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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Twice Twenty
A magazine for older women.

Some of the entrants for the Diamond Jubilee Championship Show, introduced by Grace Pond.

Doctor's Advice
A new series in which a doctor tells you how to help yourself.

How they said it
Denise Robins recalls proposals of marriage made by well-known characters from famous novels. They are portrayed by Maureen O'Reilly and Charles Houston.

What to give him for Christmas
Anne Lambton and Alan Melville suggest some presents for men.

A Christmas Wish
told by Anne Sheppard.

Introduced by Alice Hooper Beck.

Quick and Easy Dressmaking: 6: Cape-Waistcoat
A French design filmed by Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise
Demonstrated by Diana Crutchley.

Instructions for making all the garments described in these programmes are contained in a pamphlet "Quick and Easy Dressmaking" (9d.). Photographs of the garments are published separately, also at 9d. A folder (9d.) is available to hold these and later pamphlets on other subjects. All these can be obtained from BBC Publications [address removed]. (Crossed postal order, please - not stamps.)


Presenter (Twice Twenty): Alice Hooper Beck
Item presenter (Cats): Grace Pond
Item presenter (Doctor's Advice): A doctor [name uncredited]
Item presenter (How they said it): Denise Robins
[Actress] (How they said it): Maureen O'Reilly
[Actor] (How they said it): Charles Houston
Item presenter (What to give him for Christmas): Anne Lambton
Item presenter (What to give him for Christmas): Alan Melville
Storyteller (A Christmas Wish): Anne Sheppard
Producer: Richard Gilbert
Dressmaker/Presenter (Quick and Easy Dressmaking): Diana Crutchley

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television presents...

Willoughby with Rolf Harris.

5.10 The Adventures of Pierre: 6: Zero Hour
A serial in six parts by C. E. Webber.

5.30 Playbox
Eamonn Andrews opens the Playbox and his young assistants join in the games.
Johnny Morris "The Hot Chestnut Man" drops in for a chat.
At the piano, Winifred Taylor

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Willoughby): Rolf Harris
Voice (Willoughby): Peter Hawkins
Writer (The Adventures of Pierre): C. E. Webber
Producer (The Adventures of Pierre): John Hunter Blair
Pierre: Yves Ratier
Anna: Joyce Riley
Judy Brook: Shirley Watson
Landlady: Grace Denbeigh-Russell
Lawyer: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Presenter (Playbox): Eamonn Andrews
The Hot Chestnut Man (Playbox): Johnny Morris
Pianist (Playbox): Winifred Taylor
Drawings (Playbox): Tony Hart
Producer (Playbox): Cliff Michelmore

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

[Highlight] Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter (Highlight): Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: The Grove Family: The Shoplifter

by Michael and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mr. Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Miss Jones: Nan Braunton
Rodney: Sam Jephcott
Miss Reid: Pamela Wright
Mr. Nixon: Norman Claridge
Mr. Murphy: David Waller
Mrs. Abbott: Grace Arnold
Police Sergeant: Trevor Reid

: At Home

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras visit Gilbert Harding in Brighton.
Introduced by Wynford Vaughan Thomas.
See page 6


Interviewee: Gilbert Harding
Presenter/interviewer: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Presented by: Humphrey Fisher

: Music for You

Introduced by Eric Robinson.
With Sari Barabas, William Warfield, Manoug Parikian, Elisabeth Welch, Anthony Oliver, Allan Schiller, Patricia Hancock, Audrey Henderson, Margaret Middleton, Peter Brownlee, Derek Westlake, Colin Worth, Audrey Attwood, Elizabeth Boyd, Joan Bramhall, Ellen Dales, Gillian Knight, Shirley May, Nora Ogonovsky, Jean Waugh, Bowles Bevan, John Boulter, John Gower, Brendan O'Dowda, David Oddie, Donald Scott.
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Hugh Maguire)
(Patricia Hancock, Audrey Henderson, Margaret Middleton, Peter Brownlee, Derek Westlake, and Colin Worth appear by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Soprano: Sari Barabas
Baritone: William Warfield
Violinist: Manoug Parikian
Singer: Elisabeth Welch
Singer: Anthony Oliver
Singer: Allan Schiller
Singer: Patricia Hancock
Singer: Audrey Henderson
Singer: Margaret Middleton
Singer: Peter Brownlee
Singer: Derek Westlake
Singer: Colin Worth
Singer: Audrey Attwood
Singer: Elizabeth Boyd
Singer: Joan Bramhall
Singer: Ellen Dales
Singer: Gillian Knight
Singer: Shirley May
Singer: Nora Ogonovsky
Singer: Jean Waugh
Singer: Bowles Bevan
Singer: John Boulter
Singer: John Gower
Singer: Brendan O'Dowda
Singer: David Oddie
Singer: Donald Scott
Musical associate: James Turner
Choreographer: Harold Turner
Orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Hugh Maguire
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Producer: Patricia Foy

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Dennis Monger

: The Burns and Allen Show: Problem Clinic

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Problem Clinic


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Report from America: Christmas

Scenes of preparation in the Church, in the home, and in the shopping centres.
Produced and directed for the British Broadcasting Corporation and for the United States Information Agency by Don Cash


Narrator: Joseph C. Harsch
Producer/director: Don Cash

: Newsreel

Followed by Weather and Close Down

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