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

A magazine of interest and entertainment for younger women.

Let's Set About It
A do-it-at-home hairstyle, shown by Richard Conway and Henry Redman.

Treasure Hunt
A.T. Morley Hewitt continues his search for unsuspected treasure.

Fashion Spotlight on umbrellas

At the Piano, Ian Stewart

Present from London
The first instalment of a new serial written and told by Antonia Ridge.

Introduced by Elizabeth Hunt.

(Ian Stewart is appearing at the Savoy Hotel, London)


Hairdresser/Item presenter (Let's Set About It): Richard Conway
Hairdresser/Item presenter (Let's Set About It): Henry Redman
Item presenter (Treasure Hunt): A.T. Morley Hewitt
Pianist: Ian Stewart
Writer/Storyteller (Present from London): Antonia Ridge
Presenter: Elizabeth Hunt
Producer: Rosemary Hill

: Pantomime Tea Dance

Tom Arnold, Claude Langdon, S. H. Newsome and Derek Salberg invite you to
Come Dancing to the music of Oscar Rabin and his Band at the Casino Ballroom,
Birmingham (By arrangement with Mecca Dancing, Ltd.) and to meet the performers from some of the Midland pantomimes and to be entertained by
Vic Oliver
(appearing in "Old King Cole" at the Theatre Royal, Birmingham)
Jimmy Young
(appearing in "Robinson Crusoe" at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton)
Eve Boswell
(appearing in "Mother Goose" at the Coventry Theatre)
Vic Gordon and Peter Colville
(appearing in "Goody Two Shoes" at the Hippodrome, Dudley)
(appearing in "White Horse Inn on Ice" at the Hippodrome, Birmingham)
and Gabriel and Toledo
(appearing at the Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham)
Your announcers: Sylvia Peters and Donald Gray
Television's afternoon hostesses: Elizabeth London, Pauline Tooth, Cherry Hunter, Ann Jollief, Vera McKechnie, Gwen Evans, Brenda Beith, Rosamund Waring, Jane Hardie, Susan Franks
Sonny Binick and Sally Brock, British Professional Champions
Old-Time Formation Team from Blackpool
(trained by Joe and Cathie Stead)


Producer: Tom Arnold
Producer: Claude Langdon
Producer: S. H. Newsome
Producer: Derek Salberg
Musicians: Oscar Rabin and his Band
Comedian: Vic Oliver
Singer: Jimmy Young
Singer: Eve Boswell
Comedian: Vic Gordon
Comedian: Peter Colville
Entertainer: Noberti
Performers: Gabriel and Toledo
Announcer: Sylvia Peters
Announcer: Donald Gray
Hostess: Elizabeth London
Hostess: Pauline Tooth
Hostess: Cherry Hunter
Hostess: Ann Jollief
Hostess: Vera McKechnie
Hostess: Gwen Evans
Hostess: Brenda Beith
Hostess: Rosamund Waring
Hostess: Jane Hardie
Hostess: Susan Franks
Dancer: Sonny Binick
Dancer: Sally Brock
Formation dancers: Old-Time Formation Team
[Formation team] trained by: Joe Stead
[Formation team] trained by: Cathie Stead
Dance programme arranged by: Eric Morley
Presented by: Barrie Edgar
Presented by: Richard Gilbert

: Children's Television

Zoo Quest to Guiana: 2
Last year David Attenborough and L. Harrison Matthews went to Guiana to film and capture rare animals in the forests. In this film David Attenborough tells you more of his adventures.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on September 20, 1955)

Copy Boy
by Thomas Singleton.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Zoo Quest to Guiana): David Attenborough
Zoologist (Zoo Quest to Guiana): L. Harrison Matthews
Filmed by (Zoo Quest to Guiana): Charles Lagus
Director (Zoo Quest to Guiana): Rex Moorfoot
Writer (Copy Boy): Thomas Singleton
Designer (Copy Boy): Douglas Smith
Producer (Copy Boy): Barbara Hammond
Mrs. Kent: Betty Cooper
Peter Kent: Robert Sandford
Prince Omar Muktar: Desmond Raynor
Passer-by: Edward Fairbrother
Mr. Halliday: Gerald Andersen
Miss Graham: Jane Jordan Rogers
Bart: Tony Woodruff
Jake: Philip Lennard

: Sports News

followed by The Weather

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Commonwealth Magazine

Written and produced by Stephen Hearst.
A film programme made in co-operation with the Commonwealth Governments.


Editor: Alan Martin
Writer/producer: Stephen Hearst

: An excerpt from "A Girl Called Jo"

A musical adaptation of Louisa M. Alcott's novels "Little Women" and "Good Wives".
Introduced by Mary Malcolm.
A special performance before an invited audience, from the Piccadilly Theatre, London, by arrangement with Linnit and Dunfee, Ltd.
See facing page


Author (Little Women/Good Wives): Louisa M. Alcott
Book and lyrics: Peter Myers
Book and lyrics: Alec Grahame
Book and lyrics: David Climie
Music: John Pritchett
Director: Denis Carey
Musical direction: Mark Lubbock
Choreographer: Michael Charnley
Decor: Hutchinson Scott
Presenter: Mary Malcolm
Television presentation: John Vernon
Mrs. March (Marmee): Noel Dyson
Her daughters: Meg: Marion Grimaldi
Her daughters: Jo: Joan Heal
Her daughters: Amy: Virginia Vernon
Her daughters: Beth: Diane Todd
Aunt March: Hazel Hughes
Hannah: Gwen Nelson
General Lawrence: James Raglan
Laurie, his grandson: Denis Quilley
John Brooke, Laurie's tutor: Edward Woodward
Dr. Vance: Edouard Ashley
Tipsy guest: Donald Barclay
Dancer: Mary Allen
Dancer: Betty Ash
Dancer: Dorothy Buttery
Dancer: Barbara Joss
Dancer: Patricia Kirshner
Dancer: Diana Payne
Dancer: Isla Richardson
Dancer: Jeanne Stewart
Dancer: Jenny Trevelyan
Dancer: Lorna Wood
Dancer: Ronnie Curran
Dancer: Donald Barclay
Dancer: Charles Schuller
Dancer: Roy Evans
Dancer: Tony Manning
Dancer: K. Mottram
Dancer: Rex Rainer
Dancer: Garry Smith
Dancer: Robin Winbow
Dancer: Matthew Winsten
Singer: Laura Hedley
Singer: Myra Lowdon
Singer: Mary McLaren
Singer: Patricia Riley
Singer: Barry Beckley
Singer: Anthony Dawes
Singer: Walter Fetcher

: Special Enquiry: 6: Service for the Nation

A report for television.

There are about 270,000 National Servicemen in the armed forces. This programme is an enquiry into the working of National Service in 1956.


Commentator: Robert Reid

: The Puppet Master

by Emery Bonett.
Adapted for television by Robert Furnival.
Time, the present


Author: Emery Bonett
Adapted by: Robert Furnival
Producer: Victor Menzies
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Raphael Bogatti: William Fox
Lydia Morpeth: Pamela Alan
Miss Henderson: Gillian Webb
Madame Honore: Gladys Spencer
Mrs. Chatterton: Barbara Couper
Lottie: Aline Waites
Midge: Jennifer Wilson
Lord Ridgeby: Maurice Colbourne
Jim Bretherton: Geoffrey Matthews
Andrew Morpeth: Richard Bebb
Barbara Pain: Margaret Anderson

: The Petula Clark Show

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


Singer/presenter: Petula Clark
Pianist: Joe Henderson
Presented by: Brian Tesler

: Tales From Soho: 1: The Fiddle

A series of six plays by Berkely Mather.
(A BBC telerecording of last Saturday's broadcast)

Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Writer: Berkely Mather
Director: John Nelson Burton
Producer: Tony Richardson
Giuseppe Luccini: Meier Tzelniker
Bela: Alfie Bass
Bina: Lucie Mannheim
Horath: Gerard Heinz

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