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Mainly for Women


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Family Affairs: Do the English make Good Parents
The question is put by Dee Wells, London correspondent of the New York Times and is argued by
James Fisher, Father of six children
Norah Phillips, Assistant Secretary of the National Association of Women's Clubs
Laurie Lee, Writer and poet
The Rev. Arthur Morton, Director of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Isobel Barnett is in the chair.

3.15 Report from Paris
Marianne Lecene introduces Paule Dedeban to arrange flowers in the French way;
Russell Page to talk about French gardens and Alexander Watt to make a French dish.
From the studios of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise

(to 15.30)


Panellist (Family Affairs): Dee Wells
Panellist (Family Affairs): James Fisher
Panellist (Family Affairs): Norah Phillips
Panellist (Family Affairs): Laurie Lee
Panellist (Family Affairs): The Rev. Arthur Morton
Chairman (Family Affairs): Isobel Barnett
Producer (Family Affairs): Beryl Radley
Presenter (Report from Paris): Marianne Lecene
Item presenter (Report from Paris): Paule Dedeban
Item presenter (Report from Paris): Russell Page
Cook (Report from Paris): Alexander Watt
Arranged by (Report from Paris): Cecilia Reeves

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