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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

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

The Picture and the Painter
Adrian Hill talks about paintings and introduces Daphne Fedarb, R.B.A.

It's a Woman's World
Penny Whitaker, F.A.D.O., Dispensing Optician

Beauty Spot
Francois-Visagist from Paris

Song Time
Tim Parkes and his guitar.

Introduced by Vera McKechnie.

Quick and Easy Dressmaking: 24: Woollen Coat
A French design filmed by Radio-diffusion-Television Francaise.
Demonstrated by Diana Crutchley.

A pamphlet, containing photographs and instructions for making the garments demonstrated in the Quick and Easy Dressmaking series Nos. 14-25, is obtainable from [address removed]. (Price 1s.) A folder of Women's Television Notes may be obtained from the same address-price 2s. (Crossed postal orders, please-not stamps.)


Presenter (Your Own Time): Vera McKechnie
Item presenter (The Picture and the Painter): Adrian Hill
Interviewee (The Picture and the Painter): Daphne Fedarb
Item presenter (It's a Woman's World): Penny Whitaker
Item presenter (Beauty Spot): Francois-Visagist
Singer/Guitarist (Song Time): Tim Parkes
Arranged by: Joyce Bullen
Director: Monica Sims
Presenter/Dressmaker (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: Kidnapped: 3: Red Fox

A serial in six parts adapted and produced by Joy Harington from the book by Robert Louis Stevenson.
(Period, 1752)

(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on November 11, 1956)


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted by/Producer: Joy Harington
Gaelic Adviser: James McPhee
Film Sequences - Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film Sequences - Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
David Balfour: Leo Maguire
Old Man: James Cairncross
Old Woman: Margery Fleeson
Beggar: Joe Creig
Blind Catechist: Duncan MacRae
Macrob: Jack Stewart
Mr. Henderland: Ian Sadler
Red Fox Campbell: Arthur Lawrence
Mungo: William Abney
Alan Breck: Patrick Troughton
Redcoat Soldier: Alexander Beaumont
Redcoat Soldier: Patrick Milner

: Children's Television: For Deaf Children: Dance with Don

Don Tasker shows you some dances imitating animals.


Dancer: Don Tasker

: Children's Television: Isla Cameron

With songs and stories from the Americas.


Singer/storyteller: Isla Cameron

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - Politics - People
Cinema - Theatre - Travel
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Cy Grant.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Presented by: Alasdair Milne

: Amos 'n' Andy: Invisible Glass

[Starring] Amos 'n' Andy in the film Invisible Glass
Kingfish has an inventive genius where money is concerned. But Andy was rightly suspicious of the Top Secret Research Laboratory for producing invisible and bullet-proof glass.

: Circus Guest Night

Dick Chipperfield presents 'Circus Guest Night' in which visiting artists join Chipperfield's Circus at Hove Park, Hove for this special occasion.
(See top of page)


Commentator: Bill Taylor
Arranged by: David Close-Thomas
Presented by: Peter Webber

: The Burns and Allen Show: Let's Dance

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Let's Dance

George didn't know that he was generously backing a dance in aid of Ronnie's dramatic school. Nor does the pretty girl at the cigarette counter realise why Gracie was able to sell out the tickets so quickly.


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Mister Charlesworth: 1: Once a Copper

A series of six plays by Berkely Mather.
See page 7


Writer: Berkely Mather
Producer: Peter Lambert
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Chief Detective-Inspector Charlesworth: Wensley Pithey
P.C. Wrothbury: Edward Higgins
Police Sgt. Spence: Nigel Davenport
Alice Charlesworth: Anna Burden
Shackley: Emerton Court
Shilton: Lewis Wilson
Secretary: Delia Corrie
A Police Constable: John Nettleton

: Sportsview

Peter Dimmock introduces Sportsview, Television's weekly sports magazine for the family.
My View of Sport by Stirling Moss.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Item presenter (My View of Sport): Stirling Moss
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: Those Wonderful Shows

Recalled by 'The First Nighter' Peter Graves.
A series of six programmes featuring the music of famous stage and film shows.
with Frank Chacksfield and his Studio Orchestra, Vanessa Lee, Elizabeth Larner,
Desmond Ainsworth, Denis Martin, Billie Love, Vi Stephens, The Studio Dancers and Singers.


The First Nighter: Peter Graves
Producer: Charles R. Rogers
Musicians: Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra
Singer: Vanessa Lee
Singer: Elizabeth Larner
Singer: Desmond Ainsworth
Singer: Denis Martin
Singer: Billie Love
Performer: Vi Stephens
Script: Frank Baker
Production numbers staged by: Denys Palmer
Musical Associate: James Turner

: Portraits of Power: Adolf Hitler

Written by Robert McKenzie and Huw Wheldon.
Introduced by Robert McKenzie. Four programmes illustrating the nature of the power wielded in their separate and differing ways by Hitler, Gandhi, Roosevelt, and Stalin.

Based on authentic records, on film, from captured and official archives, and including evidence from Alan Bullock, Hugh Trevor-Roper and Ernst Hanfstaengl.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on April 9, 1957)


Writer/presenter: Robert McKenzie
Writer/producer: Huw Wheldon
Interviewee: Alan Bullock
Interviewee: Hugh Trevor-Roper
Interviewee: Ernst Hanfstaengl
Designer: Norman James
Research assistant: Therese Denny
Film Editor: Keith Latham

: News

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