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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd like you to meet...: Mary Agnes Hamilton C.B.E.

Edward Saggers demonstrates modelling in icing sugar.

On Being a Father
William Sherwood, actor and playwright on 'How to succeed as a father at fifty'.

Antony Hopkins plays some of Mozart's piano music.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Speaker (I'd like you to meet...): Mary Agnes Hamilton
Item presenter (Decoration): Edward Saggers
Item presenter (On Being a Father): William Sherwood
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.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC film)
(to 16.00)


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

: Children's Television: The Silver Swan: 5: John

A serial play in six parts by C.E. Webber.
When Lucy came to see her aunt, house-keeper to Lady Gresham, she was fascinated by the row of Gresham portraits in the music room, and by an old violin with a silver swan painted on its back. Each portrait had a story to tell in connection with the violin, and Lucy has been taken through four hundred years of history: seeing how the violin was given to the Greshams in the time of Queen Mary; how a Royalist Gresham was won over to Cromwell's cause and became 'Noli's fiddler'; how the violin saved an eighteenth-century Gresham from being press-ganged; how it was found in Vienna in 1850 after being lost for thirty years. In this episode the date is 1916.
(to 18.05)


Writer: C. E Webber
Producer: Rex Tucker
Settings: John Cooper
Musical direction: John Hunter Blair
Lucy: Carole Maybank
John Gresham: Randal Herley
Stephen: Victor Platt
Dick: Michael Brill
German: Carl Duering
Madeleine: Olive Gregg
Farmer: Shaun Sutton

: Assembly Line: A Motor Car a Minute

Outside broadcast cameras visit a famous Birmingham company which, with the most modern plant of its kind in the world, is making A Motor Car a Minute.
Introduced by Bill Hartley.
In this plant four continually moving assembly lines stretch the full length of an 800-foot building. Down the lines complete wheel assemblies, power units, and bodies are supplied to the waiting chassis - and at the same moment at the other end of the line an engine leaps into life and a gleaming new car is driven away. All the way along the line men wait with tools at the ready to fix components and tighten nuts as the chassis passes by. This plant can produce 1,600 variations of body styles, colours, fittings, and steering positions.


Presenter: Bill Hartley
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: The Other Dear Charmer

A play by Robert Kemp.

The action of the play takes place in the withdrawing-room of the home of Mrs. Agnes Maclehose.
(Iris Russell appears by permission of the Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow)
The illustration is from the portrait by Raeburn.
Robert Kemp writes on page 6
See also Television Diary - page 15


Author: Robert Kemp
Producer: Harold Clayton
Director: James Crampsey
Settings: Richard Greenough
Mirren: Nell Ballantyne
Lord Craig: George Davies
Mrs. Agnes Maclehose: Iris Russell
Miss Nimmo: Helena Gloag
Mary Peacock: Fiona Clyne
Robert Burns: Tom Fleming
Robert Ainslie: Bryden Murdoch
The Rev. J. Kemp: Moultrie Kelsall
Jenny Clow: Joan Fitzpatrick

: Science Review

A film review of recent research and discovery in science and industry
Tonight's edition includes two specially made BBC films: one about recent research on skin; the other showing how scientists are trying to trace the state of the upper air by study of the crystal shape of snow-flakes. An item on 'Cracked Petrol' will be of topical interest to motorists.


Arranged by: Norman MacQueen
Edited and compiled by: George Noordhof

: Sidney Harrison

at the piano plays and discusses some of Schumann's "Carnaval", which is the basis of the ballet to be televised tomorrow night.


Pianist/presenter: Sidney Harrison

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