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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure: Report from London - 2

Introduced by Roma Fairley.

Holiday Mood

The lesser-known parks and the people in them.

In London Now

Honor Balfour's Round-up


Presenter: Roma Fairley
Item presenter (Honor Balfour's Round-up): Honor Balfour
Producer: Rosemary Hill

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
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 Gordon Honour: 3 - The Gunpowder Candlestick

The adventures of a candlestick in seven episodes.
(Sheila Shand Gibbs is appearing in 'Sailor Beware', at the Strand Theatre, Paul Whitsun-Jones is appearing in 'Kismet' at the Stoll Theatre, London)
(to 17.30)


Producer: Shaun Sutton
Designer: Richard Henry
Sir Phineas Gordon: Bruce Gordon
Admiral the Duke of Tyburne: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Sir James Fitzwilliam: Colin Douglas
Sir Hubert Fitzwilliam: Colin Douglas
Ronald Fitzwilliam: Barry Letts
Poppy: Sheila Shand Gibbs
Johanna: Sheila Shand Gibbs
Master Anselm: Dennis Ramsden
The Earl of Dudgeon: Philip Dale
Servant: John Crocker

: Weather Chart

: Science Review

A film review of recent research and discovery in science and industry.


Producer: Norman MacQueen
Producer: James McCloy

: Something to Shout About

A light-hearted enquiry by Nancy Spain, Avril Angers, John Burns and a guest into the awards challengers have won.
Macdonald Daly in the chair.
Special investigators, Pauline and Larry Forrester
('Something to Shout About' is from a lay-out by Peter Smith)


Panellist: Nancy Spain
Panellist: Avril Angers
Panellist: John Burns
Chairman: Macdonald Daly
Special investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special investigator: Larry Forrester
Presented by: Harry Carlisle

: Bielefeld Children's Choir

under their conductor Friedrich Oberschelp gives a programme of songs from Germany.
The Bielefeld Children's Choir is making its first visit to this country.
See page 15


Singers: Bielefeld Children's Choir
Conductor: Friedrich Oberschelp
Presented by: Christian Simpson

: A Phoenix Too Frequent

by Christopher Fry.
The scene is a tomb near Ephesus in 1500 B.C.
(Noelle Middleton appears by permission of John Woolf)

"I Wish you hadn't turned dramatic poet", wrote James Agate sorrowfully to Christopher Fry in 1946, which only shows how even the finest critics can sometimes nod; and there followed (in Agate's Ego 9) a stimulating cut-and-thrust correspondence about this short play, with the poet courteously riposting that "It was meant to be mock heroics, to be laughing at a certain kind of verse, to be a joke".

The plot, he tells us, "was got from Jeremy Taylor, who had it from Petronius". Set in antiquity, it has a beautiful young widow named Dynamene mourning beside the underground tomb of her late husband; but try as she may, mourning does not really become Dynamene, and the intrusion of a handsome young man eventually reconciles her to the pleasurable hazards of life. (Peter Forster)


Writer: Christopher Fry
Producer: Owen Reed
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Dynamene: Noelle Middleton
Tegeus-Chromis: George Cole
Doto: Jessie Evans

: Why Not Paint?

Mervyn Levy invites you to join him and his pupil Sarah Lawson in the first of three summer programmes on how to paint in oils.
See page 15


Presenter/artist: Mervyn Levy
Pupil: Sarah Lawson
Presented by: Catherine Dove

: International Horse Show: The Imperial Cup

An international jumping competition from the White City Stadium, London.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Commentator: Bill Allenby
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

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