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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Andrea Troubridge.

Ella Gordon Park reports on a trip to Norway.

Building a Wardrobe
Meriel Millen advises Janet Turner on foundation garments.

Tim Clarke shows a collection of rare porcelain teapots.

Amateur Players
Scenes from a circus presented by members of a Women's Institute.


Presenter: Andrea Troubridge
Reporter (Travel): Ella Gordon Park
Adviser (Building a Wardrobe): Meriel Millen
Guest (Building a Wardrobe): Janet Turner
Item presenter (Collector): Tim Clarke
Producer: Jacqueline Kennish

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television: Music and Macaroni: 1: The Flower Farm

A serial in six parts by Eileen Blackburn based on the story by Louisa M. Alcott.
Adapted and produced by Pamela Brown.

The action of this episode takes place in the village of Valrosa, Northern Italy, in the year 1850.
(to 17.30)


Author: Eileen Blackburn
Based on the story by: Louisa M. Alcott
Adapted by/Producer: Pamela Brown
Designer: Gordon Roland
Tino: Gwyn James
Stella: Renate Brent
Signor Ferranti: Frank Sieman
Dr. Vespucci: John Wyndham
Grandmother: Eileen Way
Father Angelo: J. Leslie Frith
Mario d'Algero: Harold Kasket
Luigi: John Mansi

: It's Easy When You Know How

A light-hearted programme in which experts in sport and industry demonstrate the tricks of their trades, and volunteers learn the hard way.
From the Town Hall, Govan.


Commentator: Archie McCulloch
Producer: James Buchan

: 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.


Chairman: Peter Martyn
Panellist: Josephine Douglas
Panellist: Moira Lister
Panellist: Kenneth Horne
Panellist: Peter Noble
Presented by: Ernest Maxin

: The World is Ours: 5: No Other Way

A series of documentary films on world problems that are the urgent concern of the United Nations.
The story of the International Labour Organisation.
Produced by Norman Swallow in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation and the U.N. Films Division
See page 15


Photographed by: Edmond Wooldridge
Editor: Ian Callaway
Narrator: James McKechnie
Producer: Norman Swallow

: Zoo Quest: Part 4

The story of the recent expedition to the forests of West Africa in search of rare birds and animals, told by the leader, Jack Lester, of the London Zoo.
Filmed by Charles Lagus and directed in Africa by David Attenborough.


Presenter: Jack Lester
Filmed by: Charles Lagus
Director/producer: David Attenborough
Film Editor: Robert Verrall

: Starlight

Shirley Abicair with Sidney Bright at the piano.


Singer: Shirley Abicair
Pianist: Sidney Bright
Presented by: Francis Essex

: News

(sound only)

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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