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: Mainly for Women

Twice Twenty
A magazine for older women.

Make and Meet: 5
Enterprises and ideas for those with time to spare.

Clothes and the Theatre
Zena Dare and Michael Sherard

Other People's Treasures
Collectors show you some of the things they cherish and enjoy.

To Entertain You
Alan Leigh with songs at the piano.

Point of View
"This is what I think" says Alan Melville.

Introduced by Alice Hooper Beck.
(Zena Dare appears by permission of Laurence Olivier Productions, Ltd.)

and
Quick and Easy Dressmaking: 11: Jersey Dress
A French design filmed by Radio-diffusion-Television Francaise
Demonstrated by Diana Crutchley.

Instructions for making all the garments described in these programmes are contained in a pamphlet "Quick and Easy Dressmaking" (9d.). Photographs of the garments are published separately, also at 9d. A folder (2s.) is available to hold these and later pamphlets on other subjects. All these can be obtained from [address removed]. (Crossed postal order, please--not stamps.)

Contributors

Item presenter (Clothes and the Theatre): Zena Dare
Item presenter (Clothes and the Theatre): Michael Sherard
Singer/pianist (To Entertain You): Alan Leigh
Monologist (Point of View): Alan Melville
Presenter: Alice Hooper Beck
Producer: Richard Gilbert
Presenter (Quick and Easy Dressmaking): Diana Crutchley

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
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
(to 16.00)

Contributors

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

: Children's Television: Playbox

Eamonn Andrews opens the Playbox and his young assistants join in the games including:
Inter-Regional Quiz League: Round 2: Glasgow
Johnny Morris "The Hot Chestnut Man" drops in for a chat.

Contributors

Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
The Hot Chestnut Man: Johnny Morris
Drawings: Tony Hart
Director: Vere Lorrimer
Producer: Cliff Michelmore

: Tonight

A topical programme.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.

Contributors

Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: The Other Man: Episode 2

A Francis Durbridge serial in six episodes.
[Starring] Tony Britton, Patricia Driscoll and Duncan Lamont in another showing of The Other Man
(A BBC telerecording)

On a houseboat on the river a man named Rocello has been found murdered. The boat's owner is a mysterious figure, but real enough to turn up at the school where Henderson is a housemaster. Henderson himself was seen to leave the houseboat by Katherine Walters, the doctor's niece. Is it merely coincidence that she, two weeks before, had been to Venice, where Henderson had spent two years at the end of the war? And why should Henderson make such a parade of knowing and approving the Latin inscription on the wrist-watch found on the dead man?

Contributors

Writer: Francis Durbridge
Producer: Alan Bromly
David Henderson: Tony Britton
James Cooper: John Kidd
Detective-Inspector Ford: Duncan Lamont
Detective-Sergeant Broderick: Victor Brooks
Roger Ford: David Tilley
Ralph Merson: Peter Copley
Billie Reynolds: Vanda Godsell
Dr Sheldon: Jack Lambert
Katherine Walters: Patricia Driscoll
Judy: Brenda Dean
Robin Craven: Philip Guard

: The Grove Family: Fear: Part 1

by Michael Pertwee and Roland Pertwee.

Contributors

Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mr Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs Grove: Ruth Dunning
Pat: Carole Mowlam
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Miss Jones: Nan Braunton
Rodney: Sam Jephcott
Tony: Lawrence James
Will: Roger Gage
Mr Peal: Michael Logan
'Pop': Andrew Leigh
Police Constable: Christopher Hodge

: Look: The Story of a Falcon

Introduced by Peter Scott.
From the BBC's West of England television studio
See foot of facing page

Tonight at 7.50

Tomorrow in Children's Television
With tonight's programme, Peter Scott makes his first appearance in Look after his world tour, and with an old friend and expert falconer, James Robertson Justice, he will introduce a programme on the Saker Falcon. Falconry is usually associated with the Middle Ages, but it stretches from before the Christian era to the present day. Nowadays, provided you can catch your falcon and train it, you can fly any bird of prey you fancy.
There was a time, however, when a bird on the wrist indicated a man's rank-the peregrine for an earl, the goshawk for a yeoman, and the sparrowhawk for a priest.
The long winged Saker Falcon, roughly the same size as the peregrine falcon, is used by Arabs for hawking such large creatures as gazelles and bustards. It has a breeding range well behind the Iron Curtain; a few pairs still breed in the remote forests of Hungary, where it is protected. Istvan Homoki-Nagy, a Hungarian naturalist, searched the Carpathian foothills and eventually found a pair of Saker Falcons breeding in the Borzsony Hills of Northern Hungary. He filmed the Sakers at the nest, the wild life surrounding them, and the adult birds catching their prey. A Hungarian falconer eventually succeeded in capturing one of the falcons, and Homoki-Nagy's film shows the training of the Saker and its eventual use as a falcon for catching prey desired by the falconer.

Contributors

Presenter: Peter Scott
Producer: Winwood Reade
Guest: James Robertson Justice
Filmmaker: Istvan Homoki-Nagy

: Show Band Parade

Cyril Stapleton presents Show Band Parade featuring the BBC Show Band in popular music of yesterday, today and tomorrow; with Vera Lynn, Stanley Black, The Four Jones Boys, Patrick O'Hagan, Maurice Allen, The Cockatoos, Marisa Nesti, Peter Ricardo and his Calypso with Jobyna, The Show Band Singers, and The Dancers.

Contributors

Presenter/conductor: Cyril Stapleton
Musicians: The BBC Show Band
Singer: Vera Lynn
Pianist: Stanley Black
Singers: The Four Jones Boys
Tenor: Patrick O'Hagan
Singer: Maurice Allen
Skiffle group: The Cockatoos
Performer: Marisa Nesti
Musicians: Peter Ricardo and his Calypso with Jobyna
Singers: The Show Band Singers
[Singers] directed by: Cliff Adams
Designer: Audley Southcott
Production scenes staged by: Mark Stuart
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.

Contributors

Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: The Burns and Allen Show: The Wedding Party

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film The Wedding Party

Contributors

Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Commonwealth Magazine

A film record of life, people, and places.
Made in co-operation with the Commonwealth Governments
This issue marks the entry of a new country into the Commonwealth. In "New Horizons" you see the changing pattern in the Gold Coast which made the birth of Ghana possible.

: News

Followed by Weather and Close Down








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