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: Family Affairs

Introduced by Josephine Douglas.

My Family Life
Barbara Broadhurst tells of her life as the wife of a civil airline pilot.

Summer Clothes
Elvira Humphries shows a collection of gay clothes for children in the 5-12 years age group.

A doctor describes growth of adolescent boys and advises on their special needs at this time.


Presenter: Josephine Douglas
Speaker (My Family Life): Barbara Broadhurst
Item presenter (Summer Clothes): Elvira Humphries
Item presenter (Adolescence): A doctor [name uncredited]
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

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

People in Books
Olive Shapley introduces two characters from 'Swallows and Amazons' by Arthur Ransome.

Springtime Melody
Orchestral music played by Eric Robinson and his Orchestra.

Background to Your Programmes
Stewart Marshall and some children show you a new setting for children's programmes.

(to 17.55)


Presenter (People in Books): Olive Shapley
Musicians (Springtime Melody): Eric Robinson and his Orchestra
Presented by (Springtime Melody): John Hunter Blair
Presenter (Background to Your Programmes): Stewart Marshall

: Plain and Purl

Extremes in hosiery and knitwear -from string vests to oven cloths, fishermen's stockings to milady's evening wear.
Presented in co-operation with the National Hosiery Manufacturers' Federation


Producer: David Martin
Fashion Adviser: Leonora Curry
Commentator: Jeanne Heal

: Fabian of Scotland Yard: The Golden Peacock

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


Inspector Robert Fabian: Bruce Seton

: Have You a Camera?

Baron, the photographer, in the second of six programmes, shows you how to take good pictures by simple methods.


Presenter/photographer: Baron
Producer: Alan Sleath

: Home and Dry

[Starring] David Nixon
with Paula Marshall, Cyril Wells, Irene Handl, Michael Caridia.


Magician: David Nixon
Assistant: Paula Marshall
Performer: Cyril Wells
Performer: Irene Handl
Performer: Michael Caridia
Scriptwriter: Eric Sykes
Scriptwriter: Spike Milligan
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Producer: Kenneth Carter

: Panorama

A fortnightly topical magazine.
Introduced by Max Robertson.


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

: Above Us the Waves

The story, on film, of the vital part played by human torpedoes and midget submarines in the attack on the German battleship Tirpitz.
Launched in 1939 as unsinkable, the Tirpitz was finally immobilised sixty miles up a Norwegian fjord in November 1944. Commander Cameron (who won his V.C. in this operation) and others of his gallant colleagues are seen with Admiral Earl Mount-batten of Burma. K.G.. P.C., at the London premiere at the Odeon, Leicester Square, in interviews with John Mills, John Gregson, and Donald Sinden, who portray them in the film.
Programme compiled by courtesy of the J. Arthur Rank Organisation, Ltd.


Interviewer: Commander Cameron
Interviewee: John Mills
Interviewee: John Gregson
Interviewee: Donald Sinden

: News

(sound only)

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