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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd like you to meet...
Athene Seyler star of stage and screen.

Elizabeth Heygate talks about the work of the Red Cross Picture Library.

with Valerie Bayford of the Embroiderers' Guild.

Magic: Magic for Mothers
Paula Baird in the first of her series.

Time for Music
Burl Ives sings folk songs to his own guitar accompaniment.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Speaker (I'd like you to meet...): Athene Seyler
Item presenter (Pictures): Elizabeth Heygate
Item presenter (Embroidery): Valerie Bayford
Magician (Magic): Paula Baird
Singer/guitarist (Time for Music): Burl Ives
Editor: Jacqueline Kennish
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: For the Very Young: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC telefilm of a previous programme)
(to 16.15)


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

: Children's Television: Emil and the Detectives: 3: The Hotel in the Square

by Erich Kastner.
Adapted for television by Godfrey Harrison.
(to 17.35)


Author: Erich Kastner
Adapted for television by: Godfrey Harrison
Settings designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Production: Rex Tucker
Emil Tichburn: Robert Sandford
The Man in the Bowler Hat: Robert Marsden
Pony Hutchings: Carole Lorimer
Grandma: Barbara Trevor
Gus: Robin Dowell
The Professor: Glyn Dearman
Trout: Anthony Valentine
Little Tuesday: Derek Rowe
Peters: Anthony Warner
Nobby: John Ireland
Smithie: David Martin
Mumps: Kenneth Robinson
Butters: Bobby Scroggins
Hotel receptionist: Barbara Greenhalgh
Bank Manager: Robert Lankesheer
Cashier: Donald Masters
Other parts played by: Tony Lyons
Other parts played by: Barry Krost
Other parts played by: John Rhodes
Other parts played by: Bryan Ryder
Other parts played by: James Nicol
Other parts played by: Anthony Christoforo
Other parts played by: Ivan Doel-Davies
Other parts played by: Roy Ward
Other parts played by: Beau Evans
Other parts played by: Marjorie Wilde
Other parts played by: John Oni-Orisan

: Spring at Holly Hill Farm

W. G. Fountain discusses the past winter and prospects for the summer with Barrie Edgar as they watch hedge-laying, the breaking in of a horse, a field being prepared and drilled for fodder beet, and other seasonable activities on Mr. Fountain's farm in Middlesex.


Farmer: W. G. Fountain
Presenter: Barrie Edgar

: The Centre Show

from the Nuffield Centre before an audience of H.M. Forces.
Introduced by Harold Warrender.
with Marion Sanders, Patrick Westwood, Doreen Hinton, Phil Phillips.
At the pianos, Steve Race and Malcolm Lockyer
At the drums, Geoff Lofts


Presenter: Harold Warrender
Performer: Marion Sanders
Performer: Patrick Westwood
Performer: Doreen Hinton
Performer: Phil Phillips
Pianist: Steve Race
Pianist: Malcolm Lockyer
Drummer: Geoff Lofts
Producer: Mary Cook

: Shakespeare and Television

Margaret Johnston, Ivor Brown, George More O'Ferrall, and Henry Sherek discuss the presentation of Shakespeare on television.
See page 41


Panellist: Margaret Johnston
Panellist: Ivor Brown
Panellist: George More O'Ferrall
Panellist: Henry Sherek
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: Portrait by Rembrandt

by Irve Tunick.
Written for and originally presented on Studio One by Columbia Broadcasting System Incorporated of America.
The action of the play takes place in Amsterdam during the seventeenth century.


Writer: Irve Tunick
Producer: Campbell Logan
Settings: Stephen Bundy
Old man: Arnold Marie
Hendrickje Stoffels: Jennifer Gray
Rembrandt Van Rijn: Walter Fitzgerald
Hendrick Uylenburch: Olaf Pooley
Geertjen: Jane Henderaon
Albert: Trevor Hill
Rabbi Menasseh Ben Israel: Martin Miller
Jan Six: Andrew Cruickshank
Paul: Trevor Hill
Titus: Michael Newell
Cornelia: Perlita Nielson
Van Cortlant: Cecil Trouncer
Sheriff Bruyningh/Rembrandt's guest: Graham Squire
Auctioneer: Horace Sequeira
Citizen at auction: Sam Lysons
Citizen at auction: Harry Hearne
Citizen at auction: Alan Gore Lewis
A grocer: Maurice Bannister
A customer: Lilian Moubrey
Rembrandt's guest: Betty Romaine
Rembrandt's guest: Horace Sequeira
Rembrandt's guest: Pearl Dadswell
Townspeople, guests, citizens and others: Jennifer Edmonds
Townspeople, guests, citizens and others: Brenda Beith
Townspeople, guests, citizens and others: Howell Davies
Townspeople, guests, citizens and others: Philip Howard
Townspeople, guests, citizens and others: Fletcher Lightfoot
Townspeople, guests, citizens and others: Charles Rose
Townspeople, guests, citizens and others: Humfrey Faulconer
Townspeople, guests, citizens and others: Gerald Lennan
Townspeople, guests, citizens and others: Robert Hartley

: Newsreel

(Monday's edition repeated)

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