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: Mainly for Women

Buying Wisely
Honor Croome learns about the Consumer Council and the service it performs in linking manufacturers and shoppers.

Quick and Easy Dressmaking
A second showing of the film of the woollen coat demonstrated last Wednesday.

Viewing on Mondays
Doreen Stephens, Editor of the programmes 'Mainly for Women', invites entries for the national competition to find the woman viewer with the best dress sense, and introduces Mrs. Thorneycroft who will be demonstrating beauty care in 'Time for Beauty' beginning on Monday, September 23.

(See page 9)


Presenter (Buying Wisely): Honor Croome
Presenter (Viewing on Mondays): Doreen Stephens
Guest (Viewing on Mondays): Mrs. Thorneycroft
Producer: Monica Sims

: 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 presents: The Unusual Match

A cartoon film of a football match with a difference.

: Children's Television: Circus Time

[Starring] Rachel Roberts
with Alan Dobie, Bob Harris, Eric Thompson, Sammy the Sea Lion, Johnny the Pony.

(Sammy the Sea Lion appears by arrangement with Charles Trevisick of Ilfracombe Zoo; Alan Dobie is appearing in 'Look Back in Anger' at the Royal Court Theatre; Bob Harris in 'Salad Days' at the Vaudeville Theatre, London)


Devised by: Eric Thompson
Devised by/Producer: Richard West
[Actress]: Rachel Roberts
[Actor]: Alan Dobie
[Actor]: Bob Harris
[Actor]: Eric Thompson

: Children's Television: Six Days to Sydney: 5: Up a Gum Tree

Elisabeth and Max Robertson continue the story of an Australian journey they made with 'Gladys'. With the help of films they introduce people, places, and animals they came across off the beaten highway 'Down Under'.


Presenter: Elisabeth Robertson
Presenter: Max Robertson
Film cameraman: Frank Bagnall
Film Editor: John Pullen
Presented by: Peggy Bacon

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - Politics - People
Cinema - Theatre - Travel
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Rory McEwen
Guest singer, Kevin Scott
(Kevin Scott is appearing in "Fanny" at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/Guitarist: Rory McEwen
Singer: Kevin Scott
Presented by: Alasdair Milne

: Hey, Jeannie!

[Starring] Jeannie Carson
A film in the series about a gay young Scots girl who discovers America. When Jeannie is introduced to rock 'n' roll she gives it a Highland Fling.


Jeannie MacLennan: Jennie Carson

: Who Said That?

'Fashion is that by which the fantastic becomes the universal' Who Said That?
Alan Melville questions Margaret Rawlings, Lady Pakenham, Wilfrid Hyde White, Gilbert Harding in a light-hearted enquiry into the origins and merits of some provocative quotations.


Chairman: Alan Melville
Panellist: Margaret Rawlings
Panellist: Lady Pakenham
Panellist: Wilfrid Hyde White
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: The Chariot of Fire

by Jon Manchip White.
[Starring] William Squire, Fred Johnson, Douglas Wilmer
The action of the play takes place in the Cathedral City of Llandaff in the year 1550.
From the BBC's Welsh television studio

The year 1955 was the fourth centenary of the martyrdom of Rawlins White, the Cardiff fisherman who, rather than deny his Protestant beliefs, was burnt at the Stake. This event is the theme of The Chariot of Fire.

Rawlins White was condemned by Anthony Kitchen, Bishop of Llandaff, who was forced to this tragic deed by the religious and political pressure of the day. Much of the impact of the play arises from the characters of these two men and the relationships into which they are driven by circumstances.
The author, Jon Manchip White, is a young Cardiffian who claims descent from Rawlins White. He has been a member of the BBC television staff, a Foreign Office official, and is now a scriptwriter for a London film company.


Writer: Jon Manchip White
Producer: David J. Thomas
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Bishop: Fred Johnson
Rawlins White: William Squire
De Castro: Douglas Wilmer
Walter: Gareth Jones
Lucy White: Gwenyth Petty
Betsi Prys: Dilys Davies
Sheriff: Brinley Jenkins
Rhodri: Denys Graham
Other parts played by: Stanley Bathurst
Other parts played by: Olive Bathurst
Other parts played by: William Cropley
Other parts played by: Michael Cunningham
Other parts played by: Olive Eason
Other parts played by: Arthur Harry
Other parts played by: Ken Lamm
Other parts played by: Kathleen Ferrier Llewellyn
Other parts played by: Mabs Simpson
Other parts played by: Frances Stropher
Other parts played by: Dennis Curthoys
Other parts played by: Norman Forsey

: The Twenty-Fifth Greyhound St. Leger

Outside broadcast cameras join the crowds at Wembley Stadium for this famous classic race In the Greyhound Racing Calendar.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented for television by: Douglas Fleming

: Faraway Look

Introduced by Peter Scott.
In this programme, the last of the series, Peter Scott visits the gannet colony of Cape Kidnappers, in New Zealand, and explores the underwater life of the South Sea Islands.
From the BBC's West of England television studio
(To be repeated in Children's Television on October 24)


Presenter/Cameraman: Peter Scott
Cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film Editor: Christopher Parsons
Producer: Tony Soper

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine of films and film personalities introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
This edition introduces a scene from "Campbell's Kingdom" starring Dirk Bogarde, Stanley Baker, Michael Craig, and Barbara Murray.

(Film by courtesy of the Rank Organisation)


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter: Derek Bond
Director: Richard Evans
Producer: Alan Sleath

: Teacher Didn't Tell Me: 1: I Learned to Play the Waltz

[With] Sidney Harrison
A musical revelation in three episodes.

(Episode 2: September 23)


Presenter/Musician: Sidney Harrison
Presented by: Arthur Langford

: News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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