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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Roma Fairley.

Feminine Point of View
Maureen Maddison interviewed by Patricia Brent.

Collector's Piece
Anne Bradley shows her collection of copper lustre pottery.

New Interests
Foster parents, their rewards and responsibilities.

Prizewinning entries from a national newspaper competition for lingerie and linen for the 'bottom drawer'.


Presenter: Roma Fairley
Interviewee (Feminine Point of View): Maureen Maddison
Interviewer (Feminine Point of View): Patricia Brent
Collector (Collector's Piece): Anne Bradley
Producer: Jacqueline Kennish

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: Children's Television: Music and Macaroni: 6 - The End of the Story

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 Nice, and in Valrosa, Northern Italy, 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
Anna: Cecilia Eddy
Lucy: Christine Thomas
Adelina: Ann Stevenson
Tommaso, her son: Campbell Gray
Marco the fisherman: Michael Malnick
Manuela, his daughter: Anne Warren
Teresa, her mother: Hilda Fenemore
Stella: Renate Brent
Grandmother: Eileen Way
Father Angelo: J. Leslie Frith
Signor Ferranti: Frank Sieman

: Promenade Concert

See foot of page and page 15

in the Cutlers' Hall, Sheffield (by courtesy of the Master Cutler, Mr. W. E. Ibberson)

BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead)
Conductor, John Hopkins
Daphne Spottiswoode (piano)
Overture: The Merry Wives of Windsor
Nicolai Piano Concerto in A minor Grieg
This evening at 7.45


Musicians: BBC Northern Orchestra
Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: John Hopkins
Pianist: Daphne Spottiswoode
Presentation devised by: Gordon Thorne
Presentation directed by: Philip Bate

: 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

: The Queen Came By

by R.F. Delderfield.
[Starring] Thora Hird
The action of the play takes place in the Brixton branch of Carter Brooke's Drapery Emporium at the time of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
See top of page and page 15

One could hardly call the staff of Sir Oswald Carter Brooke's Drapery Emporium (the Brixton branch) in 1897 a contented team. There is Emmie Slee, eldest of the women assistants we meet in the room which is used as dining and rest room for the staff during business hours - Emmie whose courage and kindness does not hide her obvious ill-health; and Esta Muirhead, independent-minded, but already over thirty and wondering whether to make a loveless marriage; and the dragon-like Mrs. Peel who 'has personal access to Sir Oswald', and so terrorises the girls; and Mr. Frisby, the vulgar, bullying manager; and Eustace Wallasy with his quiff and silly drawl and fear of Mr. Frisby; and Roger Higgins, another assistant, shy except when it comes to expressing his 'advanced' political beliefs.

Perhaps the only member of the staff as yet untouched by disillusion is Kitty Tape, seventeen years old and an orphan; and perhaps that is why Roger so clearly loves her. But whether contented or not, the staff must all stand and serve twelve hours a day to the greater glory of Carter Brooke's. Only this is the year of the Diamond Jubilee, and it 'happens that one of the old Queen's processional tours of the suburbs will pass beneath the Emporium's windows; which in turn leads to a window-dressing competition and a situation that sets the staff's collective and individual problems in relief. (Peter Currie)


Author: R.F. Delderfield
Producer: Leonard Brett
Designer: Richard R. Greenough
Maud Murch, in Haberdashery: Maureen Pryor
Kitty Tape, in Baby Linen: Jill Dixon
Emmie Slee, in Millinery: Thora Hird
Ridge, in Soap and Water: Jack McNaughton
Esta Muirhead, in Gloves: Alvys Maben
Mrs. Peel, on Patrol: Helen Misener
Eustace Wallasy, on the Floor: Frank Williams
Roger Higgins, in Materials: Philip Guard
George Frisby, in Management: Peter Bull
Albert Betterby, in Tea: Richard Johnson
Sir Oswald Carter Brooke, in Possession: Anthony Shaw

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