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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women

Family Affairs

Danger in the Home: Suffocation
The fifth of six programmes arranged in association with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, the British Red Cross Society, Casualties Union, and the Gas Council.

Summer play clothes for the younger child: Margaret Douglas

People who help the family: Family Planning Association

Introduced by Olive Shapley.

Talk It Over
Introduced and arranged by the Rev. Elsie Chamberlain.


Presenter (Family Affairs): Olive Shapley
Item presenter (Summer play clothes for the younger child): Margaret Douglas
Producer (Family Affairs)/Presented by (Talk It Over): Beryl Radley
Presenter/Arrangenged by (Talk It Over): The Rev. Elsie Chamberlain

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

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 television film)
(to 16.00)


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

: Children's Television

Just Between Ourselves
[Starring] Janet Brown

Shapes and Shadows
Gerald Mackenzie shows you different ways of making pictures and patterns with silhouettes of people and things.

Country Close-Up
The May edition of a new monthly series of film programmes about the countryside.
Introduced by Ion Trant.

Ask Your Dad
Humphrey Lestocq takes the chair in a light-hearted family general knowledge game.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Just Between Ourselves): Janet Brown
Presenter/artist (Shapes and Shadows): Gerald Mackenzie
Presenter (Country Close-Up): Ion Trant
Chairman (Ask Your Dad): Humphrey Lestocq

: Greenwich Time Signal; News

General Summary; Sports News; Weather

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: The Grove Family: Daphne's Room

by Michael and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Jack: Peter Bryant
Pat: Sheila Sweet
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Miss Jones: Nan Braunton
Maudie: Rowena Gregory

: At Home

with Lady Megan Lloyd George at Brynawelon, Criccieth.
Introduced by Hywel Davies.


Interviewee: Lady Megan Lloyd George
Presenter/interviewer: Hywel Davies
Presented by: Dafydd Gruffydd

: The Burns and Allen Show: The Other Woman

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film The Other Woman


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Music for You

Eric Robinson introduces a programme of operetta
with Sari Barabas, Nicolai Gedda, Elisabeth Welch, Glenice Halliday, John Mitchinson, Donald Scott, Joan Bramhall
and Elizabeth Boyd, Jane Barrie, Shirley May, Ruth Morrison, Adela Newman, Nora Ogonovsky, Irene Palmer, Bowles Bevan, Fred Davies, Edgar Fleet, John Ford, David Oddie, Jeanne Lusby, Sheila Nelson, Valerie Swinnard, Eithne Milne, David Lusby, Leslie Cooper, Ronald Taylor, David Reynolds.
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Granville Jones)


Presenter/Conductor: Eric Robinson
Soprano: Sari Barabas
Tenor: Nicolai Gedda
Singer: Elisabeth Welch
Contralto: Glenice Halliday
Tenor: John Mitchinson
Singer: Donald Scott
Singer: Joan Bramhall
Singer: Elizabeth Boyd
Singer: Jane Barrie
Singer: Shirley May
Singer: Ruth Morrison
Singer: Adela Newman
Singer: Nora Ogonovsky
Singer: Irene Palmer
Singer: Bowles Bevan
Singer: Fred Davies
Singer: Edgar Fleet
Singer: John Ford
Singer: David Oddie
Dancer: Jeanne Lusby
Dancer: Sheila Nelson
Dancer: Valerie Swinnard
Dancer: Eithne Milne
Dancer: David Lusby
Singer: Leslie Cooper
Singer: Ronald Taylor
Singer: David Reynolds
Musical Associate: James Turner
Orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Choreographer: Michel de Lutry
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Granville Jones
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Programme arranged by: Dennis Arundell
Producer: Patricia Foy

: Swimming: England v. Scotland

An international match.
Arranged by the Amateur Swimming Association
From the Derby Baths, Blackpool.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Harry Walker
Presented for television by: Charles Farmer

: Commonwealth Magazine

Written and produced by Stephen Hearst.
A film record of life people, and places.
Made in co-operation with the Commonwealth Governments
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Editor: Teddy Ireland
Research: Mina Tedder
Writer/producer: Stephen Hearst

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