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Introduced by Betty Lait.

Wooden Bygones
Joan Rodker interviews Mr. and Mrs. Pinto about their hobby of collecting old wooden domestic appliances and curios.

Marguerite Patten suggests some ways to make picnics more enjoyable.

Round the Shops
Margaret Douglas reports.


Presenter: Betty Lait
Interviewer (Wooden Bygones): Joan Rodker
Cook (Picnics): Marguerite Patten
Reporter (Round the Shops): Margaret Douglas
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

Sport Question Box
Geoffrey Dyson, Chief National Coach to the A.A.A., answers some of your questions on athletics, and introduces you to an outstanding sporting personality.

Pots of Money
A comedy by Kathleen Shepherd.
The action takes place in the Wilsons' house and garden.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on April 17)

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Sport Question Box): Geoffrey Dyson
Writer (Pots of Money): Kathleen Shepherd
Producer (Pots of Money): Pamela Brown
Mother: Rosemary Scott
Father: Walter Horsbrugh
Kevin: Bobby Scroggins
Fairy: Violet Gould
Mrs. Gray: Eileen Delamere
Mr. Baker: Graham Leaman
Mr. Carter: Bryan Kendrick

: Disneyland: Monsters of the Deep

In this film Walt Disney talks of legends of deep-sea monsters and introduces the giant squid, which is featured in his picture "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea".
Kirk Douglas and Peter Lorre are seen in excerpts from this film, which is based on the famous story by Jules Verne.


Presenter: Walt Disney

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The Experts:
Sir Mortimer Wheeler, Professor of Archaeology, University of London
Stuart Piggott, Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Hugh Shortt, Curator of Salisbury Museum
The Challenger: Swiss National Museum, Zurich
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Expert: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Expert: Stuart Piggott
Expert: Hugh Shortt
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: Gerald Moore

introduces the opera "The Barber of Seville", which will be televised from Glyndebourne tomorrow.
(A BBC Television film)


Presenter: Gerald Moore
Presented by: Patricia Foy

: The Little Soldier

A French cartoon film.
(Televised by arrangement with Dimitri de Grunwald)


Producer: Andre Sarrut

: The Happy Prisoner

by Monica Dickens
Adapted as a television play by John McNair

The action takes place in and near Hinkley, a small manor farmhouse in Shropshire, during 1945 and 1946.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on June 26)

Nurse Elizabeth Gray comes to the Norths' house in Shropshire to nurse Oliver who has lost a leg and who has a serious heart condition. He is a difficult patient, but then this is a difficult household. His married sister Heather is being courted by an R.A.F. Officer and is dreading her husband's return from the Middle East and also dreading a visit from her eccentric mother-in-law, Lady Sandys. In addition there is Vi, another sister, who is mad about farming. Nurse Gray needs all her patience and all her tact to handle the situation.


Author: Monica Dickens
Adapted by: John McNair
Producer: Douglas Allen
Elizabeth Gray: Sarah Lawson
Violet North: Monica McLeod
Heather Sandys: Ursula Howells
Oliver North: Robert Brown
Mrs. North: Olga Lindo
Fred Williams: Gordon Bell
Stanford Black: Bryan Coleman
John Sandys: Jack Gwillim
Lady Sandys: Nora Nicholson
Other parts played by: Fanny Carby
Other parts played by: Christopher Hodge
Other parts played by: Oswald Laurence
Other parts played by: Hazel Graeme Harrison
Other parts played by: Gloria Haigh
Other parts played by: Sheila Julian
Other parts played by: John Corrie
Other parts played by: Vincent Hitchcock
Other parts played by: Frank Julian

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