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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Olive Shapley.

Guest of the Week
Elsa Schiaparelli in a recorded interview with Le Roux Smith Le Roux.
See page 15

Make the Best of Yourself
Irene Stephens, a Birmingham viewer, is advised on an autumn outfit by Mary Delane.

John Vickers recalls his early adventures as a balloonist.

Olive Shapley recommends some titles for your library list.


Presenter/Item presenter(Bookshelf): Olive Shapley
Interviewee (Guest of the Week): Elsa Schiaparelli
Interviewer (Guest of the Week): Le Roux Smith Le Roux
Participant (Make the Best of Yourself): Irene Stephens
Fashion adviser (Make the Best of Yourself): Mary Delane
Item presenter (Memoirs): John Vickers
Producer: Jacqueline Kennish

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

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: Heidi Grows Up: 3: Fire on the Mountain

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

(Roger Maxwell is appearing in "Party Spirit" at the Piccadilly Theatre, London)
(to 17.30)


Author: Charles Tritten
Adapted by/Producer: Joy Harington
Designer: Donald Horne
Peter: William Simons
Heidi: Julia Lockwood
Jamy: Rosemary Giles
Grandfather: Roger Maxwell
Doctor: Willoughby Gray
Brigitta: Barbara Trevor

: Teleclub

A magazine for the under-twenty-ones including acts by young professional entertainers, sport, interest, a personal problem, and 'Your Turn'.
This month those appearing are from the Norwich area.


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

: Floodlit Rugby: Harlequins v. Cardiff

A visit to the White City Stadium, London, for the last twenty-five minutes play in the first floodlit Rugby Union Football match to be televised.


Commentator: Rex Alston
Presented for television by: Antony Craxton

: The Concert

by Joseph Schull.
Adapted for television by Duncan Ross.

Early in 1952 Eric Fawcett discussed with me the possibility of a television version of Joseph Schull's radio play The Concert. Shortly afterwards, however, I had to leave for Canada and on my return became involved with other commitments. Among these were the two programmes Dockland and Sale Room, which told their story in the first person. My interest in The Concert was reawakened, for it was this first-person technique which Fawcett had suggested, and in the light of the experience of the other two programmes, I could now see that the play could be every bit as effective in vision as it had been in sound. For me, another attraction was that I was now interested in everything Canadian, and The Concert has its setting in the city of Montreal.
I hope that those who remember the radio play will not object to the alteration in emphasis of the piece. Originally the listener sat back and heard the various characters objectively. In this version, the viewer actually becomes the main character in the story. This technique, of course, is not new and has been used several times in the past, both in films and television sometimes I think without any real justification. Whatever opinions may be held of the two versions of this play, one thing viewers can be certain of: the television form of presentation has not been used as a trick merely to show off studio technique, but to give greater understanding to the main character and to interpret in a different way, but I hope just as effectively, this fine radio play. (Duncan Ross)


Author: Joseph Schull
Adapted by: Duncan Ross
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Producer: Eric Fawcett
Mrs. Kevin: Anita Sharp Bolster
Dr. Jennings: The Camera
Daniel Kevin: Charles Rolfe
Professor Standish: Robert Ayres
Anne: Moira Lister
Nurse: Paulle Clark
Mother: Ruth Taylor
Father: Mayne Lynton
Nun: Winifred Evans
Jenny: Joyce Heron
Taxi Driver: Michael Balfour

: Tall Story Club

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


Chairman: Robert MacDermot
Presented by: Brian Tesler

: News

(sound only)

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