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: Family Affairs

Introduced by Olive Shapley.

From the National Radio Show
Cinderella, 1955
(Life begins at 40)
Rosalind Critchlow and Eileen Fowler help you to look and feel younger.

From the Studio
Olive Shapley interviews some grandmothers who are 'different'.


Presenter/interviewer (From the Studio): Olive Shapley
Beauty stylist (Cinderella, 1955): Rosalind Critchlow
Exerciser (Cinderella, 1955): Eileen Fowler
Arranged by: Jan Jackson
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: In Town Tonight

(A BBC telerecording of last Saturday's broadcast)


Editor/producer: Peter Duncan

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
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

All About Animals
with George Cansdale.
From the National Radio Show

Billy Bean and his Funny Machine
(Programme devised by Chuck Luchsinger and presented by arrangement with Monty Bailey-Watson)

Football for Boys
Bill Latto talks to Walter Winterbottom, coach to the England Association Football team, and introduces one of the Association's coaching films.

(to 17.50)


Presenter (All About Animals): George Cansdale
Script (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Marguerite Green
Puppetry (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Elizabeth Donaldson
Voices (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Peter Hawkins
Voices (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Ivan Owen
Puppets made by (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): John Wright
Producer (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Gerald Le Grove
Interviewer (Football for Boys): Bill Latto
Interviewee (Football for Boys): Walter Winterbottom

: National Radio Show: Starlight

Janet Brown with the Steve Race Trio.


Singer: Janet Brown
Musicians: The Steve Race Trio

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
Spotlighting sporting topics of the moment.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Alan Rees

: Edinburgh International Festival: Orchestral Concert

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
Segovia (guitar)
Part of a concert from the Usher Hall

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco celebrated his sixtieth birthday last April. He was born in Florence, of a Jewish family, and studied with Pizzetti; for the past sixteen years he has been living in the United States and is now an American citizen. His works include several operas and a large number of orchestral and chamber works, including seven Shakespearean concert overtures. He has also set to music, for voice and piano, all of the songs in Shakespeare's plays in the original English. He has written seven concertos for various instruments; the Guitar Concerto, one of the few ever composed for the instrument, was specially written for Segovia in 1939.


Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Guitarist: Segovia
Presented by: Noble Wilson

: National Radio Show: Arenascope presents: Holiday Time

A cavalcade of seaside entertainment presented by Brighton, Dunoon, Clacton, Northern Ireland, Skegness, Porthcawl, Ramsgate, Morecambe, and Weston-Super-Mare.
Britain's Bathing Beauties; The Seaside Then and Now; From Dr. Russell to the Bikini; Fun by the Sea; Family Holidays
Holiday-Time Music by Don Smith and his Orchestra
See page 15


Musicians: Don Smith and his Orchestra
Compere: Franklin Engelmann
Designer: Hugh Spencer
Designer: Tony Abbott
Director: Alan Chivers
Producer: Robin Scott

: Atoms for Peace: 2: Power from the Atom

Professor Rotblat of the University of London reports on his visit to the International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy at Geneva.
(Second of three programmes)


Presenter: Professor Rotblat
Producer: James McCloy

: British Association for the Advancement of Science Bristol 1955: Annual Meeting

Andrew Miller Jones reports on the day's proceedings at the Annual Meeting of the British Association and introduces some of those taking part.


Reporter: Andrew Miller Jones
Director: Nicholas Crocker

: News

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