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: Designed for Women

Jeanne Heal presents an afternoon's programme of special interest to women.
Dr. Edith Summerskill, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Food, will be the principal guest, and the following experts will be there: Lady David Douglas-Hamilton (health exercises); Mary Wykeham (designs for scarves); Marguerite Patten (cookery); Evelyn Harvey (millinery); and Geraldine and Mary Peppin (music).
(to 16.00)


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Guest: Dr. Edith Summerskill
Health exercises: Lady David Douglas-Hamilton
Scarf designer: Mary Wykeham
Cook: Marguerite Patten
Millinery: Evelyn Harvey
Pianist: Geraldine Peppin
Pianist: Mary Peppin

: Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

by George Dibdin Pitt.
The Television Barnstormers present Sweeney Todd


Author: George Dibdin Pitt
Music arranged and played by: Anthony Spurgin
Settings designer: James Bould
Producer: John Glyn-Jones
Sweeney Todd, the barber of Fleet Street: Valentine Dyall
Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney Todd's accomplice in guilt: Selma Vaz Dias
Dr. Aminadab Lupin, a wolf in sheep's clothing: Julian Somers
Colonel Jeffery, of the Indian Army: Brown Derby
Mark Ingestrie, a mariner: Basil Rogers
Sir William Brandon, a judge: Keith Pyott
Jasper Oakley, a spectacle maker: Vyvian Hall
Mrs. Oakley, Jasper's wife: Thea Wells
Johanna Oakley, her daughter: Cherry Cottrell
Jonas Fogg, the keeper of a madhouse: Erik Chitty
Tobias Ragg, Sweeney Todd's apprentice boy: John McGuire
Mrs. Ragg, his mother: Winifred Hill
Ezekiel Smith, a mechanic: Sidney Garner
Mrs. Poorlean, an unfortunate woman: Valerie Rose
Jean Parmine, a lapidary: John Martin
A Warder: Clifford Buckton
A Keeper: Sam Hinton

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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