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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Avis Scott.

Make the Best of Your Home
Paul Roake discusses the design and texture of furnishing fabrics.

Emile Philippe plays the piano.

Fashion Report
Mary Hill shows some of the new models in coney fur.


Presenter: Avis Scott
Item presenter (Make the Best of Your Home): Paul Roake
Pianist (Music): Emile Philippe
Reporter (Fashion Report): Mary Hill
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

Little Men: Part 2
A film based on the novel by Louisa M. Alcott starring Kay Francis, George Bancroft, Jimmy Lydon and Jack Oakie.

Quick on the Draw
A children's parlour game devised by Dorothea Brooking.
Chairman, Humphrey Lestocq

(to 18.00)


Author (Little Men): Louisa M. Alcott
Jo (Little Men): Kay Francis
Major Burdle (Little Men): George Bancroft
Dan (Little Men): Jimmy Lydon
Willie (Little Men): Jack Oakie
Devised by (Quick on the Draw): Dorothea Brooking
Chairman (Quick on the Draw): Humphrey Lestocq
Drawings (Quick on the Draw): David Ghilchik
Presented by (Quick on the Draw): Patricia Foy

: News and Newsreel

including Weather Report

: Midsommarvaka

A film about the festival of Midsummer which is celebrated in Sweden as a national day of rejoicing.
Photography by Gosta Roosling to the music of Hugo Alfven


Photography: Gosta Roosling
Music: Hugo Alfven

: Searchlight Tattoo

Part of the final dress rehearsal of the Royal Artillery Searchlight Tattoo at Woolwich Stadium, London, organised by the Royal Artillery Association.
The programme includes:
Trumpet and Bugle Band of the Boys' Regiment, Royal Artillery
Field Gun Competition between units of the Royal Artillery
Royal Netherlands Military Band
Display of National Dancing by the Women's Royal Army Corps
Combined Bands of the Royal Artillery and Boys' Regiment, R.A.
American Display including the Band of the 3rd American Air Force
Helicopter Display American Artillery and American Artillery Band
Royal Review, 1856


Searchlight Tattoo devised and produced by: William A. Sutton
Narrator: Franklin Engelmann
Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Television presentation: Keith Rogers

: Medical Officer of Health

A documentary programme written and produced by Robert Barr.
See page 15


Writer/producer: Robert Barr
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Film sequences directed by: John Oxley

: Tall Story Club

Robert MacDermot endeavours to control the imaginations of Barbara Mullen, Hammond Innes, Ross Salmon, and Dominic le Foe.


Chairman: Robert MacDermot
Panellist: Barbara Mullen
Panellist: Hammond Innes
Panellist: Ross Salmon
Panellist: Dominic le Foe
Presented by: Brian Tesler

: News

(sound only)

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