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: Mainly for Women: Family Affairs: Foster Families

What happens to children who at some time in their lives cannot be looked after by their own parents? The film "Family Affair", produced for the Home Office, shows how for some children foster parents can provide the happy home life that they may badly need.
A child care officer, foster parents, and two people who were foster children themselves discuss their experiences.
Introduced by Joan Yorke.


Presenter: Joan Yorke
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC Television Film)


Narrator/script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Children's Television presents: Six Red Hairs

A play for television.
Written and produced by Rex Tucker.


Writer/producer: Rex Tucker
Designer: Tony Abbott
Giuseppe: Richard Bennett
Voice of Mercury: James McKechnie
Giorgio: Shaw Taylor
Mrs Jesky: Olga Dickie
Hobart: Nigel Anthony
Ladina: Yvonne Warren
Uncle: Arthur Lowe

: Children's Television: Country Dance Party

A programme of traditional songs, games, and dances with the Birmingham Square Dance Quartet (Leader, Eric Blythe) and a surprise item.
Master and Mistress of Ceremonies: Kenneth Clark and Sibyl Clark of the English Folk Dance and Song Society
(to 18.00)


Musicians: Birmingham Square Dance Quartet
Quartet leader: Eric Blythe
Master of Ceremonies: Kenneth Clark
Mistress of Ceremonies: Sibyl Clark
Arranged by: Peggy Bacon
Producer: John McGonagle

: News; Sports News; Highlight; Weather

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter (Highlight): Cliff Michelmore

: It's Up to You

This evening 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, Cynthia Tingey and Issy Bonn
Introduced by Peter West.
From the BBC's North of England studios


Panellist: Dick Hurran
Panellist: Harold Fielding
Panellist: Cynthia Tingey
Panellist: Issy Bonn
Presenter: Peter West
Orchestra conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Designer: Kenneth Lawson
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The Secret Life of Danny Kaye

A special edition of Edward R. Murrow's American television programme "See It Now", starring Danny Kaye in his most unusual role - that of Ambassador at Large for the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund.
Danny Kaye travelled 32,000 miles through Western Europe, the Mediterranean countries, Africa, and the Near East, performing his inimitable antics for audiences of children and adults.
Produced by Edward R. Murrow and Fred Friendly for the Columbia Broadcasting System at 7.45


Subject: Danny Kaye
Producer: Edward R. Murrow
Producer: Fred Friendly

: Festival of British Popular Songs

In the second of four weekly contests between the song-writers of Great Britain, viewers throughout the country can be heard selecting tonight's winning entry.
David Jacobs introduces the songs which are performed this week by Jill Day, Ronnie Hilton, Edna Savage, Bryan Johnson, Lorrae Desmond, Frank Horrox, The Frank Weir Quintet, The Concert Orchestra and George Mitchell Singers.
Tonight's musical directors: Stanley Black and Frank Weir


Presenter: David Jacobs
Singer: Jill Day
Singer: Ronnie Hilton
Singer: Edna Savage
Singer: Bryan Johnson
Singer: Lorrae Desmond
Pianist: Frank Horrox
Singers: The Frank Weir Quintet
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Singers: George Mitchell Singers
Musical director: Stanley Black
Musical director: Frank Weir
Designer: Richard Henry
Production: Francis Essex

: The Hurt Mind: 5: Your Questions Answered

A series of five programmes on mental health.
A brains trust of distinguished members of the medical profession answers selected questions sent in by viewers.
The members are:
The Senior Officer in the Mental Health Department of the Ministry of Health
President of the Royal Medico-Psychological Association
President of the Psychiatric section of the Royal Society of Medicine
A Professor of Psychological Medicine
Chairman, Christopher Mayhew, M.P.
Sir Geoffrey Vickers, V.C., peaks on the future of mental research and the series is summed up by Christopher Mayhew.
A pamphlet covering these television programmes and a Home Service series on mental illness beginning in February, can be obtained by sending a 2d. stamped and addressed envelope to[address removed]


Panellist: The Senior Officer in the Mental Health Department of the Ministry of Health [name uncredited]
Panellist: President of the Royal Medico-Psychological Association [name uncredited]
Panellist: President of the Psychiatric section of the Royal Society of Medicine [name uncredited]
Panellist: A Professor of Psychological Medicine [name uncredited] Chairman/presenter: Christopher Mayhew
Presenter: Sir Geoffrey Vickers
Producer: Andrew Miller Jones

: Rathlin: The Island Betwixt and Between

Programme written by Sam Hanna Bell and Harry Govan.

Across the narrow waters Rathlin can be seen from both Scotland and Ireland. Today the life of the island of rough roads and storm-bound jetties, of paraffin lamps in solitary cottages, belongs to neither. Yet one hundred and fifty people still stay there...


Writer: Sam Hanna Bell
Writer: Harry Govan
Film cameraman: Douglas Wolfe
Film editor: Valerie Best
Narrator: Graeme Roberts
Producer: Harry Govan

: News

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