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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Olive Shapley.

Building a Wardrobe
Meriel Millen advises Janet Turner on lingerie.

Olive Shapley recommends some titles for your library list.

Joan Rodker and Elizabeth Ling show how to model in clay.

Commonwealth Visitor
Julitha Walsh talks about countryside activities in this country and Australia.


Presenter/item presenter (Bookshelf): Olive Shapley
Item presenter (Building a Wardrobe): Meriel Millen
Guest (Building a Wardrobe): Janet Turner
Item presenter (Modelling): Joan Rodker
Item presenter (Modelling): Elizabeth Ling
Item presenter (Commonwealth Visitor): Julitha Walsh
Producer: Jacqueline Kennish

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
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: 5: Earning a Living

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 Valrosa, Northern Italy, and in Nice, in the year 1850.
(to 17.30)


Author: Eileen Blackburn
Based on the story by: Louisa M. Alcott
Adapter/producer: Pamela Brown
Designer: Gordon Roland
Tino: Gwyn James
Manuela: Anne Warren
Teresa, her mother: Hilda Fenemore
Grandmother: Eileen Way
Stella: Renate Brent
Father Angelo: J. Leslie Frith
Marco, the fisherman: Michael Malnick
Tommaso Neri: Campbell Gray
Adelina, his mother: Ann Stevenson

: Westward Ho!

A West of England Magazine introduced by Cliff Michelmore.

Coast to Coast
Reports of topical events and interviews with personalities of the moment.

John Clark's 'Eureka'
Desmond Hawkins tells the story of one of the strangest inventions ever made - a Verse-making Machine.

The Task in Hand
Three years ago M. E. Gordon of Plymouth decided to make a violin. This evening you may share his knowledge and judge the result for yourselves.

Produced by Peter Bale from a West of England studio

(Wenvoe, Rowridge, North hessary Tor, Truleigh Hill, Alexandra Palace)
(to 19.15)


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Item presenter (John Clark's 'Eureka'): Desmond Hawkins
Violinist/maker (The Task in Hand): M. E. Gordon
Producer: Peter Bale

: Find the Link

with Leslie Mitchell in the chair and Josephine Douglas, Moira Lister, Kenneth Horne, Peter Noble finding the links between the challengers.
Special Investigators, Pauline and Larry Forrester


Chairman: Leslie Mitchell
Panellist: Josephine Douglas
Panellist: Moira Lister
Panellist: Kenneth Horne
Panellist: Peter Noble
Special investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special investigator: Larry Forrester
Presented by: Ernest Maxin

: Association Football: Scottish Colts v. English Colts

The second half of a floodlit game from the Shawfield Ground, Glasgow.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Lady Charing is Cross

A play by Gordon Daviot.
[Starring] Diana Wynyard
The action of the play takes place in Charing House, London, during the reign of King Edward VII.


Writer: Gordon Daviot
Producer: Campbell Logan
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Lady Charing: Diana Wynyard
Lady Tillicoultry: Frances Rowe
Lord Charing: William Mervyn
Neil Tummel: Tom Fleming
Cripps, a maid: Joyce Chancellor
Victor, a footman: Richard Burrell

: The Singer in His Workshop

David Franklin sings to an invited audience and talks to them about the life and work of a singer.
At the piano, Tom McCall
See page 14


Singer/Presenter: David Franklin
Pianist: Tom McCall
Producer: Philip Bate

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