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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Roma Fairley.

Building a Wardrobe
Meriel Millen advises Janet Turner on suits and blouses

The third in the series on clay modelling, introduced by Joan Rodker.

Make the Best of Your Home
Paul Gell suggests ways of dealing with dark staircases and landings.

Dorothy Hogben at the piano.


Presenter: Roma Fairley
Item presenter (Building a Wardrobe): Meriel Millen
Guest (Building a Wardrobe): Janet Turner
Item presenter (Modelling): Joan Rodker
Item presenter (Making the Best of Your Home): Paul Gell
Pianist (Music): Dorothy Hogben
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

Benbow and the Angels: 1: Four Angels Arrive
A serial in six parts from the book by Margaret J. Baker.
Adapted for television by Dorothea Brooking and Donald Masters.

Classroom in the Kitchen
A Shrove Tuesday visit to the Cookery School of Westminster Technical College where Monsieur Jean Vincent and some of his students show dishes they must learn to prepare in their training as chefs, including, of course, the right way to make and toss a pancake.

(to 17.50)


Author (Benbow and the Angels): Margaret J. Baker
Adapted by/Producer (Benbow and the Angels): Dorothea Brooking
Adapted by (Benbow and the Angels): Donald Masters
Designer (Benbow and the Angels): Frederick Knapman
The Rev. Simon Angel: Joseph O'Connor
Timandra: Patricia Garwood
Andrew: William Simons
Wren: Jane Whitehead
Lindsay Jane: Valerie Turner
Mrs. Mason: Dorothy Smith
Thomas Mason: Richard Peters
Aunt Margot: Joanna Clark
Mrs. Turpen: Kathleen St. John
Miss Furzechat: Hilary Mason
Basher Williams: Brian Willett
Railway clerk: Edward Brooks
Cook (Classroom in the Kitchen): Monsieur Jean Vincent
Commentator (Classroom in the Kitchen): Stephen Wade
Producer (Classroom in the Kitchen): John Vernon

: Science Review

A film review of recent research and discovery in science and industry.


Arranged by: Norman MacQueen
Edited and compiled by: George Noordhof

: 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

: Barnet's Folly

A Devonshire comedy by Jan Stewer.
The action takes place at Metston Farm, Brackington, Devon. Time, the present
See page 15

Jan Stewer in his own play.
The Barnet of the title never appears; it is his scheme that looms large. His idea was to collect all the farm produce from miles around and retail it, so he built 'a place the size of a cathedral'- and some of the farmers co-operated and some didn't. Mark Lannacott was one of those who did, with what result the play will reveal. The plot of this drama is strong enough in its own right to hold one's interest; combined with sharp characterisation and authentic dialogue it becomes a lovable and very spirited comedy of rural manners.
At 8.30


Author: Jan Stewer
Producer: Chloe Gibson
Designer: Stewart Marshall
George Growsell: Jan Stewer
Hannah Mudge: Beatrice Varley
Mark Lannacott: Philip Ray
Mrs. Lannacott: Nancye Stewart
Nellie Lannacott: Maureen O'Reilly
Richard Barnet: Vincent Ball
William Burridge: Wensley Pithey
Mrs. Burridge: Joyce Barbour
Hettie Burridge: Julie Somers
Sam Burridge: Stephen Boyd
Mr. Westlake: Ronald Wood
Mrs. Westlake: Christie Humphrey
Ginnie: Sylvia Sutch
Mrs. Cawdle: Monica Moore
Dick Lubbock: Gordon Daisley
Mary Frost: Etain O'Dell
Bill Gurney: John Baker
Other parts played by: Margaret Dale
Other parts played by: Freda Gibson
Other parts played by: Richard Foat
Other parts played by: William Sherwood

: Sideshow

Roll up! Roll up! Roll up! for unparalleled feats of skill and daring with
Nick Nissen
Tom Fossett and his monkeys
The Two Sterlings Acrobatically attached
Les Treblas The world's most amazing levitation act
The Three Truzzis International musical clowns
Introduced by that Prince of Barkers, Alec Morley
Specially arranged for television from the Gwyn Hall, Neath


Fiddler: Nick Nissen
Performer: Tom Fossett (and his monkeys)
Acrobatics: The Two Sterlings
Levitators: Les Treblas
Musical clowns: The Three Truzzis
Presenter: Alec Morley
Producer: David J. Thomas

: Person to Person

Edward R. Murrow interviews Eddie Fisher.
(Telerecording by arrangement with Columbia Broadcasting System)


Interviewer: Edward R. Murrow
Interviewee: Eddie Fisher

: News

(sound only)

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