Introduced by Roma Fairley.
Feminine Point of View
Maureen Maddison interviewed by Patricia Brent.
Anne Bradley shows her collection of copper lustre pottery.
Foster parents, their rewards and responsibilities.
Prizewinning entries from a national newspaper competition for lingerie and linen for the 'bottom drawer'.
Interviewee (Feminine Point of View):
Interviewer (Feminine Point of View):
Collector (Collector's Piece):
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
A serial in six parts by Eileen Blackburn based on the story by Louisa M. Alcott.
Adapted and produced by Pamela Brown.
The action of this episode takes place in Nice, and in Valrosa, Northern Italy, in the year 1850.
Based on the story by:
Tommaso, her son:
Marco the fisherman:
Manuela, his daughter:
Teresa, her mother:
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in the Cutlers' Hall, Sheffield (by courtesy of the Master Cutler, Mr. W. E. Ibberson)
BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead)
Conductor, John Hopkins
Daphne Spottiswoode (piano)
Overture: The Merry Wives of Windsor
Nicolai Piano Concerto in A minor Grieg
This evening at 7.45
Presentation devised by:
Presentation directed by:
with Leslie Mitchell in the chair and Josephine Douglas, Moira Lister, Kenneth Horne, Peter Noble finding the links between the challengers.
Special investigators, Pauline and Larry Forrester
by R.F. Delderfield.
[Starring] Thora Hird
The action of the play takes place in the Brixton branch of Carter Brooke's Drapery Emporium at the time of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
One could hardly call the staff of Sir Oswald Carter Brooke's Drapery Emporium (the Brixton branch) in 1897 a contented team. There is Emmie Slee, eldest of the women assistants we meet in the room which is used as dining and rest room for the staff during business hours - Emmie whose courage and kindness does not hide her obvious ill-health; and Esta Muirhead, independent-minded, but already over thirty and wondering whether to make a loveless marriage; and the dragon-like Mrs. Peel who 'has personal access to Sir Oswald', and so terrorises the girls; and Mr. Frisby, the vulgar, bullying manager; and Eustace Wallasy with his quiff and silly drawl and fear of Mr. Frisby; and Roger Higgins, another assistant, shy except when it comes to expressing his 'advanced' political beliefs.
Perhaps the only member of the staff as yet untouched by disillusion is Kitty Tape, seventeen years old and an orphan; and perhaps that is why Roger so clearly loves her. But whether contented or not, the staff must all stand and serve twelve hours a day to the greater glory of Carter Brooke's. Only this is the year of the Diamond Jubilee, and it 'happens that one of the old Queen's processional tours of the suburbs will pass beneath the Emporium's windows; which in turn leads to a window-dressing competition and a situation that sets the staff's collective and individual problems in relief. (Peter Currie)
Maud Murch, in Haberdashery:
Kitty Tape, in Baby Linen:
Emmie Slee, in Millinery:
Ridge, in Soap and Water:
Esta Muirhead, in Gloves:
Mrs Peel, on Patrol:
Eustace Wallasy, on the Floor:
Roger Higgins, in Materials:
George Frisby, in Management:
Albert Betterby, in Tea:
Sir Oswald Carter Brooke, in Possession: