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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

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

Africa Revisited
Fay Smyth talks to Alex Macintosh about some of her impressions.

Beauty Box
Hair styles that you can have copied at your local salon.

News Strikes Home

Sticks and Stones
Margot Hirons makes decorative arrangements from unusual material.

The Four Ramblers

Introduced by Vera McKechnie.

Design Review: Choosing Your Chairs
Chosen from The Design Centre and discussed by Moira Hallifax and a designer.
The Design Centre, situated in Haymarket, London, S.W.I, is the Council of Industrial Design's permanent exhibition of goods selected for their high standard of "design-using design", that is, in its fundamental sense to embrace good materials, good workmanship and appearance, and functional efficiency. Examples of most of the things needed in the home and office are shown there, and all of them are available in the shops. Nothing is actually sold in the Centre itself, but there is an information service to answer visitors' enquiries and, as far as possible, to put them in touch with retailers in their locality.


Presenter (Your Own Time): Vera McKechnie
Interviewee (Africa Revisited): Fay Smyth
Interviewer (Africa Revisited): Alex Macintosh
Research (News Strikes Home): Muriel Segal
Reporter (News Strikes Home): James Drake
Item presenter (Sticks and Stones): Margot Hirons
Musicians (Music): The Four Ramblers
Presenter (Design Review): Moira Hallifax
Producer: Frederick Knapman

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

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

[Starring] Eamonn Andrews
with Joe Baker and Jack Douglas, "Mr. Grumble", Eddie Mendoza and his Band,
"Double or Drop" and a guest artist.

("Double or Drop" is devised by Eamonn Andrews; Eddie Mendoza is appearing at Butlin's Ocean Hotel, Brighton)


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

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: The Other Man: Episode 3

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

An Italian called Rocello, now known to have been an ace frogman, has been found murdered in a houseboat. The boat belongs to Cooper, who has disappeared, though he remains in touch with David Henderson, the housemaster who has been seen near the houseboat at crucial moments by Katherine Walters, the doctor's niece, and by Billie Reynolds, a gay type who also lives on the river. Henderson visits her, ostensibly to play chess...


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Producer: Alan Bromly
Billie Reynolds: Vanda Lamont
Detective-Inspector Ford: Duncan Lamont
Roger Ford: David Tilley
Detective-Sergeant Broderick: Victor Brooks
Robin Craven: Philip Guard
David Henderson: Tony Britton
Chris Reynolds: Ian Whittaker
Dr. Sheldon: Jack Lambert
Ralph Merson: Peter Copley
Mrs. Williams: Brenda Cowling
P.C. Sanders: Ronald Baddiley

: The Grove Family: Fear: Part 2

by Michael Pertwee and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
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
Tony: Lawrence James
Will: Roger Gage
First Police Constable: Christopher Hodge
Second Police Constable: Hartnell Stone
Police Sergeant: Stanley Groome

: At Home: Vera Lynn

(Mrs. Harry Lewis)
Berkeley Smith, with Outside Broadcast cameras, visits one of Britain's most popular entertainers and her husband at their home in Finchley, North London.


Presenter/interviewer: Berkeley Smith
Interviewee: Vera Lynn
Interviewee: Harry Lewis
Presented by: Humphrey Fisher

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Vera Lynn 10 April 2016

: Music for You

Introduced by Eric Robinson
with Hilde Gueden, Joyce Grenfell, Yoko Kono, Belinda Wright and John Gilpin, Raymond Cohen, Audrey Attwood, Elizabeth Boyd, Ursula Connors, Ellen Dales, Gillian Knight, Doreen Lane, Nora Ogonovsky, Desmond Ainsworth, Bowles Bevan, Edgar Fleet, John Holmes, John Mitchinson, Brendan O'Dowda, Donald Scott
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Steven Staryk)

(Belinda Wright and John Gilpin are appearing with the Festival Ballet at the New Theatre, Oxford)


Presenter/Conductor: Eric Robinson
Soprano: Hilde Gueden
Singer: Joyce Grenfell
Pianist: Yoko Kono
Dancer: Belinda Wright
Dancer: John Gilpin
Violinist: Raymond Cohen
Singer: Audrey Attwood
Singer: Elizabeth Boyd
Singer: Ursula Connors
Singer: Ellen Dales
Singer: Gillian Knight
Singer: Doreen Lane
Singer: Nora Ogonovsky
Singer: Desmond Ainsworth
Singer: Bowles Bevan
Singer: Edgar Fleet
Singer: John Holmes
Singer: John Mitchinson
Singer: Brendan O'Dowda
Singer: Donald Scott
Musical associate: James Turner
Orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Musicians: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Steven Staryk
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Producer: Patricia Foy

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
Tonight's special item:
Joe Davis challenges all snooker players
The first in a new series
See page 4


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Snooker player: Joe Davis
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: Variety Club of Great Britain Annual Awards for 1956

Actor of the Year - Paul Scofield
Presented by Henry Sherek
Actress of the Year - Mary Ure
Presented by Robert Dhery
Most Promising Newcomer - Elizabeth Seal
Presented by Barry Nelson
Personality of the Year - Tommy Trinder
Presented by Barbara Kelly
Chief Barker, M.J. Frankovich
King for the Day, Laurence Harvey
An edited telerecording of yesterday's presentation at the Savoy Hotel, London.

(Barry Nelson is appearing in "No Time for Sergeants" at Her Majesty's Theatre; Mary Ure is in "A View from the Bridge" at the Comedy Theatre; Robert Dhery is in "La Plume de Ma Tante" at the Garrick Theatre; Elizabeth Seal is in "The Pajama Game" at the London Coliseum; Laurence Harvey is in "The Country Wife" at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Award winner: Paul Scofield
Award presenter: Henry Sherek
Award winner: Mary Ure
Award presenter: Robert Dhery
Award winner: Elizabeth Seal
Award presenter: Barry Nelson
Award winner: Tommy Trinder
Award presenter: Barbara Kelly
Chief Barker: M.J. Frankovich
King for the Day: Laurence Harvey
Commentator: John Ellison
Presented for television by: Aubrey Singer

: Report from America: Play Time

What do the Americans do with their leisure?
Produced and directed for the BBC and for the United States Information Agency by Don Cash.
See page 5


Narrator: Joseph C. Harsch
Producer/Director: Don Cash

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