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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd like you to meet...: Betty Box, Film director.

Antique Shop Window
A member of the British Antique Dealers' Association shows period glass.

Marghanita Laski recommends books for your book list.

Joan Pattrick shows new design in cane furniture.

Time for Music
Gavall sings popular songs to his own guitar accompaniment.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Speaker (I'd like you to meet...): Betty Box
Reviewer (Bookshelf): Marghanita Laski
Item presenter (Design): Joan Pattrick
Singer/guitarist (Time for Music): Gavall
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: The Secret Garden: 5: Colin

A serial in eight parts adapted for television by Alice de Grey from the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Period, 1911
(to 17.30)


Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Adapted by: Alice de Grey
Settings: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Mrs. Sowerby: Madeleine Vacher
Lizabeth Ellen: Carole Lorimer
Archibald Craven: James Raglan
Mary: Elizabeth Saunders
Martha: Billie Whitelaw
Mrs. Medlock: Nancy Roberts
Thomas: Richard Wade
Colin Craven: Dawson France
Colin's nurse: Avril Hillyer

: It Can't Happen To Me!

A visit to the private track of the Road Research Laboratories at Colnbrook, for a demonstration of some of the causes of accidents on the road.


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Presented for television by: Stephen Wade

: Back To Methuselah: 4: Tragedy of an Elderly Gentleman

by Bernard Shaw.
The action takes place on Burrin Pier on the south shore of Galway Bay in Ireland and in a courtyard before the columned portico of a temple, A.D. 3000.
It is just under one thousand years since, in Part 3, 'the thing happened' and by now people who contrive to live for three centuries or more (Shaw calls them 'long-lifers') are firmly established in Ireland. To them for advice come short-lifers from centres of what they fondly believe to be civilisation. These people are as we know them today and to the long-lifers they are not so much mean and cruel as merely childish. Their aims and struggles appear fatuous and irrelevant in the perspective of a three-hundred-year life span...


Author: Bernard Shaw
Producer: Harold Clayton
Director: Alan Bromly
Settings and costumes: Stephen Bundy
Elderly gentleman: Maurice Colbourne
Fusima: Dorothy Primrose
Zozim: Edward Jewesbury
Zoo: Ursula Howells
General Aufsteig, Emperor of Turania: John Byron
Oracle: Maxine Audley
Badger Bluebin, Prime Minister: Hamlyn Benson
Mrs. Badger Bluebin: Susan Richmond
Miss Badger Bluebin: Iris Williams

: Newsreel

(Monday's edition repeated)

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