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

Ten Years Ago
Joan Gilbert recalls the first fashion forecast when BBC Television first reopened in 1946.

Miniature Gardens
Anne Ashberry brings some more indoor gardens and shows how they are made.

Tools for the Kitchen
Pauline Chamont believes that first-rate utensils make kitchen chores easier and shows some of her own.

Eleanor Summerfield Makes It: 6 - Making a Dressing-Table
To the design and instructions of Frank Preston.
(A BBC telerecording)
See page 7

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

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Item presenter (Ten Years Ago)/introduced by: Joan Gilbert
Horticulturist/Item presenter (Miniature Gardens): Anne Ashberry
Item presenter (Tools for the Kitchen): Pauline Chamont
Item presenter/Pupil (Eleanor Summerfield Makes It): Eleanor Summerfield
Handyman (Eleanor Summerfield Makes It): Frank Preston
Producer (Eleanor Summerfield Makes It): S.E. Reynolds
Item presenter (Shopping Suggestions): Frances Perry
Producer: Ann Shead

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television

Meet the Penguins: Beesie and Boffles in Charge
Story by J. M. Smith Wright.

The Norfolk Island
Major F. McDermott talks about a famous centenary-the landing of the descendants of the Bounty mutineers, which this South Sea island celebrates tomorrow.

Ossie Noble: Adventures of the Clown Prince: 1: Jewels and Sneezes

Sketch Club
Your host is Adrian Hill.


Writer (Meet the Penguins): J. M. Smith Wright
Pictures (Meet the Penguins): Sam Williams
Pictures (Meet the Penguins): Elizabeth Williams
Assisted by (Meet the Penguins): Caroline Guthrie
Music (Meet the Penguins): John Hooper
[Music] played by (Meet the Penguins): Tom McCall
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Madi Hedd
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Peter Hawkins
Special effects (Meet the Penguins): Alfred Davis
Special effects (Meet the Penguins): Douglas Mair
Presented by (Meet the Penguins): Gordon Murray
Presenter (The Norfolk Island): Major F. McDermott
[Actor] (Adventures of the Clown Prince): Ossie Noble
Host/artist (Sketch Club): Adrian Hill

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Other People's Jobs: Moving Mountains

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras visit a granite quarry nearly 2,000 feet above sea level in North Wales.


Commentator: Alun Williams
Producer: Dafydd Gruffydd

: Rats to You

The Grand Order of Water Rats the Variety profession's most famous confraternity presents Rats to You, being the second of a fortnightly series featuring Stars, Celebrities and Members of the Order.
This week, King Rat Dave O'Gorman, Past King Rat Ben Warriss introduce:
Robb Wilton, Lee Lawrence, Abbe Gale, Christine Granville, Phyllis Pleydell and guest artists.
The Water Rats Choir


King Rat: Dave O'Gorman
Past King Rat: Ben Warriss
Comedian: Robb Wilton
Singer: Lee Lawrence
Performer: Abbe Gale
Performer: Christine Granville
Comedienne: Phyllis Pleydell
Singers: The Water Rats Choir
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Designer: Audley Southcott
Producer: Richard Afton

: Marriage Settlement

by Ronald Adam.
[Starring] John Robinson and Patricia Marmont


Author: Ronald Adam
Producer: Alan Bromly
Designer: Roy Oxley
Frances Strannack: Patricia Marmont
Alec Strannack: John Robinson
Dr. Masterman: John Boxer
Mr. Carew: Ronald Adam
Det.-Inspector Forshaw: Victor Brooks
Zanucek: Carl Jaffe

: Is This Your Problem?

Edana Romney, Edgar Lustgarten and a group of advisers, in the fourth programme in the present 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
Presented by: Huw Wheldon

: Music in View

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


Presenter: Joseph Cooper

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