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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Dilys Dimbleby.

Family Tree
Evelyn Gibbs, with Katharine Sibbring, begins to trace a family tree at Somerset House.

Fashion Report
Betty Rodway shows some clothes for country occasions.

Vivian Rowe talks about guide books and how to use them.

Songs by Joan Carlisle.


Presenter: Dilys Dimbleby
Item presenter (Family Tree): Evelyn Gibbs
Guest (Family Tree): Katharine Sibbring
Reporter (Fashion Report): Betty Rodway
Item presenter (Holidays): Vivian Rowe
Singer (Music): Joan Carlisle
Producer: Rosemary Hill

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Script, music and settings: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

The Explorer: 3: In Search of Livingstone
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 New York and in East Africa in 1871.
(Michael Aldridge is appearing in 'Salad Days' at the Vaudeville Theatre, London)

School for Divers
Frank Gillard takes television cameras to the British Underwater Centre at Dartmouth to see how young divers are trained for one of Britain's newest sports.

(to 18.00)


Writer (The Explorer): Estelle Holt
Producer (The Explorer): Naomi Capon
Designer (The Explorer): Stewart Marshall
James Gordon Bennett: Robert Ayres
Henry Morton Stanley: Michael Aldridge
Shaw: Henry Davies
Dr. Kirk: Oliver Burt
Sheikh Hashid: Hassan Gadalla
Kalulu: Ronald Moodie
Mbarak Bombay: Earl Cameron
Asmani: Lionel Ngakane
Dr. Livingstone: Andrew Cruickshank
Presenter (School for Divers): Frank Gillard
Producer (School for Divers): Nicholas Crocker

: Top Town: Consett v. Stockport

A friendly battle of entertainment.
Judges: Issy Bonn, Bernard Hollowood, Elisabeth Welch
Introduced by Peter Haigh.


Judge: Issy Bonn
Judge: Bernard Hollowood
Judge: Elisabeth Welch
Orchestra director: Steve Race
Presenter: Peter Haigh
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Commonwealth Magazine

Second of a monthly series of film magazines.
Made in co-operation with the Commonwealth Governments
Contributions for this edition come from Canada, Pakistan, Rhodesia and Nyasaland, South Africa, and Australia.


Editor: Enid Mansell
Producer: Peter Hunt

: Find the Link

with Leslie Mitchell in the chair and 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

: Noah Gives Thanks

A television play by Eric Crozier.
[Starring] Herbert Lomas
The action of the play takes place in and around the Memorial Chapel at Crockitt, a small Hampshire village.
(BBC telerecording of the broadcast on April 5)


Writer: Eric Crozier
Producer: Peter Potter
Designer: Eileen Diss
Jeremiah: Beckett Bould
Noah: Herbert Lomas
Dick: David Godfrey
Tim: Barry Barrett
Polly: Irene French
Sarah: Amy Dalby
Mr. Pebble, Vicar of Crockitt: John Phillips
Mrs. Snapgood: Joan White
Mr. Snapgood: Duncan Lewis
Mrs. Pebble: Susan Pearson

: News

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