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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

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

The Pleasures of Painting: 5: Oils
Adrian Hill

It's a Woman's World
Introducing women to prove the point.

News Strikes Home
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

For Your Entertainment
Kay Cavendish

Introduced by Pauline Tooth.

Quick and Easy Dressmaking: 15: Beach Outfit with Summer Skirt and panties
A French design filmed by Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise
Demonstrated by Diana Crutchley.

A pamphlet, containing photographs, gives instructions for making the garments to be described in this second Quick and Easy Dressmaking series. This pamphlet is available (price 1s.) from [address removed] (Crossed postal order, please - not stamps.)


Presenter (Your Own Time): Pauline Tooth
Item presenter/Artist (The Pleasures of Painting): Adrian Hill
Reporter (News Strikes Home): Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Pianist (For Your Entertainment): Kay Cavendish
Producer: Joyce Bullen
Dressmaker/Presenter (Quick and Easy Dressmaking): Diana Crutchley

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
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: The Lenny the Lion Show

Lenny the Lion with Terry Hall.
Joan Regan, Don Saunders, 'Rusty', 'Hunt the Howlers' and Professor Jeremy who knows all the answers.
'Hunt the Howlers' is devised by Johnny Downes and written by Tony Hart.


Ventriloquist: Terry Hall
Singer: Joan Regan
Comedian: Don Saunders
Music: The Bert Hayes Sextet
Producer/'Hunt the Howlers' devised by: Johnny Downes
Writer (Hunt the Howlers): Tony Hart

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People - Politics
with Derek Hart and Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: From the Scottish Radio and Television Exhibition: Animal Night


The Cycling Chimps with Molly Badham

Orang-Utan's Bath Night with Frank Farrar

The Alsatians of the City of Glasgow Police

Birma and Valentino with Kay Smart

International Sheepdog Competition

A Lion in the House with James Walton

From the arena of the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.

(Kay Smart appears by permission of Billy Smart's New World Circus, Ltd.)


Trainer (The Cycling Chimps): Molly Badham
Trainer (Orang-Utan's Bath Night): Frank Farrar
Entertainer (Birma and Valentino): Kay Smart
Trainer (A Lion in the House): James Walton
Commentator: Peter West
Orchestra Director: Louis Freeman
Producer: James Buchan

: Now: On a Trawler out of Brixham

Sit tight in your chair, And we'll take you there
'On a Trawler out of Brixham' with outside broadcast cameras.
The Men-on-the-Spot, Raymond Baxter and Tom Salmon are with the fishermen at sea near Wolf Rock, twenty miles off Land's End.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Presenter: Tom Salmon
Producer: Peter Bale
Executive Producer: Peter Webber

: The Burns and Allen Show: Class Reunion

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Class Reunion
Some of Harry Morton's old college friends ask George to entertain them at their annual banquet.


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Precious Bane: Part 1

by Mary Webb
Adapted for television in six weekly instalments by Constance Cox
[Starring] Daphne Slater, Patrick Troughton with Olga Lindo, Nora Nicholson, Henry Oscar

The action takes place at Beguildy's house at Plash Mere and at Sarn's Farm in Shropshire in the year 1812.
See page 7


Author: Mary Webb
Adapted by: Constance Cox
Producer: Campbell Logan
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Mr. Beguildy: Henry Oscar
Mrs. Beguildy: Olga Lindo
Jancis Beguildy: Petra Davies
Gideon Sarn: Patrick Troughton
Prue Sarn: Daphne Slater
Mr. Sarn: Beckett Bould
Mrs. Sarn: Nora Nicholson
Parson: Graham Stuart
Tivvy: Charmian Eyre

: Rooftop

You are cordially invited to Rooftop
Girls-Glamour-Gaiety with The Nemecs, Janet Brown, Kay Porter, Maurice French and Joy, and The Television Toppers, Eric Robinson and his Orchestra.


Performers: The Nemecs
Comedienne: Janet Brown
Performer: Kay Porter
Roller skaters: Maurice French and Joy
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Musicians: Eric Robinson and his Orchestra
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Setting: Douglas Smith
Devised and produced by: Richard Afton

: Commonwealth Magazine

A special emigration edition.
Made in co-operation with the Commonwealth Governments

New Zealand
A diesel engineer finds comradeship in a mountain rescue.

An English nurse finds her vocation.

Max Robertson interviews the Bates family.

A test pilot regains his wings.


Interviewer (Australia): Max Robertson
Research: Mina Tedder
Film Editor: Leslie Robertson
Producer: Pamela Wilcox Bower

: Popie

W. Macqueen-Pope takes you back to the days of the golden sovereign and tells stories of old-time buskers and street musicians.


Storyteller: W. Macqueen-Pope
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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