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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd like you to meet...
Gilbert Harding who explodes some theories about himself.

Introduction to Weaving
William Holt shows how to use a simple hand loom.

Let's Stage a Play: 1: How to choose and cast a play
Alan Sleath, for some years Assistant Director of Technical Courses at the Old Vic Theatre School, explains in a series of four programmes how to run an Amateur Dramatic Society.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Speaker (I'd like you to meet...): Gilbert Harding
Item presenter (Introduction to Weaving): William Holt
Item presenter (Let's Stage a Play): Alan Sleath
Editor: Jacqueline Kennish
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: For the Very Young: Andy Pandy

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

(to 16.00)


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

: For the Children: What's the Object?

Have your paper and pencil ready for another quiz.
Conducted by Peggy Cameron and Banrie Edgar.


Presenter: Peggy Cameron
Presenter: Barrie Edgar

: For the Children: How to Caricature your Friends

by David Ghilchik.


Illustrator: David Ghilchik

: For the Children: Puck of Pook's Hill: 3: Old Men at Pevensey

by Rudyard Kipling.
Adapted in six weekly episodes by Vera Shepstone.
[Starring] Georgie Wood as Puck
(to 18.00)


Author: Rudyard Kipling
Adapted in six weekly episodes by: Vera Shepstone
Music composed by: Kenneth Pakeman
Settings: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Matthew Forsyth
Puck: Georgie Wood
Una: Carole Lorimer
Dan: Barry MacGregor
Sir Richard: John Wyse
Hugh: John Springett
De Aquila: Stanley van Beers
Jeihan: Frederick Victor
Gilbert: John Roderick
Fulke: Raymond Rollett
Fulke's son: John French
A girl: Elizabeth Prideaux
Her mother: Lilian Moubrey
A Norman soldier: Julian Herrington
A Monk: Gareth Davies

: Two for a Pair

A play written for television by Robert Strevene.
Lionel Hale writes on page 47


Writer: Robert Strevene
Settings: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Cleland Finn
Cafe proprietor: Frank Atkinson
'The Mongoose': Michael Kingsley
Ted Hoskins: Geoffrey Bond
Icy: Stanley Beard
Harry Dukes: Heron Carvic
Bill King: John Sharp
Kitty: Shelagh Fraser
Cora Lane: Mavis Villiers
Policeman: William Hitchcock
Brag: Billy Thatcher
Inspector Jones: John Bushelle
Barman: Terence Cook
Insurance representative: Roy Hannah
Cartwright: Robert Webber

: Music Maker: Beryl Kimber (violin)

At the piano, Jack Byfield


Violinist: Beryl Kimber
Pianist: Jack Byfield

: Newsreel

(Monday's edition repeated)

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)
followed by Election Broadcast
Dingle Foot - A Vice-President of the Liberal Party
(Recording of the talk given at 6.15 p.m. in the Home Service)


Speaker (Election Broadcast): Dingle Foot

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