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: For Women

A magazine of interest and entertainment.

Meet... Marjorie Proops

Sitting Pretty
John Lowe

Reading with Peter Forster

All that glitters...
Jewellery old and new.

The Mouth Organ
Tommy Reilly

Introduced by Roma Fairley.


Speaker (Meet...): Marjorie Proops
Item presenter (Sitting Pretty): John Lowe
Reviewer (Reading with..): Peter Forster
Mouth organist (The Mouth Organ): Tommy Reilly
Presenter: Roma Fairley
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 Telefilm)
(to 16.00)


Narrator/script, music and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Children's Television

The Ragged Thieves
Written and produced by Naomi Capon.
A play based on incidents in the life of the Seventh Earl of Shaftesbury.
London, 1860
(Michael Aldridge is appearing in "Salad Days" at the Vaudeville Theatre; Powys Thomas is with the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company at the Palace Theatre, London)
See page 21

No Ordinary Ship: 2: Hands to Flying Stations
Portrait of an aircraft carrier.
A visit to H.M.S. Bulwark at sea to watch the carrier's aircraft taking part in operational exercises.
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.
(BBC telerecording of the broadcast on July 7)

(to 18.00)


Writer/Producer (The Ragged Thieves): Naomi Capon
Lady Bradshaw: Gladys Young
Lord Shaftesbury: Michael Aldridge
Cobbler George: Powys Thomas
Policeman: Kenneth Haigh
Elsie, the Cobbler's daughter: Christine Collins
Reggie: Stephen Rich
Charlie: Ian Whittaker
Archie: Anthony Green
Fred: Robin Keeley
Other thieves: David Kinsey
Other thieves: George Howell
Other thieves: Laurence Harrington
Patsy, a waif: Margaret Sawyer
Commentator (No Ordinary Ship): Richard Dimbleby
Commentator (No Ordinary Ship): Berkeley Smith
Producer (No Ordinary Ship): Alan Chivers

: The Red Castle in Powis

Television cameras take viewers on a tour of Powis Castle, the home of the Earl and Countess of Powis, when it is hoped to see a collection of treasures that once belonged to Clive of India.
Guides: Philip Phillips and Clough Williams-Ellis
(A BBC Telerecording)
See page 15


Presenter: Philip Phillips
Presenter: Clough Williams-Ellis
Producer: David J. Thomas

: In Mayfair

A round-up of artists appearing at the hotels and restaurants of London's West End.


Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Atoms for Peace: 3: Radiation from the Atom

Professor J. Rotblat of the University of London reports on his visit to the International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy at Geneva.
(Previously televised on June 7)


Presenter: Professor J. Rotblat
Producer: James McCloy

: The Unloved

by Colin Morris.
A documentary concerning the problems of children who have been deprived of the love of parents.
(Previously televised on June 7)


Writer: Colin Morris
Film Cameraman: Terry Hunt
Film Editor: James Pople
Producer: Ghilchrist Calder

: 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

: Newsreel

followed by News Summary and Weather Report
(to 22.45)

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