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: Mainly for Women: Your Own Time

Inside Out - 3
Ideas for bedroom furnishings from Paul Gell.

John McLaren

Family Tree - 7
Evelyn Gibbs traces Katharine Sibbring's genealogy.

Beauty News
The first of a series of news flashes from the world of beauty.

Introduced by Helen Shingler.


Item presenter (Inside Out): Paul Gell
Speaker (Digressions): John McLaren
Item presenter (Family Tree): Evelyn Gibbs
Presenter: Helen Shingler
Producer: Rosemary Hill

: The Armchair Traveller

Elkan Allan takes you to distant parts.


Presenter: Elkan Allan
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: The Visitor: The Sweet Thing

A dramatic story of a young husband who finds that his wife, who seems to be such a 'sweet thing', is plotting to murder him.

: Popie

W. Macqueen-Pope, theatre historian, continues his stories of gay London nights.


Storyteller: W. Macqueen-Pope
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Children's Television

Ice Pie!
Cliff Michelmore invites you to join him at the Richmond Ice Rink to meet some talented young skaters and to watch games and entertainment on ice.

Brother Ass and Brother Lion
by Barbara Willard.
Adapted for television and produced by Dorothea Brooking.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Ice Pie!): Cliff Michelmore
Producer (Ice Pie!): Robin Scott
Author (Brother Ass and Brother Lion): Barbara Willard
Adapted by/Producer (Brother Ass and Brother Lion): Dorothea Brooking
Music composed by (Brother Ass and Brother Lion): James Hartley
Designer (Brother Ass and Brother Lion: Gordon Roland
The Father Prior (St. Jerome): James Raglan
Brother Andrew (a clerk): Seymour Green
Brother Damon (the herdsman): Robert Rietty
Brother Timotheus (the cook): Cameron Hall
Brother Simeon: David Garth
Brother Paul: Hugh Dickson
The Lion: Don Tasker
The Donkey: Redvers Kyle
Benjamin (a merchant): Raymond Rollett
Ebenezer (another merchant): Douglas Hayes

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: From the Public Gallery

A visit to Willesden Town Hall, where television outside broadcast cameras report for the first time a local government meeting. The Mayor, Alderman V. C. Haskell J.P. presides.
with the J. Arthur Rank Screen Services Mobile Unit


Speaker: Alderman V. C. Haskell
Commentator: Robert McKenzie
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Excerpts from "The Water Gipsies"

A play with music
From the Winter Garden Theatre, London
With Ian Frazer, Bobby Webber, William Clothier, Phyllis Bridgwater, Vivienne Martin, Joyce Endean, Alan Martell, John Deighton, John Delaney, Tom Swift, James Perry, Molly Greenwood, Patricia Martin, June Clare, Maureen Shelley, Marie Livann, Joan Pethers, Griffith Lewis, Richard Ryan.
Introduced by Brian Johnston.
A special performance before an invited audience.
(By arrangement with Peter Saunders)
See facing page


Book and lyrics: A.P. Herbert
Music: Vivian Ellis
Director: Charles Hickman
Orchestra Director: Jack Coles
Choreographer: Narice Arlen
Decor: Berkeley Sutcliffe
Presenter: Brian Johnston
Television Presentation: Alan Chivers
Lily Bell: Dora Bryan
Mr. Bryan: Peter Graves
Ernest Higgins: Wallas Eaton
Jane Bell: Pamela Charles
Fred Green: Laurie Payne
Mr. Green: Ernest Butcher
Fay Meadows: Georgina Cookson
Bunny Moss: Roy Godfrey
Ruth Walker: Prudence Hyman
Mr. Walker: George James
Mrs. Green: Margo Cunningham
Mr. Fox/Waiter: Ian Frazer
Mr. Ponder: Bobby Webber
Mr. Pewter: William Clothier
Mrs. Pewter: Phyllis Bridgwater
Daisy Fig: Vivienne Martin
Shepherdess: Joyce Endean
Mr. Fig: Alan Martell
Sailor: John Deighton
Soldier: John Delaney
Postman: Tom Swift
Mr. Mountain/Romeo: James Perry
Miss Mary Austin: Molly Greenwood
Miss Kate Austin: Patricia Martin
Betty: June Clare
Gladys: Maureen Shelley
Maisie: Marie Livann
Aileen: Joan Pethers
Nitty: Griffith Lewis
Floor Waiter: Richard Ryan

: The Rival World

This film is the story of man's continual battle against the insect as a pest and as a bearer of disease.
This rival world of insects is a vast one and of fantastic variety-a constant threat to food supplies and health.
(A Shell Film Unit production)


Producer: Stuart Legg
Director: Bert Haanstra

: Starlight


Presented by: Richard Gilbert

: James Cagney

Peter Haigh introduces scenes from some of this popular film star's outstanding pictures, including: "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "Each Dawn I Die", "Oklahoma Kid", "Angels With Dirty Faces", "Sinner's Holiday", "Fine and Dandy", and his latest film, "Mister Roberts".
(By arrangement with Warner Bros. Pictures, Ltd.)
See facing page


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: The Modern Universe: 1: The Earth

In a series of six programmes about the extraordinary nature of the universe, which modern astronomical methods have revealed, Raymond A. Lyttleton, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, discusses the earth and the problems of its age, content, and behaviour.
Raymond A. Lyttleton writes on page 3


Presenter: Raymond A. Lyttleton
Designer: Norman James
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

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