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

A magazine of interest and entertainment for younger women.

I'd Like to Know
Out-of-the-way enquiries.

Yours for the Making: paper pattern fashions
Diana Crutchley

A Monologue at the Piano
Carmen del Rio

Private View
A report from the galleries by Joan Rodker.

March Hair: Styles, for Spring
Sidney Riche and Bob Keste

Introduced by Roma Fairley.


Item presenter (Yours for the Making): Diana Crutchley
Monologist/Pianist (A Monologue at the Piano): Carmen del Rio
Reporter (Private View): Joan Rodker
Hairdresser/Item presenter (March Hair): Sidney Riche
Hairdresser/Item presenter (March Hair): Bob Keste
Presenter: Roma Fairley
Producer: Rosemary Hill

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC telefilm)


Narrator/script, music and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Gilbert Harding


Presenter: Gilbert Harding
Presented by: Kenneth Milne Buckley

: Sketchbook

Harry Rutherford visits Lancaster.


Presenter/artist: Harry Rutherford
Presented by: Ray Lakeland

: Children's Television

Country Dance Party
A programme of traditional songs, games and dances.
Introduced by Barrie Edgar.

Lord Emsworth and the Little Friend
by P.G. Wodehouse.
Made into a play for television by C.E. Webber.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Country Dance Party): Barrie Edgar
Author (Lord Emsworth's Little Friend): P.G. Wodehouse
Adapter (Lord Emsworth's Little Friend): C.E. Webber
Producer (Lord Emsworth's Little Friend): Rex Tucker
Designer (Lord Emsworth's Little Friend): Donald Horne

: Highlight

Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Conservative Party
If you have a question to ask put it "In the Post"
Post Cards are sorted by Patricia McLaughlin M.P., Richard Sharples M.P., Douglas Spencer-Nairn M.P., Paul Williams. M.P. and replied to by The Rt Hon Gwilym Lloyd-George, M.P. Secretary of State for the Home Department and Minister for Welsh Affairs
Post Cards should be marked 'TV Broadcast' and addressed to: [address removed]


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Gwilym Lloyd-George

: Excerpts from: Plain and Fancy

A new musical comedy.
Introduced by Brian Johnston.

A special performance before an invited audience from the Theatre Royal Drury Lane by arrangement with Prince Littler and Chappell and Co Ltd


Director: Morton DaCosta
Book: Joseph Stein
Book: Will Glickman
Lyrics: Arnold B. Horwitt
Music: Albert Hague
Choreography and staging of musical numbers: Helen Tamiris
Reproduced by: Phlip Nasta
Sets and costumes designed by: Raoul Pene Dubois
Orchestrations: Philip J. Lang
Vocal arrangements: Crane Calder
Assistant to Morton DaCosta: Ed Strum
Musical Director: Reginald Burston
Presenter: Brian Johnston
Television presentation: Alan Chivers
Ruth Winters: Shirl Conway
Dan King: Richard Darr
Papa Yoder: Malcolm Keen
Hilda Miller: Joan Hovis
Peter Reber: Jack Drummond
Katie Yoder: Grace O'Connor
Ezra Reber: Reed de Rouen
Emmef Miller: Virgina Somers
Samuel Zook: Harry Naughton
Issar Miller: Bernard Spear
A man: Terence Cooper
Another man: Ivor Emmanuel
Rachel: Rita Varlan
Jacob Yoder: Michael Darbyshire
Samuel Laop: Joseph Sealy
Abner Zook: Terence Cooper
Ike Pilershatm: Barrie Irwin
Moses Zook: Frank Raynor
Abner Zook: Robert Algar
Bessie: Leander Fedden
Sarah: Renee Fellowes
Esther: Barbara Lewis
Rebecca: Olive Lucius
Mary: Patricia Mortimer
State Trooper: Ivor Emmanuel

: Special Enquiry: 8: The Land

A report for television.
An investigation into the problems of British agriculture in 1956.


Commentator (in London): Robert Reid
Commentator (in the Country): Godfrey Baseley

: Nathaniel Titlark: 3: A Vote for Titlark

A new comedy series by James Lansdale Hodson.
[Starring] Bernard Miles
The play is set in an unspecified village in the Chiltern Hills.
Time the present


Writer: James Lansdale Hodson
Producer: Adrian Walter
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Nathaniel Titlark: Bernard Miles

: Alma Cogan


Singer: Alma Cogan
Music: Stan Foster

: Commonwealth Magazine

Written and produced by Stephen Hearst.
A film record of life people and places made in co-operation with the Commonwealth Governments.

Followed by the Weather; Close Down


Editor: Teddy Ireland
Research: Mina Tedder
Writer/producer: Stephen Hearst

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