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The National Institute of Houseworkers was established in 1946 to lay down standards for domestic work and generally to raise the prestige of skilled workers
Jeanne Heal interviews Dorothy Elliot, Chairman of the Institute, on the results achieved so far, and reports on her visit to a training centre.


Interviewer: Jeanne Heal
Interviewee: Dorothy Elliot
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
(A BBC telefilm)


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

: Short Story: O! Gertrude

Written and told by James Gregson.

(to 16.00)


Writer/Storyteller: James Gregson
Producer: Peter de Francia

: For the Children

The Story of the Swallow-Tail Butterfly
A BBC television film showing the life of this butterfly.

5.10-5.35 Parent-Craft - 5
A comedy series.
Written by Robert Morley.
(Robert Morley is appearing in 'The Little Hut' at the Lyric Theatre; William Mervyn in 'Ring Round the Moon' at the Globe Theatre, London)


Writer (Parent-Craft): Robert Morley
Producer (Parent-Craft): Alan Bromly
Mother: Janet Burnell
Anne: Shirley Eaton
Father: William Mervyn
Irving: William Fox
Mr. Arbuthnot: Cameron Hall
R. Cressington-Tallboy: Robert Morley

: La Boheme

An opera in four acts by Giacomo Puccini.
From the novel by Henri Murger.
Adapted for television and produced by George R. Foa.
(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 8.15 p.m.)


Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Illica and Giacosa
Author: Henri Murger
Adapted for television and produced by: George R. Foa

: Newsreel

(Wednesday's edition repeated)

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