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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

About the Home

The Christmas Tree
Barry Bucknell shows how to make firm supports for the tree.
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Cookery Club
Marguerite Patten introduces the winner of the competition for Christmas left-overs.
Norman L.W. Barratt, one of Britain's leading carvers, shows how to carve the Christmas poultry.

Keeping Fit
More exercises to music with Eileen Fowler.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


The Northern Scene
Women in professions in the North discuss their jobs.
Introduced by Rosalie Williams.
From the BBC's North of England studios


Presenter (About the Home): Joan Gilbert
Handyman (The Christmas Tree): Barry Bucknell
Presenter/Cook (Cookery Club): Marguerite Patten
Carver (Cookery Club): Norman L.W. Barratt
Exerciser (Keeping Fit): Eileen Fowler
Producer (About the Home): Ann Shead
Presenter (The Northern Scene): Rosalie Williams
Presented by (The Northern Scene): Ray Lakeland

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
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...

The Bumblies
with Michael Bentine.
In a return visit from outer space in a series of filmed adventures.

5.10 Sketch Club
Adrian Hill announces the prize-winners and helps you with your picture-making.
Picture Gallery: The First Christmas
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5.30 Look: The Pond Chorus
A series of wild-life programmes introduced by Peter Scott.
Heinz Sielmann explores with his film camera part of a new world and looks closely at frogs, toads, and newts. This film makes an exciting successor to his "Woodpeckers", "Squirrels", and "Hamsters".
(A BBC telerecording: previously shown on February 29, 1956)

(to 18.00)


Prof. Michael Bentine/Voices of the Bumblies (The Bumblies): Michael Bentine
Presenter/Artist (Sketch Club): Adrian Hill
Presenter (Look): Peter Scott
Filmmaker (Look): Heinz Sielmann
Producer (Look): Brandon Acton-Bond

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

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter (Highlight): Cliff Michelmore

: The Petula Clark Show

featuring Petula Clark with The Dallas Boys and Pet's Boy Friends of the Week.


Singer: Petula Clark
Singers: The Dallas Boys
Orchestrations: Peter Knight
Orchestra conducted by: George Clouston
Production: Brian Tesler

: Great Scott - It's Maynard!

Written by Lewis Schwarz and Eric Merriman.
The final edition featuring Bill Maynard and Terry Scott with guest artists.


Writer: Lewis Schwarz
Writer: Eric Merriman
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Producer: Duncan Wood
Comedian: Bill Maynard
Comedian: Terry Scott

: Le Jour Se Leve

A film directed by Marcel Carne.
[Starring] Jean Gabin and Arletty
See facing page


Director: Marcel Carne
Francois: Jean Gabin
Clara: Arletty
Franchise: Jacqueline Laurent
Valentin: Jules Berry

: 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

: The Prepared Piano

Sidney Harrison introduces David Tudor, who shows you one of the latest American developments in music-making.


Presenter: Sidney Harrison
Interviewee: David Tudor
Presented by: Charles R. Rogers

: Newsreel

Followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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