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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Greets the Spring
Introduced by Roma Fairley.
2 - Hands Up
Marjorie Foster on the care of the hands
Victoria F. Norman shows the latest gloves
Yvonne Arnaud and Ernest Thesiger show embroidery they have made
Guest of the Week: Chin Yu

Private Collections
Brian Galpin shows Patricia Brent some items from his collection of musical instruments.


Presenter: Roma Fairley
Expert: Marjorie Foster
Expert: Victoria F. Norman
Embroider: Yvonne Arnaud
Embroider: Ernest Thesiger
Guest: Chin Yu
Collector (Private Collections): Brian Galpin
Item presenter (Private Collections): Patricia Brent
Producer: Rosemary Hill

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television: Children of the New Forest: 2: A New Life

by Captain Marryat
Adapted and produced by Douglas Hurn

In the hue and cry which follows King Charles I's escape from detention by the Roundheads, Arnwood, home of the four Cavalier Beverley children, is burnt out. They are thought to have perished, but they have in fact taken shelter in the New Forest cottage of old Jacob Armitage, a forester, and they pretend to be his grandchildren.
(to 17.30)


Author: Captain Marryat
Adapted by/Producer: Douglas Hurn
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Jacob Armitage: Harold Scott
Edward Beverley: Alan Edwards
Alice Beverley: Shirley Cooklin
Humphrey Beverley: Anthony Valentine
Edith Beverley: Gillian Gale
Mr. Heatherstone: Ralph Nossek
Patience Heatherstone: Shirley Watson
Oswald: John Abineri

: The Quest

Written and directed by John Dooley.

A film about William Cookworthy's search for true porcelain.
Produced by Plymouth Films Ltd.
(Wenvoe, Rowridge, North Hessary Tor, Truleigh Hill and Alexandra Palace)
(to 19.15)


Writer/Director: John Dooley
Narrator: Alan Gibson

: Garrison Theatre

From Cardiff.
Introduced by Bill Maynard
with Sardina, Derek Roy, Boyer and Ravel, Maudie Edwards, Lucille Graham, Edward Byles, Howard Greene and Marjorie Lawrence
Morriston Orpheus Male Choir
Conductor, Ivor Sims
BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conducted by Arwel Hughes


Presenter/Comedian: Bill Maynard
Performer: Sardina
Comedian: Derek Roy
Dancers: Boyer and Ravel
Singer: Maudie Edwards
Singer: Lucille Graham
Tenor: Edward Byles
Performer: Howard Greene
Soprano: Marjorie Lawrence
Singers: Morriston Orpheus Male Choir
Conductor: Ivor Sims
Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Arwel Hughes
Producer: David J. Thomas

: 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 Forrester 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

: Disneyland: Photographers on the Vanishing Prairie

Walt Disney himself appears at the beginning of this film, which includes scenes taken by a photographer disguised in a buffalo skin to enable him to get close shots of the prairie animals and other extracts from Disney's latest 'Truelife' nature films.
Walt Disney writes on page 7

: The Whiteoak Chronicles: The Building of Jalna

by Mazo de la Roche.
Adapted as a television play by Anthony Steven.

[Starring] Jean Cadell, Heather Stannard and Peter Williams
The action takes place in India and Ontario, Canada.
(Lee Patterson appears by permission of Remus Films, Ltd.)

Adeline Whiteoak, safely past her hundredth birthday, recalls the early days of her married life. We return with her to the middle of the nineteenth century. Bonaparte, the parrot, is a fine young bird; Captain Philip Whiteoak, a dashing officer of Hussars; his wife the lovely and spirited girl whose existence is a cherished memory of the old Adeline. The scene is India. Philip, on bad terms with the colonel of his Regiment, receives news of property left to him by an uncle in Canada. It is this which prompts him to sell his commission and emigrate to the New World. On the shores of Lake Ontario he buys land and plans the building of 'Jalna'. The new life to which he and Adeline are committed is hardly uneventful. Their own problems and the problems of their neighbours see to that. There is James Wilmott, the mysterious emigrant, who not only involves himself in their future, but involves them in the past from which he is a fugitive; there is Colonel Vaughan's niece, Daisy, who turns a passionate and predatory regard on men in general and Philip in particular; there is Ramsay, the hot-blooded Scots doctor, who delivers Adeline's first child; and there is Wilmott's half-caste servant, Tite, who innocently makes the best of both worlds. This is the climate which nourished the seeds of the later 'Jalna' we have come to know.
(Anthony Steven)


Author: Mazo de la Roche
Adapter: Anthony Steven
Producer: Douglas Allen
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Adeline Whiteoak: Jean Cadell
Finch, her grandson: Andrew Ray
Adeline Whiteoak: Heather Stannard
Philip Whiteoak, her husband: Peter Williams
James Wilmott: Anthony Sharp
Mrs. Wilmott: Margaret Gordon
Colonel Vaughan: James Raglan
Mrs. Vaughan: Janet Joye
Robert Vaughan, their son: Terence Bayler
Daisy Vaughan, their niece: Natasha Parry
Dr. Ramsay: Jack Stewart
Tite: Lee Patterson
Michael Brent: Reginald Hearne
Fiddler Jock: Henry Hutteroth
Betty, the Vaughans' maid: Alexis Milne
Others taking part: Ann Cherry
Others taking part: Ivor Burgoyne
Others taking part: Vincent Hitchcock
Others taking part: Frank Pendlebury
Others taking part: Robert Robinson

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