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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd like you to meet...
Freddy Grisewood, who recalls some of his experiences during his long career in radio.

Marguerite Bowie talks of her travels and shows some of the dolls she has collected on her journeys.

Marghanita Laski recommends books for your library list.

Time for Music
Osian Ellis plays the harp.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Speaker (I'd like you to meet..): Freddy Grisewood.
Item presenter (Travel): Marguerite Bowie
Reviewer (Bookshelf): Marghanita Laski
Harpist (Time for Music): Osian Ellis
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: Kidnapped: 1: The House of Shaws

A serial in six parts from the book by Robert Louis Stevenson.
(Second performance: for details see Monday at 8.45)

(to 17.30)


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

: Bon Voyage

The French Ambassador, M. Rene Massigli, and Mme. Massigli introduce the first visit of the BBC Television Service to Paris from the French Embassy in London.

7.40 The British Ambassador, Sir Oliver Harvey, and Lady Harvey welcome viewers to Paris from the gardens of the British Embassy.


Presenter (French Embassy): M. Rene Massigli
Presenter (French Embassy): Mme. Massigli
Presenter (British Embassy): Sir Oliver Harvey
Presenter (British Embassy): Lady Harvey

: Paris Panorama

On the Eiffel Tower the visitors from London meet their French hosts. Three hundred feet above the Seine, they look down on Paris and pick out the places to be visited during the next seven days.

: The Man with the Gun

A new play by William Fairchild.
[Starring] John Robinson, Isabel Dean and Anthony Ireland
(Anthony Ireland appears by permission of Associated British Picture Corps., Ltd.)


Writer: William Fairchild
Producer: Dennis Vance
Settings: Barry Learoyd
Denis Graham/Vazenko: John Robinson
Rico: Martin Benson
Aubrey Wilson: Anthony Nicholls
Martha Graham: Isabel Dean
Diana Rylands: Ursula Howells
Colonel Crane: Anthony Ireland
Bobby Graham: David Coote
George Moffat: Hartley Power
Miss Parsons: Hilda Fenemore
First Guard: John Paul
Second Guard: John G. Heller
Colonel Talchine: Brian Wilde

: Stars in the Sky

A cabaret entertainment staged on the second platform of the Eiffel Tower.
Artists appearing include: Jean Sablon, Robert Lamouret, Jean Marc Mirelly, Ginci.
Master of Ceremonies, Louis Van Burg
Pierre Spiers and his Orchestra


Singer: Jean Sablon
Ventriloquist: Robert Lamouret
Performer: Jean Marc Mirelly
Performer: Ginci
Master of Ceremonies: Louis Van Burg
Musicians: Pierre Spiers and his Orchestra

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