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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

"I'd like you to meet...": Lady Mander

Mervyn Levy shows the paintings of Sarah Bell, aged eighty-six, who followed the recent series of painting lessons.
See 'Television Diary' on page 15

John Newsom, County Education Officer for Hertfordshire, talks about the problems that parents most frequently discuss with him.

Roll Up the Carpet
Sydney Thompson and Mary Thompson show how to dance Le Militaire.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Painter/item presenter (Painting): Mervyn Levy
Item presenter (Schooling): John Newsom
Dancer (Roll Up the Carpet): Sydney Thompson
Dancer (Roll Up the Carpet): Mary Thompson
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: 5: A King comes to Greenwood

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


Writer: Max Kester
Settings: Richard Henry
Production: Joy Harington
Robin Hood: Patrick Troughton
Friar Tuck: Wensley Pithey
Little John: Kenneth Mackintosh
Much: Dudley Jones
Alan-a-Dale: John Breslin
Will Scarlett: Philip Guard
King Edward I: David Markham
Gilbert of the White Hand: Leonard Sachs
Abbot of St. Mary's: Raymond Rollett
Sheriff of Nottingham: David Kossof
Other parts played by: Neal Arden
Other parts played by: David Askey
Other parts played by: Maurice Jones
Other parts played by: Anthony Marriott
Other parts played by: John Osborne
Other parts played by: Jimmy Verner

: The Centre Show

from the Nuffield Centre.
Before an audience of H.M. Forces.
Introduced by Benny Lee.
including: Irissa Cooper, Danny O'Dea, Stephen Merrick, Chips Sanders, Eunice and Leon Bartell.


Presenter: Benny Lee
Singer: Irissa Cooper
Performer: Danny O'Dea
Performer: Stephen Merrick
Performer: Chips Sanders
Dancers: Eunice and Leon Bartell
Music under the direction of: Steve Race
Producer: Kenneth Carter
Producer: Mary Cook

: Half Seas Over

A comedy by Roy Plomley.


Writer: Roy Plomley
Producer: John Warrington
Settings: John Clements
Hank Endicott: Basil Appleby
Herbert: Reginald Barratt
Carol Jackson: Shirley Douglas
Peter Hubbard: Geoffrey Hibbert
Jeannie Jackson: Betty McDowall
Willm Kronk: George Murcell
Emma Bunce: Joan Young
Mildred: June Rodney
Elwyn Snape: Morris Sweden
Captain Hogg: Edward Evans

: Weather Forecast and News (sound only) followed by The Budget

The Chancellor of the Exchequer
The Rt. Hon. R. A. Butler, M.P. for the Government
(Recording of the broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15)
(Sound only)


Speaker (The Budget): The Rt. Hon. R. A. Butler

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