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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

About the Home

Cookery Club
Guest cook Helen Cox shows how to make a New Zealand sponge cake.

Do It Yourself
Barry Bucknell, who starts a new home carpentering series of programmes next week, shows Joan Gilbert how to equip a housewife's tool box.
See page 8

The Season's Best
Frances Perry shows the best values for this month in fruit, flowers, and vegetables.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.
(Instructions for making all the items to be shown in Barry Bucknell's new "Do It Yourself" series (price 1s.) and a folder for Women's Television Notes (price 2s.) may be obtained, post free, from [address removed]. (Crossed postal order, please-not stamps.))

Our Miss Pemberton: 7: Ring... and Weight
A story of life today in a small town.
Written by Philip King and Falkland Cary.
(Natalie Kent is appearing in 'Shadow of a Gunman' at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith)


Presenter (About the Home)/Item presenter (Do It Yourself): Joan Gilbert
Cook (Cookery Club): Helen Cox
Expert (Do It Yourself): Barry Bucknell
Item presenter (The Season's Best): Frances Perry
Producer (About the Home): Ann Shead
Writer (Our Miss Pemberton): Philip King
Writer (Our Miss Pemberton): Falkland Cary
Producer (Our Miss Pemberton): Richard Gilbert
Window Cleaner: Terence Soall
Mrs. Carter: Natalie Kent
Mary Pemberton: Margot Boyd
Betty Spencer: Julia Worth
Willie Tibbetson: Kim Grant
Vicar: Robert Webber

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television presents: Look: Cats

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

Cats can move slowly, swiftly, or shyly, but do you always know what your cat is up to when he stares at you sideways? Dr. Leyhausen illustrates with film his theories about the behaviour of cats and discusses his conclusions with James Fisher.
From the BBC's West of England television studio
See page 33


Presenter: James Fisher
Guest/filmmaker: Dr. Leyhausen
Director: Winwood Reade

: Children's Television: Jack-in-the-Box

with Phil Tate and his Orchestra.
(Phil Tate appears by permission of Hammersmith Palais, Ltd.)


Musicians: Phil Tate and his Orchestra
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Children's Television: Treasure Hunt

Norman Cook, Keeper of Guild-hall Museum, tells another exciting story of treasure trove.
(to 18.00)


Presenter: Norman Cook
Devised and presented by: Michael Barsley

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

[Highlight] Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter (Highlight): Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: 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

: My Pal Bob

as told by Denis Goodwin who again unfolds some of the carefully hushed-up secrets of his friend's life.
[Starring] Bob Monkhouse
Featuring Billie Whitelaw and Terence Alexander


Script: Bob Monkhouse
Script: Denis Goodwin
Producer: Francis Essex
Himself: Bob Monkhouse
Narrator: Denis Goodwin
Jill: Billie Whitelaw
Terry: Terence Alexander

: The Queen and the Rebels

A thriller by Ugo Betti.
Translated by Henry Reed.
Henry Sherek presents Patricia Jessel and Stephen Murray in..
The action takes place in a hillside village on the frontier of an Eastern European country.
Time, the present
See facing page and page 6


Author: Ugo Betti
Translated by: Henry Reed
Designer: Norman James
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Porter: George Pravda
Traveller: Stanley van Beers
Amos: Stephen Murray
Argia: Patricia Jessel
Elizabetta: Annette Carell
Raim: Anton Diffring
General Biante: Nigel Green
Maupa: Thomas Gallagher
Peasant: Eric Lugg
Peasant Woman: Hilda Barry
Travellers, soldiers, peasants and beggars: [uncredited]

: 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.
Viewers who have problems they would like to bring to the attention of this programme are invited to write to: Miss Edana Romney, Is This Your Problem?, [address removed]


Presenter/devised by: Edana Romney
Presenter/devised by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: Hugh Burnett

: Hearts and Flowers

A divertissement for Valentine's Day.
Introduced by Mr. Philip Robinson.
The engaging verses spoken by Miss Rosalie Williams, Mr. Herbert Smith and Mr. Norman Somers.
Songs rendered by Miss Honor Sheppard and Mr. William Coombes with Mr. Frederick Harries at the pianoforte and Mr. Norman George who plays the violin.
From the BBC's North of England television studios

10.15 Westward Ho!


Presenter: Mr. Philip Robinson
Verses: Miss Rosalie Williams
Verses: Mr. Herbert Smith
Verses: Mr. Norman Somers
Singer: Miss Honor Sheppard
Singer: Mr. William Coombes
Pianist: Mr. Frederick Harries
Violinist: Mr. Norman George
Programme devised by: Miss Margaret Potter
Presented for your entertainment by: Mr. Trevor Hill

: Newsreel

Followed by Weather: Road Works Report and Close Down

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