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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women: Twice Twenty

A magazine for older women.

Autumn Fashion Preview
Anne Lambton suggests ideas for smart dressing in the colder weather.

Meeting Place
Peggy Mount, Walter Kous, and Isobel Park find something in common to discuss-mothers-in-law!

Tokens of Faraway Places
Alice Hooper Beck shows some curious shells from her collection and tells where and how she found them.

In Birmingham Today
David Martin introduces you to some interesting people from the Midlands.

How They Said It
Denise Robins reminds you of proposals of marriage made by well-known characters from famous novels. They are portrayed by Elaine Usher and Charles Houston.

Your Theatre Guide
Alan Melville tells you about some of the shows to be seen in London.

Introduced by Bill Fairchild.

(Peggy Mount is appearing in 'Sailor Beware' at the Strand Theatre, London)


Presenter: Bill Fairchild
Item presenter (Autumn Fashion Preview): Anne Lambton
Panellist (Meeting Place): Peggy Mount
Panellist (Meeting Place): Walter Kous
Panellist (Meeting Place): Isobel Park
Item presenter (Tokens of Faraway Places): Alice Hooper Beck
Item presenter (In Birmingham Today): David Martin
Item presenter (How They Said It): Denise Robins
[Actress] (How They Said It): Elaine Usher
[Actor] (How They Said It): Charles Houston
Producer: Monica Sims

: 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

George and the Two Tiny Oxen
A cartoon film of a Polish folk story.

All About Animals
George Cansdale shows you some more animals.

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

(to 18.00)


Presenter (All About Animals): George Cansdale

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Adventures of the Big Man: Edge of Darkness

[Starring] Wayne Morris in the film Edge of Darkness


Bill Pierce: Wayne Morris

: Find the Link

with Kenneth Horne in the chair and Carole Carr, Josephine Douglas, Bruce Seton, Eric Sykes finding the links between the challengers.
Special investigators: Pauline and Larry Forrester


Chairman: Kenneth Horne
Panellist: Carole Carr
Panellist: Josephine Douglas
Panellist: Bruce Seton
Panellist: Eric Sykes
Special investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special investigator: Larry Forrester
Presented by: G. B. Lupino

: The Challenge of Television

Today there are Television Services in nearly forty countries. This film has as its theme the growth and power of this latest means of communication between men.
Produced by the BBC in collaboration with UNESCO, and with contributions from the Television Services of Belgium, Canada. Cuba, Denmark. France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United Nations, U.S.A., and U.S.S.R.

[Photo caption] An American snatches a bite to eat at a lunch bar in New Rochelle, New York, while pictures from hundreds of miles away flash on to the television screen behind him. Tonight's film by Paul Rotha traces at 8.30 the international developments of this new and powerful method of communication that has become an influence on the lives of people all over the world.

See page 3


Written and supervised by: Paul Rotha

: Shapes

by Ted Heath and his Music.
A pictorial fantasy illustrating the sound of this famous band.


Musicians: Ted Heath and his Music
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Producer: Francis Essex

: The Heart of the Valley

(See foot of page and page 6)

BBC film and Outside Broadcast cameras visit the Workmen's Institute at Tredegar, Monmouthshire, to meet the personalities and choirs of the Sirhowy Valley at home

Prefaced by the Rt. Hon. Aneurin Bevan, M.P.

Introduced by Alun Williams


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Aneurin Bevan, M.P.
Presenter: Alun Williams
Producer: Selywn Roderick

: Story Time

[Starring] V. S. Pritchett
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Storyteller: V. S. Pritchett

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