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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Signs of the Zodiac: 10: Libra
A light-hearted diversion arranged and introduced by Verrall Dunlop.

I've Just Been Reading
Stephen Black suggests some new books for your library list and introduces one of the authors.
See page 8


Presenter/Arranged by (Signs of the Zodiac): Verrall Dunlop
Presented by (Signs of the Zodiac): Richard Gilbert
Presenter (I've Just Been Reading): Stephen Black
Producer (I've Just Been Reading): Ann Shead

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Prudence Kitten: Dancing Time
with Molly Blake.

All About Animals
George Cansdale shows you some more animals.

Spot the Tune
Introduced by Eric Robinson.
The winning cards in the competition are drawn from the hat and some members of the Virtuoso Chamber Ensemble play the music.

For Deaf Children
Mary Malcolm introduces a special programme, including a film, and "Dance With Don", in which Don Tasker helps you with your dancing.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Prudence Kitten): Molly Blake
Presenter (All About Animals): George Cansdale
Presenter (Spot the Tune): Eric Robinson
Musicians (Spot the Tune): The Virtuoso Chamber Ensemble
Presenter (For Deaf Children): Mary Malcolm
Dancer (For Deaf Children: Dance With Don): Don Tasker

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: International Swimming: England v. Denmark

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras bring you some of the main events from this evening's programme arranged by the Amateur Swimming Association.
From Woodcock Street Baths, Birmingham.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: This Is Your Life

A programme devised by Ralph Edwards.
Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.


Programme deviser: Ralph Edwards
Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Orchestra under the direction of: George Clouston
Music 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

: Miss World, 1956

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras visit the Lyceum Ballroom, London for the election of Miss World, 1956.
Organised by Mecca Dancing in association with the Sunday Dispatch


Master of Ceremonies: Ben Lyon
Commentator: Alex MacIntosh
Arranged by: Eric Morley
Presented for television by: Robin Scott

: Off the Record

Jack Payne introduces stars and personalities who are Off the Record together with the latest news from the record industry featuring Joan Regan, Jimmy Young, Johnny Dankworth and his Orchestra, Kenneth McKellar, Mandy Miller, Tommy Steel, The Three Professors, The Concert Orchestra and the George Mitchell Singers.
Conducted by Stanley Black
See page 7


Presenter: Jack Payne
Singer: Joan Regan
Singer: Jimmy Young
Musicians: Johnny Dankworth and his Orchestra
Tenor: Kenneth McKellar
Singer: Mandy Miller
Singer: Tommy Steel
Musicians: The Three Professors
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Conductor: Stanley Black
Producer: Bill Cotton, Jnr.

: Story Time

[Starring] Dewi Williams
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Storyteller: Dewi Williams

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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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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