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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Roger Massey introduces:

A Walk by the River
With Michael Shephard.

A Story from Essex
Told by David Smith.

Village Scrapbook
Compiled by the Women's Institute of Barthomley, Cheshire.

Time to Spare
Bob Kesten talks to women with interesting and unusual part-time jobs.


Presenter (Countrywise): Roger Massey
Item presenter (Countrywise: A Walk by the River): Michael Shephard
Storyteller (Countrywise: A Story from Essex): David Smith
Producer (Countrywise): Monica Sims
Interviewer (Time to Spare): Bob Kesten

: 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

Prudence Kitten: Prudence Kitten on the Beach
with Molly Blake.

This Was News
A programme that helps you to understand some of the events of recent weeks.

For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
The story of a song told and sung by Andrew Downie.

Treasure Hunt
Norman Cook, Keeper of Guild-hall Museum, tells another exciting story of treasure trove.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Prudence Kitten): Molly Blake
Storyteller/singer (For He's a Jolly Good Fellow): Andrew Downie
Presenter (Treasure Hunt): Norman Cook
Devised and presented by (Treasure Hunt): Michael Barsley

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Atlantic Queens: 3: Arrival at Southampton

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras on board R.M.S. Queen Elizabeth and at the Ocean Terminal, Southampton, watch the world's largest liner on the last stage of her voyage from New York.
Commentators: Berkeley Smith and Raymond Baxter on the ship with Max Robertson at the Ocean Terminal.


Commentator: Berkeley Smith
Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Commentator: Max Robertson
Television presentation: Alan Chivers
Television presentation: Nicholas Crocker

: Starlight: Kathie Kay


Singer: Kathie Kay
Presented by: Eddie Fraser

: Atlantic Queens

A return visit to the Queen Elizabeth as the liner is manoeuvred into her berth at the Ocean Terminal.

: What's My Line?

TV's most popular panel game
With Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, Bob Monkhouse, Bennett Cerf and Gilbert Harding in the chair.

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

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

: 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.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Michael Peacock

: Festival of British Popular Songs

(See below)

In this second round of a monthly contest between the song writers of Great Britain, viewers throughout the country will be heard selecting tonight's winning entry.

Wilfrid Thomas introduces the songs which are performed this month by Anne Shelton, Dennis Lotis, Laurie Payne, Pamela Charles, The Keynotes.
The Concert Orchestra and George Mitchell Singers
Tonight's Musical Directors Stanley Black and Semprini


Presenter: Wilfrid Thomas
Singer: Anne Shelton
Singer: Dennis Lotis
Singer: Laurie Payne
Singer: Pamela Charles
Singers: The Keynotes
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Singers: George Mitchell Singers
The Quintet directed by/Musical Director: Semprini
Musical Director: Stanley Black
Designer: Richard Henry
Production: Francis Essex

: Popie

W. Macqueen-Pope takes you back to the days of the golden sovereign.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Presenter: W. Macqueen-Pope
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

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