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

Shopping Suggestions
This month's best value in meat, fish, and groceries, by Louise Davies.

Making the Money go Round
A housewife from Treharris, Glamorgan, discusses her housekeeping problems with Marguerite Patten, and is shown some cooking suggestions.

More about Pewter
Margaret Rourke makes a bracelet.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Item presenter (Shopping Suggestions): Louise Davies
Interviewer/Cook (Making the Money go Round): Marguerite Patten
Item presenter (More about Pewter): Margaret Rourke
Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Producer: S. E. Reynolds
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Personality Parade

with Bill McGuffie at the piano.
Interviewed by Vera McKechnie
Guest singer, Marie Benson


Pianist: Bill McGuffie
Interviewer: Vera McKechnie
Guest singer: Marie Benson
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: Afternoon Playhouse: Mansion for Jimmy

A film story about a young American boy who runs into difficulties.

: Sketchbook

Harry Rutherford visits Rochester.


Presenter/artist: Harry Rutherford
Presented by: Ray Lakeland

: Children's Television

Look: Track and Signs
A series of wild-life programmes introduced by Peter Scott.
Maxwell Knight talks with Peter Scott and Walter Flesher, a Yorkshire gamekeeper, about the ways in which you can be your own detective in the countryside. Although you may not see all the animals and birds that visit your part of the country you may discover the presence of many of them by their tracks and signs. Maxwell Knight uses film to illustrate some of the evidence to be found.
From the BBC's West of England television studio

Sketch Club
Adrian Hill, in a new series of Sketch Club programmes, shows you how to draw the things you might see when making a picture.

with Phil Tate and his Orchestra.
(Phil Tate appears by permission of Hammersmith Palais, Ltd.)

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Look): Peter Scott
Guest (Look): Maxwell Knight
Guest (Look): Walter Flesher
Producer (Look): Brandon Acton-Bond
Presenter/Artist (Sketch Club): Adrian Hill
Musicians (Jack-in-the-Box): Phil Tate and his Orchestra
Producer (Jack-in-the-Box): John Hunter Blair

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Other People's Jobs: The Bell Founder

An Outside Broadcast from a bell foundry at Loughborough.
Introduced by Phil Drabble.
See facing page

Other People's Jobs: The Men Who Make Bells
at 7.30
Many are the crafts and industries that have been featured in the intermittent series of programmes called Other People's Jobs. Particularly memorable programmes in this series came from the Midlands and many will remember Chain Making from Cradley Heath and Shadrach-the story behind the sweat and toil in producing fine wine glasses-which was broadcast from a glassworks at Brierley Hill. Tonight the Bell Founder will come before outside broadcast cameras to show some of the skills that he has inherited from his forebears. Although the origin of bells cannot be traced accurately, it certainly goes back beyond the written history of nations.

Indeed, early examples were found in the Egyptian tombs and there is no doubt that the use of small bells as features of public worship dates back to ancient days. The year A.D. 400 is regarded as the approximate date of the introduction of larger bells for use in the Christian Church, But they were not used in this country until Saxon days. These early bells were made of wrought iron plates which overlapped and were riveted at the point of juncture. In these early days church bells were hung on a tree or wooden frame in the church-ward, but as time went on new forms of church architecture were introduced and the massive Norman towers are indications of the weight of the bells which they contained. The foundry that will be visited tonight is one of the most famous in the country, and is at Loughborough in Leicestershire.

The products of this foundry have gone all over the world and one of their biggest jobs ever was the casting of the bell "Great Paul", all seventeen tons of it, that was dedicated in St. Paul's Cathedral, London, in 1882. For centuries, Leicestershire has had a reputation for bell-founding and Loughborough succeeded Leicester itself in 1840 when John Taylor, the son of a bell founder at Oxford, came to the town to re-cast the parish church bells. The industry is still thriving and the skill and eye of the craftsman remain supreme. It is with a very proud look in his eye that the foundry foreman, Fred Burnett, says "I've turned out three and a half thousand bells since the war and only two of them have been dud'ns".


Presenter: Phil Drabble
Producer: David Martin

: Emney Enterprises

[Starring] Fred Emney
with Edwin Styles, Deryck Guyler, Kenneth Connor, The Keynotes, Robin Richmond, Roger Avon, Margaret Holmes, Claude Bonser.


Orchestra director: George Clouston
Producer: George Inns
Comedian: Fred Emney
[Actor]: Edwin Styles
[Actor]: Deryck Guyler
[Actor]: Kenneth Connor
Singers: The Keynotes
[Actor]: Robin Richmond
[Actor]: Roger Avon
[Actress]: Margaret Holmes
[Actor]: Claude Bonser

: Immortal Swan

(See top of page)

A play by Paul Tabori based on the life of Anna Pavlova
[Starring] Alicia Markova, Dilys Hamlett, Dennis Price
At 8.30


Writer: Paul Tabori
Producer: Patricia Foy
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Alicia Markova is partnered by: Milorad Mistkovitch
Dancers: The Ballet Rambert
Musicians: The London Symphony Orchestra
Leader: Granville Jones
Conducted by: Eric Robinson
Programme introduced by: Donald Wilson
Pavlova: Alicia Markova/Dilys Hamlett
Bunya: Jessie Evans
The Prince: John Van Eyssen
Cecchetti: Paul Hardtmuth
Mordkin: Denis Buckley
Victor Dandre: Dennis Price
Diaghilev: Leslie Smith
The Countess: Mary Merrall
The Baron: David Kossoff
Volinin: Christopher Fettes
The American: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Ivan Clustine: Edmund Donlevy
The Impresario: George Margo
The Princess: Irene Prador
The Choreographer: Jack Rodney
The dancer: Janet Morrisen
Dr. de Jong: Gerald Anderson
Other parts played by: Anthony Twite
Other parts played by: Angela Crefield
Other parts played by: Philippa Gill

: Spanners in the Works

A discussion on industrial discontents.
F. C. Hooper, a Managing Director
Sam Watson, a Trade Unionist
P. Sargant Florence, a Professor of Commerce
J. A. C. Brown, an Industrial Psychologist

10.15 Westward Ho!
Introduced by Alan Gibson.

On The Spot
Topical events and personalities.

Around the West Country
with the BBC's West Region Film Unit.

Just the Job
for Johnny Morris who investigates mushrooms at Bradford-on-Avon.

Facts in Focus
A review of regional affairs.
From the BBC's West of England television studio.
(Wenvoe, Rowridge, North Hessary Tor and Les Platons transmitters only)


Speaker (Spanners in the Works): F. C. Hooper
Speaker (Spanners in the Works): Sam Watson
Speaker (Spanners in the Works): P. Sargant Florence
Speaker (Spanners in the Works): J. A. C. Brown
Presented by (Spanners in the Works): Huw Wheldon
Presenter (Westward Ho!): Alan Gibson
Reporter (Westward Ho!: Just the Job): Johnny Morris
Presented by (Westward Ho!): Peter Bale

: Railway Through the Dolomites

An Italian Film.
A little train makes a daily journey in the shadow of the Italian Alps through the gay winter sports centre of Cortina.
Adapted by Peggy Miller.
Commentary spoken by Tim Brinton.


Adapter: Peggy Miller
Narrator: Tim Brinton

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