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

Improve Your Knitting
Elizabeth Mackenzie shows how to adapt patterns by altering the tension.

Keeping Fit
Exercises to music and an interview with Hetty Simpson of the Margaret Morris Movement.

Making the Money Go Round: 4
A housewife from Gloucestershire discusses her housekeeping problems with Marguerite Patten and is shown suggestions for meals.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Item presenter (Improve Your Knitting): Elizabeth Mackenzie
Interviewee (Keeping Fit): Hetty Simpson
Item presenter/Cook (Making the Money Go Round): Marguerite Patten
Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Personality Parade: Shani Wallis and Ronnie Cass

Interviewed by Vera McKechnie.


Singer: Shani Wallis
Pianist: Ronnie Cass
Interviewer: Vera McKechnie
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: 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

Spot the Welsh Tune
A competition.

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

Pig Hoo-o-o-o-ey
by P. G. Wodehouse.
Made into a play for television and produced by Rex Tucker.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on February 14)

(to 18.00)


Presenter/artist (Sketch Club): Adrian Hill
Author (Pig Hoo-o-o-o-ey): P. G. Wodehouse
Adapter/producer (Pig Hoo-o-o-o-ey): Rex Tucker

: Gwyr Owadd

sef Dyfnallt
Huw T. Edwards
Bob Owen, Croesor
T. H. Parry-Williams
Pob un a'i fam ar ran y gwr gwadd mewn Cinio Gwil Dewi
Cadeirydd, Alun Oldfield-Davies
Y telediud on dan ofnl Mcurig Jones
Y cyrarwyddo gan Nan Davies
(Telerrcordiad y BBC)
(Welsh discussion)
(Wenvoe, Holme Mass and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 18.45)


Unknown: Huw T. Edwards
Unknown: Bob Owen
Unknown: T. H. Parry-Williams
Unknown: Cinio Gwil Dewi
Chairman/cadeirydd: Alun Oldfield-Davies
Unknown: McUrig Jones
Unknown: Nan Davies

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: The Orpheans

An episode with singing by Gwyn Thomas.
Tredegar Orpheus Choir
Conductor, Edgar Reynolds


Writer: Gwyn Thomas
Presented by: Russell Turner
Singers: Tredegar Orpheus Choir
Conductor: Edgar Reynolds
Designer: Douglas Smith
Producer: David J. Thomas
Paolo Tasso: Glanffrwd James
Gomer Gough: Dewi Williams
Edwin Pugh the Pang: Hubert Hughson
Cynials Coleman the Comet: George David
Milton Nicholas: Evan Watkins
Mathew Sewell the Sotto: Eynon Evans
Willie Silcox the Psyche: Jack Walters
Mrs. Slee: Dilly Davies
Other parts played by: Brinley Jenkins
Other parts played by: Gerald James

: The British Film Academy Awards

BBC Television outside broadcast cameras visit the Odeon Theatre, Leicester Square, London, for the presentation of the 1956 Academy Awards by Vivien Leigh,
Peter Ustinov and Kenneth More interview some of the award winners.
Programme Introduced by Sir Carol Reed.


Interviewer: Vivien Leigh
Interviewer: Peter Ustinov
Interviewer: Kenneth More
Presenter: Sir Carol Reed
Presented for television by: Denis Monger

: Professional Boxing

Eight-Round Bantamweight Contest between Dal Dower of Wales, Flyweight Champion of Great Britain and the British Empire and Robert Meunier of France.
Arranged by Johnny Best at the Liverpool Stadium.


Boxer: Dal Dower
Boxer: Robert Meunier
Arranged by: Johnny Best
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: Peter McInnes
Presented by: Charles Farmer

: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower's guests this evening are members of the British National Carnation Society.
Percy Thrower sows half-hardy annuals and tomato seed pots, indoor chrysanthemums, and makes up a heaping basket of fuchsias.
"News Flash from Wisley" by F. E. W. Hanger, Curator of the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens.


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

: Westward Ho!

A regional magazine.
Introduced by Alan Gibson.

On the Spot
Topical events and personalities.

Around the West Country: The City of Bath

I Have a Camera
Gordon Coward, of Barnstaple, introduces a film he took last year on Lundy Island.

Facts in Focus
Cornish charms and charmers.

From the BBC's West of England television studio.


Presenter: Alan Gibson
Item presenter/filmmaker (I Have a Camera): Gordon Coward
Presented by: Peter Bale

: Time to Dream

John Slater with a story of his own.


Storyteller: John Slater

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