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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

greets the spring
Introduced by Roma Fairley.
1 - Face Up to It
with Rodrigo Moynihan, painter; Eleanor MacDonald, beauty expert; John Vickers, photographer; Athene Seyler, guest of the week, interviewed by a bachelor.

Feminine Point of View
Summing up by John Newsom.


Presenter: Roma Fairley
Painter (Face Up to It): Rodrigo Moynihan
Beauty expert (Face Up to It): Eleanor MacDonald
Photographer (Face Up to It): John Vickers
Guest (Face Up to It): Athene Seyler
Summariser (Feminine Point of View): John Newsom
Producer: Rosemary Hill

: 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: Children on the New Forest: 1: The Flight

by Captain Marryat.
Adapted by Tom Twigge.
Douglas Hurn writes on page 21
(to 17.30)


Author: Captain Marryat
Adapted by: Tom Twigge
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Hurn
Oliver Cromwell: Warren Mitchell
Colonel Ingram: Colin Douglas
Captain Benfield: Robert Hewitt
Trooper Southwold: Jon Rollason
Jacob Armitage: Harold Scott
Judith Villiers: Una Venning
Edward Beverley: John Charlesworth
Alice Beverley: Shirley Cooklin
Humphrey Beverley: Anthony Valentine
Edith Beverley: Gillian Gale
Agatha: Barbara Hicks
Narrator: Lewis Stringer

: Jazz Interlude

David Jacobs introduces Midland jazz personalities.
(Sutton Coldfield, Alexandra Palace and Norwich)
(to 19.15)


Presenter: David Jacobs
Programme arranged by: Alan Waterman
Producer: John McGonagle

: Top Town: Fleetwood v. Paignton

A friendly battle of entertainment.
Judges: Beryl Orde, Stanelli, Elton Hayes
Introduced by Peter Haigh.
BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth


Judge: Beryl Orde
Judge: Stanelli
Judge: Elton Hayes
Presenter: Peter Haigh
Musicians: BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Commonwealth Magazine

Written by Peter Hunt.
First of six monthly programmes.
Filmed in co-operation with the Commonwealth Governments.


Narrator: Leonard Martin
Editor: Robert Verrall
Writer: Peter Hunt
Producer: Stephen McCormack

: Find the Link

with Leslie Mitchell in the chair.
Josephine Douglas, Carole Carr, Kenneth Horne, Peter Noble finding the links between the challengers.
Special investigators, Pauline and Larry Forrester


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

: Noah Gives Thanks

A television play by Eric Crozier.
[Starring] Herbert Lomas
The action of the play takes place In and around the Memorial Chapel at Crockitt, a small Hampshire village.

Noah is a gentle man whose three score years and ten have been spent in the open air. He has been a gardener, and glad of it: "It's been a good, rich life. There's money to be made in town, but a sight less peace of mind to its getting and spending." These his declining years are being spent in one of the two almshouses which flank the chapel, built as a war memorial, twenty-five years ago. The anniversary of its opening is to be marked by a visit from the Bishop and on Noah's birthday. This happy coincidence is, he thinks, worthy of a gesture as magnificent as he can possibly make it. This touching play tells the story of Noah's offering and of the way in which it is received.
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Writer: Eric Crozier
Producer: Peter Potter
Designer: Eileen Diss
Jeremiah: Beckett Bould
Noah: Herbert Lomas
Dick: David Godfrey
Tim: Barry Barrett
Polly: Irene French
Sarah: Amy Dalby
Mr. Pebble, Vicar of Crockitt: John Phillips
Mrs. Snapgood: Joan White
Mr. Snapgood: Duncan Lewis
Mrs. Pebble: Susan Pearson

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