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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Andrea Troubridge.

Feminine Point of View
Ethel Billesdon interviewed by Pamela Buckland-Beale.

New Interests
Elton Hayes suggests taking up music and recommends instruments particularly suitable for beginners.

Home News
A visit to the Ideal Home Exhibition.

Fashion Report
New designs in Welsh tweed.


Presenter: Andrea Troubridge
Interviewee (Feminine Point of View): Ethel Billesdon
Interviewer (Feminine Point of View): Pamela Buckland-Beale
Item presenter/musician (New Interests): Elton Hayes
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: Benbow and the Angels: 2: Fools Rush in...

A serial in six parts from the book by Margaret J. Baker.
Adapted for television by Dorothea Brooking and Donald Masters.
(to 17.30)


Author: Margaret J. Baker
Adapted by/Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Adapted by: Donald Masters
Designer: Frederick Knapman
The Rev. Simon Angel: Joseph O'Connor
Timandra: Patricia Garwood
Andrew: William Simons
Wren: Jane Whitehead
Lindsay Jane: Valerie Turner
Mrs. Turpen: Kathleen St. John
Benbow Tailor: Bunny May
Miss Manners: Sally Lahee
Dr. Manners: Godfrey Bond
Aunt Margot: Joanna Clarke

: Close-Up: Meet the Midland Television Unit

Barrie Edgar shows some of the complicated equipment that brings programmes from all parts of the Midlands to your screens at home.
(Sutton Coldfield, Norwich and Alexandra Palace only)
(to 19.15)


Presenter: Barrie Edgar
Producer: David Martin

: St. David's Cathedral

(See top of page and page 14)

A visit to St. David's Cathedral
Hywel Davies, with the help of television cameras, takes viewers on a pilgrimage to the Cathedral of St. David - one of the oldest shrines in Great Britain - where the relics of the patron saint of Wales are preserved.


Presenter: Hywel Davies
Organist: Peter Boorman
Script: Harry Green
Producer: David J. Thomas

: 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 Forrester 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

: Person to Person

Edward R. Murrow interviews Earl Wilson.
Earl Wilson is a celebrated American radio commentator and columnist of the New York Post.


Interviewer: Edward R. Murrow
Interviewee: Earl Wilson

: Fantastic Summer

A television play by Barry Learoyd.
From the novel by Dorothy Macardle.
[Starring] Fay Compton

(Ronald Lewis appears by permission of London Film Productions; Marilyn James by permission of The Rupier Players, Bristol)
See page 15

Virgilia Wilde's old cook and friend, Brigid, has no doubt what it is: she swears that her mistress is seeing ghosts. Dr. Franks, the psychiatrist whom Virgilia consults, and his interested doctor son, Perry, prefer to term it paranormal precognition. Virgilia herself, a widow, sensible and seemingly normal in all respects save this, describes it as being "like driving a car that got out of control. I seem to be skidding about in time". Which makes three different ways of saying that Virgilia has strange glimpses of the future, of what will happen to certain people she knows. Harmless, you might think, if a little frightening, in the case of one living quietly and apart in a charming country cottage. But a little gypsy boy comes to trouble Virgilia's peace of mind, and what if she should glean something of the future of her own daughter whose happiness seems so assured? (Peter Currie)


From the novel by: Dorothy Macardle
Writer/Producer/Designer: Barry Learoyd
Virgilia Wilde, a widow: Fay Compton
Brigid Reece, her housekeeper: Margaret Boyd
Dr. Bernard Franks: Ian Fleming
Perry Franks, his son: Ronald Lewis
Nan Wilde Virgilia's daughter: Marilyn James
Timeen, a gypsy boy: Peter Murphy
Sal Vaughan, his mother: Mary Laura Wood
Garret Ingram: Simon Lack
Pamela Ingram his wife: Jessica Dunning
Carlo Ferrari, a sculptor: Derek Sydney

: Snapshot

The story behind the picture.
Introduced by Donald McCullough.


Presenter: Donald McCullough
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: News

(sound only)

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