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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd like you to meet...
Robert Beatty the film star, who talks about his early days in Canada and his acting experiences over here.

I Collect
Bryan Latham shows examples from his collection of Staffordshire pottery.

For Your Library List
Dilys Powell recommends books she thinks you will enjoy.

Music Maker
Albert Oldfield plays some of his musical boxes and tells you something of their history.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Speaker (I'd like you to meet...): Robert Beatty
Item presenter (I Collect): Bryan Latham
Item presenter (For Your Library List): Dilys Powell
Musician (Music Maker): Albert Oldfield
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.


Presenter: Annette Mills
Puppeteer: George Fry
Presented by: Vivian Milroy

: For the Children: Sara Crewe: 1: Sara arrives at Miss Minchin's

Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel.
Adapted for television in six episodes by Penelope Knox.
Scene: London, about 1890
(to 17.45)


Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Adapted for television by: Penelope Knox
Settings: Stephen Taylor
Producer: Naomi Capon
Miss Minchin, the headmistress: Helen Stirling
Miss Amelia, her sister: Mary Lincoln
Sara Crewe: Patricia Fryer
Captain Crewe, her father: David Aylmer
Ermengarde, a pupil: Sally Tunks
Lavinia a pupil: Hilary Rennie
Cook: Dorothy Darke
Monsieur Dufarge, the French master/Mr. Barrow, a solicitor: Pierre Lefevre

: Other People's Jobs: Coaches for a Capital

A visit to the largest and oldest-established rolling-stock builders in Birmingham to see how London Underground coaches are constructed.
See page 47


Commentator: James Pestridge
Presented for television by: Barnie Edgar

: Speaking Personally

Compton Mackenzie who talks, among other things, about living on an island.


Speaker: Compton MacKenzie

: Amateur Boxing: Repton B.C. v. Cardiff Gas B.C.

Viewers join spectators at the York Halt Baths, Bethnal Green, London, to watch some of the bouts in this English-Welsh contest.


Commentator: W. Barrington Dalby
Commentator: Harry Carpenter

: 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.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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