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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women presents...

The Northern Scene: Haworth Parsonage
One hundred years ago today Mrs. Gaskell's "Life of Charlotte Bronte" was published. With the aid of film and Bronte relics brought from Haworth Parsonage Museum, Phyllis Bentley retells this poignant story.
Introduced and arranged by Olive Shapley.
From the BBC's North of England studio

I've Just Been Reading
Lionel Hale suggests some new books for your library list and introduces a personality connected with one of the books.


Presenter/Arranged by (The Northern Scene): Olive Shapley
Storyteller (The Northern Scene): Phyllis Bentley
Others taking part (The Northern Scene): Rosalie Williams
Others taking part (The Northern Scene): Philip Robinson
Director (The Northern Scene): Charles Farmer
Presenter (I've Just Been Reading): Lionel Hale
Producer (I've Just Been Reading): Ann Shead

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Children's Television: Studio E

Vera McKechnie in Studio E introduces:

D. R. Newth, Ph.D. talking about oysters and pearls

Specially for Deaf Children

The Curzons comedy acro-cyclists

Peter Cavanagh

Racing with the Aces
with more of the famous drivers and cars associated with Brooklands Motor Racing Course.

with another story about the studios.
Clive Dunn as Charlie.

Neville Duke, D.S.O., O.B.E. and Bernard Wilkie showing the models sent in for the Departure and Arrival Apron and the Control Tower of the Airport.

A strip cartoon for television.
Drawn by Tony Hart.


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Item presenter: D. R. Newth
Aero-cyclists (Specially for Deaf Children): The Curzons
Impressionist: Peter Cavanagh
Charlie: Clive Dunn
Item presenter: Neville Duke
Item presenter: Bernard Wilkie
Artist (Packi): Tony Hart
Edited and produced by: Peter Newington

: Tonight

A topical programme.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Monday Melody

Jimmy Young introduces Marion Keene, George Browne, April Olrich, Avon Cities Jazz Band and Skiffle with Ray Bush, The Leon Cochran Quintet with Ron Millington
(electric organ).
From the BBC's West of England television studio

(The Leon Cochran Quintet broadcasts by permission of the Victoria House, Torquay)


Presenter/Singer: Jimmy Young
Singer: Marion Keene
Musician: George Browne
Dancer: April Olrich
Musicians: Avon Cities Jazz Band
Musician: Ray Bush
Musicians: The Leon Cochran Quintet
Organist: Ron Millington
Director: Ronald Webster
Producer: Brian Patten

: It's Magic

David Nixon says It's Magic and introduces a thirty-minute mixture of mystery and music with Eric Williams, Edward Victor, Timothy Dill-Russell and a panel of celebrities to see fair play.


Presenter/magician: David Nixon
Magician: Eric Williams
Magician: Edward Victor
Escapologist: Timothy Dill-Russell
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Dance direction: Sheila Holt
Dance direction: Tom Gillis
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Panorama

Richard Dimbleby opens Television's Window on the World.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Michael Peacock
Producer: Charles Wheeler

: Come Dancing

in the Midlands and the South of England for Heat 3 of the BBC Inter-Regional Dancing Contest (by arrangement with Mecca Dancing).

The Midlands:
From the Casino Ballroom, Birmingham with Alan Hurst and his Band.
Compere, Peter West

The South of England:
From the Locarno Ballroom, Streatham with Bob Miller and his Orchestra.
Compere, Alex Macintosh

With an open singing contest between the Kings and Queens of Song of the Midlands and the South of England and dance demonstrated by Olga Koch and Fred Mayhew.
Introduced by Peter Dimmock with a panel of judges in the London studio.


Musicians (The Midlands): Alan Hurst and his Band
Compere (The Midlands): Peter West
Presented by (The Midlands): Barrie Edgar
Musicians (The South of England): Bob Miller and his Orchestra
Compere (The South of England): Alex Macintosh
Presented by (The South of England): Derek Burrell-Davis
Dancer: Olga Koch
Dancer: Fred Mayhew
Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Programme organised by: Eric Morley
Producer: Robin Scott

: Amateur Boxing: Junior Championships of the Amateur Boxing Association

Commentator, Harry Carpenter, Boxing Correspondent of the Daily Mail.
From the Royal Albert Hall, London


Commentator: Harry Carpenter

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine of films and film personalities introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
This week's edition includes:
A scene from "Funny Face": an American musical starring Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn, and co-starring Kay Thompson.
A scene from "Sea Wife", starring Joan Collins, Richard Burton, Basil Sydney, and Cy Grant.
An interview in the studio with Wilfrid Hyde White.
(Films by courtesy of Paramount Films and Twentieth Century-Fox)


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter: Derek Bond
Interviewee: Wilfrid Hyde White
Director: Joyce Bullen
Producer: Christopher Doll

: News

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