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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Preparations for Christmas
Presents, packaging party drinks and suggestions for entertaining with Roma Fairley, Vera McKechnie, James Drake, "Flotsam" (B.C. Hilliam).

Food for Thought
Geoffrey Johnson Smith introduces the subject of woman's place in a changing world.


Presenter (Preparations for Christmas): Roma Fairley
Presenter (Preparations for Christmas): Vera McKechnie
Presenter (Preparations for Christmas): James Drake
Singer (Preparations for Christmas): B.C. Hilliam ("Flotsam")
Producer (Preparations for Christmas): Rosemary Hill
Presenter (Food for Thought): Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Producer (Food for Thought): Joyce Belfrage

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC Television film)
(to 16.00)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Prudence Kitten: Prudence Post Early
with Molly Blake.

5.10 All About Animals
George Cansdale shows you some more animals.

5.25 Keeping Fit
Isobel Barnett tells you about Keeping Fit.
Keeping fit is not just a matter of training for athletics. In today's programme Lady Barnett explains some of the ways in which the human body keeps itself in good condition and how you can help it.

5.40 Filmland
Jess Yates invites you to join him in the Children's Viewing Theatre for news and views of the latest films.
Off the Set
Come and Meet a Star.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Prudence Kitten): Molly Blake
Presenter (All About Animals): George Cansdale
Presenter (Keeping Fit): Isobel Barnett
Presenter (Filmland): Jess Yates
Presented by (Filmland): Vere Lorrimer

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Fanny

[Starring] Robert Morley and Ian Wallace in an excerpt from S.A. Gorlinsky's presentation of a new musical play.
Book by S.N. Behrman and Joshua Logan.
Based on the trilogy of Marcel Pagnol

A special performance from the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
See facing page


Book: S.N. Behrman
Book: Joshua Logan
Based on the trilogy of: Marcel Pagnol
Music and lyrics: Harold Rome
Director: William Hammerstein
Scenery/Costumes: Wakhevitch
Choreography: Onna White
Musical Direction: Michael Collins
Presented for television by: John Vernon
Panisse: Robert Morley
Cesar: Ian Wallace
The Admiral: Michael Gough
Marius: Kevin Scott
Fanny: Janet Pavek
Honorine: Mona Washbourne
Arab dancing girl: Hameda
Escartiflque: C. Denier Warren
Monsieur Brun: Julian Orchard
[Actress]: Sheelagh Aldrich
[Actor]: Dennis Blake
[Actor]: William Clothier
[Actor]: Louis Conrad
[Actor]: Cyril Crook
[Actress]: Leander Fedden
[Actor]: Alan Gabriel
[Actress]: Madge Goldie
[Actor]: Holley Gray
[Actress]: Valerie Hayward
[Actress]: Eira Heath
[Actor]: Edwin Hill
[Actor]: Ross Howard
[Actor]: Lawson Johnson
[Actress]: Janet Joye
[Actress]: Pauline Knight
[Actor]: Tony Manning
[Actor]: Dennis McGregor
[Actress]: Alison Mcguire
[Actor]: Jim Parnell
[Actor]: Robert Passfield
[Actor]: Roy Pattison
[Actress]: Prudence Potter
[Actress]: Barbara Rendell
[Actor]: Ken Smith
[Actress]: Shirley Spencer
[Actress]: Suzanne Steele
[Actress]: Shirley Sunners
[Actor]: Sven van Zyl
[Actress]: Frances Youles

: 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

: Off the Record

Jack Payne introduces stars and personalities who are Off the Record
together with the latest news from the record industry featuring Max Bygraves, Shirley Abicair, Dickie Henderson, Dorothy Squires, The Four Jones Boys, Ronnie Harris and the Victor Feldman Quartet with the Concert Orchestra and the George Mitchell Singers
Conducted by Stanley Black


Presenter: Jack Payne
Singer: Max Bygraves
Singer: Shirley Abicair
Singer: Dickie Henderson
Singer: Dorothy Squires
Singers: The Four Jones Boys
Singer: Ronnie Harris
Musicians: The Victor Feldman Quartet
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Conducted by: Stanley Black
Producer: Bill Cotton, Jnr.

: Keeping in Touch

Sir Miles Thomas answers questions put to him by a group of ministers and clergy regarding religion in a mass society.
Question-Master, Alan Gibson


Panellist: Sir Miles Thomas
Question-Master: Alan Gibson
Programme arranged by: Glyn Parry-Jones
Presented by: David J. Thomas

: Bransby Williams: Faces in the Fire: 2

(A BBC telerecording)
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Actor: Bransby Williams
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

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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.

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