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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd like you to meet...
Margaret A. Murray who has made a special study of witchcraft, and talks about the significance of All-Hallows' Eve, which occurs tomorrow.

Roll Up the Carpet!
Mary and Sydney Thompson again take you through the steps of the veleta, and show how the Boston two-step is danced.

Short Story: The Magic Bottle
written and told by Hugo Manning.

Let's Stage a Play: 4: The Dress Rehearsal, and general organisation before the opening night
Alan Sleath concludes his advice on running an Amateur Dramatic Society.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Speaker (I'd like you to meet...): Margaret A. Murray
Instructor/dancer (Roll Up the Carpet!): Mary Thompson
Instructor/dancer (Roll Up the Carpet!): Sydney Thompson
Writer/storyteller (Short Story): Hugo Manning
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: Shadow Pictures

A new series of nursery rhymes songs, and stories for younger children designed by Lotte Reiniger.


Animator: Lotte Reiniger
Presented by: Vivian Milroy

: For the Children: Puck of Pook's Hill: Final Episode: Winged Hats

by Rudyard Kipling.
Adapted for television in six weekly episodes by Vere Shepstone.
[Starring] Georgie Wood as Puck
(to 17.50)


Author: Rudyard Kipling
Adapted for television by: Vere Shepstone
Music composed by: Kenneth Pakeman
Settings: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Matthew Forsyth
Puck: Georgie Wood
Una: Carole Lorimer
Dan: Barry MacGregor
Centurion: Kenneth Mackintosh
Maximus: Basil Dignam
Pertinax: Robin Cull
Old Allo: Antony Kearey
Rutilianus: Graham Squire
Amal: Derek Tansley
Ambrosius: Leslie Wright
A wounded officer: Julian Herington
Soldier: Reginald Jessup
Soldier: Terence Soall
Soldier: Howell Davies
Soldier: Ernest Borrow

: Report from Britain

Howard Marshall introduces Report from Britain
A film made for the Marshall Plan Mission to the United Kingdom.
Mr. Marshall discusses this film with Richard McCaffery, Assistant Chief of the United States Mission, and Howard Thomas, the producer.
Presented by John Elliot with the co-operation of the Association of Specialised Film Producers.


Presenter: Howard Marshall
Panellist: Richard McCaffery
Panellist: Howard Thomas
Presented by: John Elliot

: Atalanta

A new play about theatre life by Bridget Chetwynd and John Davenport.
[Starring] Sonia Dresdel with Helen Shingler and Carol Marsh
The action takes place in Mrs. Garlick's theatrical lodgings, in Princess Goldoni's London flat, and in a dressing-room at a West-End theatre.
Lionel Hale writes on page 47


Writer: Bridget Chetwynd
Writer: John Davenport
Settings: James Bould
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Michael Shiplake: Denis Gordon
Mrs. Garlick: Gladys Henson
Betty: Betty Marsden
Jim: Miles Brown
Jill Fowler (Atalanta): Carol Marsh
Princess Goldoni (Cleo): Sonia Dresdel
Jennifer Preston (Helen): Helen Shingler
Anthony Randall: Billy Thatcher
Karen: Nelly Arno
Crispin Page: Douglas Jefferies

: Newsreel

(Monday's edition repeated)

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