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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Andrea Troubridge.

Make the Best of Yourself
Audrey Tarrant, a London viewer, is given advice on her clothes and hair-style by Meriel Millen and Bernard Greenford.

World Congress of Midwives
Sitt Howa Alli El Basait, from the Sudan, reports on the Congress.

Tropical Fish
Alec Fraser-Brunner shows fishes and plants for the home aquarium.


Presenter: Andrea Troubridge
Participant (Make the Best of Yourself): Audrey Tarrant
Expert (Make the Best of Yourself): Meriel Millen
Hairstylist (Make the Best of Yourself): Bernard Greenford
Reporter (World Congress of Midwives): Sitt Howa Alli El Basait
Item presenter (Tropical Fish): Alec Fraser-Brunner
Producer: Jacqueline Kennish

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
(to 16.15)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: Children's Television: Paradise Island: 6 - Journey's End

A serial in six episodes written for television by Tom Twigge.
(to 17.30)


Writer: Tom Twigge
Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Don: Fella Edmonds
Mark: Maurice Lane
Mr Digby-rore-Beckett (LEW): Barry MacKay
Dorothy (Dot) Digby-Fore-Beckett: Lesley Nunnerley
Carlos da Ledo: Michael Malnick
King Prahasti: Walter Horsbrugh
El Muerte: Victor Piatt
The Chief of Police: Michael Segal
Napoleon Saturday: Cy Grant
El Silento: Peter Newington

: News and Newsreel

including Weather Report

: Teleclub

A magazine for the under-twenty-ones.
Introduced by Max Robertson including
Acts by young professional entertainers, sport, interest, a personal problem, and 'Your Turn'
This month those appearing are from Kent.


Presenter: Max Robertson
Music directed by: Steve Race
Assistant producer: Lloyd Williams
Producer: Michael Westmore

: Isidor Comes to Town

by Harry Green.
Based on a comedy by Aaron Hoffman.
[Starring] Harry Green with Walter Fitzgerald and Joan Rice
Before an invited audience at the Television Theatre
The action of the play takes place in Valley Falls, a remote town in New Hampshire, U.S.A.
Isidor Solomon, it is hardly necessary to say, is a Jew. He comes to a small town one New Year's Eve, a friendly, humorous little man, beaming the felicitations of the season to all around him. Perhaps he does not notice the resentment in the air; at least, he seems oblivious of having stumbled on one of those narrow rural communities-more ignorant than evil-where anti-Semitism is rife. Despite opposition Isidor decides to stay and go into business. The play -which mixes comedy and sentiment with its lessons in elementary humanity -is the story of how hates and prejudices are melted by his warmth, kindliness, and shrewd business sense.


Adapter: Harry Green
Author: Aaron Hoffman
Producer: Julian Amyes
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Bill Warner: William Lucas
David Frankel: Mark Baker
Clem Beemis: Mark Daly
Gideon Tyler: Carl Bernard
Seth Trimble: Raymond Rollett
Ted Hooker: Richard Caldicot
Abner Whitson: Walter Fitzgerald
Isidor Solomon: Harry Green
Grace Whitson: Rosemary Davis
Ned Tyler: Raymond Young
Mrs Trimble: Nora Gordon
Mary Clarke: Joan Rice
Essie Solomon: June Rodney
Mr Donegan: Clement Hamelin

: British Association for the Advancement of Science Oxford 1954: Science and the Public

Scientists answer questions that are important to them and to the public.
Speakers include
Sir Ben Lockspeiser, K.C.B., F.R.S., Secretary to the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research
Professor A. V. Hill, C.H., F.R.S., Nobel Prizewinner in Physiology and Medicine
Dr. J. Bronowski, Director of the National Coal Board Central Research Establishment
Introduced by Peter Parker.


Speaker: Sir Ben Lockspeiser
Speaker: Professor A. V. Hill
Speaker: Dr. J. Bronowski
Presenter: Peter Parker
Presented by: David Martin
Producer: David Bryson

: News

(sound only)

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