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

From London:
Domestic Forum
Viewers' questions discussed spontaneously by Alice Hooper Beck, Pauline Chamont, Ruth Drew.
Chairman, Joan Gilbert

From Birmingham:
Songs with a Guitar
Barrie Edgar interviews John Gavall about some of the songs he has collected during pis recent travels abroad.

Shopping Suggestions
Margaret Douglas shows some new ideas found in shops in the Birmingham area.


Panellist (Domestic Forum): Alice Hooper Beck
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Pauline Chamont
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Ruth Drew
Chairman (Domestic Forum): Joan Gilbert
Producer (Domestic Forum): Barbara Crowther
Interviewer (Songs with a Guitar): Barrie Edgar
Interviewee/guitarist (Songs with a Guitar): John Gavall
Presenter (Shopping Suggestions): Margaret Douglas
Producer (Shopping Suggestions): John McGonagle

: 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

with Jill Day.
Pianist, Johnny Johnstone
Interviewed by Vera McKechnie.


Singer: Jill Day
Pianist: Johnny Johnstone
Interviewer: Vera McKechnie
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: Afternoon Playhouse: Corner Shop

A film about a conscience that would not be stifled.

: Sketchbook

Harry Rutherford visits Bolton.


Presenter/artist: Harry Rutherford
Presented by: Ray Lakeland

: Children's Television

Meet the Penguins: Father's Wasted Morning
Story by J. M. Smith Wright.

Children's Newsreel

An illustrated talk on the composer whose two - hundredth birthday is being celebrated tomorrow.

On Form
A sports forum in which Wilfred Wooller on rugby and cricket, John Disley on athletics, Marjorie Pollard on hockey answer questions by boys and girls from the Cathays High Schools, Cardiff.
In the chair, Alun Williams

(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
Presented by (Meet the Penguins): Peter Newington
Panellist (On Form): Wilfred Wooller
Panellist (On Form): John Disley
Panellist (On Form): Marjorie Pollard
Chairman (On Form): Alun Williams
Presented by (On Form): Lorraine Davies
Presented by (On Form): Meurig Jones

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Puzzle Corner

Introduced by Ronnie Waldman.
This week's viewer competitor from Chester including Which Year? with Vicki Shaw, Steve Arlen, Josephine Gordon, Peter Darrell, Ron Taylor, Four in A Chord.
Viewers who live in Chester 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?): Josephine Gordon
Dancer (Which Year?): Peter Darrell
Dancer (Which Year?): Ron Taylor
Singers (Which Year?): Four in a Chord
Dances arranged by: Daphne Kiernander
Material: Dennis Yates
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
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, Harold Goodwin, Dennis Kirtland and Gillian Lynne, Bob Sharples and his Music.


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]: Harold Goodwin
[Actor]: Dennis Kirtland
[Actress]: Gillian Lynne
Musicians: Bob Sharples and his Music

: The Alien Sky

A television play by Paul Scott freely adapted by the author from his novel.
[Starring] Stephen Murray, Helen Haye Sheila Burrell, Hugh McDermott


Author/adapter: Paul Scott
Director: John Jacobs
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Ian Atkins
Joe MacKendrick: Hugh McDermott
Bholu: Mansuk Shah
Dorothy Gower: Sheila Burrell
Prabhu: Zia Mohyeddin
John Steele: Robert Brown
Tom Gower: Stephen Murray
Harriet Haig: Helen Haye
Maharajah of Kalipur: Brian Oulton
Cynthia Mapleton: Valerie White
Muttra Dass: Roger Snowdon
Kamala: Kismet Shahani
Mahmoud: Roger Delgado
Major Milner: Gordon Bell
Judith Anderson: Maureen Connell
Gopi Nair: Marne Maitland
Gupta: Anthony Jacobs

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?: Problems from Paintings

The Experts: Trenchard Cox, Sir Gerald Kelly, Professor Ellis Waterhouse
v. The Challenger: The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Expert: Trenchard Cox
Expert: Sir Gerald Kelly
Expert: Professor Ellis Waterhouse
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: Bob Hope

See column 3 on facing page
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Entertainer: Bob Hope

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