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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Twice Twenty
A magazine for older women.

Tapestry Making
Anne Lambton and some fellow enthusiasts compare notes on this practical art for winter evenings.

Meeting Place
Dr. Katherine Williams, Head of the Medical Division at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell, talks about her life there.

Doctor's Advice
A new series in which a doctor tells you how to help yourself.

How they said it
Denise Robins recalls proposals of marriage made by well-known characters from famous novels. They are portrayed by Elaine Usher and Charles Houston.

Introduced by Alice Hooper Beck.

Quick and Easy Dressmaking: 1: Jersey Blouse
A French design filmed by Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise.
Demonstrated by Diana Crutchley.
(The film of this design will be repeated next Monday afternoon)


Presenter (Twice Twenty): Alice Hooper Beck
Item presenter (Tapestry Making): Anne Lambton
Interviewee (Meeting Place): Dr. Katherine Williams
Item presenter (Doctor's Advice): A doctor [name uncredited]
Item presenter (How they said it): Denise Robins
[Actress] (How they said it): Elaine Usher
[Actor] (How they said it): Charles Houston
Producer (Twice Twenty): Richard Gilbert
Dressmaker/Presenter (Quick and Easy Dressmaking): Diana Crutchley

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Willoughby with Rolf Harris

The Adventures of Pierre: Part 1
A serial in six parts by C. E. Webber.

Eamonn Andrews opens the Playbox and his young assistants join in the games
Johnny Morris, The Hot Chestnut Man drops in for a chat and a team representing Bristol takes part in 'Do You Know?' a regular regional competition.
At the piano, Tom McCall


Entertainer: Rolf Harris
Writer (The Adventures of Pierre): C. E. Webber
Producer (The Adventures of Pierre): John Hunter Blair
Presenter (Playbox): Eamonn Andrews
The Hot Chestnut Man (Playbox): Johnny Morris
Pianist (Playbox): Tom McCall
Producer (Playbox): Cliff Michelmore

: Rugby Union Football: Cardiff v. Italy

The second half of the match at Cardiff Arms Park, described by G. V. Wynne-Jones and Wilfred Wooller.
(to 18.45 app.)


Commentator: G. V. Wynne-Jones
Commentator: Wilfred Wooller
Presented for television by: Dafydd Gruffydd

: Highlight

Gian-Carlo Menotti, composer of tomorrow's opera "The Saint of Bleecker Street", is introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Interviewee: Gian-Carlo Menotti
Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: The Grove Family: New Blood

by Michael Pertwee and Roland Pertwee.
See page 7


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mr. Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Miss Jones: Nan Braunton
Rodney: Sam Jephcott
Taxi Driver: Owen Berry

: The Burns and Allen Show: Publicity Stunt

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Publicity Stunt


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Vic Oliver Presents

Music and comedy stars and personalities.
Tonight his guests include Jack Warner, Irene Handl, Domini Callaghan, Michel de Lutry.


Presenter: Vic Oliver
Performer: Jack Warner
Comedienne: Irene Handl
Dancer: Domini Callaghan
Dancer: Michel de Lutry
Orchestra conducted by: Vic Oliver
Associate conductor: Philip Martell
Announcer: Alex Macintosh
Designer: John Cooper
Choreographer: Michel de Lutry
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Sportsview

News, views, and personalities introduced by Peter Dimmock.
Amateur Boxing: The Britannia Shield Trophy
An international competition between representative teams from the Royal Air Force, the U.S. Air Forces in Europe, and the Armed Forces of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Norway.
From the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Dennis Monger
Commentator (Amateur Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Television presentation: Humphrey Fisher

: The Great Unwanted

An actuality report by Richard Dimbleby of a journey he made last year through refugee camps in Europe.
Prepared with the co-operation of a film unit of the Dutch World Radio and with the help of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
(A Puritan Film)
(All transmitters except Kirk O'Shotts and Meldrum)

10.0 The National Mod Ceilidh
An evening's entertainment.
From Barrfields Pavilion, Largs.
This week the 53rd National Mod of An Comunn Gaidhealach is taking place at Largs. This evening some of the artists visiting the Mod provide an evening's entertainment.
(Kirk O'Shotts and Meldrum)


Reporter (The Great Unwanted): Richard Dimbleby
Fear an Tighe (The National Mod Ceilidh): Donald Thomson
Commentator (The National Mod Ceilidh): Fred Macaulay
Presented by (The National Mod Ceilidh): Noble Wilson

: Labour Party Conference, 1956

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


Presenter: Christopher Chataway

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