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: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd like you to meet...: Adrian Digby

Holiday in Pictures
Basil Taylor makes a tour in pictures of Britain's coastline.

Bon Voyage
In the first of four programmes, Harry Ree presents a series of French phrases useful for the traveller and the stay-at-home.

John Gavall sings to his own guitar accompaniment.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Speaker (I'd like you to meet...): Adrian Digby
Artist (Holiday in Pictures): Basil Taylor
Item presenter (Bon Voyage): Harry Ree
Singer/guitarist (Music): John Gavall
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 television film)
(to 16.15)


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

: Children's Television

Come to the Circus
Max Robertson takes you on a visit to the summer circus at Chessington Zoo.

The Story of the Treasure Seekers: 5 - The Robber and the Burglar
The adventures of the Bastable children in search of a fortune.
Adapted from the book by E. Nesbit and produced by Dorothea Brooking.
(Willoughby Gray is appearing in 'Carrington V.C.' at the Westminster Theatre, London)

(to 18.05)


Presenter (Come to the Circus): Max Robertson
Settings (The Story of the Treasure Seekers): Richard Henry
Author (The Story of the Treasure Seekers): E. Nesbit
Adapter and producer (The Story of the Treasure Seekers): Dorothea Brooking
The Bastables: Oswald: Wilfrid Downing
The Bastables: Dora: Isla Richardson
The Bastables: Dicky: Ernest Downing
The Bastables: Alice: Caroline Denzil
The Bastables: Noel: Anthony Lang
The Bastables: H.O.: Sonny Doran
The Bastables: Father: Oliver Burt
The Robber: Willoughby Gray
The Burglar: Cyril Conway
The Lady: Enid Lorimer
The Butcher: Christopher Hodge

: A Million and One

Another film of wild animal life selected from material shot by Cherry Kearton, the English naturalist and pioneer of animal photography.


Filmmaker: Cherry Kearton

: A Penny for a Song

A comedy by John Whiting.
[Starring] Hugh Burden and Geoffrey Sumner
See 'Television Diary' on page 13


Writer: John Whiting
Producer: Barbara Burnham
[Actor]: Hugh Burden
[Actor]: Geoffrey Sumner

: Science Review

A film review of recent research and discovery in science and industry.
(Previously televised on July 31)


Arranged by: Norman MacQueen
Edited and compiled by: George Noordhof

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