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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd like you to meet....: Enid Bagnold

Indoor Plants
Charles Funke gives more advice on the care and growing of indoor plants.

A report on the result of the voting on the two furnished living-rooms exhibited by the Design and Industries Association in London.

George Browne sings calypsos and folk songs to his own guitar accompaniment.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Subject (I'd like you to meet....): Enid Bagnold
Gardener (Indoor Plants): Charles Funke
Singer/guitarist (Music): George Browne
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 16.15)


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

: Children's Television: Robin Hood: 3: Who is Robin?

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


Writer: Max Kester
Settings: Richard Henry
Producer: Joy Harington
Robin Hood: Patrick Troughton
Friar Tuck: Wensley Pithey
Little John: Kenneth Mackintosh
Much, the miller's son: Dudley Jones
Alan-a-Dale: John Breslin
Will Scarlett: Philip Guard
Sheriff of Nottingham: David Kossoff
Cook: Christopher Hodge
Kitchen boy: Jimmy Verner
Other parts played by: Ronald Marriott
Other parts played by: Anthony Marriott
Other parts played by: David Askey

: Newsreel

: Two Continental Films

Pacific 231
A French film journey by locomotive with music composed by Arthur Honegger.
Film made in conjunction with French Railways.

The Open Road
A Swedish musical film of Gypsy life and dancing.
The speech heard is Romany.


Music composer (Pacific 231): Arthur Honegger

: Down Came a Blackbird

A comedy by Peter Blackmore.
[Starring] Harold Warrender, Eleanor Summerfield, Hugh McDermott, and Helen Shingler


Writer: Peter Blackmore
Settings: Richard R. Greenough
Producer: Tatiana Lieven
John Dawson: Michael Meacham
Ali: Hassan Gadalla
Clive Dawson: Harold Warrender
Diana Hartland: Helen Shingler
Madeleine Somerset: Elizabeth Henson
Nora Parker: Eleanor Summerfield
Azisa: June Rodney
Rod Kennedy: Hugh McDermott

: Kings and Queens of England

A visit to the Special Exhibition at the Royal Academy, London.
Sir Gerald Kelly, P.R.A., takes viewers round the galleries and discusses some of the pictures with Sir James Mann, President of the Society of Antiquaries of London.


Presenter: Sir Gerald Kelly
Speaker: Sir James Mann
Presented by: Bill Duncalf

: News (sound only) followed by Party Political Broadcast

The Rt. Hon. Anthony Eden, M.C., M.P. Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
(Sound only)

10.38 app. Historic Houses of England: Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire
A film about the home of the Cavendish family and the Dukes of Devonshire
(Previously televised on August 24)
and at 10.48 app.
News (sound only) followed by Party Political Broadcast
The Rt. Hon. Anthony Eden, M.C., M.P.
(Sutton Coldfield and Holme Moss only)


Speaker (Party Political Broadcast): Anthony Eden, M.C., M.P.

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