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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Olive Shapley.

I'd Like You to Meet...
Lucy Duff Grant, R.R.C., President of the National Council of Nurses

Summer Hobby
Rex Graham and Max Walters on collecting wild flowers.

Joy Laurey on the handling of string puppets.

Make the Best of Your Home
Gontran Goulden gives advice on a problem living room.


Presenter: Olive Shapley
Guest (I'd Like You to Meet...): Lucy Duff Grant
Item presenter (Summer Hobby): Rex Graham
Item presenter (Summer Hobby): Max Walters
Item presenter (Puppets): Joy Laurey
Item presenter (Make the Best of Your Home): Gontran Goulden
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.
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: Children's Television: The Windmill Family: 1: Puffin

A serial in five parts written and produced by Pamela Brown.
The action takes place in and around a windmill on the borders of Essex and Suffolk.
(to 17.30)


Writer/producer: Pamela Brown
Settings: Richard Henry
Kate: Diana Day
Celia: Norah Gorsen
Uncle Porteous: George Skillan
Mr. Channing: Clement Lister
Mrs. Channing: Barbara Cochran
Colin: Glyn Dearman
Puffin: Ronald Moody

: Double Bill

Two short plays produced by Harold Clayton.

A Private Room
A play by Arthur Pinero.
[Starring] Mary Jerrold and Arthur Wontner
The action of the play takes place in a private room at the Cafe Costanza, a restaurant in Soho.

The Monkey's Paw
A thriller by W. W. Jacobs.
[Starring] Henry Oscar and Beatrice Varley
Dramatised by Louis N. Parker.
The action of the play takes place in the living room of an old-fashioned cottage on the outskirts of Fulham. Time. 1903

Pinero's A Private Room is a short, sentimental piece of atmosphere, telling how Carlton Belcher (name, not description) was unable to have the private room of his choice at the Cafe Costanza because it was reserved for a certain retired general and a titled lady; and how and why, on this date every year, the same couple meet in the same room.
The other exploits the stark, dramatic situation. Louis N. Parker's dramatisation of W. W. Jacobs's The Monkey's Paw is one of the most famous and well-proven one-act plays ever written. Since 1903 countless audiences have been thrilled by the dilemma of the parents, granted three wishes through 'the monkey's paw', whether the last wish will bring tragedy or happiness: the final few minutes are certainly in the top class for dramatic effect. (Peter Forster)


Settings: Michael Yates
Producer: Harold Clayton
Author (A Private Room): Arthur Pinero
Pietro Vitelli: John Stuart
A waiter: Cecil Brock
Carlton Belcher: Peter Bathurst
Lady Chinnery: Mary Jerrold
General Sir George Darenth, K.C.B.: Arthur Wontner
Author (The Monkey's Paw): W.W. Jacobs
Dramatised by (The Monkey's Paw): Louis N. Parker
Mr White: Henry Oscar
Herbert: Terence Alexander
Mrs White: Beatrice Varley
Sergeant-Major Morris: John Phillips
Mr Sampson: Donald Eccles

: Basketball

The Harlem Globe Trotters (in their twenty-seventh season) v. The House of David
from the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley.
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Commentator: Patrick Burns
Presented by: Stephen Wade

: 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 C.B.S. of America and 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

: Entente Cordiale

The spa town of Harrogate, Yorkshire, entertains the spa town of Luchon in the Pyrenees.
Cabaret introduced by Helene Cordet with Nick Lundon and Pat Lundon, Tollefsen,
The Jerrybuilders, Ballet Montmartre and Pierre Dudan.
Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
From the Royal Hall, Harrogate.
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Presenter: Helene Cordet
Dancer: Nick Lundon
Dancer: Pat Lundon
Accordionist: Tollefsen
Comedians: The Jerrybuilders
Dancers: Ballet Montmartre
Singer: Pierre Dudan
Musicians: Northern Variety Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Barney Colehan

: News (sound only); Party Political Broadcast

The Hon. John Hare, O.B.E., M.P., Vice-Chairman of the Conservative and Unionist Party
(Recording of broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15 p.m.)
(Sound only)


Speaker (Party Political Broadcast): The Hon. John Hare

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