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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd like you to meet...
Helen Maddick who talks about her experiences as a woman auctioneer.

Preparing for Christmas
Mollie Napier Bell shows how to turn everyday objects into attractive decorations.

Short Story
Written and told by Guy MacKarness.

Roll up the Carpet!
Mary and Sydney Thompson show how to dance the Progressive Barn Dance.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Speaker (I'd like you to meet..): Helen Maddick
Item presenter (Preparing for Christmas): Mollie Napier Bell
Writer/storyteller (Short Story): Guy MacKarness
Dancer (Roll up the Carpet!): Mary Thompson
Dancer (Roll up the Carpet!): Sydney Thompson
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

Nursery rhymes, songs, and stories for younger children.
Margaret Tudor Evans sings the songs.


Designer: Lotte Reiniger
Singer: Margaret Tudor Evans

: For the Children: Sara Crewe: 4 - The Party

Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel.
Adapted for television in six episodes by Penelope Knox.
Scene: London, about 1890
(to 18.15)


Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Adapted for television by: Penelope Knox
Producer: Naomi Capon
Sara Crewe: Patricia Fryer
Winnie, the housemaid: Joan Plowright
Miss Minchin, the headmistress: Helen Stirling
Miss Amelia, her sister: Mary Lincoln
Lavinia a pupil: Hilary Rennie
Ermengarde, a pupil: Sally Tunks
Mr. Carrisford, the Indian gentleman: John Southworth
Mr. Carmichael, a solicitor: Michael Turner

: The Centre Show

from the Nuffield Centre before an audience of H.M. Forces.
Johnny Ladd introduces:
Joan Alexis (accordion), Renee Leighton (novelty acrobatics)
'J' Division Metropolitan Police Male Voice Choir
(By permission of the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police)
Conductor, Police Sgt. Baker and a guest artist
At the pianos, Steve Race and Don Philips
At the drums, Geoff Lofts


Presenter: Johnny Ladd
Accordionist: Joan Alexis
Novelty acrobat: Renee Leighton
Singers: 'J' Division Metropolitan Police Male Voice Choir
Conductor: Police Sgt. Baker
Pianist: Steve Race
Pianist: Don Philips
Drummer: Geoff Lofts
Producer: Mary Cook
Producer: Alan Chivers

: To Live in Peace

A play by Giovacchino Forzano.
Translated by Victor Rietti.
Scene: The mountain village of Certaldo, near Siena, Italy, in 1804
Lionel Hale writes on page 46


Author: Giovacchino Forzano
Translated by: Victor Rietti
Settings: James Bould
Producer: Fred O'Donovan
Don Geronimo: Victor Rietti
Maso: Robert Rietty
Agnese: Grace Arnold
Maria: Catharina Ferraz
Mattea: Petra Davies
The doctor: Peter Bennett
General Miollis: Andre van Gyseghem
Captain Oddofredi: John Fabian
Cecco: Victor Baring
Spinoso: Lewis Wilson
Friar Silvestro: Arthur Lowe
The lawyer: Michael Ward
Cavaliere Dossi: Oliver Johnston
Corporal Martiez: Derek Sydney
Lorenzo: Forbes Knowles
Peasant: Dera Cooper
Peasant: Elizabeth Goodman
Peasant: Pamela Humphrey
Peasant: Elizabeth Keen
Peasant: Max Latimer
Singer: Mary Daniels

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Dad's Army at 50 - You Have Been Watching... 30 July 2018
Dad's Army at 50 - You Have Been Watching... 30 July 2018

: Newsreel

(Monday's edition repeated)

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