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

Domestic Forum
Viewers' questions discussed spontaneously by Alice Hooper Beck, Pauline Chamont, Ruth Drew.

Miniature Gardens
More about making and planting by Anne Ashberry.

Shopping Suggestions
New ideas for the housewife from Margaret Douglas.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Alice Hooper Beck
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Pauline Chamont
Panellist (Domestic Forum): Ruth Drew
Item presenter (Miniature Gardens): Anne Ashberry
Item presenter (Shopping Suggestions): Margaret Douglas
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Personality Parade

with Edmund Hockridge
At the piano, Roy Lowe
Interviewed by Vera McKechnie

(Edmund Hockridge is appearing in "The Pajama Game" at the London Coliseum)


Baritone: Edmund Hockridge
Pianist: Roy Lowe
Interviewer: Vera McKechnie
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: Afternoon Playhouse: The Last Day of My Life

A dramatic film story with Hillary Brooke, Onslow Stevens, Craig Stevens.


[Actress]: Hillary Brooke
[Actor]: Onslow Stevens
[Actor]: Craig Stevens

: Freddie Mills

with Brenda Cowling and Cameron Hall.


Presenter: Freddie Mills
Guest: Brenda Cowling
Guest: Cameron Hall
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Children's Television

Meet the Penguins: A Strange Visitor
Story by J.M. Smith Wright.

Bran Tub
Out of which come Jerry Allen and his Trio, The Franklyns, Margaret and Maurice, Robert Sinclair, Rachel Holland, Laetitia Wraw.
(Jerry Allen and his Trio are appearing at the Hulme Hippodrome, Manchester)

Children's Newsreel

Shadow Animals
Barbara Jones shows you how to make hand shadows of a menagerie of animals.

(to 18.00)


Writer (Meet the Penguins): J.M. Smith Wright
Musicians (Bran Tub): Jerry Allen and his Trio
Performers (Bran Tub): The Franklyns
Performers (Bran Tub): Margaret and Maurice
Performer (Bran Tub): Robert Sinclair
Performer (Bran Tub): Rachel Holland
Performer (Bran Tub): Laetitia Wraw
Presenter (Shadow Animals): Barbara Jones

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Puzzle Corner

Introduced by Ronnie Waldman.
This week's viewer competitor from Merton, London, S.W.19 including Which Year? with Steve Arlen, Pauline Innes, Peter Darrell, Ron Taylor, Four in A Chord.
Viewers who live in Merton, London, S.W. 19, 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?): Steve Arlen
Dancer (Which Year?): Pauline Innes
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

Terry-Thomas takes a fortnightly trip to Holdergap-on-Tees.
With Lorrae Desmond, Ken Griffith, Harold Goodwin, Denis Kirtland, Bob Sharples and his Music.
Written by Alan Hackney, Eric Merriman, and Terry-Thomas.


Writer: Alan Hackney
Writer: Eric Merriman
Writer: Terry-Thomas
Designer: Norman James
Producer: Duncan Wood
Comedian: Terry-Thomas
[Actress]: Lorrae Desmond
[Actor]: Ken Griffith
[Actor]: Harold Goodwin
[Actor]: Denis Kirtland
Musicians: Bob Sharples and his Music

: No Man's Land

A play by William Fairchild.
Adapted for television by William Fairchild and Alvin Rakoff.
[Starring] Donald Houston and Alec McCowan

The time is Autumn 1944


Author/Adapted by: William Fairchild
Producer/Adapted by: Alvin Rakoff
Designer: Barry Learoyd
First Naval Officer: Reginald Atkinson
Second Naval Officer: John G. Heller
Major Richard Weston: Alec McCowan
Col. John Rogers: John Paul
Sgt. White: Thomas Heathcote
Cpl. Maitland: Lee Montague
Major Karl von Seydler: Donald Houston
Lieut. Hessler: Edward Mulhare
Miro: Melvyn Hayes
Sgt. Muller: Denis Shaw
Pte. Schultz: Alfred Burke
General Kramer: William Devlin
Lieut. Schmidt: Richard Shaw

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

from the Wallace Collection.
A panel of experts in one of the galleries at Hertford House, London, is challenged to identify objects in the Wallace Collection.
The Experts include: Professor Thomas Bodkin, J. W. Goodison
Chairman, Glyn Daniel


Expert: Professor Thomas Bodkin
Expert: J. W. Goodison
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: Bing Introduces Oreste

Bing Crosby introduces Oreste the Maltese star singer.
(A film by arrangement with Paramount Pictures)


Presenter: Bing Crosby
Singer: Oresete

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