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: Greenwich Time Signal; Seventh Winter Olympic Games

Mixed Figure Skating Championships from Cortina, Italy.
(See above)

Mixed Figue Skating from Cortina
Presented by the Italian Television Service

Between the events in the Mixed Figure Skating Championships, Winifred Taylor is at the piano, and Pauline Tooth looks through the 'Book Bag' in the studio.


Commentator: Max Robertson
Pianist: Winifred Taylor
Presenter ("Book Bag"): Pauline Tooth

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC Telefilm)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: Film Time

Jack Bell introduces excerpts from films and some cinema personalities who are in the news.


Presenter: Jack Bell
Producer: Alan Sleath

: Children's Television

For Older Children: The Friday Western: Thunder Mountain
Construction of a new railway line is held up by the Indians, who feel it will offend the mountain gods. A crooked rancher plays on their fears for his own ends. By a clever trick Cisco and Pancho turn the tables on the bad man and restore the Indians' confidence. The railway line goes through.

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: 5: Bunter Takes the Blame
by Frank Richards.
[Starring] Gerald Campion
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on September 3, 1955)

(to 18.00)


Writer (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): Frank Richards
Producer (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): Pharic MacLaren
Harry Wharton: John Charlesworth
Bob Cherry: Brian Roper
Frank Nugent: Peter Marden
Johnny Bull: Colin Campbell
Hurree Singh: Ronald Moodie
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Mr. Quelch: Raf de la Torre
Skinner: Henry Davies
Snoop: Alaric Cotter
Lord Mauleverer: Anthony Valentine
Mr. Prout: Edward Lexy

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: The Burns and Allen Show: The Trouble with Rumours

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: The Weekend Ahead

A preview of some of your programmes for tomorrow and Sunday.

: Forces' Requests

Josephine Douglas invites you to meet men and women of H.M. Forces serving overseas and to hear their musical requests for their friends and relations at home
The requests are from Kenya and Wildenrath, Western Germany.
Carole Carr introduces the programme starring Walter Midgley with Ronnie Hilton,
Tutte Lemkow, Sara Luzita, The Northerners.
Host, Peter West and the Forces' Requests Orchestra (Leader, David McCallum) under the direction of George Clouston.


Interviewer/producer: Josephine Douglas
Presenter: Carole Carr
Tenor: Walter Midgley
Singer: Ronnie Hilton
Dancer: Tutte Lemkow
Dancer: Sara Luzita
Performers: The Northerners
Host: Peter West
Musicians: Forces' Requests Orchestra
Leader: David McCallum
(Orchestra) under the direction of: George Clouston
Dance direction: Tutte Lemkow
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Film sequences: Cameramen: Peter Hamilton
Film sequences: Cameramen: Valfrid Lemanis
Editor: Paul Khan

: Judge For Yourself: 5: Fraud

Written by Ernest Dudley and Donn Russell.
Ernest Dudley introduces a weekly series of imaginary court cases in which the verdict rests with you, the jury.


Presenter/writer: Ernest Dudley
Writer: Donn Russell
Devised by: D. Gideon Thomson
Producer: G.B. Lupino

: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion.
Charles Fletcher-Cooke M.P., Jocelyn Simon M.P., Denis Healey M.P., Anthony Crosland
Chairman, Frank Byers


Panellist: Charles Fletcher-Cooke
Panellist: Jocelyn Simon
Panellist: Denis Healey
Panellist: Anthony Crosland
Chairman: Frank Byers
Presented by: David Hutchinson

: John Slater

with a story of his own.
(A BBC telerecording)
(John Slater is appearing in 'Dry Rot' at the Whitehall Theatre, London)


Writer/Storyteller: John Slater
Presented by: Douglas Moodie

: Club Time: Gardening Club

An evening date for enthusiasts bringing them news, views, and expert information on their particular subject.

Percy Thrower introduces members of the Amateur Orchid Growers' Society, who show some of these fascinating plants and prove that orchid growing is well within the means of the average gardener.
Percy Thrower demonstrates the dividing and re-planting of herbaceous plants, the planting of shallots, the raising of early vegetables under cloches and in the greenhouse, and the pruning and re-potting of fuchsias.
"News Flash from Wisley" by F. E. W. Hanger, Curator of the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens.


Presenter/gardener: Percy Thrower
Item presenter (News Flash from Wisley): F. E. W. Hanger
Producer: John Furness

: Seventh Winter Olympic Games

Report from Cortina.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down

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