Leisure and Pleasure greets the spring
Introduced by Roma Fairley.
4: All Over
Richard Dormer, fashion photographer, with his model.
A mother and her daughter look at each other's clothes, with Molly Castle
Madame Knina, corsetiere
Robb fills in the picture
Guest of the week: Joan Rhodes
Great Day: Janet Turner's wedding film.
Subject (Great Day):
For the Very Young
(A BBC Television Film)
by Captain Marryat.
Adapted by Tom Twigge.
After Jacob Armitage's death, the children support themselves in the forest cottage. Farmer Humphrey digs a pitfall to catch a wild bull, but instead traps Pablo, a young gypsy who comes to live with them. Edward, still restless, narrowly escapes death at the hands of a villainous forester, Ned Corbould.
A review of scientific films.
with Leslie Mitchell in the chair.
Josephine Douglas, Carole Carr, Kenneth Horne, Peter Noble.
Special investigators, Pauline Forrester and Larry Forrester
A comedy by Bernard Shaw.
[Starring] Birmingham Repertory Company
From Birmingham Repertory Theatre, by permission of Sir Barry Jackson
Here is one of Shaw's most popular comedies - indeed, in the 1947-8 London production it achieved the second longest run of any Shaw revival. The date of the action is about the turn of the century; the scene is set 'At the Seaside', and G.B.S. blows the fun along like a gusty, jolly sea-breeze. Here we have the newly-established dentist, Valentine, whose profession introduces him to the Clandon family - Mrs. Clandon, an 'advanced' authoress separated from her husband these eighteen years, and her daughters, Dolly and Gloria. In no time at all, Valentine has extracted one of Dolly's teeth and fallen in love with Gloria. But Gloria is a 'twentieth-century girl', difficult to woo because her mother has taught her to forswear emotion: can Valentine win the modern girl by old-fashioned methods? And his problems hardly decrease when it becomes apparent that his landlord is (in the delightful old euphemism) no stranger to Mrs. Clandon. It all ends in a characteristic Shavian mix-up, appropriately labelled by the author as one of his Pleasant Plays. (Peter Forster)
Mr Bohun Q.C.: