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

A magazine of interest and entertainment for younger women.

Easter Parade
A show of the latest fashion accessories for the spring.

Songs with a Guitar
Christina Ward

Dream Holidays
More suggestions for summers away by Evelyn Gibbs.

Present from London: 5: Enter the One-Man Band
A dramatic serial by Antonia Ridge.

Introduced by Helen Shingler.


Presenter: Helen Shingler
Singer/Guitarist (Songs with a Guitar): Christina Ward
Item presenter (Dream Holidays): Evelyn Gibbs
Writer (Present from London): Antonia Ridge
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 television film)


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

: The Visitor: Reward

Another film in this series.

: Sketchbook

Harry Rutherford visits Guildford, Surrey.


Presenter/artist: Harry Rutherford
Presented by: Ray Lakeland

: Children's Television

Disneyland: Cavalcade of Song
In this film Walt Disney introduces you to famous songs from "Snow White", "The Three Little Pigs", "Song of the South" and "Lady and the Tramp".

Kitty Clive
by Estelle Holt.
A comedy about the celebrated comedienne of Drury Lane in the eighteenth century.
(Denise Hirst is appearing in "The Boy Friend" at Wyndham's Theatre; Peter Sallis and William Mervyn are in "The Rivals" at the Saville Theatre, London)

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Disneyland): Walt Disney
Writer (Kitty Clive): Estelle Holt
Producer (Kitty Clive): Naomi Capon
Designer (Kitty Clive): Gordon Roland
Members: of the Drury Lane Company, in order of appearance (Kitty Clive):
Kitty Clive, a servant girl: Denise Hirst
Miss Knowles, her employer: Pauline Winter
John Hall, actor: Peter Sallis
Robert Wilks, Leading man: John van Eyssen
Mrs Rogers, his leading lady: Jill Balcon
Colley Cibber, the manager: William Mervyn
Nance Oldfield, rival leading lady: Faith Brook
A playgoer: Peter Augustine

: Highlight

Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: And Then There Were None

A comedy by R.F. Delderfield.
Scene: An ante-room in the home of Sir Hector Fanshaew-Scott on the eve of the General Election of 1906.
From the BBC's West of England television studio


Author: R.F. Delderfield
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Producer: Owen Reed
Sir Hector Fanshaew Scott: Lewis Gedge
The Hon. Esmond Delahaye: Paul Eddington
Iris Fanshaew-Scott: Anne McGrath
Lady Fanshaew-Scott: Audrey Noble
Topping: June Barrie
A Suffragette: Jennifer White

: The Laugh's On Us

in which Jack Watson referees a bout of humour between four famous comedians with The Tanner Sisters and the BBC Northern Variety Orchestra.
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
From the Royal Hall, Harrogate


Referee: Jack Watson
Singers: The Tanner Sisters
Musicians: BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Ronnie Taylor

: Trans-Antarctic Expedition: Return of the Reconnaissance Party

Dr. V.E. Fuchs and other members of the expedition describe their experiences to David Attenborough and show film taken on the journey.


Interviewee: Dr. VE Fuchs
Presenter: David Attenborough
Arranged by: Richard Cawston
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: A Tribute to the Warner Brothers

A programme of excerpts from many of the films produced in Hollywood by the Warner Brothers film Company, whose pioneer work established talking pictures.
The films, which are at present being screened in a special season at the National Film Theatre, London, include Al Jolson, Joan Blondell, Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, Bette Davis, Spencer Tracy, Paul Muni, and Pat O'Brien, in scenes from "The Jazz Singer", "The Singing Fool", "A Slight Case of Murder", "Twenty Thousand Years In Sing-Sing", "Juarez", "Gold-Diggers of 1933", "On Your Toes", "They Won't Forget", "Angels with Dirty Faces", "Green Pastures", "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Helen of Troy".
Introduced by Derek Bond.
Film sequences by courtesy of Warner Brothers and the British Film Institute


Presenter: Derek Bond
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: The Ray Ellington Quartet

with Marion Ryan.


Musicians: The Ray Ellington Quartet
Singer: Marion Ryan

: Home Town: Lllanelly

Hywel Davies visits the famous Welsh industrial town and meets some of the people who live and work there.


Presenter: Hywel Davies
Producer: David J. Thomas

: Thoughts for Holy Week: 2 - The Teacher

Bishop Wand, Canon of St Paul's speaks of the character of Christ as revealed in the events of Holy Week.


Speaker: Bishop Wand

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