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Presented by Joan Gilbert

Family Affairs: Living and Learning
a headmistress discusses some new ways of teaching young children.

Fruit and Vegetables
What to buy this month.
Advice from Frances Perry.

Polish Up Your Knitting
James Norbury deals with lace and bead patterning in knitwear.
(Arranged in association with International Wool Secretariat)

D. L. Martin reports on the cat's progress.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Family Affairs): A Headmistress [name uncredited]
Item presenter (Fruit and Vegetables): Frances Perry
Item presenter (Polish Up Your Knitting): James Norbury
Reporter: D. L. Martin
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

The Burning Bush
A play for television by Maurice Collis.
Second performance on October 24

(to 17.45)


Writer (The Burning Bush): Maurice Collis
Producer (The Burning Bush): Kevin Sheldon
Designer (The Burning Bush): Lawrence Broadhouse
Moses: Michael Malnick
His servant: Fred Lake
An overseer: Freddie Watts
Jethro: Maurice Colbourne
Zipporah, daughter of Jethro: Diana Derry
Zipporah's sisters: Anna Walmsley
Zipporah's sisters: Pamela Binns
Zipporah's sisters: Anne Gilleno
A shepherd: Peter Newington
Other parts played by: Frank Foster
Other parts played by: John Sherlock
Other parts played by: Donald Masters
Other parts played by: Ronald Marriott

: Aelwyd Yr Hendre

Rhaglen o ddiddanwch gwerin i gofio'r dyddiau fu a nosweithiau difyr ar yr aelwyd
Yn cymryd rhan: Gwyndaf Evans, Tom Bevan, Gerallt Evans, Rachel Thomas, Harriet Lewis, George David, Emrys Cleaver
Deialog gan Rhys Dafys Williams
Y cyfarwyddo gan Dafydd Gruffydd
(Welsh folk music)
(Wenvoe, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 19.15)


Unknown: Gwyndaf Evans
Unknown: Tom Bevan
Unknown: Gerallt Evans
Unknown: Rachel Thomas
Unknown: Harriet Lewis
Unknown: George David
Unknown: Emrys Cleaver
Unknown: Rhys Dafys Williams
Unknown: Dafydd Gruffydd

: Links to Last

At a factory at Cradley Heath, Staffordshire, craftsmen still make by hand giant chains capable of lifting a locomotive, while alongside the most up-to-date methods of chain stamping are employed.
Phil Drabble meets the craftsmen and Bill Hartley describes the methods of today.


Presenter: Phil Drabble
Commentator: Bill Hartley
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: Leave it to Jackson

Thirty unusual minutes with Jack Jackson.
Guest artist, Joan Regan
See page 15


Presenter/Trumpeter: Jack Jackson
Singer: Joan Regan
Producer: Alan Sleath

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
A topical programme that aims to spotlight the latest news, views, and personalities of sport.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Presented by: Dennis Monger

: Ninety Sail

A comedy by W. P. Lipscomb.
Based on Arthur Bryant's book 'Samuel Pepys'.
[Starring] Reginald Tate, Mervyn Johns, Daphne Anderson and Henry Oscar
The action of the play takes place in the Palace of Charles II; a wharf-side; the Navy Office; the Tower of London: the House of Commons; and the deck of the Royal Charles.
Time, 1670
(Second performance)


Author: Arthur Bryant
Adapted by: W.P. Lipscomb
Producer: Harold Clayton
Designer: Stephen Bundy
King Charles II: Reginald Tate
Nell Gwyn: Daphne Anderson
Sir Edmund Godfrey: John Stuart
Sir Richard Ford: Joss Ambler
The Earl of Shaftesbury: Henry Oscar
Johnny Huff: Michael Brennan
Mr. Samuel Pepys: Mervyn Johns
James, Duke of York: Peter Copley
Chiffinch: Donald Eccles
Mr. Hayter: Richard Wattis
Captain Priestman: Colin Douglas
Stapeley: Beckett Bould
Titus Oates: Campbell Gray
Louise de Querouaille: Susan Lyall-Grant
Skelton: J. Leslie Frith
First Official: David Baron
Second Official: Richard Wade

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