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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Andrea Troubridge.

Success Story
Joyce Redman interviewed by Patricia Brent.

Flower Arrangements
Stella Coe shows Japanese flower arrangements and explains some of the principles learned during her apprenticeship in Japan.

New Interests: Tracing your Family Tree

School Celebration
John Newsom reports on the opening of the hundredth new school in Hertfordshire.


Presenter: Andrea Troubridge
Interviewee (Success Story): Joyce Redman
Interviewer (Success Story): Patricia Brent
Item presenter (Flower Arrangements): Stella Coe
Reporter (School Celebration): John Newsom
Producer: Jacqueline Kennish

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


Narrator/Script, music and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Children's Television: Music and Macaroni: 2: Seeking a Fortune

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 1850, in Northern Italy and in Nice.
(Walter Horsbrugh is appearing in "Witness for the Prosecution" at the Winter Garden Theatre, London)
(to 17.30)


Writer: Eileen Blackburn
Based on the story by: Louisa M. Alcott
Adapted by/Producer: Pamela Brown
Designer: Gordon Roland
Tino: Gwyn James
Stella: Renate Brent
Mario d'Algero: Harold Kasket
Luigi: Leo Lenow
Porter: John Baker
Landlord: Grenville Eves
Hotel Manager: Toke Townley
Count Alborghetti: Walter Horsbrugh
Countess Alborghetti: Margaret Gordon
Count's son: David Bough
Count's daughter: Susannah Clay
Count's little girl: Valerie Smith
Anna: Cecilia Eddy
Lucy: Christine Thomas
Grandmother: Eileen Way
Waiter: Peter MacArte

: Lies My Father Told Me

A Canadian play by Ted Allan.

Tonight's play at 7.45
David is a bright boy. His father, who is a doctor, thinks so. His grandfather also thinks so. In fact, Grandfather Zaida thinks he is exceptionally bright - and is determined to bring him up in the orthodox Jewish tradition. David's father, on the other hand, simply wants him to be a Canadian.
Here is the conflict - acerbated by the fact that Zaida continues to carry on his business as rag-and-bottle merchant for which he needs the ancient horse he keeps in the stable adjoining the house-despite the neighbours' protests.


Writer: Ted Allan
Producer: Chloe Gibson
Designer: Roy Oxley
David: Michael Brooke
Zaida: Leonard Sachs
Boba: Nelly Arno
Father: Alan Tilvern
Mother: Paula Byrne
Old Man One: Bernard Rebel
Old Man Two: Paul Hardtmuth
Yosel: Michael Balfour

: 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 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

: Zoo Quest: Part 5

The story of the recent expedition to the forests of West Africa, in search of rare birds and animals, described by Jack Lester of the London Zoo, and David Attenborough.


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

: Atoms for Export

The atomic age is only a few years old but already world trade in a wide variety of radioactive materials has begun.
The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority invites you to their Radiochemical Centre at Amersham where a new industry is growing.


Script: Arthur Swinson
Presented by: Keith Rogers

: Person to Person

Edward R. Murrow interviews Lily Pons.
(Telerecording by arrangement with Columbia Broadcasting System)


Interviewer: Edward R. Murrow
Interviewee: Lily Pons

: News

(sound only)

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