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

Choosing meat and fish
Louise Davies

Embroidery on the Machine
Enid Marx and Lilian Willey discuss new possibilities in design.

Making the Money Go Round
A housewife from King's Langley talks about her housekeeping problems to Marguerite Patten and is shown some cooking suggestions.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Choosing meat and fish): Louise Davies
Speaker (Embroidery on the Machine): Enid Marx
Speaker (Embroidery on the Machine): Lilian Willey
Item presenter/Cook (Making the Money Go Round): Marguerite Patten
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Briarmains

The house in Charlotte Bronte's "Shirley" is the Yorkshire home of Dorothy Shaw.
Kenneth Midwood talks to her about the house and shows some of her sketches.


Interviewee: Dorothy Shaw
Interviewer: Kenneth Midwood
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: Hostess at Home

Brenda Beith introduces some television personalities of 1955.


Presenter: Brenda Beith
Presented by: Bruce Wyndham

: Children's Television

Television Puppet Theatre: The Toytown Treasure
A Toytown play by S. G. Hulme Beaman.

Look: Red Deer
A series of wild-life programmes.
Introduced by Peter Scott.
For details: see Wednesday, 9.30

Sketch Club
Adrian Hill continues to show you how to make pictures.

(to 18.00)


Writer (The Toytown Treasure): S. G. Hulme Beaman
Presenter (Look): Peter Scott
Presenter/artist (Sketch Club): Adrian Hill

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Emney Enterprises

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


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
Orchestra director: George Clouston
Producer: George Inns

: The Great Little Tilley

"The Great Little Tilley" is written by Hubert Gregg.
An impression of the life and times of the greatest male impersonator of them all.
[Starring] Pat Kirkwood as Vesta Tilley and Tony Britton as Walter de Frece
[with] Cyril Luckham as Harry Ball
(Tony Britton appears by permission of British Lion Film Corporation)
See page 20


Writer: Hubert Gregg
Research: Gale Pedrick
Costumes supervised by: Ena Nickalls
Special Orchestrations: Ray Terry
Special Orchestrations: Alan Yates
Orchestra Director: Eric Robinson
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Brian Tesler
Vesta Tilley: Pat Kirkwood
Walter de Frece: Tony Britton
Harry Ball: Cyril Luckham

: Amateur Boxing: Scottish Amateur Boxing Association Championships

From the St. Andrews Halls, Glasgow.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: John Blair
Presented for television by: Bill Stevenson

: Westward Ho!

A regional magazine introduced by Alan Gibson.

On the Spot
topical events and personalities.

Around the West Country
with the BBC's West of England Film Unit.

The Stories of an Envelope
Introduced by Major Anthony Hopkins.

Facts in Focus
a review of regional affairs.
(Wenvoe, Rowridge, North Hessary Tor and Les Platons only)


Presenter: Alan Gibson
Item presenter (The Stories of an Envelope): Major Anthony Hopkins
Presented by: Peter Bale

: Poverty, Chastity, Obedience

Christopher Mayhew visits the Community of the Resurrection, at Mirfield, Yorkshire, to find out about the life of an Anglican monastery in the twentieth century.
(A BBC Television Film)
(All transmitters except - Wenvoe, Rowridge, North Hessary Tor, Les Platons)


Presenter: Christopher Mayhew

: Songs for You

Lester Ferguson with late-night "Songs for You".
Albert Marland at the piano.


Presenter: Lester Ferguson
Pianist: Albert Marland
Presented by: Richard Gilbert

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