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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd like you to meet...
Leontyne Price, star of 'Porgy and Bess'

Mervyn Levy gives the fifth lesson in the series on painting for amateurs.

A selection of flower arrangements by Constance Spry from a current exhibition.

Antony Hopkins talks about Chopin, and plays some of his compositions.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Speaker (I'd like you to meet...): Leontyne Price
Painter/item presenter (Painting): Mervyn Levy
Florist (Exhibition): Constance Spry
Item presenter/pianist (Music): Antony Hopkins
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 16.00)


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

: Children's Television: Huckleberry Finn: 2: Jackson's Island

by Mark Twain.
Adapted for television as a serial play in seven parts by W.S. Merwin.
The action takes place in a shack on the Illinois shore of the Mississippi, on Jackson's Island, and in a house on the Missouri shore. The time is about 1840.
(to 18.00)


Author: Mark Twain
Adapted for television by: W.S. Merwin
Producer: Vivian Milroy
Settings: Stephen Taylor
Huckleberry Finn: Colin Campbell
Jim: Orlando Martins
Tom Sawyer: Jeremy Spenser
'Pap' Finn: Kenneth Connor
Steamboat Captain: John Boyd-Brent
Widow Douglas: Janet Joye
Miss Watson: Aimee Delamain
Judge Thatcher: Shaun Sutton
Tommy Barnes: John Levitt
Bill Trout: Thomas Conniffe
Mrs Loftus: Peggy Merson

: Newsreel

: If This Be Error

A play by Rachel Grieve.
[Starring] Gillian Lind, Valerie White and Frank Allenby
The action takes place at Windward House, Dr. Russell's home in a small town on the south coast of England.


Writer: Rachel Grieve
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Setting: Barry Learoyd
Dr David Russell: Frank Allenby
Caroline, his wife: Gillian Lind
Nina his daughter: Valerie White
Charles, his son: John Grant
Barbara, his daughter-in-law: Shelagh Fraser
Nick Grant: Peter Cushing
Mrs Mack: Dandy Nichols

: Scottish National War Memorial

An Armistice Day visit to the shrine built in Edinburgh Castle to the memory of their country-men by Scots the world over.


Commentator: Alastair Borthwick

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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