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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women: Fashion Report

to put you in the picture with news from the fashion front.
Produced by Rosemary Hill who writes on page 8


Reporter: Iris Ashley
Producer: Rosemary Hill

: Her Majesty The Queen visits Chatham

(See columns 3 and 4)

On the occasion of the one-hundredth anniversary of the amalgamation of the Royal Engineers and the Corps of Sappers and Miners, BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras are present at a special demonstration before Her Majesty of modern bridging and assault engineering.
At 3.15 this afternoon

A telerecording of part of today's ceremony can be seen at 10.45


Commentator: Ray Baxter
Presented for television by: John Vernon

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television

Meet the Penguins: Flying Feathers
Story by J. M. Smith Wright.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on November 3, 1955)

BBC Children's Television Theatre presents Crackerjack
[Starring] Eamonn Andrews
with Norman Wisdom, Joe Baker and Jack Douglas, Mr. Grumble, Eddie Mendoza and his Band
and "Double or Drop".
(Eddie Mendoza is at the Butlin's Ocean Hotel, Brighton)
See page 8


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): Norman Wisdom
Comedian (Crackerjack): Joe Baker
Comedian (Crackerjack): Jack Douglas
Mr Grumble (Crackerjack): Joe Baker Snr.
Musicians (Crackerjack): Eddie Mendoza and his Band
Script (Crackerjack): Bill Douglas
Producer (Crackerjack): Johnny Downes

: Farewell to General Gruenther

This evening, at a meeting in the County Hall, London, arranged by the principal organisations supporting the North Atlantic Treaty and British-American Co-operation, BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras join the distinguished audience for speeches of farewell given by:
The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, The Rt. Hon. Selwyn Lloyd, C.B.E., T.D., Q.C., M.P.
The Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition, The Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell, C.B.E., M.P.
The Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, General Alfred M. Gruenther, C.B., D.S.M.
Chairman, The Rt. Hon. the Chairman of the L.C.C., Mrs. Helen C. Bentwich, J.P.


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Selwyn Lloyd
Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell
Speaker: General Alfred M. Gruenther
Chairman: Mrs. Helen C. Bentwich
Commentator: Richard Dimbleby

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: The Grove Family: The Choice

by Michael Pertwee and Roland Pertwee.
See page 6


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mr. Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Pat: Carole Mowlam
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Rodney: Sam Jephcott
Dr. Henley: Ian Fleming
Mr. Mason: Duncan Lewis
Mr. Cartwright: Howard Rose

: Look: Little Drops of Water

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

Peter Scott and John Clegg, of the Haslemere Museum, examine the minute organisms of pond life with the aid of a microprojector. You can see clearly strange and fearsome animals like the rotifer and the mayfly nymph and may observe the heartbeats of a water-flea.
From the BBC's West of England television studio


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest: John Clegg
Producer: Tony Soper

: Sportsview

Spotlighting news, views, and personalities from the world of sport introduced by Peter Dimmock.
Association Football: Manchester City v. Manchester United
The second half of tonight's floodlit match between the F.A. Cup winners and the Football League champions for the Football Association Charity Shield.
From Maine Road, Manchester.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Dennis Monger
Commentator (Association Football): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Presented for television by (Association Football): Ray Lakeland

: The Yana Show

featuring Ronnie Carroll, Peter Jones and Jack Farr with The Mark Stuart Dance Group, The George Mitchell Singers.


Singer/presenter: Yana
Singer: Ronnie Carroll
Comedian: Peter Jones
Comedian: Jack Farr
Dancers: The Mark Stuart Dance Group
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Orchestral arrangements: Alan Yates
Orchestral arrangements: Arthur Wilkinson
Orchestral arrangements: Bruce Campbell
Choreographer: Mark Stuart
Designer: Audley Southcott
Script: Peter Jones
Producer: Russell Turner

: Special Enquiry: A Girl Comes to London

A report for television.
It is estimated that each month two thousand girls arrive in London in search of a job. Sometimes they come alone - with no knowledge of London and no friends.
Tonight's "Special Enquiry" sets out to answer the questions: "Why do they come?" and "What do they find when they get here?".
See foot of page


Commentator: Robert Reid
Script: Judy Cowell
Producer/Director: Anthony de Lotbiniere

: Her Majesty The Queen

visits the headquarters of the Corps of Royal Engineers at Chatham.
A BBC telerecording of part of this afternoon's broadcast.
Followed by The Weather

11.0 The Rt. Hon. Selwyn Lloyd C.B.E., T.D., Q.C., M.P., Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs broadcasts a message to mark the eleventh anniversary of the United Nations.
(Sound only)
(The recorded broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15 p.m.)
(to 23.05)


Speaker: The Rt Hon. Selwyn Lloyd

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