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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Joan Griffiths.

Henrietta Bower reports on a recent visit to the U.S.S.R.

World Health Day
Andrea Troubridge introduces Olive Baggallay who is in charge of nurses working for the World Health Organisation.

Sir Gerald Kelly shows paintings and drawings by Augustus John from the exhibition at the Royal Academy.

Jan Rosol sings to his own guitar accompaniment.


Presenter: Joan Griffiths
Reporter (Travel): Henrietta Bower
Item presenter (World Health Day): Andrea Troubridge
Speaker (World Health Day): Olive Baggallay
Item presenter (Exhibition): Sir Gerald Kelly
Singer/guitarist (Music): Jan Rosol
Producer: Jacqueline Kennish

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

The Wide, Wide World: 2: Ellen Meets Miss Fortune
by Susan Warner.
Adapted for television in six episodes by Penelope Fitzgerald.
New England 1850

Ellen Montgomery has been living with her mother in a small hotel in New York. They are devoted to each other with that mixture of affection and duty characteristic of the mid-nineteenth century. But they must part, as Mrs. Montgomery has been ordered to accompany Ellen's father on one of his business trips to Europe in the hope of improving her health and is too poor to take Ellen. She must go to her aunt in New England. But on her first excursion into the wide world by herself she meets great unkindness from a clerk in a store and is made miserable and angry. How will such a sensitive and quick-tempered child get on living with strangers? What sort of life will she have to lead?

Children of the Circus
Cliff Michelmore takes you on a visit to Chipperfield's Circus in Gloucester to meet the children of some of the circus families and the young animals that are their daily playmates.

(to 18.00)


Author (The Wide, Wide World): Susan Warner
Adapted by (The Wide, Wide World): Penelope Fitzgerald
Settings (The Wide, Wide World): Michael Yates
Producer (The Wide, Wide World): Naomi Capon
Ellen: Carol Wolveridge
Timmins, the lady's maid: Beatrice Varley
Mrs. Dunscombe, a rich lady: Natalie Benesch
Margaret, her daughter: Valerie Wyner
A Boston waiter: Neil McCallum
Mr. Forbes, an innkeeper: Robert O'Neill
Mr. Van Brunt, a farmer: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Miss Fortune Emmerson, Ellen's aunt: Helen Horton
Grandma: Virginia Bedard
Presenter (Children of the Circus): Cliff Michelmore
Producer (Children of the Circus): Nicholas Crocker

: The World is Ours: World Health

Written by Basil Wright, Paul Rotha, and Norman Swallow.
A series of documentary programmes on world problems that are the urgent concern of the United Nations.
The first programme is presented on the eve of World Health Day, which this year is devoted to nursing.
Produced by Norman Swallow in co-operation with the Specialised Agencies and Film Division of the United Nations.
Richie Calder writes on page 7


Writer: Basil Wright
Writer: Paul Rotha
Writer: Norman Swallow
Film edited by: Ian Callaway
Studio reconstructions: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Norman Swallow

: The Good Old Days

See foot of page

Old-Time Music-Hall from the City Varieties Music-Hall, Leeds, at 8.50 (by arrangement with Harry Joseph)

With Margaret Burton, The Granger Brothers, Suzette Tarri, Arthur Worsley, Wendy Pashley, Randolph Sutton, Ballet Montmartre and Ken Platt.
Chairman, Leonard Sachs


Singer: Margaret Burton
Dancers: The Granger Brothers
Comedienne: Suzette Tarri
Ventriloquist: Arthur Worsley
Performer: Wendy Pashley
Singer: Randolph Sutton
Dancers: Ballet Montmartre
Comedian: Ken Platt
Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Musical Director: Alyn Ainsworth
Settings Designer: Jess Yates
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The Name's the Same

with Peter Martyn in charge of The Name-Hunters: Brenda Bruce, Catherine Boyle, Frank Muir, Denis Norden.
("The Name's the Same" was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman, and is presented by arrangement with Maurice Winnick)


Chairman: Peter Martyn
Panellist: Brenda Bruce
Panellist: Catherine Boyle
Panellist: Frank Muir
Panellist: Denis Norden
Special Effects: Alfred Wurmser
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: Brian Tester

: Graham Sutherland

Written and directed by John Read.
A BBC Television Film made in association with the Arts Council of Great Britain.

A study of this distinguished British artist whose work was the subject of a Coronation exhibition at the Tate Gallery, London.
The film shows many of the artist's most important works, including his portraits of Somerset Maugham and Lord Beaverbrook, and presents scenes in Wales and the South of France in relation to his landscape paintings.
(Previously televised on December 7, 1953)


Subject: Graham Sutherland
Writer/Director: John Read
Music: Matyas Seiber
Narrator: Rex Warner
Producer: John Elliot

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