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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

About the Home

Backyard Poultry-Keeping: 3
M.K. Nimmo Smith advises on the best way of housing your birds.

Gloves for the Kitchen
Christine Veasey has some ideas for making attractive oven gloves.

Shopping Suggestions
New ideas for the housewife by Margaret Douglas.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

The Northern Scene
Women in the legal world in the North discuss the job they do, their training, and the people they meet.
Introduced by Rosalie Williams.
From the BBC's North of England studios


Presenter (About the Home): Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Backyard Poultry-Keeping): M. K. Nimmo Smith
Item presenter (Gloves for the Kitchen): Christine Veasey
Item presenter (Shopping Suggestions): Margaret Douglas
Producer: Ann Shead
Presenter (The Northern Scene): Rosalie Williams
Arranged by (The Northern Scene): Gwen Pain
Director (The Northern Scene): Charles Farmer

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television presents...

Sketch Club
Adrian Hill announces the prize-winners and helps you with your picture making.
Picture Parade: "Monday Morning"

5.20 Musical Fun
with Phil Tate and his Quartet.

5.35 Look: The Search for Water
A series of wild-life programmes introduced by Maxwell Knight.
Mervyn Cowie, Director of the Royal National Parks of Kenya, discusses with Maxwell Knight the importance of water in the struggle for survival of African animals. In the arid coastal districts animals and birds rely on the elephant to find water and to dig new waterholes.
Programme is illustrated with film
From the BBC's West of England television studio

(to 18.00)


Presenter/artist (Sketch Club): Adrian Hill
Musicians (Musical Fun): Phil Tate and his Quartet
Producer (Musical Fun): John Hunter Blair
Presenter (Look): Maxwell Knight
Guest (Look): Mervyn Cowie
Producer (Look): Tony Soper

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Great Scott - It's Maynard!

Written by Lewis Schwarz and Eric Merriman
[Starring] Bill Maynard and Terry Scott
with Shirley Eaton, Bruce Seton, Norman Vaughan, Ian Macnaughton, Pat Coombs, Hugh Lloyd, Dennis Chinnery, Desmond Rayner


Writer: Lewis Schwarz
Writer: Eric Merriman
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Producer: Duncan Wood
Comedian: Bill Maynard
Comedian: Terry Scott
[Actress]: Shirley Eaton
[Actor]: Bruce Seton
Comedian: Norman Vaughan
[Actor]: Ian Macnaughton
[Actress]: Pat Coombs
[Actor]: Hugh Lloyd
[Actor]: Dennis Chinnery
[Actor]: Desmond Rayner

: Henry Sherek presents: Festival Fever

A farcical comedy by Robert Kemp.
[Starring] Michael Denison and Stanley Baxter

The action of the play takes place in Miss Urquhart-Innes's house in Edinburgh during the International Festival.
See page 6


Author: Robert Kemp
Producer: Barbara Burnham
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Stage Presentation: Henry Sherek
Miss Urquhart-Innes: Susan Richmond
Elizabeth: Rona Anderson
Edward de Trouville-Delaney: Michael Denison
Professor Langwind: Christopher Steele
Mrs. Langwind: Grizelda Hervey
Vassili Gortchakovitch: Stanley Baxter
The Lady Provost: Margaret Halstan
Major the Master of Tomintoul: Michael O'Halloran
Annie: Mairhi Russell
Annie's father: John Laurie

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Edinburgh Festival at 70 24 August 2017

: After Dinner

Teddy Johnson and Pearl Carr share some lyrics in the lounge with Irene Prador.
From the BBC's North of England studios


Singer: Teddy Johnson
Singer: Pearl Carr
Singer: Irene Prador
Presented by: Ronnie Taylor

: 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.


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

: Music Lovers' Bookshelf

Lionel Salter looks at some recent books, and chats to two of their authors-Gerard Hoffnung and Spike Hughes.
Followed by The Weather; Road Works Report; Close Down


Presenter: Lionel Salter
Interviewee: Gerard Hoffnung
Interviewee: Spike Hughes
Presented by: Patricia Foy

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