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: Family Affairs

Introduced by Betty Lait.
Betty Lait introduces her baby, and with Sister Tweddle recounts her experiences in hospital.
A physiotherapist explains the value of post-natal exercises.
The doctor describes the special needs of nursing mothers.


Presenter: Betty Lait
Guest: Sister Tweedle
Speaker: A physiotherapist [name uncredited]
Speaker: The doctor [name uncredited]
Arranged by: Julia Bull
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: In Town Tonight

(A BBC telerecording of last Saturday's broadcast)


Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/Music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Does Anyone Know?
A general knowledge quiz.
Chairman, Humphrey Lestocq

Toy Symphony
Haydn's music played by girl and boy musicians.

Our Port
John A. K. Hamilton introduces a new series of programmes and helps you to make a toy fishing port.

(to 17.55)


Chairman (Does Anyone Know?): Humphrey Lestocq
Presenter (Our Port): John A. K. Hamilton

: At Home at Arundel Castle

By courtesy of His Grace the Duke of Norfolk, K.G., G.C.V.O., television outside broadcast cameras visit one of Britain's most beautiful and ancient castles.
See page 15


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Presented by: Keith Rogers

: Fabian of Scotland Yard: The Executioner

Another film in this detection series.
[Starring] Bruce Seton


Inspector Robert Fabian: Bruce Seton

: Face the Music

Henry Hall invites you to Face the Music to listen to melodies and songs, old and new, and to meet famous and unknown artists and interesting personalities of his acquaintance including Fred Emney, Kay Cavendish, Fayne and Evans, Leslie Randall, Billy Whittaker and Mimi Law, The Maple Leaf Four, Deryck Guyler.


Presenter/orchestra director: Henry Hall
Performer: Fred Emney
Pianist: Kay Cavendish
Comedians: Fayne and Evans
Performer: Leslie Randall
Comedian: Billy Whittaker
Comedienne: Mimi Law
Singers: The Maple Leaf Four
Performer: Deryck Guyler
Designer: John Cooper
Musical associate: Alan Bristow
Dance director: Hazel Gee
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Panorama

A fortnightly topical magazine.
Introduced by Max Robertson.


Presenter: Max Robertson
Editor: Michael Barsley
Director: John Furness

: Easter Vigil

During Holy Week Christians live again through the story of the sufferings and death of Jesus Christ. And throughout the centuries they have gathered together on the eve of Easter Day to prepare for the feast of the risen Christ.
The French film 'La Nuit de Paques' shows the ceremonies of blessing the new lire and the Easter candle, the baptism of those who seek to enter the Church, and the renewal by all the people of the solemn promises made first at their baptism.
English commentary spoken by Father Agnellus Andrew O.F.M.


Narrator: Father Agnellus Andrew

: News

(sound only)

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