harrington, Peter Darrell, The Greene Sisters.

Viewers who live in Kilmarnock are invited to place this copy of Radio Times in their window by noon today if they wish to offer themselves as the viewer competitor in tonight's Puzzle Corner.


Presenter: Ronnie Waldman
Singer (Which Year?): Vicki Shaw
Singer (Which Year?): Steve Arlen
Dancer (Which Year?): Pamela Harrington
Dancer (Which Year?): Peter Darrell
Singers (Which Year?): The Greene Sisters
Dances arranged by: Daphne Kiernander
Material: Dennis Yates
Orchestra directed by: George Clouston
Producer: Walton Anderson

: Strictly T-T

Written by Alan Hackney, Eric Merriman and Terry-Thomas.
Terry-Thomas takes a fortnightly trip to HoIdergap-on-Tees with Lorrae Desmond, Ken Griffith, Dennis Kirtland and Gillian Lynne, Bob Sharples and his Music.
Terry-Thomas writes on page 9


Writer: Alan Hackney
Writer: Eric Merriman
Writer: Terry-Thomas
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Producer: Duncan Wood
Comedian: Terry-Thomas
[Actress]: Lorrae Desmond
[Actor]: Ken Griffith
[Actor]: Dennis Kirtland
[Actress]: Gillian Lynne
Musicians: Bob Sharples and his Music

: Change of Heart

(See below and facing page)

A play by Jacques Deval.
[Starring] Alexander Knox and Joyce Heron

The action of the play takes place in the Josses' flat in Paris. Time, the present

at 8.30


Author: Jacques Deval
Producer: Campbell Logan
Designer: Roy Oxley
Jeanette Cartier: Brenda Hogan
Pierre Gobert: Alec McCowen
Fernande Josse: Joyce Heron
Maurice Bouillet: Derek Blomfield
Charles Josse: Alexander Knox

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The Experts include: Hermann Braunholtz, Geoffrey Bushnell
The Challenger: The Sarawak Museum in the Island of Borneo
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Expert: Hermann Braunholtz
Expert: Geoffrey Bushnell
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

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