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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Olive Shapley.
I'd Like You to Meet...: Doreen Stephens, editor of women's programmes for television.
New Interests
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.


Presenter: Olive Shapley
Speaker (I'd Like You to Meet...): Doreen Stephens
Interviewee (Theatre): Dorothy Hyson
Interviewer (Theatre): Mary Ward
Singer (Music): Robert Simonne
Accompanied by/pianist (Music): Henry Bronkhurst
Producer: Jacqueline Kennish

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

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: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Children's Television: The Wide, Wide World: 1: Ellen says goodbye to her Mother

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?


Author: Susan Warner
Adapted by: Penelope Fitzgerald
Settings: Michael Yates
Producer: Naomi Capon
Ellen: Carol Wolveridge
Her mother: Fiona Clyne
Sam, their servant: John Harrison
Ellen's father: George Margo
Mrs Dunscombe, a rich lady: Natalie Benesch
Mr Saunders, a clerk: Warren Stanhope
Rich old gentleman: William Sherwood

: Newsreel

: Weather Chart

: Leeks and Daffodils

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


Performer: Mervyn Johns
Soprano: Grace Nevern
Singer: Trevor Anthony
Comedian: Frankie Desmond
Performer: Edward Newton
Performer: Nina Davies
Performer: 'Steve'
Singer: Lind Joyce
Singers: Morriston Orpheus Choir
Conductor: Ivor Sims
Producer: David J. Thomas

: They Got What They Wanted

A play by Louis d'Alton.
The action of the play takes place in a small country town near Dublin.


Writer: Louis D'Alton
Settings: Roy Oxley
Producer: Eric Fawcett
Cast: in order of appearance:
Sally Murnaghan: Sheila Manahan
Peter Murnaghan: Michael McKeag
Norah Murnaghan: Brigid Paterson
Bessie Murnaghan: Joyce Chancellor
Owny Tubridy: Tony Quinn
Derry Murnaghan: Harry Towb
Bartley Murnaghan: Fred Johnson
Tom Cassidy: Bartlett Mullins
Matty McGrath: Denis Wyndham
Joe McGrath: Patrick Horgan

: The Name's the Same

with Peter Martyn in charge of The Name-hunters: Brenda Bruce, Catherine Boyle,
Frank Muir, Denis Norden.


Chairman: Peter Martyn
Panellist: Brenda Bruce
Panellist: Catherine Boyle
Panellist: Frank Muir
Panellist: Denis Norden
Special effects: Alfred Wurmser
Presented by: Brian Tesler

: News

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