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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd like you to meet...
Marguerite Bowie United Kingdom delegate to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights.

Constance Truscott of the Embroiderers' Guild shows examples of patchwork and talks about its application today.

In Miniature
Horace Uphill, a cabinet maker well known for his miniature models of period furniture, shows some English woods and some of the furniture he has made from them.

Time for Music
Winifred Bury (mezzo-soprano) sings to her own piano accompaniment.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Speaker (I'd like you to meet....): Marguerite Bowie
Item presenter (Embroidery): Constance Truscott
Item presenter (In Miniature): Horace Uphill
Mezzo-soprano/pianist (Time for Music): Winifred Bury
Programme edited by: 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

Animal Poetry
Kenneth Mason brings his cat for you to see, and introduces some poetry about cats, rats, and a clucking hen.

5.40-6.10 Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: 2: The Report
Based on the stories by Frank Richards.
[Starring] Gerald Campion
(Second performance: 8.0)


Presenter (Animal Poetry): Kenneth Mason
Author (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): Frank Richards
Settings designer (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): Stephen Taylor
Producer (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): Joy Harington
Harry Wharton: John Charlesworth
Bob Cherry: Keith Faulkner
Frank Nugent: Michael Danvers-Walker
Vernon Smith: John Rutherford
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Johnny Bull: Barry Macgregor
Mr Quelch: Kynaston Reeves
Hurree Jamset Ram Singh: David Spenser
Skinner: Philip Guard
Nosey Jenkins: Sam Kydd
A postman: Robert Cawdron
A mother: Olive Milbourne

: An Accident Took Place...

A Report on Zebra Crossings with evidence from:
A.L. Goodhart, K.B.E., Q.C., LL.D. (President of the Pedestrians' Association)
K.L. Kelly (For the Standing Joint Committee of the R.A.C.. A.A., and R.S.A.C.)
Harold Watkinson, M.P. (Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of Transport)
W.H. Glanville, C.B.E., D.Sc, Ph.D. (Director of Road Research, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research)
The Rt. Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha


Speaker: A. L. Goodhart, K.B.E.
Speaker: K. L. Kelly
Speaker: Harold Watkinson, M.P.
Speaker: W. H. Glanville, C.B.E.
Speaker: Rt. Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha
Commentator: Edwin Newman

: The Centre Show: Anniversary Edition

Dennis Robertson asks you to join a Services audience at the Nuffield Centre for an entertainment of the past and the present including The Five Martins, Colyn Davies,
Joseph Green, Horace King and Betty, Bob Harvey and Joan Turner, The Steve Race String Trio.


Presenter: Dennis Robertson
Acrobatics: The Five Martins
Singer: Colyn Davies
Singer: Joseph Green
Magicians: Horace King and Betty
Performer: Bob Harvey
Comedienne: Joan Turner
Musicians: The Steve Race String Trio
Producer: Mary Cook
Producer: Alan Chivers

: Olympic Games 1952: Britain in Training

In this series of programmes Television cameras reveal the training secrets of men and women preparing for the summer games of the Fifteenth Olympiad, which opens at Helsinki on July 19.
Introduced by Max Robertson.
From the Hyde Park Barracks Riding School, London.
Produced by Bill Duncalf in conjunction with the British Olympic Association


Presenter: Max Robertson
Producer: Bill Duncalf

: Newsreel

(Monday's edition repeated)

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