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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd like you to meet...: Laidman Browne
The well-known radio actor.

Gray Johnson Poole, a visitor from the United States of America, looks at Britain.

I Collect
Clarence Wright, who collects horse brasses.

Dorothy Russell, who models and makes soft toys in her leisure time.

Time for Music
Helen Pyke and Paul Hamburger play piano duets.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Speaker (I'd like you to meet...): Laidman Browne
Item presenter (Travel): Gray Johnson Poole
Item presenter (I Collect): Clarence Wright
Item presenter (Craftsmanship): Dorothy Russell
Pianist (Time for Music): Helen Pyke
Pianist (Time for Music): Paul Hamburger
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
(A BBC film)
(to 16.15)


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

: Children's Television: Margaret Rawlings

Margaret Rawlings tells stories in rhyme.


Storyteller: Margaret Rawlings

: Children's Television: The Secret Garden: 3: The Cry in the Corridor

A serial in eight parts adapted for television by Alice de Grey from the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Period: 1911
(to 17.40)


Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Adapted by: Alice de Grey
Settings: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Mrs. Medlock: Nancy Roberts
Mrs. Sowerby: Madeleine Vacher
Lizabeth Ellen: Carole Lorimer
Martha: Billie Whitelaw
Mary Lennox: Elizabeth Saunders
Thomas: Richard Wade
Ben Weatherstaff: Herbert Smith

: On the Farm

Godfrey Baseley visits Paslow Hall Farm, Ongar, Essex, and in company with the manager, Mr. D. Gemmill, discusses some of the activities taking place in the countryside at this time of the year.


Presenter: Godfrey Baseley
Farm manager: Mr. D. Gemmill

: Back to Methuselah: 2: The Gospel of the Brothers Barnabas

A play in five parts by Bernard Shaw.
The action takes place in the study of a house overlooking Hampstead Heath in the first years after the 1914-18 war.
In Part 1 Shaw showed how, to avoid the awful loneliness of eternity, Adam decided to live for a thousand years. A few centuries later there were many more people in the world, but Cain in slaying his brother Abel had discovered murder and Eve detected, sorrowfully, that death was gaining on life. She stated the dilemma which is at the root of Back to Methuselah: "Already most of our grandchildren die before they have sense enough to know how to live". Part 2 shows how that dilemma begins to be resolved, for the Brothers Barnabas are convinced that now "Life is too short for men to take it seriously".


Author: Bernard Shaw
Producer: Harold Clayton
Director: Alan Bromly
Settings: Stephen Bundy
Franklyn Barnabas: Andre van Gyseghem
Dr. Conrad Barnabas: Philip King
Parlourmaid: Francis Rowe
Haslam: Ernest Clark
Savvy Barnabas: Ursula Howells
Joyce Burge: Hugh Griffith
Lubin: Andrew Cruickshank

: Weather Forecast and News (sound only); followed by The Rt. Hon. Peter Thorneycroft, M.P., President of the Board of Trade

on "The Importance of Trade to the Commonwealth".
(Recording of the broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15. Sound only)


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Peter Thorneycroft

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