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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

I'd Like You to Meet...
Evelyn Rothwell, who plays the oboe, accompanied at the piano by Wilfrid Parry.

Pictures for Your Home: 2: The Bedroom
Dona Salmon shows colour reproductions of well-known paintings at reasonable prices.

Hugh Tracey tells two of the stories he has collected on his travels through Africa.

Cats and Kittens
Jeanne Heal shows some kittens that will be competing at a oat show in London next week.


Presenter/item presenter (Cats and Kittens): Jeanne Heal
Oboist (I'd Like You to Meet...): Evelyn Rothwell
Pianist (I'd Like You to Meet...): Wilfrid Parry
Item presenter (Pictures for Your Home): Dona Salmon
Storyteller: Hugh Tracey
Producer: Jacqueline Kennish

: 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: The Rose and the Ring: Part 2

A serial in three parts from the story by W. M. Thackeray.
Adapted for television and produced by Stanley Haynes.
(Timothy Bateson appears by permission of the Old Vic Trust, Ltd.)
(to 17.30)


Author: W. M. Thackeray
Adapter/producer: Stanley Haynes
Narrator: Peter Coke
Giglio: David McCallum
Mrs. Gruffanuff: Joan Benham
Captain Hedzoff: William Driver
H.R.H. Prince Bulbo: Timothy Bateson
Baron Sleibootz: Cecil Brock
King of Panagonia: John Ruddock
Queen: Muriel George
Angelica: Deirdre Ellis
Glumboso: Patrick Cargill
Blackstick: Jacqueline Hill
Betsinda: Norah Gaussen
Guests and courtiers: [uncredited]

: An excerpt from The Gang Show 1953

(Presented by the Boy Scouts Association)
The Twenty-First Anniversary of the All-Scouts Revue.
Written and produced by Ralph Reader.
From the Golders Green Hippodrome, London
See page 15


Written and produced by: Ralph Reader
Presented for television by: Alan Chivens

: Song Hunter: 5: Songs from an English Inn

Alan Lomax, the American ballad collector, compares notes with the singers of Great Britain.


Presenter: Alan Lomax
Presented by: David Attenborough

: Amateur Boxing: The British Army v. London A.B.A.

A ringside view of some of the bouts in this annual meeting from the Seymour Hall, London.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter

: Science Review

A film review of recent research and discovery in science and industry.
(Previously televised on November 23)


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

: News

(sound only)

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