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: Family Affairs

Introduced by Olive Shapley.

Viewers' Problems
Dr. Winifred de Kok, Phyllis Hostler, child psychologist, the Rev. Arthur Morton, Director of the N.S.P.C.C., and John Watson, juvenile magistrate, give their views on social problems.


Presenter: Olive Shapley
Panellist (Viewers' Problems): Dr. Winifred de Kok
Panellist (Viewers' Problems): Phyllis Hostler
Panellist (Viewers' Problems): The Rev. Arthur Morton
Panellist (Viewers' Problems): John Watson
Arranged by: Jan Jackson
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: In Town Tonight

(A BBC telerecording of last Saturday's broadcast)

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Prudence Kitten
with Molly Blake.
See page 21

Come to the Fair
Cliff Michelmore introduces you to fairground personalities in the 'Children's Corner' of Blaise Castle grounds, Bristol.

Our Port
John A. K. Hamilton and some children show the model you have built.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Prudence Kitten): Molly Blake
Presenter (Come to the Fair): Cliff Michelmore
Presenter (Our Port): John A. K. Hamilton

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Muffin, Andy, Bill and Ben - Early TV Puppets 28 March 2019
Muffin, Andy, Bill and Ben - Early TV Puppets 28 March 2019

: Castle on a Cliff

Written and produced by Noble Wilson.
Television cameras visit Culzean Castle on the Ayrshire coast.
There, with the help of film, they trace the history of this ancient residence of the Marquesses of Ailsa, part of which is now the Scottish home of the President of the United States of America.
(This programme is televised by courtesy of the National Trust of Scotland)


Writer/producer: Noble Wilson
Commentator: Aidan Thomson

: An excerpt from: Dry Rot

A farce by John Chapman.
[Starring] John Slater, Brian Rix, Basil Lord
The action of the play takes place in the lounge hall of the Bull and Cow.
Introduced by Brian Johnston.
A special performance before an invited audience from the Whitehall Theatre. London (by arrangement with Rix Theatrical Productions)

Colonel and Mrs. Wagstaff and their daughter Susan take the 'Bull and Cow' hotel near Seldon Park racecourse where they hope to live comfortably and profitably. Unfortunately their first guests are Alfred Tubbe and his runner Fred Phipps, and a subterranean guest, the unknown third of their party, 'Flash' Harry. It is the purpose of these three to switch the favourite in the local big race with a horse which is concealed with 'Flash' in the subterranean passages that tunnel the ground beneath the old hotel.


Writer: John Chapman
Director: Wallace Douglas
Setting: Rhoda Gray
Presenter: Brian Johnston
Television presentation: Alan Chivers
Alfred Tubbe: John Slater
Fred Phipps: Brian Rix
Beth Barton: Hazel Douglas
John Danby: John Chapman
Susan Wagstaff: Diana Calderwood
Colonel Wagstaff: Charles Cameron
Flash Harry: Basil Lord
Mrs Wagstaff: Cicely Paget-Bowman
Albert Polignac: Larry Noble
Sergeant Fire: Wynne Clark

: Life with the Lyons

Written by Bob Block, Bebe Daniels and Bill Harding.
[Starring] Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon
with Barbara Lyon, Richard Lyon, Horace Percival, Molly Weir, Doris Rogers, Richard Bellaers, Hugh Morton, Richard Thorp.
Third of four fortnightly programmes.


Writer: Bob Block
Writer: Bebe Daniels
Writer: Bill Harding
Producer: Bryan Sears
Orchestra directed by: George Clouston
Incidental music: Arthur Wilkinson
Herself: Bebe Daniels
Himself: Ben Lyon
Herself: Barbara Lyon
Himself: Richard Lyon
Mr. Wimple: Horace Percival
Aggie MacDonald: Molly Weir
Florrie Wainwright: Doris Rogers
[Actor]: Richard Bellaers
[Actor]: Hugh Morton
[Actor]: Richard Thorp

: Panorama

A fortnightly topical magazine.
Introduced by Max Robertson.


Presenter: Max Robertson
Editor: Michael Barsley
Director: John Furness

: Rene Ray: The Telescope; How Not to Sell a Mink Coat

Rene Ray tells her own stories.


Writer/Storyteller: Rene Ray
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: News

(sound only)

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