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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women: Your Own Time - Northern Edition

I'd Like to Know...
...about Eccles cakes from Peter Lyle.

At the Piano
Harry Hayward

An American in Manchester
Meet Mitzi Cunliffe, the sculptress

Durham Quilting
A traditional craft of the North-East shown by Florence Fletcher.

The Other Side of the Counter
Muriel Levy introduces you to people whose jobs bring glamour to the Liverpool public.

Personal Appearance
Joan Turner

Introduced by Roma Fairley.
From the BBC's North of England studios
(Joan Turner is appearing in 'Summer Stars' at the Palace Theatre, Manchester)


Presenter: Roma Fairley
Item presenter (I'd Like to Know): Peter Lyle
Pianist (At the Piano): Harry Hayward
Sculptress (An American in Manchester): Mitzi Cunliffe
Quilter (Durham Quilting): Florence Fletcher
Item presenter (The Other Side of the Counter): Muriel Levy
Entertainer (Personal Appearance): Joan Turner
Arranged by: Gwen Pain
Director: Charles Farmer

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

(A BBC Television Film) (to 16.00)

: Children's Television

Country Dance Party
A programme of traditional songs, games, and dances with the Birmingham Square Dance Quartet
(Leader, Eric Blythe)
Bob Roberts to sing some folk songs.
The Junior Horn Dance Team from Abbots, Bromley
Dancers from Stratford-on-Avon, Birmingham, and Coventry
Mistress of Ceremonies, Sibyl Clark of the English Folk Dance and Song Society
Introduced by Barrie Edgar.

The Black Tulip: 3: Danger
by Alexandre Dumas.
Adapted as a serial in five parts by Estelle Holt.
Additional dialogue by Naomi Capon.
Holland - 1672
(Michael Aldridge is appearing in "Salad Days" at the Vaudeville Theatre, London)

(to 18.00)


Musicians (Country Dance Party): The Birmingham Square Dance Quartet
Quartet leader (Country Dance Party): Eric Blythe
Singer (Country Dance Party): Bob Roberts
Musicians (Country Dance Party): The Junior Horn Dance Team
Mistress of Ceremonies (Country Dance Party): Sibyl Clark
Presenter (Country Dance Party): Barrie Edgar
Arranged by (Country Dance Party): Peggy Bacon
Presented by (Country Dance Party): John McGonagle
Author (The Black Tulip): Alexandre Dumas
Adapted by (The Black Tulip): Estelle Holt
Additional dialogue/Producer (The Black Tulip): Naomi Capon
Designer (The Black Tulip): Charles Lawrence
Cornelius van Baerle: Douglas Wilmer
The Executioner: Bernard Bresslaw
Gryphus: Mervyn Blake
Mynheer van Spennen: Michael Aldridge
Isaac Boxtel: Anthony Jacobs
Rosa: Sheila Shand-Gibbs
William, Prince of Orange: Henry Davies
Prince's Guard: Bernard Cribbins
Other parts played by: Charles Saynor
Other parts played by: Owen Berry
Other parts played by: Ewart Wheeler
Other parts played by: Richard Holt
Other parts played by: Michael Cosmo
Other parts played by: Catharine Ellison
Other parts played by: Bart Allison
Other parts played by: Beatrix Carter
Other parts played by: Nigel Sharpe
Other parts played by: Patricia Berry
Other parts played by: Patrick Milner
Other parts played by: Kenneth Warren
Other parts played by: Clive Carson
Other parts played by: Margery Fleeson
Other parts played by: Alistair Speed
Other parts played by: Barbara Leslie
Other parts played by: Anthony Sheppard
Other parts played by: Howell Davies
Other parts played by: Bruce Wightman
Other parts played by: Richard Statman

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Camera One

Kenneth Horne introduces Camera One.
(See top of page)

Kenneth Horne brings before Camera One forty-five minutes of non-stop Variety from the Television Theatre, with:
Ronnie Carroll, The Iris Long Trio, Don Rennie, Eno and Lane, Harry Shield
and others who are known today and may be stars tomorrow

At 7.30


Presenter: Kenneth Horne
Singer: Ronnie Carroll
Singers/Musicians: The Iris Long Trio
Performer: Don Rennie
Comedians: Eno and Lane
Performer: Harry Shield
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra under the direction of: George Clouston
Producer: Frederick Knapman

: Four in a Jeep

(See foot of page)

A film directed by Leopold Lindtberg.

During the occupation of Austria, Vienna was under four-power control. The American, British, French, and Russian sergeants who work together in an international patrol jeep find themselves drawn into the tragedy of a young Viennese couple so deeply that their humorous tolerance of each other becomes endangered by political feeling.

At 8.15 this evening


Director: Leopold Lindtberg
Francesca: Viveca Lindfors
American Sergeant: Ralph Meeker
British Sergeant: Michael Medwin
Francesca's husband: Hans Putz
French Sergeant: Albert Dinan

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine programme introduced by Peter Haigh.
This edition includes the Presentation Ceremony of the Golden Laurel
Awards from the Tenth International Edinburgh Film Festival; excerpts from "Oklahoma" "Invitation to the Dance", and "Proud and Profane".
(By courtesy of RKO Radio Pictures. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Paramount Pictures)


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Hans at the Piano

recalls for you a year of melody with his own arrangements of tunes you sang and whistled in 1928.
From the BBC's North of England studios

Followed by The Weather

Mind that Child!
The Rt. Hon. Harold Watkinson, M.P., Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation starts a nation-wide drive to keep children safe from road accidents.
(Recording of broadcast in the Home Service earlier this evening)
(Sound only)


Pianist (Hans at the Piano): null Hans
Presented by (Hans at the Piano): Ronnie Taylor
Speaker (Mind that Child!): The Rt. Hon. Harold Watkinson

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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