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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

About the Home

Cookery Club
Marguerite Patten announces the results of the first competition for the best recipe of a Sunday sweet. She introduces the winner and demonstrates her recipe.

Backyard Poultry-Keeping: 1 - Choosing the Right Bird
W. P. Blount, veterinary surgeon and poultry research scientist, introduces the first of a series of programmes designed to help the housewife who would like to raise her own table poultry.

Keeping Fit
Exercises to music with Eileen Fowler.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

A Woman's Work
Discussed by some who work in Midland industries.
From the BBC's television studio in Birmingham


Presenter (About the Home): Joan Gilbert
Item presenter/Cook (Cookery Club): Marguerite Patten
Item presenter (Backyard Poultry-Keeping): W.P. Blount
Exerciser (Keeping Fit): Eileen Fowler
Producer: Ann Shead

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: The Horse of the Year Show, 1956

The 'Eagle' Trophy
Inter-County Juvenile Jumping Championships
From Harringay Arena, London.


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

: Children's Television

The Horse of the Year Show, 1956
Final stages of the Inter-County Juvenile Jumping Championships for the 'Eagle' Trophy.
From Harringay Arena, London.

Sketch Club
Adrian Hill gives some hints on picture-making and shows you some of your own work.

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

(to 18.00)


Commentator (The Horse of the Year Show, 1956): Dorian Williams
Commentator (The Horse of the Year Show, 1956): Raymond Brooks-Ward
Presented for television by (The Horse of the Year Show, 1956): Bill Duncalf
Presenter/artist (Sketch Club): Adrian Hill
Presenter (Look): Peter Scott
Guest (Look): Leo Harrison Matthews
Producer (Look): Tony Soper

: Highlight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Sports Retort

Leading players and personalities discuss topical and controversial sporting issues of the day.


Arranged by: David Coleman
Presented by: David Martin

: Frankie Howerd

At the pianos: Shani Wallis and Lee Young


Comedian: Frankie Howerd
Pianist: Shani Wallis
Pianist: Lee Young
Designer: Norman James
Orchestra under the direction of: Malcolm Lockyer
Producer: George Inns

: Tearaway

by Colin Morris.
A dramatised documentary showing how the threat of violence can impede the course of justice.


Writer: Colin Morris
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Film Cameraman: Terry Hunt
Film Editor: Alan Martin
Producer: Gilchrist Calder

: Is This Your Problem?

Edana Romney, Edgar Lustgarten and a group of advisers attempt to throw some light on personal problems brought to the studio by viewers.
Viewers who have problems they would like to bring to the attention of this programme are invited to write to: Miss Edana Romney, Is This Your Problem?, [address removed]


Presenter/devised by: Edana Romney
Presenter/devised by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: Hugh Burnett

: The Horse of the Year Show, 1956

The Leading Show Jumper of the Year
National Championship for the 'Jorrocks' Perpetual Challenge Cup.
From Harringay Arena, London.


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

: Conservative Party Conference 1956

A report for television introduced by Christopher Chataway.
With filmed extracts of speeches and interviews and discussion from Llandudno.
Followed by The Weather; Road Works Report; Close Down


Presenter: Christopher Chataway

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