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

Shopping Suggestions
The month's best value in fruit, vegetables, and flowers discussed by Frances Perry.

Keeping Fit
Exercises to music with Eileen Fowler.

Making Your Summer Wardrobe: 2: Cotton dress for formal wear
Diana Crutchley

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Item presenter (Shopping Suggestions): Frances Perry
Exerciser (Keeping Fit): Eileen Fowler
Dressmaker/Item presenter (Making Your Summer Wardrobe): Diana Crutchley
Producer: Ann Shead

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam Williams 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

Loganberry Pie
Served by Jimmy Logan the Scots comedian assisted by George Neil and A Rhythm Quartet.
(From Edinburgh)
(Jimmy Logan and George Neil are appearing in 'Five Past Eight' at The Alhambra, Glasgow)

Sketch Club
Your Host is Adrian Hill.
Band Music presented by the Band of the Coldstream Guards
Conducted by Major Douglas A. Pope, Director of Music

(to 18.00)


Presenter/comedian (Loganberry Pie): Jimmy Logan
Assisted by (Loganberry Pie): George Neil
Producer (Loganberry Pie): Kathleen Garscadden
Director (Loganberry Pie): Noble Wilson
Presenter (Sketch Club): Adrian Hill
Band (Sketch Club): Band of the Coldstream Guards
[Band] conducted by (Sketch Club): Major Douglas A. Pope

: Greenwich Time Signal; News

General summary; Sports News; Weather

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: British Amateur Ballroom Dancing Championship: First Round

Eighty-eight couples compete tonight for the Grand Challenge Trophy of the Amateur Championship, open to the world, and held on the fourth day of the thirty-first Annual Dance Festival in the Empress Ballroom, Winter Gardens, Blackpool.

Music by Geraldo conducting the Empress Ballroom Orchestra

Commentary and Interviews by Peter West and Pat Kilpatrick.
(See facing page)


Conductor: Geraldo
Musicians: Empress Ballroom Orchestra
Commentator/Interviewer: Peter West
Commentator/Interviewer: Pat Kilpatrick
Presented for television by: Michael Henderson

: Double Cross: Episode 6

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


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

: A Flea off Pepe

by Anthony Steven.
The action takes place in La Peronne, a small Algerian port, and in the Casbah of Algiers.
Time, the present
See page 7

The small coastal village of La Peronne, some twenty miles from Algiers, is not the kind of place where a great deal happens. It is, in the words of its resident doctor, "a very healthy place... a high birth rate, and a tendency to die of old age".
Occasionally, it is true, a ship comes into harbour, and the two local customs officers are stirred to a desultory activity; and it is certain that whatever life there is in the village will surely be discussed over a drink at the Cafe des Flots Bleus. But when an old Spanish cargo boat is forced into port by bad weather, and her skipper Pepe Galdos comes ashore, the seemingly placid surface of the daily routine is terrifyingly shattered.
Anthony Steven, the author of A Flea off Pepe, has based his play on one of his successful short stories, and has drawn a good deal of his local colour from the period when he was stationed in a similar village to La Peronne in 1944-5.


Writer: Anthony Steven
Producer: Chloe Gibson
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Gaston Labiche: William Lucas
Marie Drouin: Catherine Feller
Captain Pepe Galdos: Wilfrid Lawson
Monsieur Allamagne: Philip Stainton
Jean Ribera: Harold Scott
Albert Rameau: Glyn Davys
Doctor Leblanc: Richard Caldicot
All Hacine: Marne Maitland
Rahima: Eleanor Jack
Medical attendant: Donald Cashfield
Radio announcer: Richard Carpenter
Police Inspector: Ivor Dean
Other parts played by: Kara Aldridge
Other parts played by: Leonard Davey
Other parts played by: Madge Brindley
Other parts played by: Saul David
Other parts played by: Dawson France
Other parts played by: Doris Hall
Other parts played by: Gwen Jones
Other parts played by: Rose Marie Karom
Other parts played by: Eugene Leahy
Other parts played by: Brian McDermott
Other parts played by: Dermot McMahon
Other parts played by: Peter Morny
Other parts played by: Militza Pouritch
Other parts played by: George Sperdakos
Other parts played by: Bruce Wightman
Other parts played by: Jane Hadkins

: The Soviet Screen

The National Film Theatre shortly starts a season of Soviet films. This programme, made in conjunction with the British Film Institute, includes scenes from Battleship Potemkin, The Postmaster, Othello, Sultanat, Private Ivan Brovkin, Two Friends.

: Is This Your Problem?

Edana Romney, Edgar Lustgarten and a group of advisers, in the second programme of the present series, attempt to throw some light on personal problems brought to the studio by viewers.

Viewers who have problems which 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
Presented by: Huw Wheldon

: British Amateur Ballroom Dancing Championship: Final

Six couples dance the waltz foxtrot, tango, and quickstep in the final.
Exhibition of formation dancing, stage and cabaret style dancing while the judges consider their decision.
Presentation of the Grand Challenge Trophy to the winners by leading London fashion model June Clark.


Presentation: June Clark

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