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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd like you to meet...
Isobel Baillie the celebrated soprano.

Frances Perry at work in the garden.

A selection from the National Book League's 1952 exhibition of British book design.

Out of Doors
Margot Lovell chooses garden furniture.

Time for Music
Mary Munn, the Canadian pianist who represented Canada at the Louis Braille Centenary in Paris, plays some of her favourite pieces.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Speaker (I'd like you to meet...): Isobel Baillie
Gardener (Gardening): Frances Perry
Item presenter (Out of Doors): Margot Lovell
Pianist (Time for Music): Mary Munn
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

Olive Shapley talks about some more books.

5.10-5.40 The Secret Garden: 6: A Tantrum in the Night
A serial in eight parts adapted for television by Alice de Grey from the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Period, 1911


Reviewer: Olive Shapley
Author (The Secret Garden): Frances Hodgson Burnett
Adapted by (The Secret Garden): Alice de Grey
Settings (The Secret Garden): Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer (The Secret Garden): Dorothea Brooking
Mary: Elizabeth Saunders
Martha: Billie Whitelaw
Doctor Craven: Walter Horsbrugh
Colin: Dawson France
Colin's nurse: Avril Hillyer
Thomas: Richard Wade
Dickon: Brian Roper
Mrs. Medlock: Nancy Roberts

: Back To Methuselah: 5: As far as thought can reach

by Bernard Shaw.
The action takes place in a sunlit glade at the foot of a wooded hill in the year 31,920.
With one vast leap ahead in time Shaw brings his 'metabiological pentateuch' to its triumphant conclusion. There are no longer any short-lifers. When only four years old human beings are mature and death once again occurs only by accident. Lilith, whose patience was so sorely tried by the antics of her human children, sums up both past and future in her great final speech: "Of life only is there no end..."


Author: Bernard Shaw
Producer: Harold Clayton
Dances arranger: Felicity Gray
Settings and costumes designed by: Stephen Bundy
Strephon: Michael Redington
He-Ancient: William Devlin
Chloe: Jane Barrett
Acis: Tony Britton
She-Ancient: Ellen Pollock
Amaryllis: Sheila Shand-Gibbs
Ecrasia: Avis Scott
Arjillax: Robert Urquhart
Martellus: Andrew Osborn
Pygmalion: David Markham
Ozymandias: Peter Rendall
Cleopatra-Semiramis: Rosaline Haddon
Adam: John Justin
Eve: Heather Stannard
Cain: Sydney Taller
Serpent: Ellen Pollock
Lilith: Frances Rowe

: Larry Adler

virtuoso of the harmonica.


Harmonicist: Larry Adler
Presented by: Christian Simpson

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