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

About the Home

Cookery Club
Marguerite Patten introduces the Winner of the traditional Easter Cake competition and demonstrates her recipe.

Shopping Suggestions
New ideas for the housewife by Margaret Douglas.

Do It Yourself
In the fourth in this series of programmes on home carpentering Barry Bucknell shows how to make a telephone shelf.
(A BBC telerecording)

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

A pamphlet giving notes on the eight demonstrations 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.)

Our Miss Pemberton: 14: Powers of Suggestion
A story of life today in a small town by Philip King and Falkland Cary.


Presenter (About the Home): Joan Gilbert
Item presenter/Cook (Cookery Club): Marguerite Patten
Item presenter (Shopping Suggestions): Margaret Douglas
Handyman (Do It Yourself): Barry Bucknell
Producer (About the Home): Ann Shead
Writer (Our Miss Pemberton): Philip King
Writer (Our Miss Pemberton): Falkland Cary
Producer (Our Miss Pemberton): Richard Gilbert
Geof Patterson: Terence Soall
George Pearce: Alan Rolfe
Mary Pemberton: Margot Boyd
Willie Tibbetson: Kim Grant
Mrs. Spencer: Ethel Hodgson

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

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: Zoo Quest

David Attenborough describes his adventures travelling through the islands of Indonesia in search of rare and interesting animals.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on November 2, 1956)


Presenter: David Attenborough
Film Cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film Editor: Victor Stocker
Director: Nancy Thomas

: Children's Television: 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: Toytown: Larry the Plumber

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: Noel Coleman
Voices: Roy Skelton
Voices: Rosemary Miller
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

: The Jill Day Show

with Jill Day and Robert Ayres, The Redheads with Johnny Pearson, Teddy Broughton, Terry Brown, Charles Jones, Hugh Stewart, The Laurie Johnson Orchestra.


Entertainer/script: Jill Day
[Actor]: Robert Ayres
Musicians: The Redheads
Pianist: Johnny Pearson
Bass: Teddy Broughton
Trumpeter: Terry Brown
Performer: Charles Jones
[Actor]: Hugh Stewart
Musicians: The Laurie Johnson Orchestra
Choreographer: Denny Bettis
Musical arrangements: Laurie Johnson
Producer: Russell Turner

: I Know What I Like

Bernard Braden says I Know What I Like
Thirty minutes of the type of entertainment which gives him pleasure.


Entertainer/script: Bernard Braden
Orchestra directed by: Stanley Black
Choreography: Paddy Stone
Musical arrangements: Alan Bristow
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: Harry Carlisle

: The Charlie Chester Show

with Charlie Chester also appearing: The Hedley Ward Trio, Eric 'Jeeves' Grier, Len Lowe, Marian Miller, The Leslie Roberts Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers.
See page 13


Presenter/Comedian/Script: Charlie Chester
Musicians: The Hedley Ward Trio
Performer: Eric 'Jeeves' Grier
Performer: Len Lowe
Singer: Marian Miller
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Dancers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Musical Associate: Bert Waller
Dance sequences produced by: Leslie Roberts
Script: Charlie Hart
Script: Bernard Botting
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Henry Sherek presents: The Cocktail Party

by T.S. Eliot.
[Starring] Ralph Michael, John Robinson, Eileen Peel and Maxine Audley
See page 7


Author: T.S. Eliot
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Producer: Michael Barry
Edward Chamberlayne: John Robinson
Julia Shuttlethwaite: Gladys Boot
Celia Coplestone: Maxine Audley
Alexander MacColgie Gibbs: Ronald Price
Peter Quilpe: Eric Lander
An unidentified guest, later identified as Sir Henry Harcourt-Reilly: Ralph Michael
Lavinia Chamberlayne: Eileen Peel
Nurse-secretary: Moira Redmond
A caterer's man: Henry Livings

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?: Buildings - Ancient and Modern

A challenge in observation from the Midland Region.
The Experts:
R. Furneaux Jordan
Jack Simmons, Professor of History, University College, Leicester
John Summerson, Curator of the Sir John Soane's Museum, London
Chairman: John Betjeman


Expert: R. Furneaux Jordan
Expert: Jack Simmons
Expert: John Summerson
Chairman: John Betjeman
Presented by: Nancy Thomas

: Monia Liter

in a programme of light piano music.


Pianist: Monia Liter
Presented by: Charles R. Rogers

: News

Followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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