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: Designed for Women

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

Television Bookshelf
Pamela Hansford Johnson reviews some current books.

Furniture for Today
Geoffrey Dunn shows some of his favourite pieces of recently designed furniture.

Crowns and Bowlers
James Laver traces the history of men's headwear through the ages.

Jean Gaye shows how almoner and doctor work together in solving patients' problems.

Marguerite Patten shows how to make some interesting savoury dishes with rice.

(to 16.00)


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Reviewer (Television Bookshelf): Pamela Hansford Johnson
Item presenter (Furniture for Today): Geoffrey Dunn
Item presenter (Crowns and Bowlers): James Laver
Item presenter (Career): Jean Gaye
Script (Career): Denis Dooley
Cook (Cooking): Marguerite Patten
Producer: Helena Malinowska

: Chopin Centenary (1810-1849): Les Sylphides

A ballet by Michel Fokine to music by Frederic Chopin.
Prelude and Pas de Deux
Nina Vyroubova (Premiere Danseuse, star of the Paris Grand Opera)
Mazurka and Pas de Deux
Youly Algaroff (Premier Danseur star of the Ballet des Champs Elysees)
Svetlana Beriosova (Principal Dancer of the Metropolitan Ballet)
Annette Chappell (Leading dancer of the Ballet Rambert)
and a company of dancers specially selected and rehearsed by Idzikowski
Ballet Orchestra
(Leader, Raymond Cohen)
Conducted by Eric Robinson


Ballet by: Michel Fokine
Music: Frederic Chopin
Dancer: Nina Vyroubova
Dancer: Youly Algaroff
Dancer: Svetlana Beriosova
Dancer: Annette Chappell
Musicians: Baller Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Raymond Cohen
[Orchestra] conducted by: Eric Robinson
Setting: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Christian Simpson

: Table Tennis: Champion County v. The Rest of England

A visit to Paddington Baths to see some of the games in this challenge match between Middlesex, winners of the Intercounty Table Tennis Championship, and a team drawn from the rest of England. The teams are selected from the following International and World Champions.
Geoffrey Harrower, Bernard Crouch, Ken Craigie, Dennis Miller, Joyce Roberts,
Rosalind Rowe and Diane Rowe
The Rest:
Johnny Leach, Benny Casofsky, Aubrey Simons, Peggy Franks, Pinkie Barnes, Bobby Mackay, Jean Mackay
Michael Henderson helps you to follow the games.


Player (Middlesex): Geoffrey Harrower
Player (Middlesex): Bernard Crouch
Player (Middlesex): Ken Craigie
Player (Middlesex): Dennis Miller
Player (Middlesex): Joyce Roberts
Player (Middlesex): Rosalind Rowe
Player (Middlesex): Diane Rowe
Player (The Rest): Johnny Leach
Player (The Rest): Benny Casofsky
Player (The Rest): Aubrey Simons
Player (The Rest): Peggy Franks
Player (The Rest): Pinkie Barnes
Player (The Rest): Bobby MacKay
Player (The Rest): Jean MacKay
Commentator: Michael Henderson

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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