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

Making Your Summer Wardrobe: 1: Housecoats for Mother and Daughter
Diana Crutchley

Keeping Fit with Eileen Fowler
Exercises to music and an interview with Doris Robertson, Chairman of the Scottish Keep Fit Association.

From Birmingham
Joan Gilbert visits the Midland Section of the British Industries Fair at Castle Bromwich.


Item presenter (Making Your Summer Wardrobe): Diana Crutchley
Item presenter (Keeping Fit): Eileen Fowler
Interviewee (Keeping Fit): Doris Robertson
Producer: Ann Shead
Presenter (From Birmingham): Joan Gilbert
Producer (From Birmingham): Barrie Edgar

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC television film)
(to 16.00)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television

Cy Grant
sings and plays some more folk songs from America and the West Indies.

Children's International Newsreel

Sketch Club
Adrian Hill gives some hints on how to use different methods and materials to suit the mood of the subject.

Look: Puss Moth and Swallowtail
A series of wild-life programmes.
Introduced by Peter Scott.
These films show the amazing life story of two insects, including the dramatic changes that take place before and after the chrysalis stage. They are commented on by Peter Scott and Walter Murray.
Films made by Sir Geoffrey de Havilland and W. G. Baines
From the BBC's West of England television studio

(to 18.00)


Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Presenter/artist (Sketch Club): Adrian Hill
Presenter (Look): Peter Scott
Guest (Look): Walter Murray
Filmmaker (Look): Sir Geoffrey de Havilland
Filmmaker (Look): W. G. Baines
Director (Look): Tony Soper

: Sports News

followed by The Weather

: Highlight

A Channel Islands edition from Bristol introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Commonwealth Magazine

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


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

: Double Cross: Episode 4

A comedy thriller in six parts
[Starring] Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warriss
with Jill Day

(Tonia Bern is appearing at the Edmundo Ros Club, London)


Script: S.C. Green
Script: R.M. Hills
Original story by: Jimmy Jewel
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Producer/Original music: Ernest Maxin
Betty Patterson: Jill Day
Jimmy Seymour: Jimmy Jewel
Ben Wait: Ben Warriss
Butch: Alfred Dean
Jackson: Ken Howard
Colonel Trench: Fred Kitchen
Irene: Tonia Bern
Karl Peters: Gerard Heinz
Smithers of M.I.5: Jimmy Jewel
Carstairs of M.I.5: Ben Warriss

: The Wind of Heaven

A play by Emlyn Williams.

The action takes place in the home of Dilys Parry in the Welsh mountain village of Blestin. The time is the summer of 1856, soon after the end of the Crimean war.
See page 7


Author: Emlyn Williams
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: David J. Thomas
Dilys Parry: Helen Shingler
Bet: Rachel Thomas
Menna: Carol Marsh
Gwyn: Neil Ashton
Mr. Fitter: Alan Wheatley
Ambrose Ellis: Anthony Newlands
Evan Howell: Emrys Cleaver
Mrs. Lake: Jessica Dunning

: Is This Your Problem?

Edana Romney, Edgar Lustgarten and a group of advisers, in the first programme in a new series, attempt to throw some, light on personal problems brought to the studio by viewers.
Viewers who have problems they would like to bring to the attention of this programme are invited to write to: Miss Edana Romney, Is This Your Problem, [address removed]


Presenter/devised by: Edana Romney
Presenter/devised by: Edgar Lustgarten

: Music in View

William Elkin takes a look at your music programmes for the next fortnight.
Followed by The Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down


Presenter: William Elkin

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