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: Women's Viewpoint: 2: Women in Politics

An unrehearsed discussion by women, for women, about problems of special interest to women.
Speakers: Dame Vera Laughton Mathews, Lady Megan Lloyd George, M.P. (Liberal), Jennie Lee, M.P. (Socialist), Pat Hornsby-Smith, M.P. (Conservative)
The second programme in this fortnightly series is not an argument on Party political lines, but a discussion about what it is like to be a woman in Parliament, and about the special problems and difficulties of women in politics.


Speaker: Dame Vera Laughton Mathews
Speaker: Lady Megan Lloyd George
Speaker: Jennie Lee
Speaker: Pat Hornsby-Smith

: Cookery: How to Preserve Eggs

Joan Robins shows several methods of preserving fresh eggs.


Cook/presenter: Joan Robins
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Andy Pandy

A programme 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
(to 16.00)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson

: For the Children: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Robert Atkins tells the story of A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare.
(to 18.00)


Author: William Shakespeare
Settings: Stephen Taylor
Storyteller/Script prepared by: Robert Atkins
Script prepared by: Ian Atkins
Producer: Joy Harington
Bottom, the weaver: Robert Atkins
Quince, the carpenter: Frederick Piper
Snug, the joiner: Dudley Jones
Flute, the bellows mender: Leslie Crowther
Starveling, the tailor: Clement Hamelin
Snout, the tinker: Raymond Rollett
Theseus, Duke of Athens: Peter Madren
Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons: Mary Hignett
Fairies: Titania, Queen of the Fairies: Prudence Hyman
Oberon, King of the Fairies: John Warrington
Puck, a mischievous sprite: Brian Smith
Fairy attending Titania - Cobweb: Ann Cumming
Fairy attending Titania - Peaseblossom: Josephine Saunders
Fairy attending Titania - Moth: Roberta Woolley
Fairy attending Titania - Mustardseed: Sally Judd

: A Cycle of Life

This song sequence in various languages presents the cycle of life in many of its aspects from childhood onwards sung by Gertrude Holt (mezzo-soprano).
At the piano: Ivor Newton


Mezzo-Soprano: Gertrude Holt
Pianist: Ivor Newton
Producer: George R. Foa

: Bataille du Rail

A French film with English sub-titles.
During the occupation of France the smooth working of the French transport system was vital to the Germans The Nazis were determined that the railways should work for them: the men of the Resistance were determined that they should not. This finely acted and dramatic film shows how the railwaymen of France sabotaged the Nazis vital transport and held up the movement of troops and supplies to the invasion front. always under great peril and often at the cost of their lives.

: Newsreel

: News

(sound only)

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