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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd like you to meet...
Joyce Marsh, President of the British Institute of Launderers

Indoor Plants
Charles Funke gives advice on choosing and arranging indoor plants.

James Norbury shows knitting and designs from all over the world.

Antony Hopkins plays some more of the music of Beethoven.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Speaker (I'd like you to meet...): Joyce Marsh
Item presenter (Indoor Plants): Charles Funke
Item presenter (Knitting): James Norbury
Pianist (Music): Antony Hopkins
Editor: Jacqueline Kennish
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: For the Very Young: Andy Pandy

Mania 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: 2: The Abbot of St. Mary's

A serial in six parts by Max Kester from the traditional medieval story.
(to 17.30)


Writer: Max Kester
Settings: Richard Henry
Producer: Joy Harington
Robin Hood: Patrick Troughton
Friar Tuck: Wensley Pithey
Much, the miller's son: Dudley Jones
Little John: Kenneth Mackintosh
Alan-A-Dale: John Breslin
Will Scarlett: Philip Guard
Abbot of St Mary's: Raymond Rollett
Sir Richard at the Lee: Guy Verney
Sir Guy of Gisborne: Maurice Jones
Prior: Mark Daly
Other parts played by: Miles Brown
Other parts played by: Peter Doughty
Other parts played by: Eric Evans
Other parts played by: David Askey

: Designed in Glass

Craftsmen in an Edinburgh glass factory execute a Coronation goblet designed by Laurence Whistler and specially commissioned for this programme.
The design is first discussed in the London studio by Barbara Jones and Barnett Freedman, who took part in the discussion on Coronation souvenirs last month.
See 'Television Diary,' page 15


Designer: Laurence Whistler
Speaker: Barbara Jones
Speaker: Barnett Freedman
Commentator (in Scotland): Ian Finlay
Presented for television by: Aubrey Singer

: Captain Brassbound's Conversion

by Bernard Shaw.
See columns 2 and 3
(Margaret Lockwood appears by permission of Herbert Wilcox; John Gregson by permission of the J. Arthur Rank Organisation Ltd.)


Author: Bernard Shaw

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