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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Happy Holiday
The fourth of a series of programmes giving suggestions and practical advice on finding the holiday you will enjoy.
Your holiday guide, Douglas Fleming suggests holidays for older people, people without children, and those who like the unusual holiday off the beaten track.

A Woman's Work
discussed by some who work in Midland industries.
Introduced by Bill Hartley.
From the BBC's television studio in Birmingham


Presenter (Happy Holiday): Douglas Fleming
Arranged by (Happy Holiday): Brenda Horsfield
Producer (Happy Holiday): Frederick Knapman
Presenter (A Woman's Work): Bill Hartley
Producer (A Woman's Work): John McGonagle

: 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: Studio E

Vera McKechnie introduces:

Neville Duke, D.S.O., O.B.E. and Bernard Wilkie discussing your models of the engineering section of an airport.

John Slater who tells a story about a wig.

Clive Dunn (The mind reader with a difference) assisted by Tony Bateman (have your telephone directories ready).

John Gower who sings to you with Tom McCall at the piano.

The adventures of a Boxer puppy drawn by Tim.

(to 18.00)


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Item presenter: Neville Duke
Item presenter: Bernard Wilkie
Storyteller: John Slater
Comedian: Clive Dunn
Comedian: Tony Bateman
Singer: John Gower
Pianist: Tom McCall
Artist (Bengo): Tim (William Timym)
Editor/Producer: Peter Newington
Assisted by: Ronald Eyre

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

[Highlight] Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter (Highlight): Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Canadian Television Theatre: Mr. Gidding Attacks

by Henry Felsen.
The action takes place in a small Canadian township.
(A telerecording presented by arrangement with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)


Writer: Henry Felsen
Producer: Melwyn Breen
Supervising producer: Sydney Newman
Mr. Gidding: Samuel Sales
Hotel Detective: Larry Mann
The waitress: Maureen Fitzgerald
The hold-up man: Ed McNamara

: From the Cabaret de L'Ecluse in Paris

Alan Adair introduces your singing host Léo Noel
France's new singing star, Pia Colombo
Conjuring maestro, Michel Seldow
South America's singing quartet, Les Guaranis
and the puppet personalities of La Compagnie des Marottes
Presented by Robin Scott in collaboration with Alexandre Tarta of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise


Presenter: Alan Adair
Singer/Presenter: Léo Noel
Singer: Pia Colombo
Conjurer: Michel Seldow
Singers: Les Guaranis
Presented by: Robin Scott
In collaboration with: Alexandre Tarta

: Panorama

Richard Dimbleby brings you Television's Window on the World.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Michael Peacock
Producer: Charles Wheeler

: Victor Silvester's Television Dancing Club

From the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale, London.
Featuring Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra, Bernard Knight and Molly Mackenzie, Sidney Mallett and Janice Buxton, The Constance Millington Formation Team from Liverpool.
Hostess, Patti Morgan


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Orchestra
Dancer: Bernard Knight
Dancer: Molly Mackenzie
Dancer: Sidney Mallett
Dancer: Janice Buxton
Dancers: The Constance Millington Formation Team
Hostess: Patti Morgan
Producer: Richard Afton

: The English-Speaking Union Dinner

in honour of the Supreme Allied Commander Europe
See top of page


Presented for television by: Aubrey Singer

: Picture Parade

Introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
This edition includes:
A scene from "True as a Turtle" - British comedy with John Gregson and June Thorburn. An interview with Wendy Toye, who directs "True as a Turtle", and with Cecil Parker who also stars in the film.
A scene from the German film about Princess Anastasia of Russia. A filmed interview with Lilli Palmer, who plays the part of Anastasia.
A scene from "Bundle of Joy" - an American musical starring Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher.
(by courtesy of the Rank Organisation, Gala Films, and R.K.O. Radio Pictures)
See pages 5 and 7


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter: Derek Bond
Director: Joyce Bullen
Producer: Christopher Doll
Interviewee: Wendy Toye
Interviewee: Cecil Parker
Interviewee: Lilli Palmer

: Enthronement of Archbishop Godfrey

A BBC News Film of this morning's ceremony in Westminster Cathedral where the Most Reverend William Godfrey was enthroned as the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster.
The commentary to the film is by Father Agnellus Andrew, O.F.M.

Followed by Weather and Close Down


Commentator: Father Agnellus Andrew

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