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: Mainly for Women: Family Affairs: The Care of Old People

A discussion on some of the problems of old age.
Dorothy Rothwell, Women's Voluntary Services
Nancy Hugh Smith, Old People's Homes Committee, Family Welfare Association
Father John Groser, Master of the Royal Foundation of St. Katherines, Stepney
Ernest Varley Chief Sanitary Inspector, Stockton-on-Tees

The programme is illustrated by the Allied Ironfounders film "None to Trouble Nobody", which shows how the local authorities and the W.V.S. have co-operated at Salford and Liverpool to house able-bodied old people.

Introduced by Olive Shapley.


Panellist: Dorothy Rothwell
Panellist: Nancy Hugh Smith
Panellist: Father John Groser
Panellist: Ernest Varley
Presenter: Olive Shapley
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Children's Television

The Queen's Horses
On the eve of Trooping the Colour, Charles Mitchell talks about the horses that figure in many Royal occasions.

Lucky Silver: 1: Change for Ten Francs
by C. E. Webber.
A serial in six parts.

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

(to 18.00)


Presenter (The Queen's Horses): Charles Mitchell
Writer (Lucky Silver): C. E. Webber
Producer (Lucky Silver): John Hunter Blair
Chairman (Ask Your Dad): Humphrey Lestocq

: Atlantic Queens: 1: Eve of Departure

Television Outside Broadcast cameras pay the first of three visits to the famous Queens of the North Atlantic, R.M.S. Queen Mary and R.M.S. Queen Elizabeth.
Tonight the Queen Mary lies alongside the Ocean Terminal at Southampton on the eve of her departure for New York. Richard Dimbleby and Berkeley Smith invite you to join them on a tour of this great ship and to meet some of the men and women who sail in her.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Presenter: Berkeley Smith
Producer: Alan Chivers

: The Grove Family: Lord of the Manor

by Michael Pertwee 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
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Miss Jones: Nan Braunton

: Cavalcade of Sport

Organised by the Daily Mirror
BBC Outside Broadcast cameras cover some of the many sports included in this Annual Meeting in aid, this year, of the St. John Ambulance Brigade and the British Olympic Association Appeals Committee.
From the White City Stadium, London.


Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: The Burns and Allen Show: One Week to Live

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film One Week to Live


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Here's Archie

Archie Andrews and Peter Brough say Here's Archie.
With Ronald Chesney and Irene Handl, Les Rayner and Betty, Joan Garrick, Ronald Bigg.
See facing page


Script: Ronnie Wolfe
Script: John Waterhouse
Designer: Douglas Smith
Producer: John Warrington
Archie: Archie Andrews
Brough: Peter Brough
Mrs Twistle: Irene Handl
Mr Boner: Cyril Goodwin
Tutor: Francis de Wolff
Sylvia: Sylvia Campbell
Double-bass player: Leonard Sharp
Brough's secretary: Jane Graham
Ronnie: Ronald Chesney
Skating manager: Van Boolen
Skating act: Les Rayner and Betty
Puppeteer: Joan Garrick
Puppeteer: Ronald Bigg

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Ventriloquism 18 November 2016

: Stanley Spencer: Cookham Village

This distinguished artist describes his work in the first of two BBC Television films.
Written and produced by John Read.
See facing page


Subject: Stanley Spencer
Narrator: Robert Reid
Film Cameraman: Kenneth Higgins
Editor: James Colina
Writer/producer: John Read

: News

: A Short Story

Told by Barry Letts.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Storyteller: Barry Letts

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