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: Mainly for Women presents: Family Affairs

Having Your Baby: 6 - A Routine Check
A series of twelve programmes arranged in co-operation with the Maternity and Infant Welfare Departments of University College Hospital, London.

Married to an Actor
Mary and James Hayter talk about his job and about their family of seven.

Introduced by Joan Yorke.


Interviewer (Having Your Baby): Gwen Farrow
Interviewee (Married to an Actor): Mary Hayter
Interviewee (Married to an Actor): James Hayter
Presenter: Joan Yorke
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Mainly for Women: Castle in the Air

Jeanne Heal and a team of experts discuss the merits of a house furnished and decorated by the votes of listeners to Woman's Hour. The house is on view at the Ideal Home Exhibition at Olympia.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Producer: 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: Young Chippie

by Lewis Grant Wallace.
Film sequences by the BBC Television Film Unit


Writer: Lewis Grant Wallace
Designer: Gordon Roland
Producer: Barbara Hammond
Samuel Block: Sam Kydd
Mollie Block: Doreen Keogh
Chippie: John Pike
Mr Fenton: Edward Higgins
Mr Fraser: Eric Dodson
Colonel Langford: Richard George
Mrs Rennel-Hill: Dorothy Black
Mr Norton: Peter Welch
Father Henderson: James Thomason
Other parts played by: Virginia Clay
Other parts played by: Rosemary Frankau
Other parts played by: Patrick Duggan
Other parts played by: John Hoskin
Other parts played by: Simon Merrick
Other parts played by: Glenn Williams

: Children's Television: Thrash It Out

Pupils of Cardiff High School for Girls and Cardiff High School for Boys discuss the subject
"We Are Pampered"
In the chair, Hywel Davies
Produced by Lorraine Davies who writes on page 8


Chairman: Hywel Davies
Director: Meurig Jones
Producer: Lorraine Davies

: The Weather

: Tonight

A topical programme for all the family.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Hits and Misses

[Starring] Dennis Lotis with girl friends galore
with Angela Balfe, Sheila Buxton, Claudine Goodfellow, The Liddell Triplets, The Ken Hewitt Trio, Danny Levan, The Martin Slavin Music Group.
From the BBC's Midland television studios


Singer: Dennis Lotis
Performer: Angela Balfe
Singer: Sheila Buxton
Dancer: Claudine Goodfellow
Singers: The Liddell Triplets
Musicians: The Ken Hewitt Trio
Violinist: Danny Levan
Musicians: The Martin Slavin Music Group
Script: Jack Briley
Producer: Philip Lewis

: Shirtsleeves and Spangles

Billy Smart's mammoth Big Top, in which he presents Circorama, stands at Rotherham, the first 'tober' of his 1957 tour.
Tonight you see some of his exciting new acts, and a glimpse of the life and work of the people who have two lives in "shirtsleeves and spangles".
Billy Smart's Circus Band
Under the direction of Johnny King


Musicians: Billy Smart's Circus Band
[Band] under the direction of: Johnny King
Programme arranged by: Ronnie Smart
Produced for television by : Derek Burrell-Davis

: Mostly Maynard

in which you see Lorrae Desmond, The Kentones, Len Lowe but it's mostly Bill Maynard.
From the King's Theatre, Hammersmith.


Comedian: Bill Maynard
[Actress]: Lorrae Desmond
Singers: The Kentones
[Actor]: Len Lowe
Orchestra conducted by: George Clouston
Musical associate: Bert Waller
Script: Eric Merriman
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Peace and Quiet

by Serafin and Joaquin Alvarez Quintero.
Translated by Helen and Harley Granville-Barker.
Adapted for television and for an English setting by Robert Furnival.
[Starring] Anthony Ireland and Jill Bennett
From the BBC's West of England television studio


Author: Serafin Alvarez-Quintero
Author: Joaquin Alvarez Quintero
Translated by: Helen Granville-Barker
Translated by: Harley Granville-Barker
Adapter: Robert Furnival
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond
Lady Garside: Marda Vanne
Ellen: Constance Chapman
George Veryan, son-in-law to Lady Garside: Ballard Berkeley
William Harley: Anthony Ireland
Maggie: Dorothy White
Richard Veryan: Ronald Wilson
Edward Russell: Jeremy Burnham
Postman: Billy Poeton
Arthur Whitworth: John Saunders
Olivia Veryan: Catherine Feller
Josephine Elliott: Jill Bennett
Rose: Elizabeth Havelock
Benjamin Hicks: Norman Rossington

: Amateur Boxing: Scotland v. Wales

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras go to the North British Locomotive Works Hall, Glasgow, to see some of the bouts in tonight's tournament.
Commentators: Harry Carpenter, Boxing Correspondent of the Daily Mail and John Blair


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: John Blair
Presented for television by: Bill Stevenson

: Give and Take

Christopher Chataway and a group of young writers challenge C.A.R. Crosland, Socialist author to defend his contention that the crux of modern Socialism is equality.


Presenter: Christopher Chataway
Interviewee: C.A.R. Crosland
Producer: Huw Wheldon

: News

Followed by Weather and Close Down

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