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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Leisure and Pleasure greets the spring
Introduced by Roma Fairley.

3: Foot Forward
A guide to foot care and beauty by a chiropodist, and a pedicurist.
B. P. Allen shows the new spring shoes
Too many feet: Noel Dyson and Neville Phillips look on the lighter side.

Family Flashpoint
Desmond Leslie and Agnes Bernelle, with Edward Andrewes as referee.


Presenter: Roma Fairley
Item presenter: A chiropodist [name uncredited]
Item presenter: A pedicurist [name uncredited]
Item presenter: B. P. Allen
[Actress] (Too Many Feet): Noel Dyson
[Actor] (Too Many Feet): Neville Phillips
Panellist (Family Flashpoint): Desmond Leslie
Panellist (Family Flashpoint): Agnes Bernelle
Referee (Family Flashpoint): Edward Andrewes
Producer: Rosemary Hill

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
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 of the New Forest: 3: Alone
by Captain Marryat.
Adapted by Tom Twigge.
(Alan Edwards appears by permission of Sir Barry Jackson)

Under the guidance of Jacob Armitage, his grandchildren settle into their new life as forest children-all but Edward the eldest who tongs to avenge the burning of Arnwood. After a brush with the Roundhead Intendant of the forest, Mr. Heatherstone, Edward saves the life of Patience Heatherstone his daughter. Jacob dies; and the children are left to fend for themselves.

Spurs and Armour
Gerald Iles shows you how some of the animals in the Belle Vue Zoo protect themselves.

Learning to Roller Skate
Alu Williams takes you to a skating rink in Cardiff to meet some young people who have recently learned how to roller skate.


Author (Children of the New Forest): Captain Marryat
Adapted by (Children of the New Forest): Tom Twigge
Producer (Children of the New Forest): Douglas Hurn
Designer (Children of the New Forest): Stephen Bundy
Edward Beverley: Alan Edwards
Alice Beverley: Shirley Cooklin
Humphrey Beverley: Anthony Valentine
Edith Beverley: Gillian Gale
Pablo: Alaric Cotter
Patience Heatherstone: Shirley Watson
Oswald: John Abineri
Ned Corbould: Clement Lister
Landlord: Christopher Hodge
Shopkeeper: Arthur Lowe
Presenter (Spurs and Armour): Gerald Iles
Presenter (Learning to Roller Skate): Alu Williams

: Through the Looking-Glass

Noble Wilson invites viewers to come behind the scenes to see the Scottish Television Unit at work and to meet some of the people who handle it.
(Kirk O' Shotts, Redmoss and Glencairn only)


Presenter: Noble Wilson
Producer: James Buchan

: Woodpeckers

Peter Scott's guest is Heinz Sielmann, of Munich, who by the use of infra-red light has succeeded in filming a woodpecker's nest inside the trunk of a tree.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on January 15)


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest/Filmmaker: Heinz Sielmann

: Roller Skating

A programme specially arranged for television from the Embassy Skating Rink, Cardiff with Ravic and Babs and professional and amateur champion skaters in an exhibition of formation dancing, pair skating and dancing, free skating, and stunt skating.
Music by Tommy Marriott and the Kennard Dance Orchestra


Roller skaters: Ravic and Babs
Musicians: Tommy Marriott and the Kennard Dance Orchestra
Commentator: Alun Williams
Presented by: Dafydd Gruffydd

: Find the Link

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


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

: Sunk Rock

by Colin Morris.
A documentary programme based on the life and work of a rock lighthouse crew.
See page 15


Writer: Colin Morris
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Film editor: James Pople
Cameraman: Clifford Hornby
Producer: Gilchrist Calder

: The Queen in Lancashire

A BBC television film.
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: News

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