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: Mainly for Women

Signs of the Zodiac: 9: Virgo
A light-hearted diversion arranged and introduced by Verrall Dunlop.

Careering with Constance: 2: Sand in your Eye
Constance Paul sails down the Suez Canal, looks in on Cairo; takes a camel to the Pyramids; and goes up the river Nile to the ancient city of Luxor.


Arranged and introduced by (Signs of the Zodiac): Verrall Dunlop
Presenter (Careering with Constance): Constance Paul
Film editor (Careering with Constance): Stella Smallwood
Devised and introduced by (Careering with Constance): Bill Latto
Presented by: Monica Sims

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Little Tiger
Vera McKechnie tells you the third of a series of stories about Tog the Little Tiger, created in the drawings of Sheila Hawkins.

Children's International Newsreel

Humorists in Harmony
Ken Lyon and Frank Harlow

What's in a Game?: 3: Hockey for Girls
A series of programmes designed to help you to improve your game at the beginning of the season.

(to 18.00)


Storyteller (Little Tiger): Vera McKechnie
Drawings (Little Tiger): Sheila Hawkins
Script (Little Tiger): Marjorie Perraton
Musician (Humorists in Harmony): Ken Lyon
Musician (Humorists in Harmony): Frank Harlow
Commentator (What's in a Game?): Bill Latto

: News; Sports News; Newsreel

followed by The Weather

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: 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: T. Leslie Jackson

: Report from Africa

This is the second part of areport made for the 'See It Now' series of the Columbia Broadcasting System.
The film is introduced by Colin Wills.


Edited and produced by: Edward R. Murrow
Edited and produced by: Fred W. Friendly
Reporter: Alex Kendrick
Reporter: Blair Clark
Directed and photographed by: William McClure
Presenter: Colin Wills

: Greyhound Racing: The Twenty-fourth St. Ledger

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras join the crowd at Wembley Stadium for this famous annual race In the greyhound racing calendar.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented for television by: John Vernon

: Top Town: Second Quarter Final: Blackburn (Lancashire) v. Ashington (Northumberland)

A friendly battle of entertainment for the 1956 title of "Top Town".
Professional: Frances Day, Ted Kavanagh, Dick Hurran
Viewers: Lady Cayley, Tony Iveson
Introduced by Peter Haigh.
BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
From the BBC's North of England studios


Judge (Professional): Frances Day
Judge (Professional): Ted Kavanagh
Judge (Professional): Dick Hurran
Judge (Viewer): Lady Cayley
Judge (Viewer): Tony Iveson
Presenter: Peter Haigh
Musicians: BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Christian Forum

Questions of faith and conduct put by members of an invited audience from the staff of united Bristol hospitals are discussed by The Abbot of Downside, The Rev. Basil S. Moss, Arnold S. Aldis.
Question-Master, Alan Gibson
Basil S. Moss is Vicar of St. Nathanael's Church, Gotham, Bristol. Arnold S. Aldis is Assistant Director of Surgery, Welsh National School of Medicine.
From the BBC's West of England television studio


Panellist: The Abbot of Downside
Panellist: The Rev. Basil S. Moss
Panellist: Arnold S. Aldis
Question-Master: Alan Gibson

: News

: Story Time

[Starring] James MacTaggart
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Storyteller: James MacTaggart

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