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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women presents: Your Own Time

A magazine of interest and entertainment for younger women

The Pleasures of Painting: 2: The Basis of Composition
Adrian Hill

Anglo-French Fortnight
French goods from British shops chosen by Francois Garrigues.

For Your Entertainment
Helene Cordet

News Strikes Home

Introduced by Polly Elwes.


Presenter: Polly Elwes
Item presenter/Artist (The Pleasures of Painting): Adrian Hill
Item presenter (Anglo-French Fortnight): Francois Garrigues
Singer (For Your Entertainment): Helene Cordet
Reporter (News Strikes Home): Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Producer: Frederick Knapman

: Mainly for Women: Quick and Easy Dressmaking: 14: Princess Dress

A French design filmed by Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise.
Demonstrated by Diana Crutchley.

A new pamphlet, containing photographs, gives instructions for making the garments to be described in a second Quick and Easy Dressmaking series of programmes, starting today. This pamphlet is available (price 1s.) from [address removed] (Crossed postal order, please-not stamps.) The folder for Women's Television Notes may be obtained from the same address price 2s., post free.


Dressmaker/presenter: Diana Crutchley

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television presents: Musical Holiday

Introduced by Donald Hewlett
with Les Chansons de Gruyere, Hungarian Czardas Dancers, Humper and Dink, Jack Beckitt, Henry Zeisel and his Orchestra

(Donald Howlett is appearing in "Grab Me a Gondola" at the Lyric Theatre, London; Henry Zeisel is appearing at the Cafe Royal, London)


Presenter: Donald Hewlett
Entertainers: Les Chansons de Gruyere
Dancers: Hungarian Czardas Dancers
Entertainers: Humper and Dink
Ventriloquist: Jack Beckitt
Musicians: Henry Zeisel and his Orchestra
Designer: Edwin Florence
Producer: Desmond O'Donovan

: Children's Television: Meet the Penguins: Beesie and Boffles Go Shopping

Story by J. M. Smith Wright.
(A BBC telerecording)


Writer: J. M. Smith Wright

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Amos 'n' Andy: Call Lehigh 4-9900

[Starring] Amos 'n' Andy in the film Call Lehigh 4-9900

: Now: Two Miles Under

"Sit tight in your chair And we'll take you there" when Outside Broadcast cameras go Two Miles Under with The Men-on-the-Spot Raymond Baxter and Bob Danvers-Walker in the first of a new weekly series of programmes.
See page 3


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Presenter: Bob Danvers-Walker
Producer: Ray Lakeland
Producer: Bill Wright
Supervising Producer: Peter Webber

: The Burns and Allen Show: Family Trombone

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Family Trombone


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Nathaniel Titlark: 1: Titlark the Tutor

A series of comedies by Bill Naughton.
[Starring] Bernard Miles
The plays are based on characters created by James Lansdale Hodson and written in collaboration with Bernard Miles.
See page 13


Writer: Bill Naughton
Characters created by: James Lansdale Hodson
Co-writer: Bernard Miles
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Mr. Hubbard: George Street
Jessie Titlark: Maureen Pryor
Nathaniel Titlark: Bernard Miles
Meg Middleditch: Margaret Barton
Clerk: Frank Atkinson
Chairman: Norman Pierce
Mrs. Poyser: Jean Taylor Smith
Solicitor: John Miller
Policeman: James Page
Members of the public: Iris Vandeleur
Members of the public: Malcolm Watson
Members of the public: Frank Pemberton
Members of the public: Bart Allison
Members of the public: Doris Hall
Members of the public: Esme Easterbrook

: Sportsview

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

Five-a-Side Football
BBC Outside Broadcast cameras go to Harringay Arena for the five-a-Side Tournament organised by the Evening Standard in conjunction with the Central Council of Physical Recreation.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Alan Rees
Commentator (Five-a-Side Football): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television presentation (Five-a-Side Football): Douglas Fleming

: Rooftop

You are cordially invited to Rooftop
Girls - Glamour - Gaiety with guest star Frankie Vaughan, Les Bagheras and Kay Porter and a special appearance of the American film star Forrest Tucker.
The Television Toppers, Eric Robinson and his Orchestra


Singer: Frankie Vaughan
Entertainers: Les Bagheras
Performer: Kay Porter
Guest: Forrest Tucker
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Musicians: Eric Robinson and his Orchestra
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Devised and produced by: Richard Afton

: News

Followed by Weather and Close Down

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