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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Twice Twenty
A magazine for older women.

Make and Meet: 4
Enterprises and ideas for those with time to spare.

Doctor's Advice
A doctor tells you how to help yourself.

To Entertain You
Sandy Wilson at the piano.

Men in Your Life: 2
Maureen Williamson interviews one of the men who influence the everyday life of women.
Introduced by Noreen Purdon.

Quick and Easy Dressmaking: 10: Fine Woollen Blouse
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 (2s.) is available to hold these and later pamphlets on other subjects. All these can be obtained from [address removed] (Crossed postal order, please - not stamps.)


Item presenter (Doctor's Advice): A doctor [name uncredited]
Pianist (To Entertain You): Sandy Wilson
Interviewer (Men in Your Life): Maureen Williamson
Presenter: Noreen Purdon
Producer: Richard Gilbert
Dressmaker/presenter (Quick and Easy Dressmaking): Diana Crutchley

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
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: Playbox

Eamonn Andrews opens the Playbox and his young assistants join in the games.
Inter-Regional Quiz League: Round 2: London
Johnny Morris "The Hot Chestnut Man" drops in for a chat


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
The Hot Chestnut Man: Johnny Morris
Drawings: Tony Hart
Producer: Cliff Michelmore

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

[Highlight] Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter (Highlight): Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: The Grove Family: Road Safety

by Michael Pertwee and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mr. Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Pat: Carole Mowlam
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Rodney: Sam Jephcott
Police Constable: Neale Warrington
Police Sergeant: Richard Warner
Boy: Danny Hayes
Driver: Michael Bird

: Look: Cats

A series of wild-life programmes.
Introduced by James Fisher.

Dr. Leyhausen, of Gottingen in Germany, discusses with James Fisher some of his controversial theories and conclusions about the behaviour of cats.
Programme illustrated with film
From the BBC's West of England television studio
See facing page


Presenter: James Fisher
Guest: Dr. Leyhausen
Producer: Tony Soper

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
News, views, and personalities from the world of sport.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: Royal Philharmonic Society

William Walton Cello Concerto
(See top of page)

(First performance in this country)
Played by Piatgorsky and the BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conductor Sir Malcolm Sargent

Introduced by Alvar Lidell

From the Royal Festival Hall, London

Alan Rawsthorne writes on page 9


Presenter: Alvar Lidell
Composer: William Walton
Cellist: Piatgorsky
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Television Presentation: Antony Craxton

: Call Boy

Jimmy Clitheroe as the Call Boy in your Northern Television Music-Hall assists Eddie Leslie as the Stage Manager and Herbert Smith as the Stage-Door Keeper to present Reg Dixon, David Berglas, The Smith Brothers, Jill Summers, Bill Waddington, Margery Manners, Thunderclap Jones, Barbara Davies, The Hindley-Taylor Singers, The Shelagh Elliott-Clarke Dancers, BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
From the Playhouse Theatre, Manchester
(Jimmy Clitheroe is in 'Aladdin' at the Empire Theatre, Sheffield)


Call Boy: Jimmy Clitheroe
Stage Manager: Eddie Leslie
Stage Door-Keeper: Herbert Smith
Organist: Reg Dixon
Magician: David Berglas
Singers: The Smith Brothers
Comedienne: Jill Summers
Comedian: Bill Waddington
Singer: Margery Manners
Pianist: Thunderclap Jones
Soprano: Barbara Davies
Singers: The Hindley-Taylor Singers
Dancers: The Shelagh Elliott-Clarke Dancers
Musicians: BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Musical director: Alyn Ainsworth
Orchestrations: Alan Roper
Film sequences - Director: Roy Harris
Film sequences - Cameraman: Gerry Pullen
Film sequences - Editor: Donald James
Producer: Ronnie Taylor

: Out

A film about the Hungarian refugees.
Produced by the United Nations Department of Public Information
In charge of production, Thorold Dickinson
Music recorded in one of the ninety Refugee Camps in Austria.
For the protection of persons who appear in this film certain names and relationships have been altered.
See facing page


Words: John Hersey
Director: Lionel Rogosin
Production: Thorold Dickinson

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