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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Look and Choose
An enquiry into raincoats.
Conducted by Isobel Barnett in co-operation with the British Rainwear Manufacturers' Federation and the National Federation of Dyers and Cleaners

Quick and Easy Dressmaking
The second showing of the film of the cocktail dress demonstrated last Wednesday.

As Time Goes By
A mixed bag of songs, topics, and personalities picked at random by your host, Billy Milton.


Presenter (Look and Choose): Isobel Barnett
Producer (Look and Choose): Monica Sims
Host (As Time Goes By): Billy Milton
Presented by (As Time Goes By): Richard Gilbert

: 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

The further adventures of Billy Bean: 5: Nuts and Crackers

5.15 Jack-in-the-Box
with Phil Tate and his Orchestra.
(Phil Tate appears by permission of Hammersmith Palais, Ltd.)

5.45 Jumping in the Gym
Ted Blake and boys from the Gymnastic Club of the Mayfield Youth Centre, Ilford, demonstrate a series of exciting turns and tumbles on the trampoline.

(to 18.00)


Puppetry (Billy Bean): Elizabeth Donaldson
Assisted by (Billy Bean): Ann Pavitt
Assisted by (Billy Bean): Andrew Brownfoot
Voices (Billy Bean): Peter Hawkins
Voices (Billy Bean): Ivan Owen
Animations (Billy Bean): Reginald Jeffryes
Script and Production (Billy Bean): Vere Lorrimer
Musicians (Jack-in-the-Box): Phil Tate and his Orchestra
Producer (Jack-in-the-Box): John Hunter Blair
Trampolinist (Jumping in the Gym): Ted Blake
Commentator (Jumping in the Gym): Bill Latto

: Greenwich Time Signal; News; Sports News; Highlight; Weather

Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter (Highlight): Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Meet Jeanne Heal: Looking at the Future

The third in a series of programmes in which Jeanne Heal talks about the prospects for young people starting work today.
This week's guests include Alicia Markova, and John Fernald, Principal of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Panellist: Alicia Markova
Panellist: John Fernald

: Frankie Howerd

(See above)

Frankie Howerd invites you to join him at 7.45 this evening for thirty minutes of fun with...

Lee Young
Joan Sims
and his guest Joan Regan


Comedian: Frankie Howerd
[Actor]: Lee Young
[Actress]: Joan Sims
Singer: Joan Regan
Orchestra under the direction of: Malcolm Lockyer
Producer: George Inns

: 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

: It's Magic!

David Nixon says It's Magic! and introduces a thirty-minute mixture of mystery and music with The Amazing Margoes, Robert Harbin, Rudillante and a panel of celebrities to see fair play.
See page 7


Presenter/Magician: David Nixon
Magician: The Amazing Margoes
Magician: Robert Harbin
Performer: null Rudillante
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Speeches at the Annual Dinner of the Concert Artistes' Association

(See foot of page)

Toast of the Concert Artistes
Proposed by Frederic Gregory, Chairman
Reply by Cyril Fletcher, President

Toast of the Guests
Proposed by Bob Monkhouse
Reply by Yvonne Arnaud and Fred Emney

Introduced by John Ellison

(A telerecording of the BBC 'Roving Eye' visit last night to the Park Lane Hotel, London)


Presenter: John Ellison
Proposer (Toast of the Concert Artistes): Frederic Gregory
Reply (Toast of the Concert Artistes): Cyril Fletcher
Proposer (Toast of the Guests): Bob Monkhouse
Reply (Toast of the Guests): Yvonne Arnaud
Reply (Toast of the Guests): Fred Emney
Presented by: Douglas Fleming

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine programme of films and film personalities.
Introduced by Peter Haigh.


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Newsreel

Followed by Weather and Close Down

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