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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd like you to meet...
Dame Sybil Thorndike who describes some of the outstanding events in her long and distinguished career in the theatre.

Making an Aquarium
Kathleen Cook shows how to make and stock an attractive and inexpensive aquarium.

Short Story

Let's Stage a Play: 2: Rehearsing the Actors' Movements
Alan Sleath continues his advice on the running of an Amateur Dramatic Society.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Item presenter (I'd like you to meet): Dame Sybil Thorndike
Item presenter (Making an Aquarium): Kathleen Cook
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: Prudence Kitten

Annette Mills with Prudence Kitten
Assisted by George Fry


Presenter: Annette Mills
Puppeteer: George Fry
Presented by: John Warrington

: For the Children: Puck of Pook's Hill: 4: A Centurion of the Thirtieth

by Rudyard Kipling.
Adapted for television in six weekly episodes by Vere Shepstone.
[Starring] Georgie Wood as Puck
(Eugene Leahy appears by permission of the Old Vic Theatre Company)

(to 17.50)


Author: Rudyard Kipling
Adapted for television by: Vere Shepstone
Music composer: Kenneth Pakeman
Settings: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Matthew Forsyth
Puck: Georgie Wood
Una: Carole Lorimer
Dan: Barry MacGregor
Centurion: Kenneth MacKintosh
Father: Eugene Leahy
Mother: Grace Newcombe
Maximus: Basil Dignam
First soldier: T.C. Leybourn
Second soldier: Julian Herington
Third soldier: Reginald Jessup
Young probationer: Fulton Mackay

: Television Election Broadcast

The Rt. Hon Anthony Eden M.C. (Conservative)


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Anthony Eden M.C.

: From the North: Blackpool Tower Circus

Television invites viewers to join Wynford Vaughan Thomas in a ringside seat for a special performance of part of this circus.


Commentator: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Presented by: Keith Rogers

: Lace

A documentary fashion programme arranged with the co-operation of the Lace Federation.
Ending with a display of fashions.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby.
Stephen McCormack writes on page 47


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Documentary script: Arthur Swinson
Fashion commentary: Iris Ashley
Fashion adviser: Bettie Spurling
Producer: Stephen McCormack

: Newsreel

(Monday's edition repeated)

: Weather Forecast and News (sound only); followed by Election Broadcast

Dr. Charles Hill Liberal and Conservative candidate for Luton
(Recording of the talk given in the Home Service at 9.15 p.m.)


Speaker (Election Broadcast): Dr. Charles Hill

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