Introduced by Roma Fairley.
The lesser-known parks and the people in them.
In London Now
Honor Balfour's Round-up
Item presenter (Honor Balfour's Round-up):
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)
Narrator/script, music and settings:
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)
Sir Phineas Gordon:
Admiral the Duke of Tyburne:
Sir James Fitzwilliam:
Sir Hubert Fitzwilliam:
The Earl of Dudgeon:
A film review of recent research and discovery in science and industry.
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)
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.
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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)
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.
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An international jumping competition from the White City Stadium, London.
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