05 April 1956

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BBC Television

Source: Radio Times April 1-7, 1956

15.00 Greenwich Time Signal
Mainly For Women - About The Home
  • Eleanor Summerfield Makes It
6 - A Dressing Stool. To the design and instruction of Frank Preston. Produced by S.E. Reynolds
  • Shopping Suggestions
New ideas for the housewife, by Margaret Douglas
  • Making the Money Go Round
No. 3. From Manchester. Marguerite Patten discusses housekeeping problems with a North of England viewer and makes some suggestions for economical meals. Introduced by Joan Gilbert. Produced by Ann Shead
15.45-16.00 Watch With Mother
  • For the Very Young - Rag, Tag, and Bobtail
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story. Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures. Script by Louise Cochrane
17.00-18.00 Children's Television
  • Meet The Penguins
The Family Group. Story by J.M. Smith Wright. Pictures by Sam and Elizabeth Williams. Assisted by Caroline Guthrie. Music by John Hooper. Played by Tom McCall. Voices by Madi Hedd and Kenneth Connor. Presented by Peter Newington.
  • Children's Newsreel
Peter Butterworth
  • Children of the Commonwealth
The Begum Ikramullah and two children from Pakistan tell you about life in their own country
19.00 Greenwich Time Signal ; News Summary
19.05 Sports News 
The weather
19.10 Newsreel
19.20 Highlight 
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
19.30 'Double Cross' 
Episode 1. Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warriss in a six-part comedy thriller with Jill Day.
20.00 'Wild Decembers' 
A play about the Brontes, by Clemence Dane. Produced by Chlose Gibson. Time, 1842-1855. Recounts the story of the astonishing children of the Rev. Patrick Bronte. It centres on Haworth Parsonage, in it's dramatic setting on the bleak and lonely Yorkshire moors
22.00 News
22.15 Animal, Vegetable, Mineral! 
Problems from Paintings. The experts are challenged to identify details from famous masterpieces. The experts: Stephen Bone, London Art Critic, Manchester Guardian. High Scrutton, Director, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Basil Taylor, Librarian, Royal College of Art. v. The Challengers: Bristol, Southampton, and Manchester Art Galleries Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge. Presented by Nancy Thomas
22.45 Men In Battle 
The second of a monthly series of programmes in which Lieut. General Sir Brian Horrocks draws upon his memories of friend and foe, officers and men, in some of the great battlefields of World War II. Presented by Huw Wheldon
The Weather ; Road Works Report ; Close Down

ITV

London (Channel 9) presented by Associated-Rediffusion, Ltd.

Source: TV Times April 5, 1956

Teatime Magazine 
A special feature for women, edited by Mary Hill, and introduced by Kenneth MacLeod
  • 16.00 Time Signal
  • Housewives' Holiday 
    A special funshow for housewives presented by Jimmy Coghill
  • 16.30 Unbirthday Treats 
    Mary Reynolds shows how attractive ice cream dishes can be made quickly for those various in-between occasions
  • 16.45 One Family 
    A day-to-day serial in the lives of the Armstrongs, written for television by R.F. Delderfield. "Toots" Armstrong, Sherry's niece comes all the way from Australia full of ambitions to succeed on the British stage. She moves in on the family but the unexpected appearance of an enquiry agent threatens to dash her hopes...
Tea-V Time - Fliekwiz 
A programme of film and competition introduced by Jack Allen and Derek
  • 17.00 The Adventures Of Felix The Cat 
    a cartoon film in which Felix Hits The Deck
  • 17.10 Write It Yourself 
    New serial. Peter In The Air by Robert Ryerson. Episode 1 - Storm Over Bolivia. When you've seen today's episode it's up to you to write the next one yourselves. The writer of the prizewinning script each week is made a member of the Fliekwiz Playwrights' Guild, and runners-up receive certificates.
  • 17.30 Hopalong Cassidy 
    William Boyd in the film The Valley Raiders. A group of phoney ranchers are trying to sell it to the Government for a cavalry post. Hoppy has a desperate fight with the head of the gang before he succeeds in saving the valley for it's rightful owners.
17.55 News 
Headlines of the news and newsfilm from the studios of Independant Television News. Newscaster - Ludovic Kennedy
18.00 Time signal ; close-down till 19.00
19.00 Time, News and Weather 
The latest from the studios of Independant Television News. Newscaster- Christopher Chataway. The weather forecast is presented for Associated-Rediffusion by Laurie West
19.06 Sixpenny Corner 
The story of the young Nortons and their bungalow and garage continued. Yesterday, Owen Meredith found himself in a very embarassing position.
19.15 Girl With A Date 
Pounds, Shillings and Sense Series. An Associated-Rediffusion Advertising Magazine. A date with Anne Valery and her friends means another quarter hour of glamour and fun. It's been a few weeks since the last meeting and there's quite a lot to talk about. So don't be late.
19.30 As Others See Us 
Godfrey Winn. One of a series of programmes compiled from everyday human problems. Godfrey Winn answers viewers' letters in person and presents their problems and possible solutions in short dramatic scenes using well-known artists
20.00 Time Signal
Val Parnell's Variety Startime 
  • Starring Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin, Teddy Johnson and Pearl Carr, The Buddy Bradley Dancers.
21.00 London Playhouse 
Dark Of The Moon. A play by Howard Richardson and William Berney. Adapted for television by the authord with Vivian Matalon, George Margo, and Paddy Webster. In the Deep South, there lives a witch-boy who passionately desires to be human, because he has fallen in love with the gay, beautiful Barbara Allen, "the wildest gal in the Smokey Mountains." He marries her, but can only remain human, if she stays faithful for a year to her strange husband.
22.00 Meet The Professor 
A science magazine for the family in which Maurice Goldsmith brings science from the laboratory to the living-room and shows that it is not only important but exciting and entertaining for every member of the family circle
22.30 Mail Call 
with Genine Graham and John Witty. What piece of music introduces the programme Big City? Who wrote the tune of God Save The Queen? What coins are called by these names "Brown", and a "Suzanna"? How many people died from "The Curse of the Pharaohs"? These are some of the questions answered by Genine Graham and John Witty each week. There are prizes for the best letter on any subject
22.45 Time Signal
  • News And Weather 
    The latest from the studios of Independant Television News. Newscaster- Christopher Chataway. A weather summary is presented by Associated-Rediffusion
23.00 Epilogue and close-down

Midlands (Channel 8) presented by Associated TeleVision, Ltd.

Source: TV Times April 5, 1956

16.00 The Long White Line 
by Guy Morgan. Executive producer: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Grace Stevens has been a nurse for 25 years, and now, quite suddenly, she finds herself being pushed off the "long white line of duty". Could this really make a woman so desperate that she feels that poison is the only way out?
16.30 People's Pastimes 
A new slant on other people's hobbies that you might like to try for yourself
16.45 One Family 
A day-to-day serial in the lives of the Armstrongs, written for television by R.F. Delderfield. "Toots" Armstrong, Sherry's niece comes all the way from Australia full of ambitions to succeed on the British stage. She moves in on the family but the unexpected appearance of an enquiry agent threatens to dash her hopes...
Tea-V Time - Fliekwiz 
A programme of film and competition introduced by Jack Allen and Derek
  • 17.00 The Adventures Of Felix The Cat 
    a cartoon film in which Felix Hits The Deck
  • 17.10 Write It Yourself 
    New serial. Peter In The Air by Robert Ryerson. Episode 1 - Storm Over Bolivia. When you've seen today's episode it's up to you to write the next one yourselves. The writer of the prizewinning script each week is made a member of the Fliekwiz Playwrights' Guild, and runners-up receive certificates.
  • 17.30 Hopalong Cassidy 
    William Boyd in the film The Valley Raiders. A group of phoney ranchers are trying to sell it to the Government for a cavalry post. Hoppy has a desperate fight with the head of the gang before he succeeds in saving the valley for it's rightful owners.
17.55 News 
Headlines of the news and newsfilm from the studios of Independant Television News. Newscaster - Ludovic Kennedy
18.00 Time signal ; close-down till 19.00
19.00 Time, News and Weather 
The latest from the studios of Independant Television News. Newscaster- Christopher Chataway.
19.05 Superman 
The familiar figure of Clarke Kent, reporter on the Daily Planet, becomes at times a very different character. Shot In The Dark - An action-packed half hour with the world's mightiest man (alias Clarke Kent)
19.30 Liberace 
America's most fabulous pianist brings thirty minutes of sparkling musical entertainment
20.00 Val Parnell's Variety Startime 
Starring Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin, Teddy Johnson and Pearl Carr, The Buddy Bradley Dancers.
21.00 London Playhouse 
Dark Of The Moon. A play by Howard Richardson and William Berney. Adapted for television by the authord with Vivian Matalon, George Margo, and Paddy Webster. In the Deep South, there lives a witch-boy who passionately desires to be human, because he has fallen in love with the gay, beautiful Barbara Allen, "the wildest gal in the Smokey Mountains." He marries her, but can only remain human, if she stays faithful for a year to her strange husband.
22.00 Meet The Professor 
A science magazine for the family in which Maurice Goldsmith brings science from the laboratory to the living-room and shows that it is not only important but exciting and entertaining for every member of the family circle
22.30 Michaela And Armand Denis 
Michaela and Armand introduce you to a giant tortoise and some gannets they met recently while filming in Africa
22.45 News 
The latest from the studios of Independant Television News. Newscaster- Christopher Chataway
23.00 Close-down
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