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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Your Own Time
A magazine of interest and entertainment for younger women.

Beauty News
A quiz on winter problems.

Guest of the Week: Janet Quigley

Man's Eye View - 4: Under the Weather
Told by James Drake with acknowledgment to John Cadell.

Mouth Organ
Tommy Reilly

Introduced by Vera McKechnie.

Design Review: 1: Knobs
Chosen by the Council of Industrial Design and discussed by Moira Hallifax and Godfrey Imhof.


Presenter (Your Own Time): Vera McKechnie
Guest (Guest of the Week): Janet Quigley
Item presenter (Man's Eye View): James Drake
Organist (Mouth Organ): Tommy Reilly
Presenter (Design Review): Moira Hallifax
Interviewee (Design Review): Godfrey Imhof
Producer: Rosemary Hill

: 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

Meet the Penguins: Mother's and Father's Day Out
Story by J.M. Smith Wright.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on October 20, 1955)

BBC Children's Television Theatre presents: Crackerjack
[Starring] Eamonn Andrews
with Joe Baker and Jack Douglas, Lenny the Lion with Terry Hall, Mr. Grumble, Eddie Mendoza and his Band and "Double or Drop".
(Eddie Mendoza is at the Butlin's Ocean Hotel, Brighton)

(to 18.00)


Writer (Meet the Penguins): J. M. Smith Wright
Pictures (Meet the Penguins): Sam Williams
Pictures (Meet the Penguins): Elizabeth Williams
Music (Meet the Penguins): John Hooper
Music played by (Meet the Penguins): Tom McCall
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Madi Hedd
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Kenneth Connor
Special effects (Meet the Penguins): Alfred Davis
Special effects (Meet the Penguins): Douglas Mair
Presented by (Meet the Penguins): Peter Newington
Presenter/"Double or Drop" devised by (Crackerjack): Eamonn Andrews
Comedian (Crackerjack): Joe Baker
Comedian (Crackerjack): Jack Douglas
Ventriloquist (Crackerjack): Terry Hall
Mr. Grumble: Joe Baker Snr.
Musicians (Crackerjack): Eddie Mendoza and his Band
Comedy script (Crackerjack): Bill Douglas
Producer (Crackerjack): Johnny Downes

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: The Grove Family: Problem Child

by Michael and Roland Pertwee.


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

: Look: Whales

A series of wild-life programmes introduced by Peter Scott.

Peter Scott and Leo Harrison Matthews, with the help of film illustrations, discuss the history, habits, and present status of the largest and most widely distributed of the world's mammals.
Whales have adapted themselves so successfully to aquatic conditions that they are the only mammals to spend their entire lives at sea. Their vast size and inaccessibility have made them particularly interesting to naturalists and seafarers.
From the BBC's West of England television studio


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest: Leo Harrison
Producer: Tony Soper

: International Athletics: London v. Budapest

Promoted by the Association of London Clubs and organised by the Evening News
From the White City Stadium, London.


Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: Roger Bannister

: The Yana Show

featuring Ronnie Carroll, Peter Jones, Jack Farr and introducing Ronald Chesney with the Mark Stuart Dance Group, The George Mitchell Singers.
See page 6


Presenter/Singer: Yana
Singer: Ronnie Carroll
Comedian/Scriptwriter: Peter Jones
Comedian: Jack Farr
Harmonicist: Ronald Chesney
Dancers: The Mark Stuart Dance Group
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Orchestral arrangements: Alan Yates
Orchestral arrangements: Malcolm Lockyer
Orchestral arrangements: Bruce Campbell
Choreography: Mark Stuart
Designer: Audley Southcott
Producer: Russell Turner

: The Horse of The Year, 1956

International Puissance Jumping
The Fred Foster Memorial Competition

From Harringay Arena, London.
The closing stages of a competition that commemorates the late Mr. Fred Foster and his horse Swank, which jumped a height of seven feet six-and-a-half inches in 1937. Finalists with equality of faults participate in successive 'jumps-off' with the obstacles heightened and enlarged each time but gradually reduced in number to a minimum of two.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Commentator: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: News

Followed by The Weather and Close Down

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