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: Women's Viewpoint: 4: Women's Magazines

An unrehearsed discussion.
Two representative editors meet the challenge of a critic who believes that women's magazines are escapist, unreal, and full of false values.
The critic: Jill Craigie (film director and writer)
For the defence: Mary Grieve (editor of Woman), Audrey Withers (editor of Vogue)
In the chair: Dame Vera Laughton Mathews


Critic: Jill Craigie
Panellist (Defence): Mary Grieve
Panellist (Defence): Audrey Withers
Chairman: Dame Vera Laughton Mathews

: Cookery

Marguerite Patten shows different types of electric cookers and demonstrates how to use them to the best advantage.
(BBC telefilm)


Cook/presenter: Marguerite Patten
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.
Julia Williams sings the songs
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings

(to 16.00)


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

: For the Children: Harry Rutherford's Festival Sketchbook


Illustrator: Harry Rutherford
Producer: Alan Bromly

: For the Children: Treasure Island: 5: Going Ashore

by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Adapted for television and produced by Joy Harington.
[Starring] Bernard Miles
The action takes place on board the Hispaniola and on the island.
(Toke Townley is appearing in 'Hassan' at the Cambridge Theatre, London)

(to 18.00)


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted and produced by: Joy Harington
Settings: Richard Henry
Narrator: Brian Haines
Jim Hawkins: John Quayle
Captain Smollett: Derek Birch
Job Anderson: Robert Cawdron
Doctor Livesey: Valentine Dyall
Squire Trelawney: Raymond Rollett
Long John Silver: Bernard Miles
Merry: Robin Cull
Dick: Norman Osborne
Israel Hands: Douglas Blackwell
Tom: George Woodbridge
Redruth: Howell Davies
Harry: Anthony Cope
Gray: Patrick Crean
Johnny: Reginald Hearne
Ben Gunn: Toke Townley
Hunter: Brian Haines
Alan: Keith Lee
Morgan: Roddy Hughes

: Preview of Claude Langdon's London Melody

From the Empress Hall, London
Television cameras visit the Empress Hall during rehearsals of this new musical show on stage and ice.
Written and produced by Eve Bradfield with music by Robert Farnon.
Artists appearing tonight include:
Belita, Norman Wisdom, Diana Gnafton, Louise Stranzinger, Tom Round, Joe Slack and Evie Slack, Bruce Gordon.


Written and produced by: Eve Bradfield
Music: Robert Farnon
Commentator: Barrie Edgar
Presented for television by: Alan Chivers
Skater: Belita
Mike Angelo: Norman Wisdom
Mrs. Carlson: Diana Grafton
Lisa Martinez: Louise Stranzinger
Paul Valais: Tom Round
Porter: Joe Slack
Maid: Evie Slack
Ex-King Boris: Bruce Gordon

: The Shining Hour

by Keith Winter.
The play takes place in a farmhouse in Yorkshire. Time - the present


Writer: Keith Winter
Settings: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Matthew Forsyth
Judy Linden: Nova Pilbeam
Hannah Linden: Ruth Dunning
Henry Linden: Campbell Singer
Micky Linden: Richard Bebb
Mariella Linden: Carla Lehmann
David Linden: Ronald Howard

: International Six-Day Cycle Race

From the Empire Pool, Wembley.
A brief visit to report progress.


Commentator: Eamonn Andrews
Commentator: W. J. Mills

: Newsreel

(Monday edition repeated)

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