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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Signs of the Zodiac: 5: Taurus
A light-hearted diversion arranged and presented by Verrall Dunlop.

Your Own Time
A magazine of interest and entertainment for younger women.

New ideas for an old dress.
Jean Conn

Spring Flowers
Collecting and drying.
Dorothy Hill

Introduced by Elizabeth Hunt.


Presenter/Arranged by (Signs of the Zodiac): Verrall Dunlop
Presenter (Your Own Time: Fashionwise): Jean Conn
Presenter (Your Own Time: Spring Flowers): Dorothy Hill
Presenter (Your Own Time): Elizabeth Hunt
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

(A BBC television film)
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television

Association Football
F.N.S. Creek, Assistant Director of Coaching to the Football Association, introduces an edited telerecording of Saturday's School-boy International Match, England v. Scotland.

Kitty Clive
by Estelle Holt.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on March 27)

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Association Football): F.N.S. Creek
Commentator (Association Football): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television Presentation (Association Football): Peter Webber
Writer (Kitty Clive): Estelle Holt
Producer (Kitty Clive): Naomi Capon
Kitty Clive: Denise Hirst
Miss Knowles: Pauline Winter
John Hall: Peter Sallis
Robert Wilks: John Van Eyssen
Mrs. Rogers: Jill Balcon
Colley Cibber: William Mervyn
Nance Oldfield: Faith Brook
A playgoer: Peter Augustine

: Sports News

followed by The Weather

: Highlight

from Australia House, London.
Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Primate of England

Robert Reid takes you to Bishopthorpe to visit the Archbishop of York on the eve of his enthronement.


Presenter: Robert Reid

: Life of Riley: Riley Proves his Manhood

William Bendix in a comedy film series.
Riley realises that talking to reporters can bring trouble.
(All transmitters except (Wenvoe, Rowridge, North Hessary Tor, Les Platons)

7.35 Westward Ho!
A regional magazine introduced by Alan Gibson.
(Wenvoe, Rowridge, North Hessary Tor, Les Platons)


Chester A. Riley (Life of Riley): William Bendix
Presenter (Westward Ho!): Alan Gibson

: Birth of an Empress: Down to the Sea

The last of four programmes tracing the growth of the Empress of Britain from a steel shell on the Clyde, through her launch, fitting-out, and trials, to the finished luxury liner outward bound.
Commentary by Berkeley Smith
(A film)


Narrator: Berkeley Smith
Producer: James Buchan

: Great Scott - It's Maynard!

Written by Lewis Schwarz and Eric Merriman.
[Starring] Bill Maynard, Terry Scott, Shirley Eaton, Pat Coombs, Hugh Lloyd, The Coronets.
(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 Cobbler's Belle

A television play by Alun John
(From the BBC's Midland television studio)

At 9.0
"It there were dreams to sell what would you buy?" A difficult question for most people to answer, but in the case of Mr. Collins, the cobbler, it is made simpler by the atmosphere in which he lives, endlessly nagged and harassed by his wife, beset with domestic obligations, and unable to escape beyond the shop, even to the local dance in the village hall. He longs inevitably for the grand life, the glitter and glamour of money, and to share it with him, the bewitching Rita Robinson whose shoes he is constantly mending. And who is to judge whether his dreams are less real than reality?


Writer: Alun John
Producer: Victor Menzies
Designer: Margaret Peacock
The Cobbler: Peter Woodthorpe
His wife: Eileen Barry
Rita: Maureen O'Reilly
Wine waiter: Geoffrey Matthews
Orchestra conductor: Ronald Baddiley
Another waiter: Peter Wilde
Dress designer: Philip Garston-Jones

: We, The British: Are we in Decline?: 1: As a World Power

(See above and page 5)

An outline of some of the key facts about the power of Britain in the world today compared with fifty years ago. The first of a new series by Christopher Mayhew, M.P.

Comment: C.E. Carrington, Professor of Commonwealth Relations, Royal Institute of International Affairs
Dr. D. F. Singhal, an Indian Political Scientist
Illustrations: Historical film from the National Film Archives and the Imperial War Museum
at 9.30.


Presenter: Christopher Mayhew
Speaker: C.E. Carrington
Speaker: Dr. D.F. Singhal
Film sequences - Cameraman: A.A. Englander
Film sequences - Editor: Alan Martin
Diagrams: Alfred Wurmser
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Producer: Rex Moorfoot

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine programme introduced by Peter Haigh.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presented by: Alan Sleath

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