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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Happy Holidays
The third of a series of four programmes giving suggestions and practical advice on finding the holiday you will enjoy.
Your holiday guide Douglas Fleming brings a panel of experts including:
Colonel 'Rusty' Westmorland, Jonty Wilson and Jack Cox to help you choose a holiday in The North of England.

I've Just Been Reading
Stephen Black suggests some new books for your library list and introduces a personality connected with one of the books.


Presenter (Happy Holidays): Douglas Fleming
Panellist (Happy Holidays): Colonel 'Rusty' Westmorland
Panellist (Happy Holidays): Jonty Wilson
Panellist (Happy Holidays): Jack Cox
Arranged by (Happy Holidays): Olive Shapley
Director (Happy Holidays): Charles Farmer
Presenter (I've Just Been Reading): Stephen Black
Producer (I've Just Been Reading): Ann Shead

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Children's Television: Studio 'E'

Vera McKechnie introduces:

Jet Morgan asking "How does it work?"

John Slater who tells a story about a striped sock

Robert Harbin tells you how to make your own magic

Clive Dunn who helps Tony Bateman to do some conjuring - with alarming results

The adventures of a Boxer puppy drawn by Tim.

(to 18.00)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Item presenter (How Does it Work): 'Jet Morgan'
Storyteller: John Slater
Magician: Robert Harbin
Comedian: Clive Dunn
Comedian: Tony Bateman
Artist (Bengo): Tim (William Timym)
Edited and Produced by: Peter Newington
Assisted by: Ronald Eyre

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

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter (Highlight): Cliff Michelmore

: The Burns and Allen Show: Introducing Son Ronnie

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Introducing Son Ronnie


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Theatre Night presents: An excerpt from "Romanoff and Juliet"

Introduced by the author, Peter Ustinov.
The scene is set in the main square in the capital city of the smallest country in Europe.
A special performance from the Piccadilly Theatre, London (by arrangement with Linnit and Dunfee)
See facing page and page 6


Presenter/Author: Peter Ustinov
Decor: Jean Denis Malcles
Stage Director: Denis Carey
Television Presentation: Alan Chivers
Freddie Vanderstutt: William Greene
Juliet: Katy Vail
Beulah Moulsworth: Josephine Barrington
Hooper Moulsworth: John Phillips
Junior Captain Marfa Zlotochienki: Delphi Lawrence
The Spy: Geoffrey Sasse
Vadim Romanoff: Eric Porter
Evdokia Romanoff: Marianne Deeming
Igor Romanoff: Michael David
The General: David Hurst
Second soldier: David Lodge
First soldier: Joe Gibbons

: 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

: Come Dancing

(See above and page 6)

In Scotland and the West of England
First Heat of the Inter-Regional Dancing Contest (by arrangement with Mecca Dancing)
From the Palais, Edinburgh.
With Jan Ralfini and his Band
Compere Archie McCulloch
West of England
From the Locarno, Bristol.
With Alan Hurst and his Band
Compere Nat Allen
Dance demonstration by Syd Perkin and Edna Duffield
Scottish Country Dancing from Edinburgh Square
Dancing from Bristol
Introduced by Peter Dimmock with a panel of judges in the London studio.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Musicians (Scotland): Jan Ralfini and his Band
Compere (Scotland): Archie McCulloch
Presented by (Scotland): Alan Rees
Musicians (West of England): Alan Hurst and his Band
Compere (West of England): Nat Allen
Presented by (West of England): Nicholas Crocker
Dancer: Syd Perkin
Dancer: Edna Duffield
Programme organised by: Eric Morley
Producer: Robin Scott

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Saturday Post: Dancing on Air 1 October 2016

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine programme of films and film personalities.
Introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
This edition includes:
Scenes from "Folies Bergere"
(by courtesy of Films de France)


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter: Derek Bond
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: Newsreel

Followed by Weather and Close Down

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