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: Mainly for Women

Look and Choose
An enquiry into schoolboys' shoes.
Conducted by Isobel Barnett in co-operation with the footwear industry.

and Come to Tea
with Elsie and Doris Waters who entertain people they would like you to meet.


Presenter (Look and Choose): Isobel Barnett
Arranged by (Look and Choose): Monica Sims
Presented by (Look and Choose/Come to Tea): Marie Bingham
Presenter (Come to Tea): Elsie Waters
Presenter (Come to Tea): Doris Waters
Arranged by (Come to Tea): Dora Nirva

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC Telefilm)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Storyteller: The Toad

by John Inglis Hall.
(A BBC telerecording)


Writer: John Inglis Hall

: Meet the Services

A series of programmes on the work of the Forces.
Today's film, "Mercury", is the story of the Royal Corps of Signals.

: Sculpture for All

Vasco Lazzolo gives the second of six programmes on popular sculpture.


Sculptor/presenter: Vasco Lazzolo
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Children's Television

Prudence Kitten: 1: Prudence 'At Home'
with Molly Blake.

Good Dog
The second of three programmes in which John Holmes suggests how you can train your puppy so that he is obedient and happy.

Sketch Club
Adrian Hill invites you to the studio and shows some examples of your work and gives some more hints on drawing heads.

Music from Vienna
Henry Zeisel and his Orchestra with Agnes Bernelle and Diana Day.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Prudence Kitten): Molly Blake
Presenter (Good Dog): John Holmes
Presenter/artist (Sketch Club): Adrian Hill
Musicians (Music from Vienna): Henry Zeisel and his Orchestra
Singer (Music from Vienna): Agnes Bernelle
Singer (Music from Vienna): Diana Day
Producer (Music from Vienna): Vere Lorrimer

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Macdonald Hastings.


Presenter: Macdonald Hastings

: Off the Record

Jack Payne introduces Off the Record.
Featuring Larry Adler, Alma Cogan, Dave King, Danny Purches, The Johnston Brothers, Gisela Griffel.
Concert Orchestra and George Mitchell Singers Conducted by Stanley Black


Presenter: Jack Payne
Harmonicist: Larry Adler
Singer: Alma Cogan
Singer: Dave King
Singer: Danny Purches
Singers: The Johnston Brothers
Singer: Gisela Griffel
Musicians: Concert Orchestra
Singers: George Mitchell Singers
Conducted by: Stanley Black
Producer: Francis Essex

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Abicair Bassey & Cogan 12 June 2016

: An excerpt from The Reluctant Debutante

A comedy by William Douglas Home.
The action of the play takes place in Jimmy Broadbent's flat off Eaton Square, in June.
Introduced by Brian Johnston.
A special performance before an invited audience from the Cambridge Theatre, London (by arrangement with E. P. Clift, for Minster Productions, Ltd., in conjunction with Anna Deere Wiman)


Writer: William Douglas Home
Director: Jack Minster
Setting: Hutchinson Scott
Presenter: Brian Johnston
Television presentation: Alan Chivers
Sheila Broadbent: Celia Johnson
Jimmy Broadbent: Wilfrid Hyde White
Jane: Anna Massey
Mabel Crosswaite: Eileen Peel
David Hoylake-Johnson: John Merivale
David Bulloch: Peter Myers
Clarissa: Anna Steele

: La Traviata

An opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi.
Based on the play "The Lady of the Camellias" by Alexandre Dumas, fils
A section of the Glyndebourne Opera Chorus
London Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Joseph Shadwick)
Conducted by Edward Renton
Film sequences by the BBC Film Unit
Adapted for television and produced by George R. Foa who writes on the facing page.


Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Based on a play by: Alexandre Dumas, fils
Singers: A section of the Glyndebourne Opera Chorus
Musicians: London Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Joseph Shadwick
[Orchestra] conducted by: Edward Renton
Repetiteur: Leonard Hancock
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Film Cameraman: Ray Densham
Assistant Producer: Charles R. Rogers
Adapted for television and produced by: George R. Foa
Armand Duval: Robert Harris
A workman: Victor Piatt
Marguerite Gautier: Heather Harper
Armand Duval: Thomas Round
Georges Duval, his father: Jess Walters
Flora Bervoix: Patricia Kern
Baron Duphol: John Holmes
Gaston de Lgtorieres: John Ford
Doctor Grenvil: Terence Cooper
Annina, Marguerite's maid: Jean Grayston
Joseph, Marguerite's valet: Nigel Brooks

: News

: Judge for Yourself: 6: Dangerous Driving

Written by D. Gideon Thomson and Ernest Dudley.
Ernest Dudley introduces an imaginary court case in which each week the verdict rests with you, the jury.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Presenter/writer: Ernest Dudley
Writer/devised by: D. Gideon Thomson
Producer: G.B. Lupino

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