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: Mainly for Women presents..

Family Affairs
Having Your Baby: 9 - What happens in labour
The ninth in a series of twelve programmes arranged in cooperation with the Maternity and Infant Welfare Departments of University College Hospital, London.

Wives of Nendi
A film about African women's clubs in Southern Rhodesia.
Joan Yorke talks to Stephen Peet who made the film, and to people who know the country.


Interviewer (Having Your Baby): Gwen Farrow
Interviewer (Wives of Nendi): Joan Yorke
Interviewee/filmmaker (Wives of Nendi): Stephen Peet
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(to 16.00)


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

: Children's Television presents: Sara Crewe: Part 1

A Victorian drama.
Adapted in six parts by Penelope Knox from the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Sara Crewe is a Victorian child; she belongs to the London of hansom cabs, thick yellow fogs, and streets where the mud was swept by crossing-sweepers. Her father was a rich Captain in the Indian Army, and Sara lived with him in India, until the climate made her so thin and pale that her father brought her to England to 'Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies'. And there her troubles, and our play, begin. One day word comes that her Papa has died, leaving her without a penny. So Sara is banished to the attic and is forced to work for the servants who before had to wait on her. She is humiliated, but she pretends she is a little princess, telling herself that a princess would never show her suffering or be dispirited, and this gives her great courage. The turning point in the story comes when one day, returning cold and hungry from her errands, she climbs up to her dismal attic and finds it transformed into a paradise. Eventually she discovers who her benefactor is, and all ends well for her, but not for Miss Minchin. This serial was an immense success six years ago, and I hope our new viewers will enjoy it as much. The part of Sara will be played by Carol Wolveridge, who is well known for her outstanding stage performances in The Innocents and The Bad Seed.
(Naomi Capon)

at 5.0


Adapter: Penelope Knox
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Designer: Gordon Roland
Producer: Naomi Capon
Miss Minchin: Peggy Livesey
Miss Amelia: Rosamund Greenwood
Captain Crewe: David Aylmer
Sara Crewe: Carol Wolveridge
Lavinia: Julie Desmond
Ermengarde: Susan Lyall Grant
Monsieur Dufarge: Andre Maranne
Mr Barrow: Hamlyn Benson
Schoolgirl/other parts played by: Gillian Gale
Other parts played by: Carol Watkins
Other parts played by: Alison Wide
Other parts played by: Alexa Wilson
Other parts played by: Bridget Wood

: Children's Television: The Choco Indians of Colombia

Per Host, the Norwegian explorer, shows another of the films he has taken in remote parts of the world.


Presenter/filmmaker: Per Host
Presented by: David Attenborough

: The Weather

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People - Politics
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Derek Hart
Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Beauty Box

Patricia Lewis introduces a light-hearted entertainment with The Brunette Toppers and Nat Temple and his Orchestra.


Presenter: Patricia Lewis
Dancers: The Brunette Toppers
Musicians: Nat Temple and his Orchestra
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Producer: Richard Alton

: News

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

with Billy Cotton and Alan Breeze, Kathie Kay.
Also involved David Langdon, The High-Lights, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes and Guest stars: The Western Brothers


Presenter/Bandleader: Billy Cotton
Musicians: The Billy Cotton Band
Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Kathie Kay
Cartoonist: David Langdon
Singers: The High-Lights
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Comic singers: The Western Brothers
Script: Jimmy Grafton
Additional material: Eddie Gurney
Additional material: Arthur Pastor
Choreographer/Associate Producer: Leslie Roberts
Production: Bill Cotton Jnr.

: Portraits of Power: 4: Joseph Stalin

Four programmes illustrating the nature of the power wielded in their separate ways by Hitler, Gandhi. Roosevelt, and Stalin.
With film sequences and statements and evidence from people who knew him and from experts on Soviet affairs including:
Leonard Schapiro, Author of 'The Origin of the Communist Autocracy'
J. T. Murphy, ex-member of the Communist International
Arthur Birse, Wartime interpreter to the Prime Minister
Introduced by Robert McKenzie.


Interviewee: Leonard Schapiro
Interviewee: J. T. Murphy
Interviewee: Arthur Birse
Research Assistant: Therese Denny
Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Producer: Huw Wheldon

: I Married Joan

[Starring] Joan Davis in the film series I Married Joan


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: Starlight

with Michael Holliday.


Singer: Michael Holliday
Presented by: James Gilbert

: Night Beauties (Les Belles de Nuit)

[Starring] Gerard Philipe, Gina Lollobrigida, and Martine Carol in Rene Clair's film

This is a delightful fantastic comedy in the best witty and elegant manner of the great veteran French director, Rene Clair. Made in 1952, and shown to the Queen the following year it tells the story of Claude (played by Gerard Philipe), a handsome and romantically minded but hitherto unsuccessful young composer in a small French town. Claude is something of a French Walter Mitty, escaping from humdrum reality into dreams in which he performs mighty exploits of love and adventure, while in these dreams Edmee (Martine Carol), the mother of one of his pupils, becomes a lady in distress at the time of the French Revolution, and Leila (Gina Lollobrigida) turns into a Sultan's daughter. And at the end there is a hilarious chase in which all the epochs and characters get gloriously mixed up.
At 9.20


Director: Rene Clair
Claude: Gerard Philipe
Edmee: Martine Carol
Leila: Gina Lollobrigida
Suzanne: Magali Vendeuil
Roger: Raymond Bussieres
Madame Bonacieux: Marilyn Buferd

: News

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