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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Andrea Troubridge.

I'd Like you to Meet...: Hilda Porter

Amateur Players
Joan Henley introduces the last in the series on amateur dramatics, with Ernest Thesiger to demonstrate theatre make-up.

Dress designing and dress-making.

Tuning Up
Eileen Fowler continues her exercises.


Presenter: Andrea Troubridge
Speaker (I'd Like you to Meet...): Hilda Porter
Item presenter (Amateur Players): Joan Henley
Make-up (Amateur Players): Ernest Thesiger
Exerciser (Tuning Up): Eileen Fowler
Producer: Jacqueline Kennish

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television

Quick on the Draw
A children's parlour game devised by Dorothea Brooking.
Chairman, Humphrey Lestocq

For Older Children: Swiss Family Robinson: Part 2
An American film based on the novel by Johann Rudolf Wyss with Thomas Mitchell,
Edna Best, Freddie Bartholomew.

(to 18.00)


Devised by (Quick on the Draw): Dorothea Brooking
Chairman (Quick on the Draw): Humphrey Lestocq
Drawings (Quick on the Draw): David Ghilchik
Presented by (Quick on the Draw): Patricia Foy
Author (Swiss Family Robinson): Johann Rudolf Wyss
William Robinson (Swiss Family Robinson): Thomas Mitchell
Elizabeth Robinson (Swiss Family Robinson): Edna Best
Jack Robinson (Swiss Family Robinson): Freddie Bartholomew

: University of London Union Debate

Question for Debate:
"This House insists that the line must be drawn somewhere"
Proposed by Giles Shaw, President, Cambridge Union Society (St. John's)
Opposed by Jeffrey Thomas Vice-President of the Union (King's)
Mr. Stephen Potter speaks third
Mr. Kenneth Tynan speaks fourth
Tellers for the Ayes: E. F. Kale (Imperial), G. F. Stanton (Queen Mary's College)
Tellers for the Noes: A. K. M. Robertson Kellie, (London School of Economics), A. H. Leahey, (University College), Miss Jennifer Copeman, President (Bedford)
Programme introduced by Brian Johnston.
See page 13


Proposer: Giles Shaw
Opposer: Jeffrey Thomas
Speaker: Mr. Stephen Potter
Speaker: Mr. Kenneth Tynan
Teller for the Ayes: E. F. Kale
Teller for the Ayes: G. F. Stanton
Teller for the Noes: A. K. M. Robertson Kellie
Teller for the Noes: A. H. Leahey
Teller for the Noes: Jennifer Copeman
Presenter: Brian Johnston
Television presentation: Antony Craxton

: Association Football: Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Spartak Football Club (Moscow)

The second half of this floodlit match between the 1954 League Champions and one of Russia's leading teams.
From Molineux Grounds, Wolverhampton


Commentator: Harry Walker
Television presentation: David Martin

: Party Political Broadcast: Home Town

The Rt. Hon. Iain Macleod, M.P., Minister of Health on behalf of the Conservative Party


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Iain Macleod

: The Fast Buck

A play by Berkely Mather.
[Starring] John McCallum
See page 13


Writer: Berkely Mather
Producer: Dennis Vance
Pianist: Tom McCall
Designer: Roy Oxley
Slotterly: Alexander Gauge
Caiger: Carl Bernard
Harry, the Barman: Neville Crabbe
Cynthia: Valerie Miller
Holman: John McCallum
Inspector: Arnold Bell
Magistrate: John Miller
Clerk of the Court: Peter Morny

: University of London Union Debate

Final speeches from the floor of the House and the Division.

: News

(sound only)

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