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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Olive Shapley.

Feminine Point of View
Zina Fitzgerald interviewed by Pamela Buckland-Beale.

New Interests
Sah Oved discusses collecting with Andrea Troubridge.

Margaret Belsky draws cartoons.

The West Indies
Some facets of life in Trinidad.


Presenter: Olive Shapley
Interviewee (Feminine Point of View): Zina Fitzgerald
Interviewer (Feminine Point of View): Pamela Buckland-Beale
Speaker (New Interests): Sah Oved
Item presenter (New Interests): Andrea Troubridge
Cartoonist (Comment): Margaret Belsky
Producer: Jacqueline Kennish

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


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

: Children's Television: Music and Macaroni: 4 - Friends in Need

A serial 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 1860 in Nice.
(to 17.30)


Author: Eileen Blackburn
Original story: Louisa M. Alcott
Adapter/producer: Pamela Brown
Designer: Gordon Roland
Marco, the fisherman: Michael Malnick
Tino: Gwyn James
Mario d'Algero: Harold Kasket
Luigi: Leo Lenow
Waiter: Peter Macarte
Hotel Manager: Toke Townley
Manuela: Anne Warren

: It's All in the Balance

A programme of diving, swimming, and novelty events in which experts show how they have achieved balance both in and out of the water.
Those taking part include:
Peter Heatly, British Empire Games Diving Champion
Elsie Melville, Scottish Champion Springboard and Highboard
Valerie Marrian, Runner-up, Scottish Springboard and Highboard
William Law, Runner-up, Scottish Springboard
From H.M.S. Caledonia, Rosyth, by kind permission of the Commanding Officer


Diver: Peter Heatly
Diver: Elsie Melville
Diver: Valerie Marrian
Diver: William Law
Commentator: John Webb
Presented by: Noble Wilson

: Find the Link

with Peter Martyn in the chair and Josephine Douglas, Moira Lister, Kenneth Horne,
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

: The Farmer's Wife

A Devon comedy by Eden Phillpotts.
Adapted for television and produced by Owen Reed.
The action of the play takes place at Applegarth Farm and Miss Thirza Tapper's villa residence in the Dartmoor village of Little Silver.
A performance from a BBC Television studio in Bristol
(Jeanne Watts appears by permission of the West of England Theatre Company Ltd.)

Eden Phillpotts's celebrated play - probably the most famous of modern rural comedies - was first produced in London at the Royal Court Theatre in 1924, where it achieved a fabulous run of 1,324 performances and established a young actor named Cedric Hardwicke as a comedian for his portrayal of Churdles Ash. Since then The Farmer's Wife has been revived times without number, and tonight viewers may either renew or make acquaintance with the Devon village of Little Silver and Applegarth Farm, and Farmer Samuel Sweetland and his daughters, Petronell and Sibley, and Araminta Dench and Louisa Windeatt and, of course, the tart-tongued old curmudgeon, Churdles. The plot? You might call it a Devonshire version of the Judgement of Paris, with Sam Sweetland as a middle-aged widower, bent on remarriage, playing the rustic Paris and wondering upon which of the local eligible ladies he should bestow the, in this case, cider-apple. (Peter Forster)


Author: Eden Phillpotts
Adapted by/Producer: Owen Reed
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Presented for television by: Nicholas Crocker
Samuel Sweetland: Hedley Goodall
Sibley Sweetland: Margaret Stallard
Petronell Sweetland: Patricia Gibson
Churdles Ash: Jan Stewer
Araminta Dench: Jeanne Watts
Thirza Tapper: Joan White
Richard Coaker: Richard Grant
Henry Coaker: Kenneth Connor
Louisa Windeatt: Sarah Stannard
Mary Hearn: Constance Chapman
George Smerdon: Malcolm Farquhar
Valiant Dunnybrig: Lewis Gedge
Other parts played by: June Barrie
Other parts played by: Gwen Howell
Other parts played by: Edgar Harrison
Other parts played by: Brenda Hamilton
Other parts played by: Billy Poeton
Other parts played by: Bernard Fishwick
Other parts played by: Cyril Royall
Other parts played by: George Walsh
Other parts played by: Reg Fry

: Snapshot

The story behind the picture as told by Lady Violet Bonham Carter D.B.E., Randolph Churchill, Percy Cudlipp.
Introduced by Donald McCullough who writes on page 9


Panellist: Lady Violet Bonham Carter
Panellist: Randolph Churchill
Panellist: Percy Cudlipp
Presenter: Donald McCullough
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: News

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