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: For Women: Leisure and Pleasure

From the National Radio Show
Isobel Barnett, Gerald Iles, and Yvonne Arnaud.

From the Studio
Introduced by Helen Shingler.

Family Tree
Evelyn Gibbs and Katharine Sibbring in the fourth of the series of programmes.

National Hospital Service Reserve
Rita Udall asks Mrs. Oxlade to describe her voluntary nursing work.

Digressions from John McLaren


Item presenter (From the National Radio Show): Isobel Barnett
Item presenter (From the National Radio Show): Gerald Iles
Pianist (From the National Radio Show): Yvonne Arnaud
Presenter (From the Studio): Helen Shingler
Item presenter (Family Tree): Evelyn Gibbs
Guest (Family Tree): Katharine Sibbring
Interviewer (National Hospital Service Reserve): Rita Udall
Interviewee (National Hospital Service Reserve): Mrs. Oxlade
Digresser: John McLaren
Producer: Rosemary Hill

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
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

Shirley Abicair presents her children's song album.
From the National Radio Show

On Guard
An adventure play by Geoffrey Stephenson.
Adapted and produced by Pamela Brown.
The action of the play takes place on the Yorkshire coast near Filey during the early part of the nineteenth century.
(Catherine Feller appears by permission of H.M. Tennent, Ltd.)

Come Flying!
A visit to the R.A.F. Station, Watton, for a flight in a Vickers Varsity aircraft in which an Air Cadet is gaining some flying experience.

(to 18.00)


Singer/Zither player: Shirley Abicair
Author (On Guard): Geoffrey Stephenson
Adapted by/Producer (On Guard): Pamela Brown
Designer (On Guard): Charles Lawrence
Dan Rudson: Robert Cawdron
Jeremy Brampton: Roy Wingrove
Jarbin: Frank Atkinson
Mrs. Brampton: Ina Moon
Jane Brampton: Catherine Feller
Stephen Brampton: Douglas Hankin
Scuppy: Erik Chitty
Mr. Harnton: Dennis Ramsden
Walters: Kenneth McClellan
Commentator (Come Flying!): Cliff Michelmore
Presented by (Come Flying!): John Vernon

: National Radio Show: Starlight

Carole Carr with the Steve Race Trio.


Singer: Carole Carr
Musicians: The Steve Race Trio
Presented by: Walton Anderson

: National Radio Show: Arenascope: Army Guest Night

Members of other Services have been invited to join with the British Army in demonstrating various aspects of modern service life.
Those taking part are:
Units from the United States, Army in Great Britain, Royal Navy and Royal Marines,
Royal Air Force, British Army
Band of the U.S. Army 32nd A.A.A. Brigade (by permission of Colonel W. A. Perry; Director of Music, C.W.O. B. J. Smith)
Staff Band of the Women's Royal Army Corps
(by permission of the Directors and Officers, Women's Royal Army Corps; Director of Music, Captain J. B. MacDowall, A.R.A.M.)
See page 15


Musicians: Band of the U.S. Army 32nd A.A.A. Brigade
Director of Music: C.W.O. B. J. Smith
Musicians: Staff Band of the Women's Royal Army Corps
Director of Music: Captain J. B. MacDowall
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Programme arranged by: Peter Webber
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: National Radio Show: Off the Record

Jack Payne introduces the Disc Jockeys of Great Britain in a Gala Edition of Off the Record.
The Stars: Max Bygraves, Eve Boswell, Vera Lynn, Petula Clark, Harold Smart, Alan Loveday, Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band, Dora Bryan, Peter Graves, Laurie Payne and Pamela Charles
(From 'The Water Gypsies' at the Winter Gardens Theatre)
The Disc Jockeys: Richard Attenborough, Eamonn Andrews, Jean Metcalfe, John Watt, Wilfrid Thomas, Dennis Scuse, Peter Brough and Archie Andrews, Sam Costa
Concert Orchestra and George Mitchell Singers
Conducted by Stanley Black


Presenter: Jack Payne
Singer: Max Bygraves
Singer: Eve Boswell
Singer: Vera Lynn
Singer: Petula Clark
Organist: Harold Smart
Violinist: Alan Loveday
Musicians: Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band
Singer: Dora Bryan
Singer: Peter Graves
Singer: Laurie Payne
Singer: Pamela Charles
Disc Jockey: Richard Attenborough
Disc Jockey: Eamonn Andrews
Disc Jockey: Jean Metcalfe
Disc Jockey: John Watt
Disc Jockey: Wilfrid Thomas
Disc Jockey: Dennis Scuse
Disc Jockey: Peter Brough
Disc Jockey: Archie Andrews
Disc Jockey: Sam Costa
Musicians: Concert Orchestra
Singers: George Mitchell Singers
Conducted by: Stanley Black
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Producer: Francis Essex

: Who Said That?

"The greatest error ever erred is a nice girl with a naughty word"
with Gilbert Harding, Nancy Spain, Helga Moray, John Betjeman and Alan Melville.


Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: Nancy Spain
Panellist: Helga Moray
Panellist: John Betjeman
Chairman: Alan Melville
Quotations read by: Cyril Shaps
Presented by: Harry Carlisle

: Edinburgh International Festival: Rendezvous

Artists from opera, concert hall, ballet, and theatre meet in the foyer of the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, and are interviewed by Max Robertson and June Shields.


Interviewer: Max Robertson
Interviewer: June Shields
Illustrator: Tony
Presented by: Noble Wilson

: News

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