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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Look and Choose
An enquiry into upholstered chairs conducted by Isobel Barnett.

Come to Tea
with Elsie Waters and Doris Waters who entertain people they would like you to meet.


Presenter (Look and Choose): Isobel Barnett
Arranged by (Look and Choose): Monica Sims
Presenter/Comedienne (Come to Tea): Elsie Waters
Presenter/Comedienne (Come to Tea): Doris Waters
Arranged by (Come to Tea): Dora Nirva
Presented by: Patrick Harvey

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC Telefilm)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Wynford Vaughan Thomas: "...And there was I..."

Wynford Vaughan Thomas recalls exciting moments from his life as a commentator.


Presenter: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Presented by: Ray Lakeland

: Orient Express: A Matter of Calculation

A series of films for television made in post-war Europe.

: The Michaels in Africa: Cheetah Chase

In this film George Michael captures a cheetah that has been killing his African trackers' chickens.
Commentary written by James Leasor


Subject/Producer: George Michael
Writer: James Leasor

: Children's Television

Prudence Kitten: Prudence's Grand Christmas Pantomime: 2: Awakened with a Kiss
with Molly Blake.

Melody Time
with John Madin at the electric organ.

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: 4: Bunter Forgot
by Frank Richards.
[Starring] Gerald Campion
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on August 20, 1955)

(to 18.00)


Narrator (Prudence Kitten): Molly Blake
Organist (Melody Time): John Madin
Writer (Billy Bunter): Frank Richards
Director (Billy Bunter): Pharic MacLaren
Producer (Billy Bunter): Joy Harington
Harry Wharton: John Charlesworth
Bob Cherry: Brian Roper
Johnny Bull: Colin Campbell
Frank Nugent: Peter Marden
Hurree Singh: Ronald Moodie
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Mr. Quelch: Raf de la Torre

: Sports News

followed by The Weather

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: I Led Three Lives

[Starring] Richard Carlson
A film in this series based on the true-life adventures of Herbert Philbrick, who for nine years in America led three lives - average citizen, high-level member of the Communist Party, and counterspy for the F.B.I.
In this film he must somehow copy secret Communist papers with which he is temporarily entrusted, but every step he makes is watched by members of the Party.


Herbert Philbrick: Richard Carlson

: What's My Line?

TV's most popular panel game
with Isobel Barnett, Zoe Gail, Ben Lyon, Gilbert Harding and Eamonn Andrews in the chair.

("What's My Line?" was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman, and is televised by arrangement with C.B.S. and Maurice Winnick)


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Zoe Gail
Panellist: Ben Lyon
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: Panorama

Richard Dimbleby brings you Television's Window on the World.
Every Monday the Panorama team of special contrlbutors using film and television cameras - focuses on events and personalities of the moment.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Michael Peacock

: Off the Record

Jack Payne introduces Off the Record
featuring Alma Cogan, Frankie Vaughan, Frank Weir, Dennis Hale, Marion Ryan, Patti Lewis, Eric Winstone and his Orchestra, The Concert Orchestra and George Mitchell Singers
Conducted by Stanley Black

(Alma Colgan is appearing in "Aladdin" at the Chiswick Empire, London)


Presenter: Jack Payne
Singer: Alma Cogan
Singer: Frankie Vaughan
Saxophonist: Frank Weir
Singer: Dennis Hale
Singer: Marion Ryan
Singer: Patti Lewis
Musicians: Eric Winstone and his Orchestra
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Singers: George Mitchell Singers
Conductor: Stanley Black
Producer: Francis Essex

: J. B. Priestley on Books and Authors

The second in a fortnightly series of programmes.


Presenter: J. B. Priestley

: Late-Night Variety

From the Chelsea Barracks (by permission of the Major-General Commanding the Household Brigade).
With Jill Day, Morris and Cowley, Rita Martell, The Dargie Quintet, Freddie Harrison, Syd and Paul Kaye.
Introduced by Alan Clive.


Singer: Jill Day
Comedians: Morris and Cowley
Juggler: Rita Martell
Musicians: The Dargie Quintet
Entertainer: Freddie Harrison
Comedians: Syd and Paul Kaye
Presenter: Alan Clive
Orchestra Director: George Clouston
Producer: Albert Stevenson

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