What happens to children who at some time in their lives cannot be looked after by their own parents? The film "Family Affair", produced for the Home Office, shows how for some children foster parents can provide the happy home life that they may badly need.
A child care officer, foster parents, and two people who were foster children themselves discuss their experiences.
Introduced by Joan Yorke.
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
(A BBC Television Film)
Narrator/script, music, and settings:
A play for television.
Written and produced by Rex Tucker.
Voice of Mercury:
A programme of traditional songs, games, and dances with the Birmingham Square Dance Quartet (Leader, Eric Blythe) and a surprise item.
Master and Mistress of Ceremonies: Kenneth Clark and Sibyl Clark of the English Folk Dance and Song Society
Birmingham Square Dance
Master of Ceremonies:
Mistress of Ceremonies:
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
This evening you are invited to choose the most promising new television artists, and to help you to do this the artists are given advice and encouragement by a panel of experts:
Dick Hurran, Harold Fielding, Cynthia Tingey and Issy Bonn
Introduced by Peter West.
From the BBC's North of England studios
Orchestra conducted by:
A special edition of Edward R. Murrow's American television programme "See It Now", starring Danny Kaye in his most unusual role - that of Ambassador at Large for the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund.
Danny Kaye travelled 32,000 miles through Western Europe, the Mediterranean countries, Africa, and the Near East, performing his inimitable antics for audiences of children and adults.
Produced by Edward R. Murrow and Fred Friendly for the Columbia Broadcasting System at 7.45
In the second of four weekly contests between the song-writers of Great Britain, viewers throughout the country can be heard selecting tonight's winning entry.
David Jacobs introduces the songs which are performed this week by Jill Day, Ronnie Hilton, Edna Savage, Bryan Johnson, Lorrae Desmond, Frank Horrox, The Frank Weir Quintet, The Concert Orchestra and George Mitchell Singers.
Tonight's musical directors: Stanley Black and Frank Weir
The Frank Weir
A series of five programmes on mental health.
A brains trust of distinguished members of the medical profession answers selected questions sent in by viewers.
The members are:
The Senior Officer in the Mental Health Department of the Ministry of Health
President of the Royal Medico-Psychological Association
President of the Psychiatric section of the Royal Society of Medicine
A Professor of Psychological Medicine
Chairman, Christopher Mayhew. M.P.
Sir Geoffrey Vickers, V.C., peaks on the future of mental research and the series is summed up by Christopher Mayhew.
A pamphlet covering these television programmes and a Home Service series on mental illness beginning in February, can be obtained by sending a 2d. stamped and addressed envelope to[address removed]
Programme written by Sam Hanna Bell and Harry Govan.
Across the narrow waters Rathlin can be seen from both Scotland and Ireland. Today the life of the island of rough roads and storm-bound jetties, of paraffin lamps in solitary cottages, belongs to neither. Yet one hundred and fifty people still stay there...
Followed by Weather and Close Down