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For Children of Most Ages
' The Patchwork Quilt '
A new family adventure in four parts by Barbara Sleigh
2 — ' The Discovery '
Produced by Eve Burgess
Last week you heard how Filly, Steve, Sim, and Moggy went, on a very hot day, to picnic at the Stone Finger. While they were there Sim's purse was stolen, leaving them to face a long walk home without money for bus fares. They were so hot they stopped to ask for glasses of water, and that is how they met Miss Tryphena-without whom the Patchwork would never have begun.
5.30 Play Up!
A magazine programme of sports and games including
Guinea Pigs' Progress
Behind the Scenes
Great Moments in Sport
How to Buy ... and a Celebrity
Introduced by Peter Cranmer
Produced by Graham Gauld
5.50 The week's programmes


Produced By: Eve Burgess
Introduced By: Peter Cranmer
Produced By: Graham Gauld
Mr Martlett: Preston Lockwood
Mrs Martlett: Joyce Moore
Their children:Filly: Ursula Hirst
Their children:Steve: Patricia Hayes
Their children:Moggy: Verity Edmett
Their children:Sim: John Hall
Martha, the maid: Phoebe Hodgson
Miss Tryphena: Vivienne Chatterton

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