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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Joan Henley.

Guest of the Week
Clare S. Spackman of Philadelphia tells how occupational therapists are helping sick people all over the world.

Sketch Book
Mervyn Levy gives the first of a series of three lessons in sketching.

Kitty Tenison and Theresa Hooley talk about favourite poems.


Presenter: Joan Henley
Guest (Guest of the Week): Clare S. Spackman
Item presenter (Sketch Book): Mervyn Levy
Poet (Poems): Kitty Tenison
Poet (Poems): Theresa Hooley
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
(to 16.15)


Narrator/script, music and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Children's Television

Paradise Island: 4 - Prisoners on El Paradiso
A serial in six episodes written for television by Tom Twigge.

Clachan and Castle
Two scenes from this year's Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

The Raising of a Regiment
How the Gordon Highlanders were raised in 1794 in a Highland Clachan Royal Scotland Queen Victoria presents Colours to the 2nd Battalion The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders at Balmoral Castle.
From the Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh.

(to 17.50)


Writer (Paradise Island): Tom Twigge
Producer (Paradise Island): Kevin Sheldon
Designer (Paradise Island): Stewart Marshall
Mr Digby-Fore-Beckett (LBW): Barry MacKay
Don Gurney: Fella Edmonds
Mark Henson: Maurice Lane
Dorothy (Dot) Digby-Fore-Beckett: Lesley Nunnerley
The Chief of Police: Michael Segal
El Muerte: Victor Platt
Carlos da Ledo: Michael Malnick
El Silento: Peter Newington
Commentator (Clachan and Castle): James Buchan
Television presentation (Clachan and Castle): Noble M. Wilson

: News and Newsreel

including Weather Report

: National Radio Show: Preview Night

Leslie Mitchell and Roy Bradford visit Earls Court, London, on the eve of this year's Radio Show to see the latest designs in radio and television receivers, some of the special electronic exhibits, and the preparations made for your entertainment in the BBC Studio and Arena.


Presenter: Leslie Mitchell
Presenter: Roy Bradford
Presented by: John Vernon

: The Devonshire Collections

A visit to the library at Chatsworth House to look at some of the drawings, paintings, books, silverware, and other treasures that go to form one of the finest private collections in the country.
Your guides are: Thomas Wragg, Keeper of the Devonshire Collections
James Laver, Keeper of the Department of Engraving, Illustration, and Design at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Philip Robinson.


Guide: Thomas Wragg
Guide: James Laver
Guide: Philip Robinson
Arranged by: Stanley Williamson
Presented by: Derek Burrell-Davis

: If It's a Rose...

A play by Dario Niccodemi.
Translated by Robert Rietty.

This is a light, sentimental, romantic piece, a duet for two lovers. The key-note is struck in the first description of the setting, which is, we are told, "the garden of an Italian villa, a garden of pine-trees, myrtles, cypresses, marble fountains... and dreams..." Here, as dawn is about to break, a lovely young girl named Anna goes wandering and dreaming. And here she is followed by a young man named Mario. The villa belongs to Anna's family, and she reproaches him for being a trespasser. But her indignation lessens when Mario explains that he must shortly fight a duel. And any girl in the circumstances -but .especially a girl of Anna's romantic disposition-is likely to melt a little when she discovers the reason why Mario will soon be risking his life.


Author: Dario Niccodemi
Translated by: Robert Rietty
Producer: Eric Fawcett
Designer: Laurence Broadhouse
Anna: Jill Fenson
Mario: Robert Rietty
Maria: Helen Misener
The younger sister: Janet Woolsey

: An excerpt from The Edinburgh Military Tattoo

presented by Scottish Command
Highland Dancing by a team of eighty Highland dancers. Accompanied by the Pipes and Drums of the 1st Bn. The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Drill Display by cadets from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, accompanied by the Regimental Band, Scots Guards
Massed Pipes and Drums
Depot Bn. The Royal Scots and Lowland Brigade; The 1st Bn. The King's Own Scottish Borderers; Depot Bn. Seaforth and Highland Brigade; The 1st Bn. The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders; The 1st Bn. The Gordon Highlanders
Military Band
Band of the Scots Guards
Scotland The Brave
The Sunset Call


Director: Lieut.-Col. H. N. Clowes
Producer: Brigadier Alasdair MacLean
Commentator: James Buchan
Presented for television by: Noble M. Wilson

: News

(sound only)

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