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: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs
Children's Books for Christmas
Marghanita Laski
Your Children's Play: 3: Seven- to eleven-year-olds
Phyllis Hostler
Family Milestones: 2 - Silver Wedding
with Natalie Kent, Hugh Paddick.
Introduced by Betty Lait.
(Hugh Paddick is appearing in "For Amusement Only" at the Apollo Theatre, London)

and
Tell Me, Doctor?
Dr. Winifred de Kok discusses viewers' letters.

Contributors

Presenter (Children's Books for Christmas): Marghanita Laski
Presenter (Your Children's Play): Phyllis Hostler
[Actress] (Family Milestones): Natalie Kent
[Actor] (Family Milestones): Hugh Paddick
Presenter (Family Affairs): Betty Lait
Producer (Family Affairs): Joyce Belfrage
Presenter (Tell Me, Doctor?): Dr. Winifred de Kok

: Children's Television presents..

Zoo Quest
David Attenborough describes his adventures travelling through Borneo in search of rare animals.

5.30 The Watch Tower
A play for older children.
Written and produced by Shaun Sutton.
In 1940, when England stood in peril of invasion and defeat by the Germans, enemy bombers poured over the coast in hundreds. Many were shot down. What happened to the pilot of one of them is the story of "The Watch Tower".

Contributors

Presenter (Zoo Quest): David Attenborough
Film sequences (Zoo Quest): Charles Lagus
Writer/producer (The Watch Tower): Shaun Sutton
Designer (The Watch Tower): Eileen Diss
Mrs Fraser: Christine Russell
Joanna Fraser: Margaret Barton
Paul Fraser: Nigel Anthony
Mr Bradley: Paul Whitsun-Jones
The German Pilot: Barry Letts
P. C. Wheatland: Garth Adams
Other parts played by: Dennis Ramsden
Other parts played by: Gregory Scott
Other parts played by: Nigel Sharpe
Other parts played by: Alexander Beaumont

: Vera Lynn Sings

starring Vera Lynn from the Television Theatre, Hammersmith with Rawicz and Landauer, The Keynotes, Dennis Spicer with guest artist: Ernst Naser and his zithers, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes.

Contributors

Singer: Vera Lynn
Pianists: Rawicz and Landauer
Singers: The Keynotes
Ventriloquist: Dennis Spicer
Zitherist: Ernst Naser
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Dance direction: Leslie Roberts
Script: Freddie Robertson
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Leader: David McCallum
Designer: Richard Henry
Producer: Albert Stevenson

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: A Theatre Made for Television 7 February 2016

: The Hoffnung Music Festival Concert, 1956

A visit to the Royal Festival Hall, London, to see part of this unusual musical occasion.
The Hoffnung (alias Morley College) Symphony Orchestra and the Hurwitz Music Ensemble
Conducted by Lawrence Leonard
Guest conductors: Norman del Mar and Malcolm Arnold
Yvonne Arnaud (piano)
Moyra Fraser
Jenny Johnson (bass coloratura)
Yfrah Neaman (violin)
Introduced by Gerard Hoffnung.
Soloists: Gerard Hoffnung, Jim Powell, John L Wilson, Nigel Amherst

Contributors

Musicians: The Hoffnung (alias Morley College) Symphony Orchestra
Musicians: Hurwitz Music Ensemble
Conducted by: Lawrence Leonard
Guest conductor: Norman Del Mar
Guest conductor: Malcolm Arnold
Pianist: Yvonne Arnaud
Dancer: Moyra Fraser
Bass coloratura: Jenny Johnson
Violinist: Yfrah Neaman
Producer: Sam Wanamaker
Presenter: Gerard Hoffnung
Soloists: Gerard Hoffnung
Soloists: Jim Powell
Soloists: John L Wilson
Soloists: Nigel Amherst
Commentator: Michael Flanders
Presented for television by: Noble Wilson

: Poison Pen

A play by Richard Llewellyn.
[Starring] Gladys Young and William Devlin
From the BBC's Welsh television studio

Contributors

Writer: Richard Llewellyn
Producer: Dafydd Gruffydd
Designer: Douglas Smith
The Rev John Rainrider: William Devlin
Phryne, his sister: Gladys Young
Rose his daughter: Marilyn James
Malcolm McLeod, her fiancé: Richard Bebb
Mrs. Jenkins, the Rainriders' housekeeper: Rachel Thomas
Inspector Davies: Frank Forsyth
Fullergrave-Rees, a handwriting expert: Roddy Hughes
Colonel Cashelton, the squire: Richard Williams
Mrs Cashelton: Mary Jones
Richard, the sexton: Jack Walters
Villagers: Sam Harris: Glyn Houston
Villagers: Mrs Reynolds: Madge Jones
Villagers: Connie Jones: Gwenyth Petty
Villagers: Mrs Evans: Kate Jones
Villagers: Len Griffin: W.H. Williams

: Men in Battle: 1: Dunkirk

Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks, drawing upon his own experiences, describes six major battles of the 1939-1945 war.

The programme includes British and German newsreel shot during the action, and specially filmed statements by Admiral Sir Vaughan Morgan and Admiral Sir William Tennant.

Contributors

Presenter: Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks
Speaker: Admiral Vaughan Morgan
Speaker: Admiral Sir William Tennant
Film editor: Keith Latham
Producer: Huw Wheldon

: The Day Ahead

: News

: Goya and Granados

A programme of paintings and music.
Pianist, Joan Barker
Followed by The Weather and Close Down

Contributors

Pianist: Joan Barker
Presented by: Christian Simpson








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