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: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs
Women and the Law: 5 - Holidays
Fenton Bresler

Come Rain, Come Shine
Jack Watling shows toys designed for children's garden play.

Let's Look Into This
Geoffrey Johnson Smith discusses shopping hours.

Introduced by Betty Lait.

A Woman's Work
Bill Hartley introduces women from the Midlands with interesting or unusual jobs.
(From the BBC's Midland Television studios)


Presenter (Women and the Law): Fenton Bresler
Presenter (Come Rain, Come Shine): Jack Watling
Presenter (Let's Look Into This): Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Presenter: Betty Lait
Producer: Beryl Radley
Presenter (A Woman's Work): Bill Hartley
Producer (A Woman's Work): John McGonagle

: 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
(A BBC Television Film)
(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 2

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

(Rosamund Greenwood is appearing in "The Iron Duchess" at the Cambridge Theatre, London)


Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Adapted by: Penelope Knox
Designer: Gordon Roland
Producer: Naomi Capon
Miss Minchin: Peggy Livesey
Miss Amelia: Rosamund Greenwood
Sara Crewe: Carol Wolveridge
Lavinia: Julie Desmond
Ermengarde: Susan Lyall Grant
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 Fur-Trappers of Greenland

In this film Per Host, the Norwegian explorer, recounts more of his adventures in remote parts of the world. This time he visits the trappers at their lonely work, and meets seals and husky dogs.


Presenter/filmmaker: Per Host
Producer: David Attenborough

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People - Politics
Travel - Theatre - Cinema
With Derek Hart and Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


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

: Beauty Box

A light-hearted entertainment with Jack Train, Peter Cavanagh, Eddie McDonald, The Blonde Toppers and Nat Temple and his Orchestra.


Comedian: Jack Train
Impressionist: Peter Cavanagh
Singer: Eddie McDonald
Dancers: The Blonde Toppers
Musicians: Nat Temple and his Orchestra
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Producer: Richard Afton

: Vera Lynn Sings

from the King's Theatre, Hammersmith.
With Rawicz and Landauer, The Keynotes
Introducing guest artist, Dennis Brain
The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes


Singer: Vera Lynn
Pianists: Rawicz and Landauer
Singers: The Keynotes
Virtuoso/guest artist: Dennis Brain
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Choreography and associate producer: Leslie Roberts
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
[Orchestra] Leader: David McCallum
Script: Freddie Robertson
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: I Married Joan

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


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: Salvador

by Huw Lloyd Edwards.
Adapted for television by Phil Guard.
[Starring] Laurence Payne

The action of the play takes place in and around Jan Botha's house near a small town in the gold-mining district in the Union of South Africa.

(From the BBC's Welsh Television studio)
(See page 10)


Author: Huw Lloyd Edwards
Adapter: Phil Guard
Producer: Dafydd Gruffydd
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Amos, a servant: Harry Quashie
Jan Botha, owner of Rand Gold: Richard Williams
Dr. Hofmann: Percy Cartwright
Helga, Botha's daughter: Margaret Anderson
Karl Hendriks, under-manager of Rand Gold: Laurence Payne
Paul Kleffens: Ivor Maddox

: Amateur Boxing: Scotland v. Denmark

(See foot of page)

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras go to St. Andrew's Hall, Glasgow, for some of the bouts in tonight's tournament

At 9.25 this evening


Commentator: Fred Verlander
Commentator: John Blair
Presented for television by: Bill Stevenson

: At Home: Cecil Beaton

Television Outside Broadcast cameras visit Reddish House at Broadchalke in Wiltshire, the country home of the distinguished photographer, designer, artist, and writer.
Introduced by Hywel Davies.

(See top of page)

Cecil Beaton says of himself that he has always enjoyed the idea of trying something he has never done before. Tonight he will have yet another new experience in his long and varied career when he is "At Home" to television cameras in his country house in Broadchalke in Wiltshire. Reddish House is a delightful, mellow, seventeenth-century manor house set on the edge of a village street. The outside has changed little over the past few hundred years. But during the last ten years - since Cecil Beaton began to live there - the inside has undergone a considerable transformation.
Mr Beaton's preoccupation for savouring the untried is probably the reason for his success in so many careers, but it is perhaps as a photographer that he is most widely known to the general public.
At 10.15


Interviewee: Cecil Beaton
Presenter/Interviewer: Hywel Davies
Presented by: Nicholas Crocker

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