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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women: Your Own Time

A magazine of interest and entertainment for younger women.

Home Thoughts from Abroad
Continental furniture on the British market.

Grace O'Connor

Fashion Report
In the holiday mood

Honor Balfour's Round-Up
Both sides of the counter

Introduced by Vera McKechnie.
(Grace O'Connor is appearing in 'Plain and Fancy' at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Singer (Songs): Grace O'Connor
Reporter (Honor Balfour's Round-Up): Honor Balfour
Producer: Rosemary Hill

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


Narrator/Script, music and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Children's Television

Children's Television Caravan
The Children's Television Caravan makes its fifth appearance at Holyrood Park, Edinburgh.
Jeremy Geidt rings up the curtain on Johnny Geddes, Madrigal, Elton Hayes and the Roundabout People with Don Tasker and Dorothy Fraser, The Lucky Dip Star and the children of Edinburgh.
Accompanied by the Caravan Quartet

The Twopenny Diamond
by Sutherland Ross.

(to 18.00)


Presenter/Showman (Children's Television Caravan): Jeremy Geidt
Magician (Children's Television Caravan): Johnny Geddes
Musicians (Children's Television Caravan): Elton Hayes and the Roundabout People
Dancer (Children's Television Caravan): Don Tasker
Dancer (Children's Television Caravan): Dorothy Fraser
Musicians (Children's Television Caravan): The Caravan Quartet
Producer (Children's Television Caravan): Peter Newington
Writer (The Twopenny Diamond): Sutherland Ross
Designer (The Twopenny Diamond): Eileen Diss
Producer (The Twopenny Diamond): Barbara Hammond
Susan Mayfield: Diana Beevers
Simon Mayfield: Ian Hobbs
Miss Widgett: Catherine Salkeld
Mr. Aquila: Victor Platt
Mr. Pearce: Frank Finlay
Mrs. Mayfield: Bay White
Mr. Mayfield: Maurice Durant
Inspector Gadd: Gregory Scott

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Camera One

Kenneth Horne brings to Camera One forty-five minutes of non-stop Variety from the King's Theatre, Hammersmith with Fred Ferrari, Joan Baker, The Burt Twins, The Three Warrens, Larry Grayson, The George Mitchell Singers.

Including: Joan Greenwood with Michael Gwynn and Peter Duguid in a theatre flash from Nigel Dennis's comedy "Cards of Identity" from the Royal Court Theatre, London.
(The excerpt from the Royal Court Theatre, London is by arrangement with the English Theatre Company)


Presenter: Kenneth Horne
Singer: Fred Ferrari
Pianist: Joan Baker
Pianists: The Burt Twins
Acrobatics: The Three Warrens
Comedian: Larry Grayson
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Mrs. Mallet (Cards of Identity): Joan Greenwood
Captain Mallet (Cards of Identity): Michael Gwynn
Dr. Towser (Cards of Identity): Peter Duguid
Author (Cards of Identity): Nigel Dennis
Orchestra under the direction of: Eric Robinson
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: International Horse Show: The Queen Elizabeth II Cup

Tonight's visit to the White City Stadium, London, covers the final stages in this International Individual Jumping Championship for Lady Riders.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Commentator: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: Assignment, India

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A National Broadcasting Company of America documentary film showing life in India today through the eyes of Chester Bowles, United States Ambassador in Delhi from 1951-1953.

This film, made for American viewers, has recently won the George Polk Award for outstanding television reporting and has been entered for this year's film festival in Edinburgh Woodrow Wyatt, who was a member of the Cabinet Mission which prepared the way for India's independence, introduces the film and comments on its interpretation of present-day India, at 9.0.


Narrator/Interviewer: Chester Bowles
Presenter: Woodrow Wyatt

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine programme of films and film personalities.
Introduced by Peter Haigh.


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: News

Followed by The Weather and Close Down

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