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

Making the Money go Round: 2
A farmworker's wife from Banbury discusses her housekeeping problems with Marguerite Patten, and is shown some ideas for meals.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

Women in Olympics
The programme may be interrupted to include items from the Seventh Winter Olympic Games Ladies' Free Figure Skating at Cortina.
Presented by the Italian Television Service


Interviewer/Cook (Making the Money go Round): Marguerite Patten
Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Producer: Barbara Crowther
Commentator (Women in Olympics): Peter Dimmock

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam Williams and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC Telefilm)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Seventh Winter Olympic Games

The last thirty minutes of the Ladies' Free Figure Skating Championships from Cortina, Italy.
Presented by the Italian Television Service


Commentator: Peter Dimmock

: Personality Parade

with Tonia Bern, Continental singer and Derek New at the piano.
Interviewed by Vera McKechnie


Singer: Tonia Bern
Pianist: Derek New
Interviewer: Vera McKechnie
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: Freddie Mills

with Brenda Cowling and Cameron Hall.


Exerciser/presenter: Freddie Mills
Guest: Brenda Cowling
Guest: Cameron Hall
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Children's Television

Children's International Newsreel

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.

Children of the Commonwealth
Alex Macintosh visits the Imperial Institute, where he introduces Cyril Boxhall who talks about Malaya to a group of schoolchildren in the galleries.

(to 18.00)


Presenter/artist (Sketch Club): Adrian Hill
Presenter (Children of the Commonwealth): Alex Macintosh
Speaker (Children of the Commonwealth): Cyril Boxhall

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Home Town: Chester

Peter Haigh visits Chester and meets some of the interesting people to whom this historic city means home.
From the Town Hall, Chester.
See facing page


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Programme arranged by: D. Mitchell
Film sequences: Roy Harris
Presented by: William Cave

: Emney Enterprises

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


Orchestra under the direction of: Eric Robinson
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

: Speech

by Arthur Swinson.
A documentary programme to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the foundation of the Central School of Speech and Drama.
The work of the school (not only in the theatre, but in the training of speech therapists and teachers) is illustrated in the programme, in which Dame Edith Evans takes part. The programme also includes a short extract of Laurence Olivier in the film "Hamlet".

(The extract featuring Laurence Olivier in "Hamlet" is made available by courtesy of the Rank Organisation)


Writer: Arthur Swinson
Designed and produced by: Hal Burton
Actress: Dame Edith Evans

: The Sinatra Story

A programme tracing the screen career of Frank Sinatra.
Alexander Macintosh introduces excerpts from the following films: "Anchors Aweigh", "Till the Clouds Roll By", "It Happened in Brooklyn", "Everybody's Cheering", "On the Town", "The Tender Trap".
(By arrangement with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)


Presenter: Alexander Macintosh
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Sports Report

Leading players and personalities discuss topical and controversial sporting issues of the day.

10.15 Westward Ho!
A regional magazine.
Introduced by Alan Gibson.

On the Spot
Topical events and personalities.
Around the West Country
with the BBC West of England Film Unit.

Out of Doors in Wiltshire
with Ralph Whitlock.

Facts in Focus: The Dartmoor Avon Dam Project
From the BBC's West of England television studio.

(Wenvoe, Rowridge, North Hessary Tor and Les Platons)


Arranged by (Sports Report): David Coleman
Presented by (Sports Report): David Martin
Presenter (Westward Ho!): Alan Gibson
Reporter (Westward Ho!: Out of Doors in Wiltshire): Ralph Whitlock
Presented by (Westward Ho!): Peter Bale

: Seventh Winter Olympic Games

Report from Cortina.
Followed by The Weather, Road Works Report; Close Down

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