Introduced by Olive Shapley.
Make the Best of Your Home
Gertrude Baker, a housewife, talks about a furnishing exhibition she has visited in Manchester.
Kate Don advises on the care of the skin.
Nansi Greville Young talks about a recent visit to India.
Eileen Fowler continues her exercises.
Speaker (Make the Best of Your Home):
Item presenter (Good Looks):
Item presenter (Going Abroad):
Exerciser (Tuning Up):
(A BBC Television Film)
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 "The Party Spirit" at the Piccadilly Theatre; Michael Meacham in "Salad Days" at the Vaudeville Theatre, London)
A film of the recent visit to the county of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.
A film of The Queen's visit to Yorkshire and Tyneside: November 3
(Holme Moss and Pontop Pike only)
A programme on Welsh Gypsies, especially those who made a brief home at Bettws-Gwerfil-Goch in Merionethshire, where the late Dr. John Sampson, an eminent Gypsy scholar, founded a centre of Gypsy studies. Included in the programme are Romany songs and dances, and examples of the robust Romany language with Juanita Berlin, Mary Roberts, Daisy Lee, Manfri Wood and Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald.
Introduced by Hywel Davies.
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Robert MacDermot endeavours to control the imaginations of a panel of storytellers.
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A comedy by Ferenc Molnar.
Translated by Sidney Howard.
[Starring] Dulcie Gray, Martita Hunt and Michael Denison
The action takes place at a fashionable watering-place in Austria during a summer before the first World War.
Olympia, a rare and untypical specimen of the work of Ferenc Molnar, is a comedy of manners anchored in irony.
The scene is a fashionable spa of pre-1914 Austria, at an hotel peopled largely from the higher Court circles, but not quite exclusive enough for the Princess Eugenie. "There seems to be a horrible democracy about health" she laments, and is faintly nauseated by the idea of bathing in the same waters as the ubiquitous newspapermen - a species of which her opinion is low, due to the habit of the press of relaying Court gossip to its readers. The power of print in transforming private fun into public scandal increases, of course, in direct ratio to the social positions of the people having the fun.
Olympia, Eugenie's daughter and a Princess herself, has been having fun, and has been indiscreet enough to encourage-perhaps even to fall in love with-a dashing Hungarian Hussar Captain. The man has charm, he rides well, and Eugenie welcomes his skill at the bridge table, but he is, relatively speaking, a peasant. He must be put in his place; and Olympia, a diamond chip off the old tiara in her belief in the innate superiority of the nobility, will scorn her own love as well as his to preserve her dignity.
It was Moliere's dictum that "correction of social absurdities must at all times be the matter of true comedy", and here Molnar follows the rule, in his fashion, with pleasant wit. (Kenneth A. Hurren)
General Prince Plata-Ettingen:
Princess Eugenie, his wife:
Princess Olympia, their daughter:
The story behind the picture as told by Lady Dugdale, Sir William Y. Darling, M.P., Henry Longhurst.
Introduced by Donald McCullough.
Sir William Y.