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

A magazine of interest and entertainment for younger women.

Back-Room Boys: The freelance press photographer
Polly Elwes

Early Achievements: 2 - Making Fire
Dan Aitken

Beauty News
Accent on lips: Lisa Rayne

Marriage and Divorce: Honor Balfour

Introduced by Helen Shingler.


Presenter: Helen Shingler
Interviewer (Back-Room Boys): Polly Elwes
Item presenter (Early Achievements): Dan Aitken
Item presenter (Beauty News): Lisa Rayne
Reporter (Round-Up): Honor Balfour
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)
(to 16.00)


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

: Children's Television

Ian Stancliffe with his Midget Marionettes
Songs at the piano with Violet Carson
From the BBC's North of England television studio

Sky Adventure
by Eric Roberts.

(to 18.00)


Operator (Midget Marionettes): Ian Stancliffe
Singer/Pianist: Violet Carson
Writer (Sky Adventure): Eric Roberts
Producer (Sky Adventure): Dorothea Brooking
Designer (Sky Adventure): Gordon Roland
Tom Mackenzie, flying instructor: John Harvey
Mr. Bannerman: Geoffrey Denton
Mrs. Bannerman: Mary Pratt
Roger Bannerman, their son: Clive Parritt
Jim Bailey, ground engineer at aerodrome: Anthony Broughton
Mr. Spencer: Michael Segal

: Sports News

followed by The Weather

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Scotland's Food Exhibition International Fare

Raymond Baxter invites you to join him in a banquet of food and entertainment provided by Australia, Denmark, French, Morocco, Holland, New Zealand, Spain.
With Eric Winstone and his Orchestra.
From the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow by arrangement with the Evening Citizen


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Musicians: Eric Winstone and his Orchestra
Presented for television by: Noble Wilson

: Festival Serenade

in honour of the wedding of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, Sovereign Prince of Monaco to Miss Grace Kelly.
The Serenade takes place in front of the Palace of Monaco.
Presented by Radio Monte Carlo

(Any changes in programme timings due to the direct broadcast from Monte Carlo will be announced at the microphone.)


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Commentator: Audrey Russell

: Great Scott - It's Maynard!

involving Bill Maynard, Terry Scott, Shirley Eaton, Pat Coombs, Hugh Lloyd, The Coronets.
Written by Lewis Schwarz and Eric Merriman.
(Shirley Eaton appears by permission of London Film Productions, Ltd.)


Writer: Lewis Schwarz
Writer: Eric Merriman
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Musical associate: Ivor Raymonde
Producer: Duncan Wood
Comedian: Bill Maynard
Comedian: Terry Scott
[Actress]: Shirley Eaton
[Actress]: Pat Coombs
[Actor]: Hugh Lloyd
Singers: The Coronets

: The Proposal

A comedy by Anton Chekhov.
Translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett.
[Starring] Miles Malleson
The action takes place in the drawing-room of Tchubukov's house.
For her portrayal of Natalya in Chekhov's amusing little one-act play The Proposal at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts Annual Public Performance on March 27, twenty-year-old Gillian Martell was awarded the Bancroft Gold Medal-the highest award for students at the Academy. Opposite her, in the role of Lomov, was twenty-two-year-old Richard Briers, who in turn received the Academy Silver Medal. These two will be seen tonight in their original parts in a special television production of the play, with Miles Malleson in the role of Tchubukov.
Written in 1889, one year after Chekhov had been awarded the Pushkin prize by the Imperial Academy of Sciences in Petersburg, The Proposal is in very different mood from such works as The Seagull, or The Cherry Orchard and brings the bluster of farce to the solemn business of seeking a woman's hand in marriage.
At 9.30


Author: Anton Chekhov
Translated by: Constance Garnett
Producer: Leonard Cottrell
Designer: Roy Oxley
Tchubukov: Miles Malleson
Lomov: Richard Briers
Natalya: Gillian Martell

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine programme of films and film personalities, introduced by Peter Haigh.
This edition includes scenes from tonight's premiere of "Carousel" and sequences from the film.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Designer: Norman James
Producer: Alan Sleath

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