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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd like you to meet...
Wendy Hiller who discusses the most recent portrait of herself, and talks about her plans for the new year.

Home or Away
The first of a series of programmes to help you plan holidays at home and abroad.

Painting the Stars
Personalities of stage and screen seen through the eyes of Nicholas Egon, who shows portraits from his recent exhibition.

Roll Up the Carpet
Sydney and Mary Thompson show how to dance the Old Tyme Waltz.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Speaker (I'd like you to meet...): Wendy Hiller
Item presenter (Painting the Stars): Nicholas Egon
Dancer (Roll up the Carpet): Sydney Thompson
Dancer (Roll up the Carpet): Mary 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


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

: Children's Television: Giles Scroggins and the Two Crows

Julian Somers tells a story.


Storyteller: Julian Somers

: Children's Television: The Play's the Thing: 2: Rehearsals

Penelope Davidson helps with the production of your own play.


Presenter: Penelope Davidson
Presented by: Pamela Brown

: Westminster Abbey - The Church of Kings

Richard Dimbleby with the outside broadcast cameras traces some of the threads of history woven into its thousand-year-old story.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Presented for television by: Berkeley Smith

: Theatre Royal

A comedy by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber.
The action of the play takes place in the Cavendishs' apartment in New York.


Writer: George S. Kaufman
Writer: Edna Ferber
Production: Eric Fawcett
Settings: James Bould
Della: Barbara Trevor
Jo: Bennett O'Loghlen
Hallboy: Peter Mendoza
McDermott: Howard Connell
Herbert Dean: Launce Maraschal
Kitty Lemoyne Dean: Molly Raynor
Gwen: Pamela Galloway
Perry Stewart: Warren Stanhope
Fanny Cavendish: Ethel O'Shea
Oscar Wolfe: Robert Adair
Julia Cavendish: Charmian King
Anthony Cavendish: Morton Lowry
Gilbert Marshall: John Bushelle
Another hallboy: Elwyn Daniels
Gunga: Jaron Yaltan
Miss Peake: Marguerite Young
Chauffeur: Max Barrett

: Newsreel

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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