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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

About the Home

Backyard Poultry-Keeping: 7
Godfrey Baseley shows some examples of the perfect egg.

Cookery Club
Marguerite Patten introduces the winner of the convalescent dish competition and demonstrates her recipe.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

Shopping Suggestions
New ideas for the housewife shown by Margaret Douglas.
From the BBC's Midland studios

Our Miss Pemberton: 6: Distemper
A story of life today in a small town.
Written by Philip King and Falkland Cary.
(Natalie Kent is appearing in 'The Shadow of a Gunman' at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith)


Presenter (About the Home): Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Backyard Poultry-Keeping): Godfrey Baseley
Item presenter/Cook (Cookery Club): Marguerite Patten
Producer (About the Home): Ann Shead
Item presenter (Shopping Suggestions): Margaret Douglas
Presented by (Shopping Suggestions): John McGonagle
Writer (Our Miss Pemberton): Philip King
Writer (Our Miss Pemberton): Falkland Cary
Producer (Our Miss Pemberton): Richard Gilbert
Window cleaner: Terence Soall
Mary Pemberton: Margot Boyd
Mrs. Hyde Wright: Edith Stevenson
Mrs. Watkins: Phyllis Morris
George Pearce: Alan Rolfe
Dr. Simpson: Albert Chevalier
Mrs. Carter: Natalie Kent

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television presents: Zoo Quest

David Attenborough describes his adventures travelling through the islands of Indonesia in search of rare and interesting animals.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on October 19, 1956)


Presenter/Producer: David Attenborough
Film Cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film Editor: Victor Stocker

: Children's Television: Junior Sportsview

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: Children's Television: Meet the Penguins: Father's Wasted Morning

Story by J.M. Smith Wright.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on January 26, 1956)
(to 18.00)


Writer: J.M. Smith Wright
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Assisted by: Caroline Guthrie
Music: John Hooper
Music played by: Tom McCall
Voices: Madi Hedd
Voices: Kenneth Connor
Special effects: Alfred Davis
Special effects: Douglas Mair
Presented by: Peter Newington

: Party Political Television Broadcast on behalf of the Conservative Party: Come Our Way

A film produced by the Conservative Central Office, featuring some of the younger members of the party.

: Go Round Merry

Shirley Abicair invites you to Go Round Merry with her and her guests Humphrey Lyttelton and The Coronets.


Singer: Shirley Abicair
Trumpeter: Humphrey Lyttelton
Singers: The Coronets
Orchestra directed by: Sidney Bright
Programme devised by: Bill Lovelock
Producer: Graeme Muir

: The Fred Emney Show

[Starring] Fred Emney


Comedian: Fred Emney
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Producer: G. B. Lupino

: Marjolaine

A new play by Ian MacCormick.

The action takes place in a village in Brittany in the spring of 1943.
(Terence Longdon appears by permission of the Rank Organisation)
See facing page and page 6


Writer: Ian MacCormick
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Joy Harington
Elise Garnier: Lisa Daniely
Gerard: George Howells
Lieutenant Konig: Carl Duering
First German Soldier: Frederick Schiller
Papa Grandvin: Boris Ranevsky
Helene Grandvin: Margot van Der Burgh
Pierre Grandvin: Ewen Solon
Cheval: Harry Ross
Pilot Officer Lees: Terence Longdon
Minot: Meier Tzelniker
Philippe: John Stirling
Marguerite: Shandra Walden
Michele: Susan Lyall Grant
German Corporal: Gerald Onn
Gaston: Kenneth Collins
Angele: Judy Horn
Other parts played by: Monica Stevenson
Other parts played by: Anthony Wilson
Other parts played by: Christopher Warbey

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?: All Manner of Men

Professor C. von Furer-Haimendorf, of the School of Oriental and African Studies, challenges a panel of experts with examples of different human types illustrated by living models and photographs.
The Experts:
Geoffrey Bushnell, Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Cambridge
Margaret Mead, Ph.D.
Sir Solly Zuckerman, Professor of Anatomy, Birmingham University
Chairman, Glyn Daniel Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge
See facing page


Guest: Professor C. von Furer-Haimendorf
Expert: Geoffrey Bushnell
Expert: Margaret Mead
Expert: Sir Solly Zuckerman
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Nancy Thomas

: European Cup: Manchester United v. Bilbao

A special Sportsview film report on last night's floodlit match.
Followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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