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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure: Report from London - 3

Introduced by Roma Fairley.
London Street Markets; The Sellers; The Buyers and The Goods; Honor Balfour's Round-Up


Presenter: Roma Fairley
Reporter (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 and invites them to join in songs and games.
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 Running Tide
A play by Sheilah Ward.
"I must go down to the seas again, For the call of the running tide Is a wild call and a clear call That may not be denied." (John Masefield)
The action takes place in the latter part of the eighteenth century.

No Ordinary Ship: 1: Steaming to Windward
Portrait of an aircraft carrier.
Outside broadcast cameras go on board H.M.S. Bulwark to show some of the problems of running an airfield at sea.
Produced by Alan Chivers with the co-operation of the Admiralty and H.M.S. Bulwark, Captain J.M. Villiers O.B.E.. R.N.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on July 6)

(to 18.00)


Writer (The Running Tide): Sheilah Ward
Producer (The Running Tide): Robert Tronson
Traditional music specially arranged for concertina by (The Running Tide): Alfred Edwards
Designer (The Running Tide): Charles Lawrence
The Rector: John Welsh
His children - Susanna: Perlita Neilson
His children - William: Michael Maguire
His children - Horace: Richard Bellaers
His children - Classic Jones: Peter Halliday
Jeremy: Bruce Sharman
John: Melvyn Hayes
Nurse Blackett: Patricia Field
Captain Miller: Philip Dale
Mrs. Miller: Pauline Winter
Sailor: Donald Leaver
Commentator (No Ordinary Ship): Richard Dimbleby
Commentator (No Ordinary Ship): Berkeley Smith
Producer (No Ordinary Ship): Alan Chivers

: National Radio Show Preview

Max Robertson and Brian Johnston visit Earls Court on the eve of the opening of the twenty-second National Radio and Television Exhibition to see some of this year's exhibits and preparations in progress in the BBC Arena and Studio.


Presenter: Max Robertson
Presenter: Brian Johnston
Presented by: Robin Scott

: Top Town: Leigh v. Portsmouth and Southsea

A friendly battle of entertainment.
Judges: Frances Day, Bernard Delfont, Jerry Wayne
Introduced by Peter Haigh.
BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth


Judge: Frances Day
Judge: Bernard Delfont
Judge: Jerry Wayne
Presenter: Peter Haigh
Musicians: BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Commonwealth Magazine

Written and produced by Stephen Hearst.
A film programme made in co-operation with the Commonwealth Governments.


Writer/producer: Stephen Hearst
Editor: Alan Martin

: Who Said That?

"Work is the curse of the drinking classes"
with Gilbert Harding, Nancy Spain, Helga Moray, Peter Jones and Alan Melville.


Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: Nancy Spain
Panellist: Helga Moray
Panellist: Peter Jones
Chairman: Alan Melville
Presented by: Harry Carlisle

: Romeo and Juliet: Part 1

by William Shakespeare.
Adapted for television by Dallas Bower.
[Starring] Tony Britton, Virginia McKenna, Flora Robson, Harcourt Williams
Scene: Verona, Mantua
(A BBC telerecording of the production on May 22)
(Part 2: Thursday at 9.0 p.m.)


Author: William Shakespeare
Adapted by: Dallas Bower
Producer: Harold Clayton
Fights arranged by: Peter Diamond
Dance arranged by: Belinda Quirey
Music arranged and directed by: Cecily Arnold
Music arranged and directed by: Marshall Johnson
Chorus: John Phillips
Servant to Capulet - Sampson: Colin Douglas
Servant to Capulet - Gregory: Brian Moorehead
Abraham, servant to Montague: Roger Gage
Balthasar, servant to Romeo: Henry Davies
Benvolio, nephew to Montague and friend to Romeo: Eric Lander
Tybalt, nephew to Lady Capulet: Richard Wordsworth
An Officer: Peter Henchie
Capulet: David Horne
Lady Capulet: Jill Esmond
Montague: James Raglan
Lady Montague: Noel Hood
Escales, Prince of Verona: John Phillips
Romeo, son to Montague: Tony Britton
Paris, a young Nobleman, kinsman to the Prince: Owen Holder
A Page to Paris: Robert Scroggins
Peter, servant to Juliet's nurse: Michael Brennan
Nurse to Juliet: Flora Robson
Juliet, daughter to Capulet: Virginia McKenna
Mercutio, kinsman to the Prince and friend to Romeo: Laurence Payne
Friar Laurence, a Franciscan: Harcourt Williams
An Apothecary: J. Leslie Frith
Friar John, a Franciscan: David Garth

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