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

A magazine of interest and entertainment for younger women.

Autumn Plans
Doreen Stephens, Editor of Women's programmes, announces new developments.

The Fall of the Year
Hints on drying and preserving autumn leaves, by Dorothy Hill.

How the Other Half Laughs
A comparison of British and American cartoons by Joan Rodker.

At the Piano
Ian Stewart

Round Up
Current Affairs by Honor Balfour.

Introduced by Roma Fairley.
(Ian Stewart is appearing at the Savoy Hotel, London)


Presenter: Roma Fairley
Item presenter (Autumn Plans): Doreen Stephens
Item presenter (The Fall of the Year): Dorothy Hill
Item presenter (How the Other Half Laughs): Joan Rodker
Pianist (At the Piano): Ian Stewart
Item presenter (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.
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Children's Television Caravan
The Children's Television Caravan arrives at the Choristers School Cricket Field, Salisbury.
Jeremy Geidt rings up the curtain on Hill and Billie, Douglas Horner, The Skating Dexters, Elton Hayes and the Roundabout People with Don Tasker and Dorothy Fraser, The Lucky Dip Star and the children of Salisbury.
Accompanied by the Caravan Quartet

The Black Tulip: 5: Triumph
by Alexandre Dumas
Adapted as a serial in five parts by Estelle Holt
Additional dialogue by Naomi Capon
(Michael Aldridge is appearing in "Salad Days" at the Vaudeville Theatre, London)

(to 18.00)


Presenter/Showman (Children's Television Caravan): Jeremy Geidt
Harmonicists (Children's Television Caravan): Hill and Billie
Performer (Children's Television Caravan): Douglas Horner
Skaters (Children's Television Caravan): The Skating Dexters
Guitarist (Children's Television Caravan): Elton Hayes
Performers (Children's Television Caravan): 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
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
Rosa: Sheila Shand-Gibbs
Isaac Boxtel: Anthony Jacobs
Cornelius van Baerle: Douglas Wilmer
Gryphus: Mervyn Blake
Mynheer van Herysen: John Kidd
William, Prince of Orange: Henry Davies
Mynheer van Spennen: Michael Aldridge
Guard: Peter Diamond
Guard: Peter Augustine
Other parts played by: Richard Holt
Other parts played by: Clive Carson
Other parts played by: Charles Saynor
Other parts played by: Owen Berry
Other parts played by: Ewart Wheeler
Other parts played by: Patricia Berry
Other parts played by: Bart Allison
Other parts played by: Kenneth Warren
Other parts played by: Catharine Ellison
Other parts played by: Desmond Scott
Other parts played by: Nigel Sharpe
Other parts played by: Bruce Wightman
Other parts played by: Patrick Milner
Other parts played by: Howell Davies
Other parts played by: Barbara Leslie
Other parts played by: Richard Statman
Other parts played by: Margery Fleeson
Other parts played by: Michael Cosmo
Other parts played by: Beatrix Carter
Other parts played by: John Nettleton

: 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 Chic Murray, Audrey Jeans, Dennis Shirley, Humper and Dink, The Corny Three, Johnny Francis, Tom Mennard, Digby Wolfe, The George Mitchell Singers.


Presenter: Kenneth Horne
Comedian: Chic Murray
Singer: Audrey Jeans
Trumpeter: Dennis Shirley
Entertainers: Humper and Dink
Entertainers: The Corny Three
Saxophonist: Johnny Francis
Comedian: Tom Mennard
Comedian: Digby Wolfe
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra conducted by: George Clouston
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Buried Treasure: 13: Pompeii


Speaker: R. C. Carrington
Speaker/presenter: Glyn Daniel
Film cameraman: Terry Hunt
Film editor: Alan Martin
Devised and produced by: Paul Johnstone

: Days of Grace

by David Forbes Lorne
Adapted by Moultrie R. Kelsall

"When somebody dies, his first duty is to keep watch from sunset until the day breaks, every night until the next dead soul relieves him..."
See below


Author: David Forbes Lorne
Adapted by: Moultrie R. Kelsall
Producer: James Crampsey
Designer: Joy Stanley
Hugh MacKerral, formerly of Brunerican: Moultrie R. Kelsall
Malcolm Fraser, now of Brunerican: John M. Bannerman
Dr. Cameron: John Young
Hamish Donaldson, a crofter: Roddy McMillan
Jean Donaldson, his wife: Effie Morrison
Peter Grant, the new schoolmaster: Moultrie R. Kelsall
Donnchadh Ruadh, a railwayman: Jameson Clark
Also taking part: Archie Buchanan
Also taking part: Alan McKill
Also taking part: Jack Maguire
Also taking part: Alec Powis

: Tribute and Presentation to Stanley Matthews

in celebration of his footballing silver jubilee
BBC Outside Broadcast cameras visit the dinner and presentation organised by the National Sporting Club at their headquarters at the Cafe Royal, London.
Speakers include: Sir Stanley Rous, Tommy Trinder, Billy Wright, Stanley Matthews and Charles Forte, Chairman of the National Sporting Club
Programme introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.


Speaker: Sir Stanley Rous
Speaker: Tommy Trinder
Speaker: Billy Wright
Speaker: Stanley Matthews
Speaker: Charles Forte
Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Presented for television by: Peter Webber

: Picture Parade

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


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Tribute and Presentation to Stanley Matthews

Return to the Club Room of the National Sporting Club to join Stanley Matthews and his friends.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down

Presentation to Stanley Matthews, in celebration of his footballing silver Jubilee.
Few names have made headlines in the world of sport for as long as Stanley Matthews. Twenty-five years ago, as a boy of seventeen, he played in his first League match for Stoke City, and three years later received his first cap for England. Since then every honour that Football has to offer has been bestowed upon him, though it was not until 1953 that he won a Cup Winners' Medal, in a game that will live long in the memory. Stoke, Blackpool, and England may owe a great deal to his wizardry on the field, but tonight it is the whole world of sport that is honouring him as one of the truly great sportsmen of all time. at 9.30 and 10.45


Subject: Stanley Matthews

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