Introduced by Olive Shapley.
I'd Like You to Meet...: Doreen Stephens, editor of women's programmes for television.
On Your Doorstep: 'Meals on Wheels'
Theatre: Dorothy Hyson, interviewed by Mary Ward, remembers highlights of the Australian tour of the Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespearean company in 1953, and gives a preview of the new season that has just opened.
Music: Robert Simonne sings popular songs accompanied by Henry Bronkhurst.
Speaker (I'd Like You to Meet...):
Accompanied by/pianist (Music):
For the Very Young
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
Narrator/Script, music and settings:
by Susan Warner.
Adapted for television in six episodes by Penelope Fitzgerald.
New York, 1850
Carol Wolveridge plays Ellen
Susan Warner, the American authoress of the book on which this new serial is based, was born in 1819 and died in 1885. The Wide, Wide World has been popular ever since it was published in 1850.
Ellen, the heroine of the story, is rather a quick-tempered little girl, and a good deal happens to try her. She finds in this first episode that she is going to be separated from her parents. Her mother's health is not good, so her parents have decided to go to Europe - leaving Ellen behind. It will be a sad break. Ellen has to go to stay with her aunt on a farm in New England. So she sets out on her journey wondering what sort of woman her aunt will turn out to be. Will she be pleasant to live with?
Sam, their servant:
Mrs Dunscombe, a rich lady:
Mr Saunders, a clerk:
Rich old gentleman:
An entertainment from Wales.
with Mervyn Johns, Grace Nevern, Trevor Anthony, Frankie Desmond, Edward Newton and Nina Davies, 'Steve', Lind Joyce
Morriston Orpheus Choir
Conductor, Ivor Sims
See 'Television Diary' on page 15
A play by Louis d'Alton.
The action of the play takes place in a small country town near Dublin.
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with Peter Martyn in charge of The Name-hunters: Brenda Bruce, Catherine Boyle,
Frank Muir, Denis Norden.