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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women: About the Home

Cookery Club
Marguerite Patten introduces the winner of the casserole competition and demonstrates her recipe.

Backyard Poultry-Keeping: 9
Godfrey Baseley invites a housewife to ask questions of the experts: W.R. Wooldridge, M.Sc., Scientific Director of the Animal Health Trust; Harold Temperton, D.Sc., Director of the National Poultry Research Station at Harper Adams; and M.K. Nimmo Smith, Manager of a Poultry Experimental Station in Oxfordshire.

Do It Yourself
The second in the series of programmes on home carpentry. Barry Bucknell shows how to make a flower-stand.
(A BBC telerecording)

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

A pamphlet giving notes on the eight articles of furniture to be demonstrated in this 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.)


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter/Cook (Cookery Club): Marguerite Patten
Item presenter (Backyard Poultry-Keeping): Godfrey Baseley
Panellist (Backyard Poultry-Keeping): W. R. Wooldridge
Panellist (Backyard Poultry-Keeping): Harold Temperton
Panellist (Backyard Poultry-Keeping): Harper Adams
Panellist (Backyard Poultry-Keeping): M. K. Nimmo Smith
Handyman (Do It Yourself): Barry Bucknell
Producer: Ann Shead

: Our Miss Pemberton: 10: A Trough of High Pressure

Written by Philip King and Falkland Cary.
A story of life today in a small town.


Writer: Philip King
Writer: Falkland Cary
Producer: Richard Gilbert
Geoff Patterson: Terence Soall
Willie Tibbetson: Kim Grant
Mary Pemberton: Margot Boyd
Mrs. Spencer: Ethel Hodgson
Vicar: Robert Webber
George Pearce: Alan Rolfe

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam Williams 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: Junior Sportsview

Introduced by Max Robertson.
A fortnightly series of programmes presenting news and views from the world of sport.


Presenter: Max Robertson
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: Children's Television: The Barrel Maker

A film visit to the workshop of an old French craftsman.

: Children's Television: Toytown: The Tale of the Magician

Another play by S.G. Hulme Beaman.
Puppets by Gordon Murray and settings by Andrew Brownfoot from illustrations by S. G. Hulme Beaman.


Writer/illustrations: S.G. Hulme Beaman
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Voices: Roy Skelton
Voices: Derek Nimmo
Puppeteers: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteers: Molly Gibson
Puppeteers: Elizabeth Thorndike
Puppeteers: Bob Bura
Puppeteers: John Hardwick
Puppets/producer: Gordon Murray
Settings: Andrew Brownfoot

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Gardening Club

A weekly date for enthusiasts to meet Percy Thrower and his gardening friends.
This week Percy Thrower plants asparagus and sows the seed of hardy annuals out of doors. Work in the greenhouse includes pricking out the seedlings of half-hardy annuals.
His guest, F. P. Knight, the Director of the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens at Wisley, discusses camellias, recommends varieties suitable for growing out of doors, and gives advice on how to plant them in tubs.


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: F. P. Knight
Producer: John Furness

: Amos 'n' Andy: Young Girl's Mother

[Starring] Amos 'n' Andy in the film Young Girl's Mother

: The Jill Day Show

presents Jill Day with The Redheads, Harold Berens, The Johnny Pearson Trio, Anton Rodgers.
See page 9


Presenter/script: Jill Day
Impersonator: Harold Berens
Musicians: The Johnny Pearson Trio
Performer: Anton Rodgers
Musical arrangements and orchestra conducted by: Laurie Johnson
Designer: Norman James
Producer: Russell Turner

: The Fred Emney Show

[Starring] Fred Emney


Comedian: Fred Emney
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Producer: G. B. Lupino

: Getting Married

A comedy by Bernard Shaw.
[Starring] Anthony Nicholls, Margaret Rawlings, James Hayter, Hugh Sinclair
Peter Forster writes on page 7


Author: Bernard Shaw
Producer: Alan Bromly
Designer: John Cooper
Mrs. Bridgenorth: Iris Baker
Collins: James Hayter
General Bridgenorth: Patrick Waddington
Lesbia Grantham: Georgina Cookson
Reginald: Hugh Sinclair
Leo: Miranda Connell
The Bishop: Anthony Nicholls
St. John Hotchkiss: Donald Price
Cecil Sykes: Donald Churchill
Edith: Silvia Herklots
Soames: Douglas Wilmer
The Beadle: Freddie Watts
Mrs. George: Margaret Rawlings

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

from Brussels.
From the Central Hall of the famous Cinquantenaire, built by Leopold II to commemorate fifty years of Belgian independence.
The Experts:
Rupert Bruce-Mitford of the British Museum
Professor Stuart Piggott, Department of Prehistoric Archaeology, Edinburgh
Hugh Shortt, Curator of Salisbury Museum
The Challenger: Musees Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels
Chairman: Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge
Televised by courtesy of the Director of the Musees Royaux and of the Belgian Flemish Television Service


Expert: Rupert Bruce-Mitford
Expert: Professor Stuart Piggott
Expert: Hugh Shortt
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Nancy Thomas

: Music Lovers' Bookshelf

Lionel Salter looks at some recent books on opera and chats to one of the authors, Leslie Baily.


Presenter/interviewer: Lionel Salter
Interviewee: Leslie Baily
Presented by: Charles R. Rogers

: News

Followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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