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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.
I'd like you to meet...: Constance Spry
Calligraphy: Wilfrid Blunt gives the third talk in the series on writing a good hand.
Collector's Piece: Old Japanese cottons from the collection of Jessie M. Keith.
Music: Osian Ellis sings Welsh folk songs to his own harp accompaniment.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Guest (I'd like you to meet): Constance Spry
Item presenter (Calligraphy): Wilfrid Blunt
Collector (Collector's Piece): Jessie M. Keith
Harpist/singer (Music): Osian Ellis
Editor: Jacqueline Kennish
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: For the Very Young: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC film)
(to 16.00)


Narrator/script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Children's Television: The Silver Swan: 3: Timothy

A serial play in six parts by C. E. Webber.
(to 18.05)


Writer: C.E. Webber
Producer: Rex Tucker
Fights arranged by: Desmond Montgomery
Settings: John Cooper
Musical Direction: John Hunter Blair
Assistant Producer: Shaun Sutton
Lucy: Carole Maybank
Timothy Gresham: Robert Irvine
Bosun: Phillip Lennard
Mate: Colin Douglas
Old Peg: Gladys Spencer
Stranger: William Devlin
Innkeeper: Shaun Sutton

: Newsreel

: Petula Clark

(Petula Clark appears by permission of the J. Arthur Rank Organisation)


Star/singer: Petula Clark

: The Commonplace Heart

A play by Storm Jameson.
Adapted for television by Nigel Kneale and George Kerr.
[Starring] Michael Hordern
This is a study of temperament, or rather, of two temperaments. Miles Beecham is a good deal older than Sarah Adamson; he it wealthy, kindly, considerate, highly cultured, and (he well knows) a little ridiculous. He lives in an ordered world of success, with his club and comfortable house in Hampstead - where he is surrounded by his beloved objets d'art.
She, on the other hand, is impulsive, forthright, irrational; she hankers for excitement, likes to drive a car, wants to learn to fly. You might say they had little in common, save that both of them mean well, but Miles has fallen in love with Sarah, and for reasons which the play explains (and which are by no means to her discredit) she has agreed to marry him. Perhaps, as Sarah's mother hopes, it will work out tolerably well; but when a young man turns up unexpectedly out of the blue, it is as much the difference in their temperaments as in their ages that causes Miles and Sarah so much suffering. (Peter Forster)


Author: Storm Jameson
Adapted for television by: Nigel Kneale
Adapted for television by: George Kerr
Producer: John Fernald
Settings: Reece Pemberton
Miles Beecham: Michael Hordern
Sarah Adamson: Margaret Wedlake
Mrs Adamson: Barbara Cavan
Alan Gurney: Michael Gwynne
Anna: Daphne Newton
Bates: James Ottaway
Cowper: Terence Greenidge
Harlow: Noel Iliff
George: Geoffrey Lumsden
Tim Braithwaite: Richard Warner
Ella Braithwaite: Noel Hood

: The Dutch Pictures

at the Royal Academy, London.
The President, Sir Gerald Kelly, takes viewers round the exhibition, and discusses with Edward Halliday some of the outstanding pictures in the collection.
See 'Talk of the Week'


Speaker: Sir Gerald Kelly
Presenter: Edward Halliday
Presented for Television by: Bill Duncalf

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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