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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Roma Fairley.

Unusual Holidays
E. Arnot Robertson reports on a holiday on the canals of England; James Laver shows what you can do if you take sketching materials with you.

Lady Casson shows how glass can be used in interior decorating.

Gervase de Peyer plays the clarinet.


Presenter: Roma Fairley
Reporter (Unusual Holidays): E. Arnot Robertson
Sketcher (Unusual Holidays): James Laver
Item presenter (Glass): Lady Casson
Clarinetist (Music): Gervase de Peyer
Producer: Rosemary Hill

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in songs and games.
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: The Explorer: 2: The Golden Future

Written by Estelle Holt.
A serial play in five parts based on the life of the famous explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley.
The action takes place in Liverpool, on the deck of Windermere, and in New Orleans.
(Meredith Edwards appears by permission of the Old Vic Trust, Ltd.; Gordon Tanner is appearing in 'The Desperate Hours' at the Hippodrome, London; Hugh Manning appears by permission of H.M. Tennent, Ltd.)
(to 17.30)


Writer: Estelle Holt
Producer: Naomi Capon
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Uncle Thomas: Meredith Edwards
John Rowlands: Roy Sone
Nelson: Hugh Manning
Harry: Ian Jameson
Speake: Gordon Tanner
Daniel: John Harrison
Mr. Henry Morton Stanley: Guy Kingsley-Poynter

: Science Review

A review of scientific films.


Producer: Norman MacQueen
Producer: James McCloy

: Starlight

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson with Will Fyffe, Jnr., at the piano.


Singer: Pearl Carr
Singer: Teddy Johnson
Pianist: Will Fyffe, Jnr.
Presented by: Eddie Fraser

: 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 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

: The Whiteoak Chronicles: Whiteoaks

by Mazo de la Roche.
Adapted as a television play by Philip Mackie.
[Starring] Jean Cadell

The year is 1926, and old Adeline Whiteoak has reached the age of a hundred and one. Though she spends most of her time in bed now, she is as ready as ever to lash out with her tongue or her stick. She has achieved her ambition of having great-grand-children - though not one-tenth as many as she would have wished. Still, Piers and Pheasant have a baby son, and Meg and Maurice Vaughan have a daughter. In the nature of things, the old lady can't be expected to last very much longer. The question that possesses her family is, whom will she leave her money to? The obvious choice is Renny, eldest grandson and master of the house; but Uncles Nicholas and Ernest feel that they have better claims - and indeed every one of the Whiteoaks nourishes a more-or-less secret - hope. Everyone, that is, except Finch. Finch is the misfit of the family: a shy, awkward eighteen-year-old, he is laughed at by the uncles, ordered about by Renny, bullied by Piers. But he is Adeline's grandson, and has inherited at least some of the old rebel's spirit. (Philip Mackie)


Author: Mazo de la Roche
Adapted by: Philip Mackie
Producer: Douglas Allen
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Adeline Whiteoak: Jean Cadell
Her sons - Nicholas: Richard Caldicot
Her sons - Ernest: Arthur Howard
Her grandchildren - Renny: Joseph O'Conor
Her grandchildren - Meg: Elizabeth Maude
Her grandchildren - Piers: Ian Bannen
Her grandchildren - Finch: John Charlesworth
Pheasant, Piers's wife: Petra Davies
George Fennel: Brian Roper
Mr. Patton: John Vere
Barman: Roland Brand
A girl: June Charlier
A man: Michael O'Connor
Others taking part: Janet Ball
Others taking part: Marilyn Ridge
Others taking part: Gloria Haigh
Others taking part: Sheila Julian
Others taking part: Frank Julian
Others taking part: Robert Fisher
Others taking part: Robb Ranga

: Return to Africa

Written and produced by Vera Lindsay.
A film of Albert Schweitzer's eleventh journey to his hospital at Lambarene in French Equatorial Africa.
Specially filmed for the BBC by Erica Anderson in association with Jerome Hill


Writer/producer: Vera Lindsay
Subject: Albert Schweitzer
Editor: Joseph Sterling
Narrator: Robert Harris

: For Empire Day: Transatlantic Teleview

(See top of page)

In this film, one of an official series specially made for American television, Robert McKenzie interviews Mr. Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia, during his visit to London in February last. Mr. Menzies talks about the position of the British Commonwealth in the world today.
At 10.30


Interviewer: Robert McKenzie

: News

(sound only)

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