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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

About the Home

Cookery Club
Marguerite Patten goes to Birmingham to meet Mrs. M.D. Rogers, joint winner of the October competition, and to demonstrate her recipe.

The Season's Best
Frances Perry shows the best values for this month in fruit, flowers, and vegetables.

Keeping Fit
More exercises to music with Eileen Fowler.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

Green Grow the Rushes
The fascinating craft of rush weaving has lately been revived in the West Country.
Nancy Franklin, a rush weaver, explains how the weaving is done, and shows some examples of her work.
Introduced by Tom Salmon.
From the BBC's West of England television studio


Presenter (About the Home): Joan Gilbert
Cook (Cookery Club): Marguerite Patten
Interviewee (Cookery Club): Mrs. M.D. Rogers
Exerciser (Keeping Fit): Eileen Fowler
Producer (About the Home): Ann Shead
Weaver (Green Grow the Rushes): Nancy Franklin
Presenter (Green Grow the Rushes): Tom Salmon
Presented by (Green Grow the Rushes): Nicholas Crocker

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

David Enders tells the story.
Sam Williams 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...

Trouble Again
[Starring] Gordon and Colville

5.10 Three's Company
presented by Semprini with his piano
Gerald Young with his piano accordion
Christopher Strachey with paper and string

5.35 Junior Sportsview
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
A fortnightly series of programmes presenting news and views from the world of sport.

(to 18.00)


Comedians (Trouble Again): Gordon and Colville
Pianist (Three's Company): Semprini
Accordionist (Three's Company): Gerald Young
Performer (Three's Company): Christopher Strachey
Presenter (Junior Sportsview): Cliff Michelmore
Editor (Junior Sportsview): Ronnie Noble
Editor (Junior Sportsview): Leslie Kettley
Presented by (Junior Sportsview): Bryan Cowgill

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Strangers in Our Midst

Hywel Davies meets and introduces Polish men and women who are now living and working in Wales.
Since the disbanding of the Polish Army at the end of the last war many thousands of Polish men and women have been "living and working in our midst". Some of them bought farms in remote parts of Cardiganshire and are keeping their national traditions and customs alive, even in this Welsh-speaking part of West Wales.


Presenter: Hywel Davies
Producer: Dafydd Gruffydd

: Whack-O!

Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
Six of the best at an old-established seat of learning.
[Starring] Professor Jimmy Edwards


Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Alan Yates
Production: Douglas Moodie
Chiselbury: School Teaching Staff -
Headmaster: Jimmy Edwards
Oliver Pettigrew, Assistant Head master: Arthur Howard
F.D. Price-Whittaker English Literature: Kenneth Cope
G.D. St. J. Dinwiddie Latin and Greek: John Garside
L.B. Hackett, Higher Mathematics: Arthur Bush
R.D. Spelthorne, Lower Mathematics: Tony Sympson
S.A. Smallpiece, Geography: Norman Bird
M. Aristide Beaumarie, Modern Languages: Victor Baring
Matron: Barbara Archer

: You Only Live Once

A film directed by Fritz Lang.
[Starring] Henry Fonda and Sylvia Sidney
See columns 2 and 3

What chance does the ex-"gaolbird" have when he sets out again to make a life for himself in the community - what are the risks he runs, and what are his chances of slaying out of the clutches of the law? Henry Fonda in the role of Eddie Taylor and Sylvia Sidney as Joan Graham find the answers in this powerful and dramatic film, made by Fritz Lang in 1937, but which still bears comparison with its modern counterparts for suspense, terror, and for its superb use of the camera. "You Only Live Once" can be seen at 8.30 this evening.


Director: Fritz Lang
Eddie Taylor: Henry Fonda
Joan Graham: Sylvia Sidney
Stephen Witney: Barton MacLane
Bonnie Graham: Jean Dixon
Father Dolan: William Gargan
Dr. Hill: Jerome Cowan

: Rendezvous with Rhythm

featuring The Norman George Quintet.
From the BBC's North of England studios


Musicians: The Norman George Quintet
Presented by: Barney Colehan

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The Experts:
Adrian Digby, Department of Ethnology, British Museum, London
Professor C. von Furer-Haimendorf, Department of Cultural Anthropology, School of Oriental and African Studies
John Bradford, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
the Challengers: The Abbey Art Centre and Museum, Barnet
The Hancock Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College. Cambridge


Expert: Adrian Digby
Expert: Professor C. von Furer-Haimendorf
Expert: John Bradford
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Nancy Thomas

: Nicanor Zabaleta (harp)

Followed by The Weather; Road Works Report; Close Down


Harpist: Nicanor Zabaleta
Presented by: Patricia Foy

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