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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd like you to meet...
Celia Johnson who has just finished work on two new films.

Antique Shop Window
Elsie Englefield shows some examples of pewter-ware which is still being made from the original eighteenth-century moulds.

Home or Away?: 5 - Going by Boat
Programmes to help you plan your holidays.

Time for Music
Ida Presti, the well-known guitarist, plays music by her favourite composers.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Interviewee (I'd like you to meet...): Celia Johnson
Item presenter (Antique Shop Window): Elsie Englefield
Guitarist (Time for Music): Ida Presti
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: How to draw Birds

Another programme by Fish-Hawk.


Illustrator: Fish-Hawk

: Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: 5: Bunter's Bicycle

Based on the stories by Frank Richards.
[Starring] Gerald Campion
Second performance at 8.0


Author: Frank Richards
Settings designed by: Stephen Taylor
Producer: Joy Harington
Mr Quelch: Kynaston Reeves
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Bob Cherry: Keith Faulkner
Harry Wharton: John Charlesworth
Frank Nugent: Michael Danvers Walker
Johnny Bull: Barry MacGregor
Hurree Jamset Ram Singh: David Spenser
Vernon Smith: John Rutherford
Wingate: John Osborne
A postman: Sam Kydd
Mr Jones: Stanley Lemin

: Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: 5: Bunter's Bicycle

Based on the stories by Frank Richards.
[Starring] Gerald Campion


Writer: Frank Richards
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion

: Donald Peers Singing for You

including Donald Phillips, Louis Valentine, George Melachrino, Peter Glover
(Peter Glover appears by permission of the Pigalle Restaurant, Piccadilly, London)


Singer: Donald Peers
Pianist: Donald Phillips
Performer: Louis Valentine
Musician/orchestra directed by: George Melachrino
Dancer/choreography: Peter Glover
Script: Godfrey Harrison
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Rainy Day

by Michael Pertwee.
Based on an unfinished story idea by W. Somerset Maugham.
The action of the play takes place in the Far East.
Lionel Hale writes on page 45


Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Adapted by: Michael Pertwee
Producer: Eric Fawcett
Settings: James Bould
Nigel Crossley: Edward Evans
George Willis: George Cole
Colonel Selby, the Resident: Anthony Shaw
First mail man: Harry Lane
Second mail man: John Scott
Doctor: John Rae
Marty: Andre Belhomme
Pianist: Jack Dwyer
Chinese servant: Y. Yan

: Newsreel

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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