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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd like you to meet...: E. Arnot Robertson

Mervyn Levy's third lesson in the series on painting for amateurs.

Pearl Binder gives an artist's impressions of a recent visit to U.S.S.R.

Ian Wallace introduces the first of a series on 'Going to the Opera'. With musical examples by Bryan Balkwill.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Speaker (I'd like you to meet...): E. Arnot Robertson
Painter/item presenter (Painting): Mervyn Levy
Item presenter (Travel): Pearl Binder
Item presenter (Music): Ian Wallace
Conductor (Music): Bryan Balkwill
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

Tai-Lu Talking
Another episode in the travels of a magic Siamese cat, devised and told by Shelagh Fraser and Billy Thatcher and illustrated by Janet and Anne Grahame-Johnstone, with musical comments by Donald Swann.

Man in Armour: 5: All's Well
Written by Godfrey Harrison.
[Starring] Bruce Gordon in a further series of adventures

(to 17.30)


Devised and told by (Tai-Lu Talking): Shelagh Fraser
Devised and told by (Tai-Lu Talking): Billy Thatcher
Illustrator (Tai-Lu Talking): Janet Grahame-Johnstone
Illustrator (Tai-Lu Talking): Anne Grahame-Johnstone
Musical comments (Tai-Lu Talking): Donald Swan
Writer (Man in Armour): Godfrey Harrison
Producer (Man in Armour): Vivian Milroy
Man in Armour: Bruce Gordon
Mrs. Rowland: Marjorie Mars
Ian Rowland (Roly): Sean Barrett
Mr. Mervyn: Kynaston Reeves
Dawn Avery: Melissa Stribling
Police Inspector: Stanley Rose
Police Constable: Gordon Collyer
Dr. Shakewell: Shaun Sutton

: Modern Dental Surgery

Maxwell Horsnell, F.D.S., L.R.C.P., M.R.C.S., Director of Dentistry at the London Hospital, with the help of eminent practitioners, discusses the health of the mouth and demonstrates some of the latest advances in modern dental practice.
See 'Talk of the Week'


Presenter: Maxwell Horsnell
Producer: Andrew Miller-Jones

: Ely Cathedral

Richard Dimbleby visits this great cathedral with the outside-broadcast cameras and traces its changing fortunes through nine hundred years of history.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Berkeley Smith

: Concert Miniatures

In this film Raymond Lewenthal plays music by Chopin, Schubert, and Weber.


Pianist: Raymond Lewenthal

: Postman's Knock

A new farce by Philip King and Alan Bromly.
The whole action takes place in the hall of Moor Park, Lady Gary's house in Yorkshire. Time, nine o'clock on an evening in November.
(Brian Rix and Anthony Baird are appearing in 'Reluctant Heroes' at the Whitehall Theatre)
Lionel Hale on the play-page 46


Writer: Philip King
Writer/producer: Alan Bromly
Setting: Frederick Knapman
Presented on the stage of a London theatre by: Alan Chivers
Mr. Chard: Eric Messiter
Percy Ulrick Brown: Brian Rix
Soapy Thistlethwaite: Reginald Barratt
Minnie Potter: June Ellis
Maggie Chard: Elspeth Gray
'Huddersfield': Philip King
'Dewsbury': Antony Baird
'Harrogate': Harry Hanson
Emma Thistlethwaite: Hilda Barry
Lady Cary: Edith Saville

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