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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

Flowers in June
Violet Stevenson shows some arrangements for cut flowers.

Dressmaking: Alterations: 1
Diana Crutchley, with Betty Lait as model, alters a dress that is too large.

Margaret Alcorn makes brandy snaps.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Flowers in June): Violet Stevenson
Item presenter (Dressmaking): Diana Crutchley
Model (Dressmaking): Betty Lait
Cook (Cookery): Margaret Alcorn
Producer: S.E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

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

: Children's Television

Grey Squirrel
A film showing the growth and daily life of three young squirrels from spring to mid-winter.

Children's Newsreel

BBC Television Puppet Theatre presents
Willie the Gris
A play based on an old legend by Rhoda Power.
by Miles Tomalin.


Writer (Willie the Gris): Rhoda Power
Writer (Abercadapple): Miles Tomalin
Puppeteer (Willie the Gris/Abercadapple): Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer (Willie the Gris/Abercadapple): Molly Gibson
Puppeteer (Willie the Gris/Abercadapple): Gordon Murray
Puppeteer (Willie the Gris/Abercadapple): Woolf Goldberg
Puppeteer (Willie the Gris/Abercadapple): Joan Garrick
Voices (Willie the Gris/Abercadapple): Kenneth Connor
Voices (Willie the Gris/Abercadapple): Pamela Russell
Voices (Willie the Gris/Abercadapple): Redvers Kyle
Puppets (Willie the Gris/Abercadapple): Laurence Primmer
Designer (Willie the Gris/Abercadapple): Claude Whatham
Producer (Willie the Gris/Abercadapple): Ursula Eason

: Ar Y Maes

Gwahoddiad cynnes i chwi i dreulio banner awr ar faes Eisteddfod Genedlaethol yr Urdd yn
Abertridwr yng nghwmni rhai o'r ymwelwyr a'r cystadleuwyr ifainc a ddaeth i'r Wyl. Fe'u cyflwynir gan Ifan O. Williams
Y rhaglen dan ofal
Lorraine Davies a Selwyn Roderick
(A visit to the Welsh League of Youth National Eisteddfod at Abertridwr)
(Wenvoe, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 18.15)

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
A topical programme that spotlights the latest news, views, and personalities of sport.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Presented by: Alan Rees

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The Experts:
Hugh de S. Shortt, Curator of Salisbury Museum
G.H.S. Bushnell, Curator, University Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Cambridge
The Challenger: Musee des Arts et Traditions Populaires, Paris
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Expert: Hugh de S. Shortt
Expert: G.H.S. Bushnell
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: International Water Polo: Plaistow United v. Tourcoing

The British champions meet the French champions.
From the West Ham Baths, London.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: It Could Happen Only in Paris

by Alfred Savoir
Adapted for television by Isabelle Kloucowsky and Claude Barma
English version by Basil Bartlett
[Starring] Gaby Sylvia and Tony Britton
Produced by Claude Barma, drama producer of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise.
Settings designed by Jean-Jacques Gambut and reproduced by Richard Greenough.
Incidental music composed by Jean Marion and supplied by courtesy of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise.
(A BBC Telerecording of the broadcast on May 1)

This is the tale of Albert, the poor stage extra, who falls in love with the Princess. From afar he worships her until, because of a hoax, he is able to meet her in strange circumstances. Then his problem is to make her love him for himself alone, without regard to rank or station.


Author: Alfred Savoir
Adapted by: Isabelle Kloucowsky
Adapted by/Producer/Special film sequences shot in Paris by: Claude Barma
English version: Basil Bartlett
Settings Designer: Jean-Jacques Gambut
Settings reproduced by: Richard Greenough
Incidental music composed by: Jean Marion
Cloak-room attendant: Vera Lennox
Monsieur Verdon: Edgar K. Bruce
Annette: Brenda Hogan
Monsieur Thomas: Michael Brennan
Albert Landier: Tony Britton
First Hindu: Geoffrey Underwood
Second Hindu: David Tudor-Jones
The Tenor: John G. Heller
The Soprano: Christie Humphrey
Due de Deauville: Basil Bartlett
The Prince: Bruno Barnabe
Doctor: Robert Sansom
Princess Elvira: Gaby Sylvia
Maitre d'Hotel: Lloyd Pearson
Manager: Lockwood West
Page: Colin Wall
Maid: Julie Somers
Masseur: Chris O'Brien
Circus Director: Peter Bull
Employee: Sam Kydd

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