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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd like you to Meet...: Alicia Markova

Expert advice from J. Allan Cash, F.I.B.P., F.R.P.S., for the amateur photographer.

Learning to Read: 1
J. Pitman, M.P., talks about problems of reading and spelling.

Shirley Abicair sings songs to accompaniment on the zither.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Speaker (I'd like you to Meet...): Alicia Markova
Item presenter (Photography): J. Allan Cash
Item presenter (Learning to Read): J. Pitman
Singer/zitherist (Music): Shirley Abicair
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
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: Robin Hood: 1: Gathering the Band

A serial in six parts by Max Kester from the traditional medieval story.

(David Kossoff is appearing in "The Shrike," at the Princes Theatre, London)
(to 17.30)


Writer: Max Kester
Settings: Richard Henry
Producer: Joy Harington
Robin Hood: Patrick Troughton
Little John: Kenneth Mackintosh
Much, the miller's son: Dudley Jones
Friar Tuck: Wensley Pithey
The Sheriff of Nottingham: David Kossoff
Alan-a-Dale: John Breslin
His bride: Susan Kennaway
Sir Peter of Ingmanthorpe: Leonard Sharp
Other parts played by: Ronald Marriott
Other parts played by: Maurice Jones
Other parts played by: Stanley Groome
Other parts played by: Miles Brown
Other parts played by: David Askey

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Patrick Troughton at 100: A Television Actor 24 March 2020
The 13 Doctors - a Who's Who 5 October 2018
The 13 Doctors - a Who's Who 5 October 2018
Doctor Who: The Regeneration Game 5 November 2016

: The Centre Show

from the Nuffield Centre.
Before an audience of H.M. Forces.
Introduced on the occasion of St. Patrick's Night by Eamonn Andrews.
Including Patrick Victor, Brendan O'Dowda, Peter Dulay, Reg Curtis, Choir of the Manor Park School, Nuneaton
Guest artist, Avril Angers
At the pianos, Steve Race and Malcolm Lockyer
At the drums, Norman Burns


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Singer: Patrick Victor
Tenor: Brendan O'Dowda
Performer: Peter Dulay
Comedian: Reg Curtis
Singers: Choir of the Manor Park School, Nuneaton
Comedienne: Avril Angers
Pianist: Steve Race
Pianist: Malcolm Lockyer
Drummer: Norman Burns
Producer: Kenneth Carter
Producer: Mary Cook

: The Man in the Kitchen

Philip Harben gives further instruction on cookery for men.


Cook/presenter: Philip Harben

: Shadow of the Vine

A play by Beverley Nichols
Adapted for television and produced by Peter Cotes
[Starring] Arthur Young and Catherine Lacey

The action of the play takes place in the morning-roam of Mark Heath's home, Trenaton House, Cornwall.
Time, The Present.
Beverley Nichols writes on page 5


Author: Beverley Nichols
Adapted by/Producer: Peter Cotes
Pianist: Lionel Bowman
Settings: Frederick Knapman
Julian Heath: John Forrest
Mary: Jacqueline Squire
Lady Hackbridge: Beatrice Kane
Arthur Heath: Robert Brown
Lilian Heath: Catherine Lacey
Mark Heath: Arthur Young
Janet Forbes: Avis Scott
Doctor Staines: Julian D'Albie

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