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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd Like You To Meet...: Agnes Fryer

Family Pastime
Ida Hughes-Stanton revives a Victorian pastime and shows how she is making a modern scrap-book screen.

Bon Voyage
In the third of four programmes, Harry Ree suggests some French phrases useful for travellers.

John Gavall sings to his own guitar accompaniment.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Speaker (I'd Like You To Meet): Agnes Fryer
Item presenter (Family Pastime): Ida Hughes-Stanton
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: Thames Tug: 1 - Half a Pound

A tale of London's River by C. E. Webber.
Film sequences by the Television Film Unit
(Meadows White is appearing in 'The Man With Expensive Tastes' at the Vaudeville Theatre, London)
(to 17.30)


Writer: C. E. Webber
Producer: Rex Tucker
Settings: Richard Henry
Director: Shaun Sutton
Jimmy Spurgeon: Sean Barrett
A carter: Meadows White
Toughy Wren: Timothy Reynolds
Bill Rawlings: Ray Jackson
Sally Wren: Glenda Davies
Smythe: Douglas Blackwell
Huggins: Christopher Hodge

: The Centre Show

from the Nuffield Centre.
Before an audience of H.M. Forces.
Introduced by Benny Hill.
including: Les Ward, Joe Church, Maureen Shelley, Billy Redman, Wim Klein
At the pianos, Steve Race and Malcolm Lockyer


Presenter: Benny Hill
Entertainer: Les Ward
Comedian: Joe Church
Performer: Maureen Shelley
Performer: Billy Redman
Mathematician: Wim Klein
Pianist: Steve Race
Pianist: Malcolm Lockyer
Producer: Kenneth Carter
Producer: Mary Cook

: Life, Death

A story written by William Sansom.
interpreted by Michel de Lutry and Domini Callaghan.


Writer: William Sansom
Dancer: Michel de Lutry
Dancer: Domini Callaghan
Narrator: Charles Leno

: Scottish Command presents the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Changing of the Guard by six officers and sixty other ranks of the 1st Bn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders with Pipes and Drums of the Regimental Band
Display of Indian Club
Swinging and Rhythmic Drill by the Women's Royal Army Corps accompanied by the Band of the Women's Royal Army Corps
Pipes and Drums of the Brigade of Gurkhas
Jeep Assembly Display by two teams of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Drill Display by Edinburgh Cadet Battalion
(The Royal Scots) accompanied by the Pipes of the Gurkhas, The Royal Scots and Lowland Brigade
Highland Dancing by a team of 104 Highland Dancers
Massed Military Bands of The Scots Guards, The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment), The Royal Scots Fusiliers, The King's Own Scottish Borderers, The Cameronians (The Scottish Rifles), and The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's)
Historical Fantasy
An episode in the life of Rob Roy
Massed Pipes and Drums Depot, The Royal Scots and Lowland Brigade; The 1st Bn. The Royal Scots Fusiliers; The 1st Bn. The King's Own Scottish Borderers; The 1st Bn. The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles); The 1st Bn. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's); The 1st Canadian Highland Battalion
Scotland the Brave
The Sunset Call


Director: Lt.-Colonel H. N. Clowes, D.S.O.
Producer: Brigadier Alasdair Maclean
Commentator: James Buchan
Presented for television by: Aubrey Singer

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