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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Andrea Troubridge.

New Interests: Writing
Joyce Hadley (a magazine editor) and a housewife talk about the scope offered by spare-time writing.

Sketch Book
Mervyn Levy gives the last of his series of lessons in sketching.

Home Topic
Margot Lovell shows some of the new designs in Irish linen.

Ronald Cruickshank reports on the mural tapestry he has completed since his appearance in the Scottish edition of 'Leisure and Pleasure'.


Presenter: Andrea Troubridge
Speaker (New Interests): Joyce Hadley
Item presenter/Artist (Sketch Book): Mervyn Levy
Item presenter (Home Topic): Margot Lovell
Reporter (Follow-up): Ronald Cruickshank
Producer: Jacqueline Kennish

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird

: Children's Television: Heidi Grows Up: 1: Boarding School

A serial in six parts from the story by Charles Tritten.
Adapted for television and produced by Joy Harington.
Film sequences taken at Scuol Tarasp Vulpera, Switzerland
(to 17.30)


Author: Charles Tritten
Adapted by/Producer: Joy Harington
Designer: Donald Horne
Heidi: Julia Lockwood
Miss Smith: Susan Richmond
Mile Larbey: Gladys Young
Lise: Pat Pleasance
Eva: Elizabeth Jameson
Jamy: Rosemary Giles
Grandfather: Roger Maxwell
Peter: William Simons
Eileen: Elizabeth Saunders
Monsieur Rochat: Carl Jaffe
Doctor: Willoughby Gray

: Someone on the Line

A thriller by Norman Edwards
Adapted for television by Philip Mackie
[Starring] Henry Oscar

Dr. Pole has worked out to the last detail the hold-up his gang is about to stage. Nothing, he says, can go wrong, but to relieve Mildred's mind the unfortunately named Aloysius can ring up to say that everything has gone according to plan. It is merely unfortunate that there is someone on the line...


Author: Norman Edwards
Adapted for television by: Philip Mackie
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond
Miss Crystal: Katie Johnson
Aloysius: Roland Curram
Dr. Pole: Henry Oscar
Max: Jonathan Field
Mildred: Joy Rodgers
Fat Cyril: Peter Stephens
Scotland Yard Sergeant: Van Boolen
Inspector Blake: Arnold Bell
C.I.D. Sergeant: Colin Douglas
Announcer: Brian Hayes

: The Good Old Days

Old-Time Music-Hall with Lisa Lee, Dominic Le Foe, Kitty Gillow, Harold Goodwin, Nina Yanson, Billy Danvers and Albert Burdon.
Chairman, Leonard Sachs
From the City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds


Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Performer: Lisa Lee
Magician: Dominic Le Foe
Impersonator: Kitty Gillow
Performer: Harold Goodwin
Singer: Nina Yanson
Comedian: Billy Danvers
Comedian: Albert Burdon
Musical Director: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Tall Story Club

Robert MacDermot endeavours to control the imaginations of a panel of storytellers.


Chairman: Robert MacDermot

: Snapshot

Donald McCullough introduces the first of a new series.
The story behind the picture as told by Air Marshal Sir Cecil Bouchier, Diana Wynyard Baron.


Presenter: Donald McCullough
Speaker: Sir Cecil Bouchier
Speaker: Diana Wynyard
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: News

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