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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 discusses paintings and introduces John Paddy Carstairs.

Indian Costume
Asha Hanley talks about clothes worn by Indian women today.

News Strikes Home

For Your Entertainment
At the piano, Bill McGuffie

Introduced by Vera McKechnie.

Quick and Easy Dressmaking: 25: Tie Silk Blouse
A French design filmed by Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise.
Demonstrated by Diana Crutchley.


Presenter (Your Own Time): Vera McKechnie
Item presenter (The Picture and the Painter): Adrian Hill
Guest (The Picture and the Painter): John Paddy Carstairs
Item presenter (Indian Costume): Asha Hanley
Reporter (News Strikes Home): Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Pianist (For Your Entertainment): Bill McGuffie
Producer: Joyce Bullen
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
(A BBC television film)
(to 16.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins

: Children's Television presents: Kidnapped: 5: The Quarrel

A serial in six parts from the book by Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted and produced by Joy Harington
Dramatisation by Kenneth Anderson
Period: 1762

(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on November 25, 1956)


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted by/Producer: Joy Harington
Dramatisation: Kenneth Anderson
Bagpipes played by: Pipe Major J.B. Robertson, M.B.E.
Gaelic Adviser: James McPhee
Film Sequences - Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film Sequences - Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Alan Breck: Patrick Troughton
David Balfour: Leo Maguire
Cluny Macpherson: Moultrie Kelsall
Gillie: Laidlaw Dalling
Gillie: Bruce Sharman
Gillie: Peter Diamond
Mrs. Maclaren: Molly Weir
Duncan Maclaren: James Cairncross
Robin Oig Macgregor: James McKechnie

: Children's Television: Taylor Made

Sing and swing to the music of Ted Taylor and his Trio with Diana Day and Alan Field.


Musicians: Ted Taylor and his Trio
Singer: Diana Day
Singer: Alan Field
Producer: Vere Lorrimer

: 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
Producer: Donald Baverstock

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

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

: Now: Hydro Valley and Power Mountain

Sit tight in your chair And we'll take you there to
Hydro Valley and Power Mountain
Outside broadcast cameras are in the Glen Shira valley, on the mountains and in the air in a B.E.A. helicopter looking at one of the wonders of civil engineering contained within the Scottish Hydro-Electric Scheme.
Here men with machines make dams of mountains, bore tunnels for miles, so that Nature's forces can produce electricity for your future.
The men-on-the-spot are Raymond Baxter, Bill Taylor, Jameson Clark, John Lindsay.

(See page 9)


Reporter: Raymond Baxter
Reporter: Bill Taylor
Reporter: Jameson Clark
Reporter: John Lindsay
Producer: James Buchan
Producer/Editor: Peter Webber

: The Burns and Allen Show: Politeness Never Pays

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Politeness Never Pays
Gracie thinks that all husbands are thoughtless, especially George. To regain his attention she changes into neglige before changing her mind.


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Mister Charlesworth: 3: The Compensators

Six stories from Soho by Berkely Mather.


Writer: Berkely Mather
Producer: Peter Lambert
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Detective Chief Inspector Charlesworth: Wensley Pithey
P.C. Wrothbury: Edward Higgins
Police Sgt Spence: Nigel Davenport
Sammy: David Ryder
Dream Boy: Paddy Hayes
Lefty: Ted Bushell
Doctor: Alan Wilson
Constable Dyer: Donovan Winter
Frampton: Alastair Hunter
Cotter: Ronald Wood
Barman: Frank Middlemass
Jackie: Elizabeth Wallace
Wilby: Jack Melford
Other parts played by: Rowena Torrence
Other parts played by: John Scott

: Sportsview

Peter Dimmock introduces Sportsview
Television's weekly sports magazine for the family including:
My View of Sport by a well-known Sportsview personality.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: Those Wonderful Shows

Recalled by 'The First Nighter' Peter Graves.
The last of a series of six programmes featuring the music of famous stage and film shows.
With Frank Chacksfield and his Studio Orchestra, Vanessa Lee, Grace O'Connor, John Harvey, Denis Martin, Kevin Scott, Nan Marriott-Watson, Robert Webber, The Studio Dancers and Singers.

(John Harvey is appearing with Vernon Adcock and his Orchestra at the Rozel Bandstand, Weston-Super-Mare)


The First Nighter: Peter Graves
Musicians: Frank Chacksfield and his Studio Orchestra
Singer: Vanessa Lee
Singer: Grace O'Connor
Singer: John Harvey
Singer: Denis Martin
Singer: Kevin Scott
Singer: Nan Marriott-Watson
Singer: Robert Webber
Script: Frank Baker
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Production numbers staged by: Denys Palmer
Musical associate: James Turner
Producer: Charles R. Rogers

: Portraits of Power: Mahatma Gandhi

Four programmes illustrating the nature of the power wielded in their separate and differing ways by Hitler, Gandhi, Roosevelt, and Stalin.

Including evidence and testimony from:
Mrs. V.L. Pandit, High Commissioner for India, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Professor W.H. Morris-Jones, Miss Muriel Lester, Mr. and Mrs. H.S.L. Polak and including authentic records, on film, from the Gandhi Memorial Trust and other sources.
Introduced by Robert McKenzie.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on April 16)


Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Interviewee: Mrs. V.L. Pandit
Interviewee: Earl Mountbatten of Burma
Interviewee: Professor W.H. Morris-Jones
Interviewee: Miss Muriel Lester
Interviewee: Mr. H.S.L. Polak
Interviewee: Mrs. H.S.L. Polak
Designer: Norman James
Research Assistant: Therese Denny
Film Editor: Keith Latham
Producer: Huw Wheldon

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