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: Family Affairs

Introduced by Olive Shapley.

My Family Life
Olga Smart tells of her life as a wife and mother in a travelling circus.

Children's Clothes
Lucy Towers shows how garments can be adapted to grow with the child.

Understanding the Teenager
Lady Pakenham and Olive Shapley discuss ways of helping adolescents.


Presenter/speaker (Understanding the Teenager): Olive Shapley
Item presenter (My Family Life): Olga Smart
Presenter (Children's Clothes): Lucy Towers
Speaker (Understanding the Teenager): Lady Pakenham
Arranged by: Julia Bull
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: International Football: England v. Italy

From the Chelsea F.C. Ground at Stamford Bridge, London.
The second half of this 'colts' (under twenty-three) international match will be televised subject to the satisfactory sale of tickets and provided that it does not clash with any postponed major Football League fixtures.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television presentation: Alan Chivers

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/Music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Meet the Drummer
An illustrated talk by Eileen Browne.

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).

Junior Hockey Skills Contest: Wallington, Surrey v. Northampton Eaglets
Guest star, Marjorie Cadel, National Coach of the All England Women's Hockey Association

(to 17.40)


Presenter (Meet the Drummer): Eileen Browne
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
Coach/guest star (Junior Hockey Skills Contest): Marjorie Cadel
Commentator (Junior Hockey Skills Contest): Bill Latto

: They Come By Appointment: One Chance in a Hundred

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

"It is some years since the name of Mary Simmons appeared in my appointments book, but it is a case I will never forget. She came to me with a most unusual request..."


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

: International Burns Festival

(See top of page)
Sir Robert Bruce Lockhart writes on page 5

Viewers are invited to join members of Burns Clubs from all over the world for the ceremonies and speeches at a Burns Dinner.
Piping in the Haggis
The Address to the Haggis
Toast to the Piper
The Immortal Memory by the Rt. Hon. Thomas Johnston.
Scotland and the Scots by Leonard Brockington, Q.C.
Toast to 'The Lassies' by John Bannerman.
From the Heads at Ayr Hotel
At 8.15


Speaker (The Immortal Memory): The Rt. Hon. Thomas Johnston
Speaker (Scotland and the Scots): Leonard Brockington, Q.C.
Speaker (Toast to 'The Lassies'): John Bannerman
Commentator: Noble Wilson
Presented by: James Buchan

: Starlight: Joan Regan

(Joan Regan is appearing at the Finsbury Park Empire, London)


Singer: Joan Regan
Presented by: Richard Afton

: Viewfinder

Illustrated reports on world affairs by Aidan Crawley.


Reporter: Aidan Crawley
Film Cameraman: Edward Lloyd
Film Editor: Leonard Trumm
Producer: James Bredin

: International Football: England v. Italy

A BBC telerecording of the second half of today's 'colts' international match.

: News

(sound only)

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