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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd like you to meet...: Constance Harding

I Collect...
Bryan Latham shows Staffordshire figures recently added to his collection.

Wilfrid Blunt gives the second talk in the series on writing a good hand.

David Ffrangcon-Thomas (cello) plays two American compositions, accompanied by Bryan Balkwill at the piano.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Guest (I'd like you to meet): Constance Harding
Item presenter (I Collect...): Bryan Latham
Item presenter (Calligraphy): Wilfrid Brunt
Cellist (Music): David Ffrangcon-Thomas
Pianist (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.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Julia Williams sings the songs
(A BBC film)
(to 16.00)


Narrator/Script, music and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Julia Williams

: Children's Television

Schoolboy's Exhibition
Max Robertson and Meurig Jones look round the Schoolboy's Exhibition to see some of the items on show this year.

The Silver Swan: 2: Roger
A serial play in six parts by C. E. Webber.

(to 18.20)


Presenter (Schoolboy's Exhibition): Max Robertson
Presenter (Schoolboy's Exhibition): Meurig Jones
Presented by (Schoolboy's Exhibition): Stephen Wade
Writer (The Silver Swan): C. E. Webber
Producer (The Silver Swan): Rex Tucker
Settings (The Silver Swan): John Cooper
Musical direction (The Silver Swan): John Hunter Blair
Assistant Producer (The Silver Swan): Shaun Sutton
Lucy: Carole Maybank
Roger and Henry: Randal Herley
Burrows: Philip Dale
Jane Kendall: Gudrun Ure
Oliver Cromwell: Oliver Burt
Mary Cromwell: Patricia Fryer
Soldier: Shaun Sutton

: Is There Anything In It?: Phrenology

J. Louis Barr, President of the British Phrenological Society, demonstrates his powers before a meeting of medical students at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, and A. J. E. Cave, Professor of Anatomy, presents the medical point of view.


Phrenologist: J. Louis Barr
Speaker: A. .J. E. Cave
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: The Man in the Kitchen

Philip Harben gives further instruction on cookery for men.


Cook/Presenter: Philip Harben

: Count Your Blessings

A comedy by Ronald Jeans.
[Starring] Patrick Barr, Mary Merrall Peggy Simpson, Susan Shaw
The action of the play takes place in the London house of Pelham and Gay Butterworth. The time is the present.


Writer: Ronald Jeans
Producer: Tatiana Lieven
Settings: Richard Wilmot
Mrs. Withers: Vi Stevens
Marion Butterworth: Christine Lindsay
Gay Butterworth: Peggy Simpson
Pelham Butterworth: Patrick Barr
Theodore Malek: Harold Lang
Thelma Cressingdon: Viola Lyel
Hubert Batt: Peter Williams
Mrs. Compton Chamberlain: Mary Merrall
Juliet Frost: Susan Shaw

: Weather Forecast and News (sound only); followed by: Foreign Affairs

A talk by the Rt. Hon. Anthony Eden, M.C., M.P., Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.
(Recording of the broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15)
(Sound only)


Speaker (Foreign Affairs): The Rt. Hon. Anthony Eden

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