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

A magazine of interest and entertainment for younger women.

Book List
Peter Forster

Your Summer Dress
Following the progress of a dress from drawing board to wardrobe with Joan Bixon and Bob Kesten.

John McLaren

Piano Accordion
Edna Cecil

Dream Holidays
Winter plans for summers away by Evelyn Gibbs.

Introduced by James Drake.


Presenter: James Drake
Item presenter (Book List): Peter Forster
Item presenter (Your Summer Dress): Joan Bixon
Item presenter (Your Summer Dress): Bob Kesten
Speaker (Digressions): John McLaren
Pianist (Piano Accordion): Edna Cecil
Item presenter (Dream Holidays): Evelyn Gibbs
Producer: Rosemary Hill

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC Telefilm)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird

: Music is Fun

Eric Spear finds Music is Fun.
A weekly series of programmes.


Presenter: Eric Spear
Presented by: Richard Gilbert

: The Visitor: The Brother

Another film in this series.

: Sketchbook

Harry Rutherford visits Sheffield.


Presenter/artist: Harry Rutherford
Presented by: Ray Lakeland

: Children's Television

Snow White and Rose Red
The famous story told in silhouette by Lotte Reiniger.

Filming in the Holy Land
Written and introduced by David Goddard.
A BBC Children's Television film unit recently returned from the Holy Land. In this programme you see some of the film they took and hear about the interesting places they visited.

A Scoop for Carola
by Barbara Willard.

(to 18.00)


Director (Snow White and Rose Red): Lotte Reiniger
Writer/Presenter (Filming in the Holy Land): David Goddard
Cameraman (Filming in the Holy Land): Peter Sargent
Film Editor (Filming in the Holy Land): John Pullen
Writer (A Scoop for Carola): Barbara Willard
Producer (A Scoop for Carola): Dorothea Brooking
Designer (A Scoop for Carola): Guy Sheppard
Harry Fairweather, a country G.P.: Arthur Howard
Margaret Fairweather, his wife: Moira Lynd
Carola Fairweather, their elder daughter: Gillian Sterrett
Pauline Fairweather, her younger sister: Janet Don
Angela Spencer (Angel), a friend of Pauline's: Anne Lloyd
Mr. Guile, an antique dealer: Peter Claughton
Editor: Philip Lennard
Stuart Forrester, a reporter: Michael Hall
Bill, newspaper photographer: Edward Higgins

: Sports News

followed by The Weather

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: It's Easy When You Know How

A programme in which experts in industry demonstrate tricks of their trades.
Introduced by Archie McCulloch.
From the Govan Town Hall, Glasgow.


Presenter: Archie McCulloch
Arranged by: Roma Fairley
Producer: James Buchan

: Camera One

Kenneth Horne brings to Camera One forty-five minutes of non-stop Variety from the Television Theatre with Digby Wolfe, Cortez and Pam, Les Marthys, Rayne, Victor Labati, The Liddell Sisters, Norman Vaughan, Jack Beckitt, The George Mitchell Singers.


Presenter: Kenneth Horne
Comedian: Digby Wolfe
Performers: Cortez and Pam
Comic acrobatics: Les Marthys
Performer: Rayne
Tenor: Victor Labati
Singers: The Liddell Sisters
Comedian: Norman Vaughan
Ventriloquist: Jack Beckitt
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Designer: Audley Southcott
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: The Tamer Tamed

by Elaine Morgan.
[Starring] Judy Campbell and Robert Urquhart
The action of the play takes place in and around Padua. Time, 1600
(Robert Urquhart appears by permission of Associated British Picture Corporation, Ltd.)

Petruchio wooed the shrewish Katharina violently, and won from her a startling obedience, so that nothing was tall or short, hot or cold, until so stated by her lord. But that, says tonight's frolicsome play, was a year ago. Has the bridal honey yet soured on her tongue? Is her spleen perhaps "not killed but driven underground?" Baptista has summoned his daughters back to Padua, and we see them on their way; Bianca, perhaps not quite as timid as she was in The Taming of the Shrew, and Katharina - but let us see how she, the tamed, now handles her tamer.... (Elwyn Jones)


Writer: Elaine Morgan
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Anthony Pelissier
Christopher Sly: Bruno Barnabe
Baptista: Aubrey Dexter
Antonio: John Gatrell
Bianca: Annabel Maule
Lucentio: Hugh Latimer
Hortensio: Bruno Barnabe
Wife to Hortensio: Avice Landone
Petruchio: Robert Urquhart
Katharina: Judy Campbell
Nurse: Marjorie Gresley
Other parts played by: Dudley Foster
Other parts played by: Michael Dear
Other parts played by: Charles Saynor

: First National Nylon Trade Fair and the Men's Trade Fair

at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Peter West and Verrall Dunlop introduce the new in nylon and the modish in men's wear.


Presenter: Peter West
Presenter: Verrall Dunlop
Fashion adviser: Frieda I. Sherren

: The Petula Clark Show

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


Singer: Petula Clark
Pianist: Joe Henderson

: Science Review

A film review of new developments in science and industry.
Introduced by P.B. Medawar, F.R.S., Professor of Zoology, University College, London.

Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Presenter: P.B. Medawar
Producer: Norman MacQueen
Producer: James McCloy

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