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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Olive Shapley.

Make the Best of Your Home
Gertrude Baker, a housewife, talks about a furnishing exhibition she has visited in Manchester.

Good Looks
Kate Don advises on the care of the skin.

Going Abroad
Nansi Greville Young talks about a recent visit to India.

Tuning Up
Eileen Fowler continues her exercises.


Presenter: Olive Shapley
Speaker (Make the Best of Your Home): Gertrude Baker
Item presenter (Good Looks): Kate Don
Item presenter (Going Abroad): Nansi Greville Young
Exerciser (Tuning Up): Eileen Fowler
Producer: Jacqueline Kennish

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television: Heidi Grows Up: 5: The Secret of the Cave

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)
(to 17.30)


Author: Charles Tritten
Adapted by/Producer: Joy Harington
Designer: Donald Horne
Heidi: Ann Summers
Peter: Michael Meacham
Grandfather: Roger Maxwell
Chel: Sonny Doran
Doctor: Willoughby Gray
Warden: Gerik Schjelderup

: The Queen Comes North: 1: Lancashire

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)
(to 19.15)


Producer: Arthur Swinson

: Gypsy Days

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.
See page 15


Singer: Juanita Berlin
Performer: Mary Roberts
Performer: Daisy Lee
Performer: Manfri Wood
Naturalist: Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald
Presenter: Hywel Davies
Producer: Aled Vaughan
Presented by: David J. Thomas

: Tall Story Club

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


Chairman: Robert MacDermot
Devised by: George Margo
Presented by: Brian Tesler

: Olympia

(See top of page)

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)


Author: Ferenc Molnar
Translated by: Sidney Howard
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Designer: Richard Wilmot
General Prince Plata-Ettingen: Malcolm Keen
Princess Eugenie, his wife: Martita Hunt
Princess Olympia, their daughter: Dulcie Gray
Captain Kovacs: Michael Denison
Albert: Walter Hudd
Lina: Agnes Lauchlan
Colonel Krehl: Willoughby Goddard

: Snapshot

The story behind the picture as told by Lady Dugdale, Sir William Y. Darling, M.P., Henry Longhurst.
Introduced by Donald McCullough.


Panellist: Lady Dugdale
Panellist: Sir William Y. Darling
Panellist: Henry Longhurst
Presenter: Donald McCullough
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: News

(sound only)

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