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: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs: Problems of Living
The "Family Affairs" panel of experts discusses problems sent by viewers:
Dr. Winifred de Kok
John Watson, Juvenile Court Magistrate
Freda Grimble, Secretary of the National Society of Children's Nurseries
Cyril Bibby
Olive Shapley in the chair.
Letters to the panel should be sent to: "Family Affairs", [address removed]

Portrait Gallery
Profile of a successful woman.
Arranged and introduced by Nest Bradney.


Panellist (Family Affairs): Dr. Winifred de Kok
Panellist (Family Affairs): John Watson
Panellist (Family Affairs): Freda Grimble
Panellist (Family Affairs): Cyril Bibby
Chairman (Family Affairs): Olive Shapley
Producer (Family Affairs): Beryl Radley
Arranged and introduced by (Portrait Gallery): Nest Bradney
Producer (Portrait Gallery): Joyce Belfrage

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(to 16.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Script, music and settings: Maria Bird

: Children's Television presents...

Children's Playtime
Barrie Edgar invites you to join The Harry Engleman Trio, Humfrey Bulleid, Jack Skinner and Bobbie Kimber in a Variety entertainment from Birmingham.

5.30 Theft Royal
A play by C.E. Webber.

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Children's Playtime): Barrie Edgar
Musicians (Children's Playtime): The Harry Engleman Trio
Performer (Children's Playtime): Humfrey Bulleid
Performer (Children's Playtime): Jack Skinner
Ventriloquist (Children's Playtime): Bobbie Kimber
Arranged by (Children's Playtime): Peggy Bacon
Producer (Children's Playtime): Philip Lewis
Writer (Theft Royal): C.E. Webber
Director (Theft Royal): Pharic Maclaren
Producer (Theft Royal): Rex Tucker
Designer (Theft Royal): Roy Smith
Colonel Blood: William Devlin
Meg: Violet Loxley
Robert Parrot: Douglas Blackwell
Talbot Edwards: Arthur Lowe
Mrs Edwards: Joyce Chancellor
Elizabeth Edwards: Brenda Dean
Thomas Hunt: James Sharkey
Richard Holloway: Lane Meddick
Giles Edwards: Bruce Stewart
Charles II: Derek Godfrey

: Highlight

Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Vera Lynn Sings

starring Vera Lynn from the King's Theatre, Hammersmith.
With Semprini, The Keynotes, Dennis Spicer with guest artist: Julian Bream
The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes


Singer: Vera Lynn
Pianist: Semprini
Vocalists: The Keynotes
Ventriloquist: Dennis Spicer
Guitarist/guest artist: Julian Bream
Dancers: Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Dance direction: Leslie Roberts
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Leader: David McCallum
Script: Freddie Robertson
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Her Majesty The Queen

attends a dinner given by the Army
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: A Question of Character

by Lennox Phillips.
[Starring] Joan Miller and Hugh Sinclair
The action takes place at Threep, the home of the Duffs, in the Scottish Borders


Writer: Lennox Phillips
Producer: Vivian A. Daniels
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Rob Duff: Hugh Sinclair
Coila Fintry: Junia Crawford
Jean Duff: Joan Miller
Doctor Grant: James Raglan
Kate: Dorothy Smith
Hanna Renfleld: Margaret Diamond
Colonel William Fintry: Ian Colin

: First Hand: 2: The Sinking of the 'Titanic'

With eye-witnesses and film and photographs taken at the time, Peter West tells the story of one of the most dramatic disasters at sea.


Narrator: Peter West
Film editor: Keith Latham
Director: Nancy Thomas
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine programme of films and film personalities.
Introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
This edition includes:
An excerpt from "The Best Things in Life are Free" (by courtesy of Twentieth Century-Fox)


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter: Derek Bond
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Her Majesty The Queen

attends a dinner given by the Army.

: The Day Ahead

: News

: Kay Cavendish

at her piano.
From the BBC's Midland television studio
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Pianist: Kay Cavendish
Presented by: Brian Patten

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