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

A magazine of interest and entertainment for younger women.
Introduced by Roma Fairley.

I'd Like to Know
A new series of light-hearted enquiries.

Beauty News
Hand care

Know Your Furniture
John Lowe

The Harp
Osian Ellis

Dream Holidays
Winter plans for summers away, prepared by Evelyn Gibbs.


Presenter: Roma Fairley
Item presenter (Know Your Furniture): John Lowe
Harpist: Osian Ellis
Item presenter (Dream Holidays): Evelyn Gibbs
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

: Music is Fun

Eric Spear finds Music is Fun.
A weekly series of programmes.


Presenter: Eric Spear
Presented by: Richard Gilbert

: 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

The Tale of the Magician
Television Puppet Theatre presents a Toytown play by S. G. Hulme Beaman.

Children's International Newsreel

Behind the Scenery
Cliff Michelmore and Stephen Wade take you on a visit to the scenery workshops at the Television Centre.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on March 4, 1955)

(to 18.00)


Writer (The Tale of the Magician): S. G. Hulme Beaman
Voices (The Tale of the Magician): Peter Hawkins
Voices (The Tale of the Magician): Raymond Rollett
Voices (The Tale of the Magician): Redvers Kyle
Puppeteer (The Tale of the Magician): Molly Gibson
Puppeteer (The Tale of the Magician): Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer (The Tale of the Magician): Bob Bura
Puppeteer (The Tale of the Magician): John Hardwick
Designer (The Tale of the Magician): Andrew Brownfoot
Puppets and production (The Tale of the Magician): Gordon Murray
Presenter (Behind the Scenery): Cliff Michelmore
Presenter (Behind the Scenery): Stephen Wade

: Sports News

followed by The Weather

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Shepherd's Crook in Wandsworth Road

An unusual title: an unusual place.


Producer: Bill Duncalf

: The Banns of Marriage

A play in one act by Charles Lee.
From the BBC's West of England television studio.


Author: Charles Lee
Producer: Owen Reed
Designer: Desmond Chinn
The Rev. Cyril Bestwick: Lockwood West
Alice, his maid: Ethel Coleridge
William Hobb: Hedley Goodall
Lizzie Charles: Phyllis Smale

: Frontiers of Science: 1: Flying High

A new series of programmes in which scientists show what they are doing and why they are doing it.

The problems that doctors and scientists of the Royal Air Force Institute of Aviation Medicine are facing as men reach out towards space.

Introduced by Arthur Garratt.
See facing page


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Producer: James McCloy

: Music Opens the Door

Dobson and Young choose the key and Music Opens the Door.
A fortnightly series of programmes.
From the depot of the Women's Royal Army Corps, Queen Elizabeth Camp, Guildford, Surrey.


Presenters: Dobson and Young
Producer: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Fabian of Scotland Yard: The Ribbon Trap

[Starring] Bruce Seton
Fabian investigates thefts from railway depots and finally brings the criminals to justice.


Inspector Robert Fabian: Bruce Seton

: The Petula Clark Show

featuring Petula Clark and her boy friend of the week with Joe Henderson and his Music.


Presenter/singer: Petula Clark
Pianist: Joe Henderson
Presented by: Brian Tesler

: The Adventures of Annabel: 6: Trouble for Company

A series of television plays written by Anthony Steven
Original stories by Charles Franklin
[Starring] Elizabeth Allan and Hugh Sinclair

The action takes place in Cape Town and London. Time, the present
(A BBC telerecording of last Saturday's broadcast)

Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Author: Charles Franklin
Adapted by: Anthony Steven
Producer: Chloe Gibson
Annabel: Elizabeth Allan
Nyassa Gordon: Margaret Tyzack
Alan Teniers: Paul Eddington
Max Barrington: Richard Caldicot
Barman: Dennis Handby
Dulcie Soames: Margaret Johns
Hotel porter: Frank Singuineau
Robert Hayward: Hugh Sinclair
Sergeant Murray: Norman Pierce
Stewardess: Rosemary Frankau
Other parts played by: John Bremen
Other parts played by: Winifred Hill
Other parts played by: Eleanor Jack
Other parts played by: Gwen Jones
Other parts played by: Edna McKenzie
Other parts played by: Patricia Mort

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