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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Contributed by people of Ceylon on their New Year's Day.
Introduced by Andrea Troubridge.

I'd Like you to Meet...
Lady Corea, wife of the High Commissioner for Ceylon in the United Kingdom

Ceylon's Heritage
Dora Fonseka talks about the island's ruined cities, which are being visited by Her Majesty the Queen, and which were built by the Kings of Lanka in homage to the Buddha two thousand years ago.

Members of the Association of Ceylon Women in the United Kingdom show some of their traditional dances, costumes, and jewellery; and a choir sing their National Anthem.


Presenter: Andrea Troubridge
Speaker (I'd Like you to Meet...): Lady Corea
Item presenter (Ceylon's Heritage): Dora Fonseka
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 Wide, Wide World: 3: Ellen Gets Acquainted
by Susan Warner.
Adapted for television in six parts by Penelope Fitzgerald.
New England, 1850
Ellen Montgomery has been sent by her parents to Thirlwall in New England to stay with her aunt, Miss Fortune Emmerson, while they go to Europe for her mother's health. She travels with some wealthy friends of her father's, who ignore her throughout the journey; and but for the kindness of their lady's maid, Ellen's first journey into the wide world would have been a very lonely one. At Thirlwall there is no one to meet her, but a kind innkeeper arranges that Mr. Van Brunt, who manages her aunt's farm, should take her in his oxcart for the last few miles of her journey to the farm. Miss Fortune is not expecting her and receives her coldly: Ellen says "Aren't you glad to see me? Aren't you going to bid me welcome? Doesn't anybody want me in the whole wide world?"

Animals of the Empire
Gerald Iles shows some of the animals at the Zoological Gardens, Belle Vue, Manchester, which have come from various parts of the British Empire.

(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
Mr. Van Brunt, a farmer: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Miss Fortune Emmerson, Ellen's aunt: Helen Horton
Ellen: Carol Wolveridge
Nancy Vawse: Elaine Dundy
Grandma: Virginia Bedard
Alice Humphries: Margaret Butt
Presenter (Animals of the Empire): Gerald Iles

: Newsreel

Followed by Weather Chart

: On the Job

Johnny Morris, in his own kind of one-man show, sketches a day he spent in the life of somebody else.


Comedian: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Desmond Hawkins

: Mantovani and his New Music

with a Guest Singer.


Musicians: Mantovani and his New Music
Presented by: Bill Ward

: Twenty-First World Table Tennis Championships

A visit to the Empire Pool, Wembley, to see play in the semi-finals of the individual competitions.
See page 15


Commentator: Max Robertson
Commentator: Victor Barna

: 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 Tesler

: Panorama

A fortnightly magazine.


Interviewer: Max Robertson
Editor: Michael Barsley
Producer: Andrew Miller Jones

: News

(sound only)

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