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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Your Own Time
A magazine of interest and entertainment for younger women.

The 39-Page Story
Anthony and Linette Perry

Flower Calendar
This month: The Crocus
Evelyn Gibbs

Women in Sport: 2: Fencing

South Sea Serenade
The Paradise Hawaiians

Introduced by Polly Elwes.

Careering with Constance: 1: Preparing for the Big Freeze
Alaskan Adventure with Constance Paul.
See page 57


Presenter (Your Own Time): Polly Elwes
Item presenter (The 39-Page Story): Anthony Perry
Item presenter (The 39-Page Story): Linette Perry
Item presenter (Flower Calendar): Evelyn Gibbs
Producer (Your Own Time): Frederick Knapman
Presenter (Careering with Constance): Constance Paul
Presented by: Richard Gilbert

: 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 presents: Crackerjack

[Presented by] Eamonn Andrews
with Joe Baker and Jack Douglas, The Marcellis, "Mr. Grumble", Eddie Mendoza and his Band and "Double or Drop".

("Double or Drop" is devised by Eamonn Andrews)
(Eddie Mendoza is appearing at the Butlin's Ocean Hotel, Brighton; Joe Baker and Jack Douglas are appearing in "The Chelsea Revue" at the Chelsea Palace, London; The Marcellis are appearing at the Embassy Club, London)


Presenter/"Double or Drop" devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Comedian: Joe Baker
Comedian: Jack Douglas
Acrobatics: The Marcellis
Mr. Grumble: Joe Baker Snr.
Musicians: Eddie Mendoza and his Band
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Tonight

A topical programme for all the family.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: The Other Man: Episode 1

A Francis Durbridge serial in six episodes.
[Starring] Tony Britton, Patricia Driscoll and Duncan Lamont in a second showing of The Other Man
(A BBC telerecording)

Harold Darton writes: "The Other Man" is a little different from previous serials by Francis Durbridge, for the scene has moved out of London and the West End to a fictitious small town called Medlow, situated by a river - most essential to the plot. This time the central character, David Henderson, housemaster of a public school, is not trying to clear his name. On the contrary, he seems to be incriminating himself by doing very suspicious things. Why? That is the question, and one doesn't have to be a seer to prophesy that we shall be kept in agonising suspense for the answer until the last few minutes of the last episode.


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Producer: Alan Bromly
David Henderson: Tony Britton
Roger Ford: David Tilley
Mrs. Williams: Brenda Cowling
James Cooper: John Kidd
Katherine Walters: Patricia Driscoll
Det.-Insp. Ford: Duncan Lamont
Det.-Sgt. Broderick: Victor Brooks
Judy: Brenda Dean
Dr. Sheldon: Jack Lambert
[Actor]: William Patenall
[Actor]: Peter Morny

: The Grove Family: Taking His Mind Off It

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
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Miss Jones: Nan Braunton
Rodney: Sam Jephcott
Jane: Mary Holland
Celia: Pamela Thomas
Freda: Vera Day
Jim: Manville Tarrant
Walter: Michael Bilton

: At Home: Sir Roy Dobson

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras visit Sir Roy Dobson, Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a pioneer in the aircraft industry for more than forty years, at his home near Macclesfield, Cheshire.
Introduced by Berkeley Smith.

A Yorkshireman by birth, Sir Roy Dobson has been associated with the famous Lancashire firm of A.V. Roe since 1914, first as a member of the engineering staff, then as works manager, general manager, director, and finally, as he is still, managing director. Playing an important part in the development of such famous aircraft as the Avro Anson and the Lancaster bomber, he was awarded the C.B.E. in 1942 and was knighted in 1945.


Interviewee: Sir Roy Dobson
Presenter/interviewer: Berkeley Smith
Presented by: Ray Lakeland

: Rooftop

See above and page 4
(Forrest Tucker appears by arrangement with Hammer Film Productions, Ltd.)

At 8.15 you are cordially invited to Rooftop
Guest stars Pat Kirkwood and Albert Modley with Patricia and Neil Delrina, Ravel, Meribeth Old, Tommy Burke, Kay Porter
Special appearance of the American film star Forrest Tucker
The Television Toppers, Ray Martin and his Orchestra


Singer: Pat Kirkwood
Comedian: Albert Modley
Dancer: Patricia Delrina
Dancer: Neil Delrina
Performer: Ravel
Performer: Meribeth Old
Performer: Tommy Burke
Performer: Kay Porter
Performer: Forrest Tucker
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Musicians: Ray Martin and his Orchestra
Dance Direction: Larry Gordon
Deviser/Producer: Richard Afton

: Sportsview

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


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

: The Burns and Allen Show: George's Shady Past

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film George's Shady Past


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Prison Parson

A dramatised documentary on the work of a Prison Chaplain.
From the BBC's television studio, Birmingham
See page 5


Writer: David Lytton
Religious adviser: William Purcell
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: News

Followed by Weather and Close Down

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