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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Andrea Troubridge.

I'd Like You to Meet....: Dora Bryan

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

Point of View
Douglas Duff offers his reflection on a discovery he has just made.

Amateur Players
A Christmas scene presented by members of a Townswomen's Guild.


Presenter: Andrea Troubridge
Speaker (I'd Like You to Meet....): Dora Bryan
Item presenter (Good Looks): Kate Don
Speaker (Point of View): Douglas Duff
Producer: Jacqueline Kennish

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

(to 16.15)

: Children's Television

Stories of the Piano: 4: Modern Composers
Told by Sidney Harrison.

Sandy Sandford with some Christmas Fun and Games
At the piano, Winifred Hunter

River Boat
The last of three programmes, illustrated with film, in which Ross Salmon describes a journey up the Magdalena River in South America.

(to 17.45)


Presenter/pianist (Stories of the Piano): Sidney Harrison
Presenter (Fun and Games): Sandy Sandford
Pianist (Fun and Games): Winifred Hunter
Presenter (River Boat): Ross Salmon

: Weather Chart

: London Town: Soho

Written by Peter Hunt.
A documentary programme.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby.
See page 15


Writer: Peter Hunt
Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Edited and produced by: Stephen McCormack
Film sequences directed by: John Rhodes
Studio reconstructions: Richard R. Greenough

: Willie the Squouse

By Ted Allan.
Adapted for television by Ted Allan and Alvin Rakoff.
A fable for Christmas and the other three hundred and sixty-four days of the year.
Willie the Squouse is played by the camera.
The action of the play takes place in a state of mind called Dollarica. Time is ever present.


Author/Adapted by: Ted Allan
Producer/Adapted by: Alvin Rakoff
Assistant producer: Barry Learoyd
Willie's harmonica played by: Tommy Reilly
Joe: Bill Nagy
Pete: Lom Jacobi
Humphrey: Mark Daly
Henrietta: Amy Dalby
Richard: Ronan O'Casey
Mrs. Smith: Tucker McGuire
Mr. Smith: Gordon Tanner
Lucille: Sheila MacKenzie
Mr. Itchel: Larry Cross
Narrator: Robert Wilson

: Zoo Quest

An expedition, jointly sponsored by the London Zoo and the Television Service, has just returned from three months' filming and collecting rare birds and animals in the West African forest.
In this, the first of six programmes. Jack Lester, leader of the expedition and Curator of the Zoo's Reptile House, brings some of these animals to the studio, and with the aid of film tells the story of their capture.
Produced by David Attenborough who took part in the expedition and writes on page 6


Presenter: Jack Lester
Film cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film editor: Robert Verrall
Producer: David Attenborough

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: Attenborough - the Early Years 8 May 2016

: Find the Link

with Peter Martyn in the chair and Josephine Douglas, Moira Lister, Kenneth Horne and Peter Noble finding the links between the challengers.
Special investigators, Pauline Forrester and Larry Forrester


Chairman: Peter Martyn
Panellist: Josephine Douglas
Panellist: Moira Lister
Panellist: Kenneth Horne
Panellist: Peter Noble
Special investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special investigator: Larry Forrester
Presented by: Ernest Maxin

: News

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