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: How to be Host

A lighthearted guide.
Michael Flanders introduces some practised guests with hints on hospitality from different parts of the world.


Presenter: Michael Flanders
Producer: Tony Gibson

: 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.
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(BBC telefilm)


Narrator/script, music and settings: Maria Bird
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson

: Short Story: Mussirolinkina

Written and told by Louise Bennett.
(to 16.00)


Writer/storyteller: Louise Bennett
Presented by: Peter de Francia

: For the Children

Michele and Rene: 8 - Au Revoir
Television's two French visitors return to France and are seen off at the station by Wynford Vaughan Thomas and their English hosts.

The Bell Family: 3 - Angus's Birthday
by Noel Streatfeild.
Adapted for television and produced by Pamela Brown.
(Jeremy Spenser is appearing in 'His House in Order' at the New Theatre)

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Michele and Rene): Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Presented by (Michele and Rene): Naomi Capon
Author (The Bell Family): Noel Streatfeild
Adapted for television and produced by (The Bell Family): Pamela Brown
Mrs. Gage: Joan Hickson
Mrs. Bell (Cathy): Betty Hardy
Jane: Jane Bough
Ginnie: Sonya Davenport
Angus: Jeremy Spenser
Paul: David Spenser
Mr. Bell (Alex): Anthony Woodruff
Uncle Alfred: Peter Bathurst
Grandfather: Frank Atkinson
Grandmother: Lilian Christine
Aunt Rose: Mavis Villiers
Veronica: Margaret McCourt
Esau: Mocha

: Androcles and the Lion

Lionel Hale writes on page 43

: Speedway Test Match: England v. Australia

Commentator, Patrick Burns with Denis Monger in the pits.
From West Ham Stadium.


Commentator: Patrick Burns
Pit-lane commentator: Denis Monger

: Newsreel

(Monday's edition repeated)

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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