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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd like you to meet...
Esther McCracken playwright and farmer, who tells how she combines writing plays with running her farm in Northumberland.

Antique Shop Window
Charles Biggs, expert on old English silver, chooses pieces from his collection to show the qualities a connoisseur looks for.

Short Story
Aileen Callander tells the story of two Scots girls making their first trip abroad.

Time for Music
Gavall, playing his own guitar accompaniment, sings his favourite songs of travel.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Speaker (I'd like you to meet...): Esther McCracken
Item presenter (Antique Shop Window): Charles Biggs
Storyteller (Short Story): Aileen Callander
Singer/guitarist (Time for Music): Gavall
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

: Children's Television: Bobby Bluegum

by Patricia Carey.
A story with pictures for the younger viewers.


Writer: Patricia Carey

: Children's Television: The Play's the Thing: 3: Making your own Scenery and Costumes

Penelope Davidson helps with the production of your own play.
(to 18.15)


Presenter: Penelope Davidson
Presented by: Pamela Brown

: Donald Peers Singing for You

and introducing a few friends Eugene Pini and Charles Ernesco, Louis Valentine, Donald Phillips.
(Peter Glover appears by permission of the Pigalle Restaurant)


Singer: Donald Peers
Conductor: Eugene Pini
Violinist: Charles Ernesco
Performer: Louis Valentine
Pianist: Donald Phillips
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Choreography: Peter Glover
Settings: Richard Greenough
Assistant producer: T. Leslie Jackson
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Cinderella

Excerpts from Bertram Montague's production
from the Princes Theatre, London.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Presented for television by: Alan Chivers
Buttons, the Baron's man-of-all work: Derek Roy
Prince Charming, Prince of Lovetia: Christine Norden
Cinderella, the Baron's daughter: Cherry Lind
Dandini the Prince's page: Janet Brown
The Cruel Step Sisters - Hedy: Vic Ford
The Cruel Step Sisters - Veronica: Chris Sheen
Baron Bentonbroke: Charles Stephen
The Artful Brokers: Barbour Brothers
Dancers: Peggy O'Farrell's Tiny Tappas
Singers: The Vocalion Quartette
Dancers: Iris Kirkwhite Dancers
Musicians: Owen Walters and his Orchestra
Fairy Godmother: Shelagh Dey

: Noah Gives Thanks

A fantasy by Eric Crozier.
[Starring] Mary Jerrold and Herbert Lomas
The action of the play takes place in and around the Memorial Chapel at Crockitt, a small Hampshire village.
Lionel Hale writes on page 41


Writer: Eric Crozier
Producer: Fred O'Donovan
Settings: John Clements
Noah: Herbert Lomas
Jeremiah: Beckett Bould
Sarah: Mary Jerrold
Mr. Pebble, Vicar of Crockitt: Tristan Rawson
Mrs. Pebble: Avice Landone
Dick: Tommy Moore
Polly: Margaret McCourt
Tim: Derek Hodgson
Mr. Snapgood: Deryck Guyler
Mrs. Snapgood: Helen Christie

: Newsreel

(Monday's edition repeated)

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