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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Leisure and Pleasure greets the spring
Introduced by Roma Fairley.
4: All Over
Richard Dormer, fashion photographer, with his model.
A mother and her daughter look at each other's clothes, with Molly Castle
Madame Knina, corsetiere
Robb fills in the picture
Guest of the week: Joan Rhodes
Great Day: Janet Turner's wedding film.


Presenter: Roma Fairley
Photographer: Richard Dormer
Guest: Molly Castle
Corsetiere: Madame Knina
Guest: Joan Rhodes
Subject (Great Day): Janet Turner
Producer: Rosemary Hill

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television: Children of the New Forest: 4: Hunted

by Captain Marryat.
Adapted by Tom Twigge.
(Alan Edwards appears by permission of Sir Barry Jackson)

After Jacob Armitage's death, the children support themselves in the forest cottage. Farmer Humphrey digs a pitfall to catch a wild bull, but instead traps Pablo, a young gypsy who comes to live with them. Edward, still restless, narrowly escapes death at the hands of a villainous forester, Ned Corbould.
(to 17.30)


Author: Captain Marryat
Adapted by: Tom Twigge
Producer: Douglas Hurn
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Edward Beverley: Alan Edwards
Alice Beverley: Shirley Cooklin
Humphrey Beverley: Anthony Valentine
Edith Beverley: Gillian Gale
Pablo: Alaric Cotter
Mr. Heatherstone: Ralph Nossek
Oswald: John Abineri
Ratcliffe: Roy Henderson
Clara Ratcliffe: Sheila Eyes
Groom: Victor Platt
Ben: Wolfe Morris
Lambert: Michael Hart

: Science Review

A review of scientific films.


Producer: Norman MacQueen
Producer: James McCloy

: Find the Link

with Leslie Mitchell in the chair.
Josephine Douglas, Carole Carr, Kenneth Horne, Peter Noble.
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

: You Never Can Tell

A comedy by Bernard Shaw.
[Starring] Birmingham Repertory Company
From Birmingham Repertory Theatre, by permission of Sir Barry Jackson

Here is one of Shaw's most popular comedies - indeed, in the 1947-8 London production it achieved the second longest run of any Shaw revival. The date of the action is about the turn of the century; the scene is set 'At the Seaside', and G.B.S. blows the fun along like a gusty, jolly sea-breeze. Here we have the newly-established dentist, Valentine, whose profession introduces him to the Clandon family - Mrs. Clandon, an 'advanced' authoress separated from her husband these eighteen years, and her daughters, Dolly and Gloria. In no time at all, Valentine has extracted one of Dolly's teeth and fallen in love with Gloria. But Gloria is a 'twentieth-century girl', difficult to woo because her mother has taught her to forswear emotion: can Valentine win the modern girl by old-fashioned methods? And his problems hardly decrease when it becomes apparent that his landlord is (in the delightful old euphemism) no stranger to Mrs. Clandon. It all ends in a characteristic Shavian mix-up, appropriately labelled by the author as one of his Pleasant Plays. (Peter Forster)


Author: Bernard Shaw
Producer: Julian Amyes
Designer: Paul Shelving
Dolly Clandon: Doreen Aris
Mr. Valentine: Richard Pasco
Parlourmaid: Jill Hipkiss
Philip Clandon: Alan Rowe
Mrs. Clandon: Ann Castle
Gloria Clandon: Nancie Jackson
Fergus Crampton: Jack May
Finch M'Comas: Bernard Hepton
Waiter: Redmond Phillips
Second waiter: Michael Allaby
Mr. Bohun Q.C.: Alan Bridges

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