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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women: Twice Twenty

A magazine for older women.

Meeting Place
Sir Gordon Russell talks about the New Design Centre.

Public Speaking
Vera Gough gives some advice.

Silver Wedding
Our congratulations to today's anniversary couple.

Corsets on Parade
One hundred years of corsetry demonstrated by a famous Midland firm which this year celebrates its centenary.

(From Birmingham)
As Time Goes By
Billy Milton sings at the piano.

Introduced by Joan Yorke.


Presenter: Joan Yorke
Item presenter (Meeting Place): Sir Gordon Russell
Item presenter (Public Speaking): Vera Gough
Singer/pianist (As Time Goes By): Billy Milton
Producer: Richard Gilbert

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC television film)
(to 16.00)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

The adventures of a Boxer puppy.
Drawn by Tim.

Eddie King and Jo Day
Tele-wise and Sound foolish

Cyril Washbrook, the Lancashire and England batsman, and Cliff Gladwin, the England and Derbyshire all-rounder, demonstrate batting and bowling, and give some helpful advice to young cricketers.
Programme introduced by Bill Latto.
(From the North of England Television Studios)

For Deaf Children
Sylvia Peters introduces a special programme.

(to 18.00)


Artist (Bengo): Tim (William Timym)
Performer (Tele-wise and Sound foolish): Eddie King
Performer (Tele-wise and Sound foolish): Jo Day
Cricketer: Cyril Washbrook
Cricketer: Cliff Gladwin
Presenter (Cricket): Bill Latto
Presenter (For Deaf Children): Sylvia Peters

: Sain, Cerdd a Chan

Rhaglen amrywiol am gerdd a cherddorion a drefnwyd gan Alwyn Jones
Y cyflwyno gan Ifan O. Williams
Y cyfarwyddo gan Dafydd Gruffydd
(Wenvoe, Holme Moss, and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 18.45)


Unknown: Dafydd Gruffydd

: Greenwich Time Signal; News

General Summary
Sports News; The Weather

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Hollywood Oscars

Twenty-eighth Annual Awards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Master of Ceremonies, Jerry Lewis
Award winners, include Ernest Borgnine, Anna Magnani.
Presenters include Grace Kelly, Claudette Colbert, Maurice Chevalier, Eleanor Parker, Edmond O'Brien, Claire Trevor, Audrey Hepburn, Jack Lemmon, Susan Hayward, James Cagney, Cantinflas, Frank Sinatra, Jennifer Jones, Eva Marie Saint, Marlon Brando.
Singers include Jane Powell, Eddie Fisher, Harry Belafonte, Dean Martin.
(Telerecording of part of the ceremony at the Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, and the Century Theatre, New York; shown on NBC Television on March 21)


Master of Ceremonies: Jerry Lewis
Award winner: Ernest Borgnine
Award winner: Anna Magnani
Presenter: Grace Kelly
Presenter: Claudette Colbert
Presenter: Maurice Chevalier
Presenter: Eleanor Parker
Presenter: Edmond O'Brien
Presenter: Claire Trevor
Presenter: Audrey Hepburn
Presenter: Jack Lemmon
Presenter: Susan Hayward
Presenter: James Cagney
Presenter: null Cantinflas
Presenter: Frank Sinatra
Presenter: Jennifer Jones
Presenter: Eva Marie Saint
Presenter: Marlon Brando
Singer: Jane Powell
Singer: Eddie Fisher
Singer: Harry Belafonte
Singer: Dean Martin

: What's My Line?

TV's most popular panel game with Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, Gilbert Harding, Bob Monkhouse, and Eamonn Andrews in the chair.

("What's My Line?" was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman, and is televised by arrangement with CBS and Maurice Winnick)


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: Bob Monkhouse
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh: Active Leisure

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh speaks on Active Leisure
(See top of columns 3 and 4)
(Antony Craxton writes on page 3)

To mark the twenty-first anniversary of the Central Council of Physical Recreation

An outside broadcast from the Park Lane Hotel, London

[Photo caption] The Duke of Edinburgh at the opening of the pavilion at the Lilleshall Hall Training Centre


Speaker: HRH the Duke of Edinburgh
Television Presentation: Antony Craxton

: The Tin Pan Alley Show

Billy Cotton introduces The Tin Pan Alley Show in which songs, news and personalities from Britain's centre of popular music are brought to you by Joan Regan, Larry Adler, Shani Wallis, Robert Earl, Gillian Lynne, April Olrich, Terence Theobald, Terry Gilbert.
The Concert Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
(Billy Cotton is appearing at the New Royal Theatre, Bournemouth)


Presenter: Billy Cotton
Singer: Joan Regan
Harmonicist: Larry Adler
Singer: Shani Wallis
Singer: Robert Earl
Dancer: Gillian Lynne
Dancer: April Olrich
Dancer: Terence Theobald
Dancer: Terry Gilbert
Production numbers staged by: Alfred Rodrigues
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Stanley Black
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Producer: Francis Essex

: Create with Your Camera

Baron in a fortnightly series of programmes on photography.


Presenter: Baron
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Panorama

Richard Dimbleby brings you Television's Window on the World
Every Monday the Panorama team of special contributors using film and television cameras focuses on events and personalities of the moment.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Michael Peacock

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