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: Family Affairs

Introduced by Olive Shapley.

My Family
Esme Roberts tells of the joys and difficulties of Service life as seen by the wife of an R.A.F. Sergeant.

Gilda Lund explains how mothers can help teenagers to improve their appearance.

Can contagious diseases be avoided? A doctor offers advice.


Presenter: Olive Shapley
Speaker (My Family): Esme Roberts
Item presenter (Adolescence): Gilda Lund
Arranged by: Julia Bull
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: In Town Tonight

(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on February 12)


Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television

A Theatre of Living Puppets
An excerpt from Podrecca's Piccoli Theatre from the Saville Theatre, London.
Introduced by Wynford Vaughan Thomas.
A special performance before an invited audience, by arrangement with Jack Hylton, L. Leonidoff, and the Continental Opera and Ballet Entertainments. Ltd.

Making Music
An illustrated talk by Eileen Brown.

Zoo Quest
A special version of this programme in which Jack Lester and David Attenborough show some of the animals they found recently In West Africa.

Room for Music
Steve Race with Joe Muddel and Geoff Lofts.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (A Theatre of Living Puppets): Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Presenter (Making Music): Eileen Brown
Presenter (Zoo Quest): Jack Lester
Presenter (Zoo Quest): David Attenborough
Pianist (Room for Music): Steve Race
Bassist (Room for Music): Joe Muddel
Drummer (Room for Music): Geoff Lofts
Producer (Room For Music): Robert Tronson

: Portrait of Alison: Episode 1

A Francis Durbridge serial in six episodes.
Elwyn Jones writes on page 9


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Producer: Alan Bromly
Designer: Roy Oxley
Tim Forester: Patrick Barr
Jill Stewart: Elaine Dundy
David Forester: Brian Wilde
Det.-Insp. Layton: Lockwood West
Major Colby: Anthony Nicholls
Norman Briggs: Arnold Bell

: A World of Little People: Podrecca's Piccoli Theatre

An excerpt from the world-famous Italian marionette show, which is paying a return visit to this country with an almost new repertoire.
Introduced by Wynford Vaughan Thomas.
A special performance before an invited audience at the Saville Theatre, London, by arrangement with Jack Hylton, L. Leonidoff, and the Continental Opera and Ballet Entertainments, Ltd.
See page 15


Presenter: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Television presentation: Antony Craxton

: Made in Sheffield

A BBC television film about the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire and the craft of making cutlery.


Narrator: Robert Reid
Producer: Arthur Swinson

: Look at It This Way: Look at Sport

Eric Barker suggests you might look at it this way
For instance: 'Look at Sport' with Pearl Hackney, Cameron Hall, Nicholas Parsons,
Sheila McCormack, Robin Willett, and guest artists.
See page 15


Comedian/writer: Eric Barker
Performer: Pearl Hackney
Performer: Cameron Hall
Performer: Nicholas Parsons
Performer: Sheila McCormack
Performer: Robin Willett
Original music: Stanley Black
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Viewfinder

Illustrated reports on world affairs by Aidan Crawley.


Reporter: Aidan Crawley
Film editor: Leonard Trumm
Producer: James Bredin

: Bing Crosby

A shortened version of 'The Crosby Christmas Hour' film programme shown on Dec. 18


Star: Bing Crosby

: News

(sound only)

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