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

New Ideas for the Home
by Margaret Douglas.

Foreign Cookery: Bananes Flambees
by Marie-Jeanne.

Improve Your Knitting: 2
With particular emphasis on making up by Elizabeth Mackenzie.

Home in Miniature: Models in Pottery
by Margaret Binns.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (New Ideas for the Home): Margaret Douglas
Cook (Foreign Cookery): null Marie-Jeanne
Item presenter/knitter (Improve Your Knitting): Elizabeth Mackenzie
Item presenter (Home in Miniature): Margaret Binns
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
(A BBC telefilm)

: Personality Parade

with Henry Noble and Barbara Jordan.
Interviewed by Vera McKechnie.


Singer: Henry Noble
Soprano: Barbara Jordan
Interviewer: Vera McKechnie
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: I Led Three Lives

Another film in this series based on the true life adventures of Herbert Philbrick.
[Starring] Richard Carlson
This week's story concerns underground activity in a American college.


Herbert Philbrick: Richard Carlson

: Freddie Mills

with Brenda Cowling and Cameron Hall.


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

: Children's Television

Look: Adelie Penguins
A series of wild-life programmes.
Introduced by Peter Scott.
William Sladen shows a film about a rookery of penguins in the Antarctic.

International Newsreel

Spot the Welsh Tune
Eric Robinson announces the results of the competition.

Sketch Club
Adrian Hill gives you some hints on making a picture of the interesting things you can see at the coast.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Look): Peter Scott
Guest (Look): William Sladen
Presenter (Spot the Welsh Tune): Eric Robinson
Presenter/artist (Sketch Club): Adrian Hill

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Club Time: Gardening Club

Percy Thrower's guests this evening are members of the British National Carnation Society.
Percy Thrower sows hair hardy annuals and tomato seed, pots indoor chrysanthemums, and makes up a hanging basket of fuchsias.
Report from Wisley by Francis Hanger, Curator of the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens.
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter/gardener: Percy Thrower
Reporter (Report from Wisley): Francis Hanger
Producer: John Furness

: Cyril Fletcher's Roundabout

with Betty Astell, Pat Coombs, Norman Caley, Ian Francis and guest stars,
Claude Hulbert, Enid Trevor.


Presenter: Cyril Fletcher
Performer: Betty Astell
Performer: Pat Coombs
Performer: Norman Caley
Performer: Ian Francis
Comedian: Claude Hulbert
Comedienne: Enid Trevor
Orchestra director: George Clouston
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Producer: Graeme Muir

: The Great Little Tilley

Written by Hubert Gregg.
An impression of the life and times of the greatest male impersonator of them all.
with Pat Kirkwood as Vesta Tilley and Tony Britton as Walter de Frece, Cyril Luckham as Harry Ball.
(Tony Britton appears by permission of British Lion Film Corporation)


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

: Mozart

A visit to the Exhibition of Mozart Treasures now on show in the King's Library, British Museum.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby.
(All transmitters except Wenvoe, Rowridge, North Hessary Tor, Les Platons)


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Musical Adviser: William Glock
Presented by: Philip Bate

: Ronald Neame

Derek Bond interviews film director Ronald Neame on his new picture "The Man Who Never Was" - a story of British Naval Intelligence in the Second World War.
(Film sequences by courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Co Ltd)
(All transmitters)


Interviewer: Derek Bond
Interviewee: Ronald Neame

: The Weather and Road Works Report; followed by: Party Political Broadcast

Rt. Hon. James Griffiths, M.P., Vice chairman of the Parliamentary Labour Party.
(Recording of the broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15 p.m.)
(Sound only)

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Speaker (Party Political Broadcast): Rt. Hon. James Griffiths

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