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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women


An Autumn Walk
with Maxwell Knight.

Village Scrapbook
Compiled by the Women's Institute of Guiting Power, Gloucestershire.

Introduced by Roger Massey.

Food for Thought
Including some facts on the circulation of women's magazines, information on evening classes for women, and figures on mental health.
Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter (Countrywise): Roger Massey
Item presenter (An Autumn Walk): Maxwell Knight
Presenter (Food for Thought): Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Producer: Monica Sims

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television

Prudence Kitten: Nelson comes Home
with Molly Blake.

All About Animals
This week George Cansdale talks about hibernation.

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

People in Books
Olive Shapley introduces you to characters from "King Solomon's Mines" by H. Rider Haggard.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Prudence Kitten): Molly Blake
Presenter (All About Animals): George Cansdale
Presenter (People in Books): Olive Shapley

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Top Town: Third Quarter Finals: Bradford v. Oxford

A friendly battle of entertainment for the 1956 title of "Top Town".
Professional: Dorothy Ward, Ted Kavanagh, Dick Hurran
Viewers: Lady Cayley, Tony Iveson
Introduced by Peter Haigh.
BBC Northern Dance Band conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
From the BBC's North of England Television studios


Judge (Professional): Dorothy Ward
Judge (Professional): Ted Kavanagh
Judge (Professional): Dick Hurran
Judge (Viewer): Lady Cayley
Judge (Viewer): Tony Iveson
Presenter: Peter Haigh
Musicians: BBC Northern Dance Band
Band conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Barney Colehan

: This is Your Life

A programme devised by Ralph Edwards and introduced by Eamonn Andrews.


Programme deviser: Ralph Edwards
Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Orchestra under the direction of: George Clouston
Music specially written by: James Turner
Research: Peter Moore
Research: Nigel Ward
Script: Gale Pedrick
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: Panorama

Richard Dimbleby brings you Television's Window on the World.
Every Monday the Panorama Team of special contributors-using film and television cameras -focuses on events and personalities of the moment.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Michael Peacock
Producer: Charles Wheeler

: Off the Record

Jack Payne introduces stars and personalities who are Off the Record together with the latest news from the record industry.
See below

Featuring The Deep River Boys, Anne Shelton, Ronnie Hilton, Sid Phillips and his Band, Eric Jupp, Audrey Jeans, The Three Kaye Sisters, The Concert Orchestra, The George Mitchell Singers Conducted by Stanley Black
at 9.30


Presenter: Jack Payne
Singers: The Deep River Boys
Singer: Anne Shelton
Singer: Ronnie Hilton
Musicians: Sid Phillips and his Band
Pianist: Eric Jupp
Singer: Audrey Jeans
Singers: The Three Kaye Sisters
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Conducted by: Stanley Black
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Producer: Bill Cotton Jnr.

: Seventy Years Young: Old People's Week in Wales

A programme of reminiscence, story, and song by old-age pensioners, for viewers of all ages.
Introduced by Hywel Davies.
Before an audience of old-age pensioners


Presenter: Hywel Davies
Programme producer: David J. Thomas

: Labour Party Conference, 1956

A report for television introduced by Christopher Chataway.
With filmed extracts of speeches and interviews and discussion from Blackpool.
The Weather and Close Down


Presenter: Christopher Chataway

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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