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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd like you to meet...
Flora Robson who talks about her life and work in the theatre.

Working in Raffia
Howard Pickersgill introduces you, to the skill and pleasure of raffia work, and shows how to make plate mats.

Home or Away: 4 - Country Houses and Gardens
Programmes to help you plan your holidays.

E. Arnot Robertson recommends books for your library list.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Speaker (I'd like you to meet...): Flora Robson
Item presenter (Working in Raffia): Howard Pickersgill
Reviewer (Bookshelf): E. Arnot Robertson
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: Animal Poetry

Kenneth Mason brings his budgerigar along for you to see, and introduces you to some poetry about birds.


Presenter: Kenneth Mason

: Children's Television: Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: 3: Bunter's Christmas Party

[Starring] Gerald Campion
Second performance at 8.15
(to 18.10)


Writer: Frank Richards
Settings designed by: Stephen Taylor
Producer: Joy Harington
Mr. Carter: Hamlyn Benson
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Harry Wharton: John Charlesworth
Johnny Bull: Barry MacGregor
Bob Cherry: Keith Faulkner
Hurree Jamset Ram Singh: David Spenser
Frank Nugent: Michael Danvers-Walker
Hubert Tankerton: John Benson
Brown: Frederick Piper

: Donald Peers Singing For You

and introducing a few friends including Donald Phillips, Louis Valentine.


Singer: Donald Peers
Pianist: Donald Phillips
Performer: Louis Valentine
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Choreographer: Peter Glover
Scriptwriter: Godfrey Harrison
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: 3: Bunter's Christmas Party

[Starring] Gerald Campion
(Second performance: for details see 5.40)


Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion

: Comment on the Budget

by Geoffrey Crowther, Editor of The Economist.


Speaker: Geoffrey Crowther

: The Monster of Killoon

A comedy by Geoffrey Kerr
[Starring] Jack Warner and Petula Clark

(Jack Warner and Petula Clark appear by permission of the J. Arthur Rank Organisation, Ltd.)
Lionel Hale writes on page 45


Author: Geoffrey Kerr
Producer: Dennis Vance
Settings: Barry Learoyd
Bill Anderson: Jack Warner
Terry O'Conlan: Alfie Bass
Michael O'Shaunessy: John Kelly
Lady Mannington: Phyllis Morris
Richard Mannington: Anthony Woodruff
Katie Anderson: Petula Clark
Mrs. Appleby: Esme Beringer
David Fayne: Richard Bebb
Sir Frederick Barnsley: Deering Wells
Thomas Chadworth: Wilfred Walter

: Newsreel

(Monday's edition repeated)

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