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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd like you to meet...
Sophia Harris, stage designer

Ivor Noel-Hume talks about tortoises and how to look after them.

Progress Report
Olive Suckling reports on the progress of her son David, who appeared in the 'Mother and Baby' series.

Brigitte Loeser plays the cello.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Speaker (I'd like you to meet...): Sophia Harris
Item presenter (Tortoises): Ivor Noel-Hume
Reporter (Progress Report): Olive Suckling
Cellist (Music): Brigitte Loeser
Editor: Jacqueline Kennish
Producer: S.E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the very young
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

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Ready to Play... Ten Notable Things About Play School 20 April 2017

: Children's Television: Robin Hood: 6: The Secret

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
Little John: Kenneth Mackintosh
Friar Tuck: Wensley Pithey
Much: Dudley Jones
Alan-a-Dale: John Breslin
Will Scarlett: Philip Guard
Maid Marian: Josee Richard
Her father: Ian Fleming
King Edward I: David Markham
Simon of Copthorne: Mark Daly
Sheriff of Nottingham: David Kossoff
Boy: Jimmy Verner
Other parts played by: Ronald Marriott
Other parts played by: Maurice Jones
Other parts played by: Miles Brown
Other parts played by: David Askey
Other parts played by: Cyril Conway

: The Foolish Gentlewoman

A play by Margery Sharp
[Starring] Fay Compton

The action of the play takes place on the terrace and in the winter garden of Isabel Brocken's house on Chipping Hill.


Author: Margery Sharp
Producer: Lionel Harris
Settings: John Cooper
Simon Brocken: Mark Dignam
Jacqueline Brown: Jean Lodge
Greta Poole: Julie Somers
Mrs. Poole: Hilda Fenemore
Humphrey Garrett: Desmond Jordan
Isabel Brocken: Fay Compton
Dora Tremayne: Gladys Boot
Tilly Cuff: Betty Baskcomb

: Birthday Suite

See panel and page 15
Another performance in Children's Television tomorrow

Birthday Suite
A new ballet specially created in Honour of the Birthday, today, of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Music: Suite in D by Michael Tippett
The Suite commissioned in 1948 to celebrate the birth of H.R.H. Prince Charles, Duke of Cornwall
Paula Hinton with members of Walter Gore Ballet
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Norman Del Mar
at 9.0


Choreography: Walter Gore
Dancer: Paula Hinton
Musicians: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Norman Del Mar
Decor: Michael Yates
Producer: Naomi Capon

: Professional Boxing

From the ringside, television cameras cover the concluding bouts of tonight's boxing at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
by arrangement with Stan Baker Promotions Ltd.


Commentator: Raymond Glendenning
Commentator: W. Barrington Dalby

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