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: In Town Tonight

(A BBC telerecording of last Saturday's broadcast)


Assistant producer: Joyce Bullen
Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: Artists Must Live

The artist today faces new problems that challenge his work and his living. This is the theme of this BBC Television film, which has been made in association with the Arts Council of Great Britain.
In the film Basil Taylor looks at these problems and at the work of some of the British painters and sculptors affected by them.
(Previously televised on June 30, 1953)


Presenter: Basil Taylor
Director: John Read
Producer: John Elliot

: 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 Telefilm)


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

: Mainly for Women: Family Affairs

Sarah's Progress
Sarah, now seven months old, is again visited by the doctor.

Family Photos
Alice Hooper Beck gives advice on how to get good pictures.

People Who Help the Family: No. 2
A sanitary inspector helps you to deal with household pests.

Introduced by Betty Lait.


Item presenter (Family Photos): Alice Hooper Beck
Presenter: Betty Lait
Arranged by: Beryl Radley
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Time for Play

Dorothy Smith and Julia Farron show how they amuse their children.


Presenter: Dorothy Smith
Presenter: Julia Farron
Producer: Margaret Dale

: Children's Television

Playing with Patricia
Patricia Driscoll shows you how to make a magic paper ladder.

Bobby in France
Written by Emile Harven and M. J. MacDonald.

Eamonn Andrews opens the Playbox and his young assistants join in the games.
'The Hot Chestnut Man' is Johnny Morris.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Playing with Patricia): Patricia Driscoll
Writer (Bobby in France): Emile Harven
Writer (Bobby in France): M. J. MacDonald
Producer (Bobby in France): John Hunter Blair
Tess: Pat Morton
Bobby: Nicky Edmett
Claude Leblanc: Yves Ratier
Madame Leblanc: Pamela Stirling
Monsieur Leblanc: Andre Maranne
Presenter (Playbox): Eamonn Andrews
The Hot Chestnut Man (Playbox): Johnny Morris
Producer (Playbox): Cliff Michelmore

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: The Grove Family: When We Were Young: Part 2

by Michael and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mr. Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Pat: Sheila Sweet
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Ethel: Joan Young
Landlady: Beatrice Varley
Warden: Stanley Rose

: Sportsview

Spotlighting news, views, and personalities from the world of sport.
Introduced by Peter Dimmock.

Tonight's Special Item
Rugby League: Leigh v. New Zealand
BBC Outside Broadcast cameras bring you part of the second half of this floodlit match.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Alan Rees
Commentator (Rugby League): Alan Dixon
Commentator (Rugby League): Eddie Waring
Presented by (Rugby League): William Cave

: Music for You

Introduced by Eric Robinson.
[Starring] Joan Hammond, Ramon Vinay and Larry Adler
with Marie-Therese Fourneau, David Kossoff, Alberto and Mercedes Trianna, The 'Music for You' Singers.
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Granville Jones)


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Soprano: Joan Hammond
Tenor: Ramon Vinay
Harmonicist: Larry Adler
Pianist: Marie-Therese Fourneau
Singer: David Kossoff
Dancers: Alberto and Mercedes Trianna
Singers: The 'Music for You' Singers
Musical associate: James Turner
Orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Granville Jones
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Producer: Patricia Foy

: At Home

BBC Outside Broadcast cameras visit historic Lambeth Palace to meet His Grace The Archbishop of Canterbury and Mrs. Fisher.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Interviewee: His Grace The Archbishop of Canterbury [Geoffrey Fisher]
Interviewee: Mrs. Fisher [Rosamond Fisher]
Presented by: John Vernon

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