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: Mainly for Women: Family Affairs

Focus on Thumbsucking
A dentist states his case and a psychiatrist replies.

New Clothes for the Under-Eights
selected by Margaret Douglas.

My Family Life
Joan Goldman talks about her life as a housewife and as head-mistress of a country school.

Introduced by Betty Lait.


Speaker (Focus on Thumbsucking): A dentist [name uncredited]
Speaker (Focus on Thumbsucking): A psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Item presenter (New Clothes for the Under-Eights): Margaret Douglas
Item presenter (My Family Life): Joan Goldman
Presenter: Betty Lait
Arranged by: Jan Jackson
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Tell Me, Doctor

Dr. Winifred de Kok replies to some of the letters received from viewers.
Letters should be sent to: Dr. Winifred de Kok, [address removed]


Presenter: Dr. Winifred de Kok
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: 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


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Sketchbook

Harry Rutherford visits Bakewell.


Presenter/artist: Harry Rutherford
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: In Town Tonight

: Bransby Williams

Stories and sketches from his repertoire.


Monologist: Bransby Williams
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Children's Television

A Tale of the Sea
Written and told by Russell Thorndike as Old Ben.

BBC Children's Television Theatre presents Crackerjack
[Starring] Eamonn Andrews
with Joe Baker and Jack Douglas, Ravic and Babs, "Mr. Grumble", The Harry Parry Sextet and Double or Drop devised by Eamonn Andrews.

(to 18.00)


Writer (A Tale of the Sea): Russell Thorndike
Old Ben (A Tale of the Sea): Russell Thorndike
Presenter/Double or Drop devised by (Crackerjack): Eamonn Andrews
Comic act (Crackerjack): Joe Baker and Jack Douglas
Roller skaters (Crackerjack): Ravic and Babs
Musicians (Crackerjack): The Harry Parry Sextet
Script (Crackerjack): Bill Douglas
Producer (Crackerjack): Johnny Downes

: Llunio Stori

Dau gynnig ar wau stort o gwmpas cyfres o luniau
Awduron y Storiau: John Gwilym Jones
Islwyn Williams
Adroddwyr y Storiau:
W. H. Roberts
Dewi Williams
T telediad dan ofat Selwyn Roderick
Y rhaglen wedi ei chynllunio gan Nan Davies
(Welsh stories)
(Wenvoe, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 18.45)


Unknown: John Gwilym Jones
Unknown: Islwyn Williams
Unknown: W. H. Roberts
Unknown: Dewi Williams
Unknown: Selwyn Roderick
Unknown: Nan Davies

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Macdonald Hastings

: The Grove Family: Idle Gossip

by Michael Pertwee and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Producer: John Warrington
Mr Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs Grove: Ruth Dunning
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Miss Jones: Nan Braunton
Ethel: Joan Young
May Moore: Doris Rogers
Mr Moore: Fred Ferris
Doris: Marcia Ashton
Mrs Walsh: Hilda Barry
Workman: Manville Tarrant
Workman's wife: Katharine Page

: Look: Squirrels

A wild-life programme introduced by Maxwell Knight.

Monica Shorten and Maxwell Knight discuss the habits of the two squirrels native to Great Britain, with special reference to the increase of the grey squirrel.
The programme is illustrated with a film made by Heinz Sielmann of the life of the red squirrel.


Presenter: Maxwell Knight
Expert: Monica Shorten
Filmmaker: Heinz Sielmann
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond

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