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

A magazine of interest and entertainment for younger women.

Beauty News
on the subject of bras.

Man's Eye View: 3: Dressed to Kill
Told by James Drake with acknowledgment to John Cadell.

Guests of the Week
Pauline and Larry Forrester are interviewed by Polly Elwes.

Learning by Degrees
Some intriguing subjects to study in your spare time discussed by Evelyn Gibbs.

Joy Hyman

Introduced by Vera McKechnie.


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Storyteller (Man's Eye View): James Drake
Interviewee (Guests of the Week): Pauline Forrester
Interviewee (Guests of the Week): Larry Forrester
Interviewer (Guests of the Week): Polly Elwes
Item presenter (Learning by Degrees): Evelyn Gibbs
Guitarist: Joy Hyman
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

Along the Prom
Raymond Baxter takes you along the 'golden mile' of Blackpool.

The Black Tulip: 4: Threats
by Alexandre Dumas.
Adapted as a serial in five parts by Estelle Holt.
Additional dialogue by Naomi Capon.
Holland - 1673

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Along the Prom): Raymond Baxter
Presented by (Along the Prom): Ray Lakeland
Author (The Black Tulip): Alexandre Dumas
Adapter (The Black Tulip): Estelle Holt
Additional dialogue/producer (The Black Tulip): Naomi Capon
Designer (The Black Tulip): Charles Lawrence
Cornelius van Baerle: Douglas Wilmer
Rosa: Sheila Shand-Gibbs
Gryphus: Mervyn Blake
Isaac Boxtel: Anthony Jacobs

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

Billy Cotton calls Wakey Wakey! for the Billy Cotton Band Show
featuring Alan Breeze, Doreen Stephens, Al Koran, The Rita Williams Singers, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes and star guests from the world of entertainment.


Presenter/bandleader: Billy Cotton
Musicians: The Billy Cotton Band
Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Doreen Stephens
Mentalist: Al Koran
Singers: The Rita Williams Singers
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Dance direction: Leslie Roberts
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Production: Brian Tesler

: Searchlight Tattoo

Highlights of the Royal Artillery Searchlight Tattoo televised from Woolwich Stadium, London, during the final dress rehearsal.
See facing page


The Tattoo devised and produced by: William A. Sutton
Commentator: Bob Danvers Walker
Presented for television by: Derek Burrell-Davis

: The Golden Mile

Raymond Baxter looks at the world-famous stretch of Blackpool Promenade and introduces some of its characters.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Presented by: Ray Lakeland

: Fanny's First Play

by Bernard Shaw
Henry Sherek presents an extract from his Edinburgh Festival production.

The action of the play takes place in Mr. Robin Gilbey's house, Denmark Hill, and in Mr. Joseph Knox's drawing room in the same neighbourhood.
Time, 1911
See facing page


Author: Bernard Shaw
Stage Production: Henry Sherek
Producer: Douglas Scale
Designer: Finlay James
Presented for television by: Barbara Burnham
Fanny O'Dowda (Prologue): Jacqueline Mackenzie
Mr. Gilbey: George Benson
Mrs. Gilbey: Lally Bowers
Juggins: Robin Bailey
Dora Delaney: Brenda Bruce
Mrs. Knox: Jean Taylor-Smith
Mr. Knox: Michael O'Halloran
Margaret Knox: Jacqueline Mackenzie
Lieutenant Duvallet: Michael Denison
Bobby: David Evans

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine programme of films and film personalities.
Introduced by Peter Haigh.
This edition includes a visit by the BBC 'Roving Eye' to the premiere of 'The King and I' and interviews by Derek Bond with some of the stars attending.
(Excerpts from the film are by courtesy of Twentieth Century-Fox)


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Interviewer: Derek Bond
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Relax, Look, and Listen

with Ken Rattenbury and his Band featuring George Browne accompanied by Curly Clayton.
From the BBC's television studio In Birmingham
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Musicians: Ken Rattenbury and his Band
Singer: George Browne
Jazz Guitarist: Curly Clayton
Producer: John McGonagle

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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.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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