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: Family Affairs

The first of a new series of fortnightly programmes.
Introduced by Josephine Douglas.

Having the Baby at Home
A midwife describes the preparations necessary when a child is to be born at home.

Betty Lait discusses her progress with the doctor.

Furniture and Equipment
A health visitor shows furniture and equipment needed for the new-born child.

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Presenter: Josephine Douglas
Item presenter (Having the Baby at Home): A midwife [name uncredited]
Speaker (Pregnancy): Betty Lait
Expert (Pregnancy): The doctor [name uncredited]
Item presenter (Furniture and Equipment): A health visitor [name uncredited]
Arranged by: Julia Bull
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: In Town Tonight

(A BBC telerecording of last Saturday's broadcast)


Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television

Prudence Kitten
with Annette Mills who writes the songs.

Climbing Ice Mountains in the Himalayas
A talk by George Lowe.
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Hank Rides Again
with Francis Coudrill who draws and animates the pictures writes the story and does the voices with Steve Race (piano), Geoff Lofts (drums) and Joe Muddel (bass).

(to 17.40)


Presenter/songwriter (Prudence Kitten): Annette Mills
Designs (Prudence Kitten): George Fry
Presenter (Climbing Ice Mountains in the Himalayas): George Lowe
Illustrator/animator/writer/voices (Hank Rides Again): Francis Coudrill
Pianist (Hank Rides Again): Steve Race
Drummer (Hank Rides Again): Geoff Lofts
Bassist (Hank Rides Again): Joe Muddel
Producer (Hank Rides Again): Robert Tronson

: Schoolboy's Exhibition

The 'Roving Eye' pays a visit to the twenty-seventh exhibition for schoolboys at the Horticultural Hall, Westminster.


Commentator: Berkeley Smith
Presented for television by: Stephen Wade

: From Our Library: London Pride

The second in a series of films compiled from the BBC Television Film Library.
Commentary written by John Pudney and spoken by Berkeley Smith.
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Commentary writer: John Pudney
Narrator: Berkeley Smith
Music composed and played by: Larry Adler
Edited and produced by: Ray Dicks

: They Come By Appointment: 1: The Malayan Painter

A series of true stories from a surgeon's casebook by George Sava.

"It was a few years after the war that the name of Hugh Fletcher appeared in my appointments book. A home, a letter from a country G.P. who was a friend of mine, and a time - 10.30. The letter from Fletcher's doctor was not encouraging and I wondered whether the patient himself might give me more confidence..."


Writer: George Sava
Designer: Michael Yates
Film sequences directed by: John Oxley
Producer: Robert Barr

: Meet the Commonwealth

A programme of people and personalities from the Dominions and Colonies of the British Commonwealth of Nations.
Introduced by Mike Williams-Thompson.


Presenter: Mike Williams-Thompson
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Designer: Richard Greenough
Director: Francis Essex
Producer: Bryan Sears

: Town Forum

welcomes visitors from Europe.
An audience in the Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, questions four distinguished Europeans about their countries and their way of life.
The panel consists of:
Pierre-Olivier Lapie (France), Socialist Deputy and formerly Minister of Education
Per Torben Federspiel (Denmark), Member of the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe
Dr. Hans Lilje (Germany), Bishop of Hanover and Vice-President of the Council of the Protestant Church in Germany
Professor Paolo Treves (Italy), Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign Trade
Chairman, Denis Morris
The questions are unknown to the platform party in advance.


Panellist: Pierre-Olivier Lapie
Panellist: Per Torben Federspiel
Panellist: Dr. Hans Lilje
Panellist: Professor Paolo Treves
Chairman: Denis Morris

: Filming in Africa

Armand and Michaela Denis on Filming in Africa
Another programme they have filmed in Africa specially for BBC Television.
(Previously televised last Saturday)


Presenter/filmmaker: Armand Denis
Presenter/filmmaker: Michaela Denis
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: News

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