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: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs

Having Your Baby: 2 - Preparation for Childbirth
The second in a series of twelve programmes arranged in co-operation with the Maternity and Infant Welfare Departments of University College Hospital, London.

Married to a Frogman
Petty Officer William Wyvill and his wife, Grace, talk about his work as a clearance diver.

Introduced by Joan Yorke.

Topical Round-Up
Honor Balfour


Interviewer (Having Your Baby): Gwen Farrow
Interviewee (Married to a Frogman): William Wyvill
Interviewee (Married to a Frogman): Grace Wyvill
Presenter: Joan Yorke
Producer: Beryl Radley
Presenter (Topical Round-Up): Honor Balfour
Producer (Topical Round-Up): Joyce Belfrage

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
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: The Queen's Pearl

by Pharic and Doris Maclaren.


Writer/producer: Pharic Maclaren
Writer: Doris Maclaren
Designer: Audley Southcott
Willie Douglas: Leo Maguire
The Queen: Doris McLatchie
Sir William Douglas: Andrew Keir
George Douglas: Charles Vernon
Lady Douglas Jean: Taylor Smith
Will Drysdale: Paul Curran
Maria de Courcelles: Malou Pantera
Jane Kennedy: Toni McGettigan
Meg Gemmell: Margaret Boyd
Doctor: Laidlaw Dalling
Guards: Hugh Evans
Guards: Lyon Todd
Guards: Douglas Dempster

: Children's Television: According to Plan

Robert Dunnett sets in motion a number of working models of machinery used in transport and industry.
From the Hall of Power, Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh.
(to 18.00)


Presenter: Robert Dunnett
Programme producer: Kathleen Garscadden
Presented for television by: David Pat Walker

: News; Sports News; Highlight; Weather

Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter (Highlight): Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: It's Up to You

You are invited to choose the most promising new television artists and to help you to do this the artists are given advice and encouragement by a panel of experts:
Dick Hurran, Harold Fielding and a fashion adviser
Introduced by Peter West.
From the BBC's North of England studios
See page 6


Panellist/expert: Dick Hurran
Panellist/expert: Harold Fielding
Panellist/expert: A fashion adviser [name uncredited]
Presenter: Peter West
Orchestra conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Barney Colehan

: One Night Stand

starring Peter Jones from the King's Theatre, Hammersmith with Margery Manners,
The Hedley Ward Trio, Len Lowe, Morris and Pupsy, Jack Farr, Harry Lane, The Two Peters, The George Mitchell Singers, The Leslie Roberts Dancers.
(Morris and Pupsy are appearing at the Embassy Club, London)


Comedian: Peter Jones
Singer: Margery Manners
Musicians: The Hedley Ward Trio
Comedian: Len Lowe
Acrobatics: Morris and Pupsy
Comedian: Jack Farr
Performer: Harry Lane
Equilibrists: The Two Peters
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Dancers
Dance direction: Leslie Roberts
Script: Peter Jones
Script: Freddie Robertson
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: The Merry Wives of Windsor

A television version of the opera by Nicolai based on Shakespeare's play.
Translated by Francis Dalvin.
Adapted for television and produced by George R. Foa.
London Philharmonic Orchestra
(Led by Harold Parfitt)
Conducted by Edward Renton
Film sequences shot in Windsor Great Park by the BBC Television Film Unit
(Howell Glynne and Victoria Elliott appear by permission of Sadler's Wells Trust, Ltd.; Jeannette Sinclair appears by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covenl Garden, Ltd.)
George R. Foa writes on page 5


Composer: null Nicolai
Translator: Francis Dalvin
Adapted for television by/Producer: George R. Foa
Musicians: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader: Harold Parfitt
Conductor: Edward Renton
Repetiteur: William Reid
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Falstaff: Howell Glynne
Robin, Falstaff's page: John Stirling
Mistress Ford: Victoria Elliott
Mistress Page: Patricia Kern
Anne Page: Jeannette Sinclair
Fenton: Duncan Robertson
Slender: Robert Card
Ford: Thomas Hemsley
Page: Bryan Drake
Dr Caius: William Dickie
Host: Meadows White

: The Hurt Mind: 3 - Psychological Treatment

A series of five weekly programmes made with the co-operation of the medical profession on the problems and treatment of mental illness.

Leading specialists in the field of psychological medicine explain some of the non-physical methods of treatment by which people are helped to overcome their mental disabilities and adjust themselves to everyday life.


Film cameraman: Charles de Jaeger
Film editor: James Colina
Producer: Andrew Miller Jones

: News

: Bransby Williams: Faces in the Fire - 4

(A BBC telerecording)
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Monologist: Bransby Williams
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

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