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: Mainly for Women

About the Home

Shopping Suggestions
New ideas for the housewife by Margaret Douglas.

Designing with Flowers
Constance Spry uses the flowers of May in decorative highlights for a room or a party table.

Do It Yourself
In the seventh in this series of programmes on home carpentry, Barry Bucknell shows how to build a kitchen wall cupboard.
(A BBC telerecording)

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.
A pamphlet giving notes on the eight demonstrations in this series (price 1s.) and a folder for Women's Television Notes (price 2s.) may be obtained, post free, from [address removed]. Crossed postal order, please - not stamps.

Our Miss Pemberton: 18: A Question of Responsibility
Written by Philip King and Falkland Cary.
A story of life today in a small town.


Presenter (Shopping Suggestions): Margaret Douglas
Florist/Presenter (Designing with Flowers): Constance Spry
Handyman (Do It Yourself): Barry Bucknell
Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Producer: Ann Shead
Writer (Our Miss Pemberton): Philip King
Writer (Our Miss Pemberton): Falkland Cary
Producer (Our Miss Pemberton): Richard Gilbert
Geof Patterson: Terence Soall
Barry Hale: Norman Foreman
Mary Pemberton: Margot Boyd
Edgar Hale: Edward Higgins
Mrs. Carter: Natalie Kent

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam Williams and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television presents: Champion, the Wonder Horse

A second showing of the series of films about a horse, a dog, and a boy.


The Wonder Horse: Champion
Rebel, the dog: Blaze
The boy: Ricky Curtis

: Children's Television: The Island Betwixt and Between: Rathlin

Written by Sam Hanna Bell and Harry Govan.
Across the narrow waters Rathlin can be seen from both Scotland and Ireland. It is a land of rough roads and storm-bound jetties; of paraffin lamps in solitary cottages and sea birds in their thousands. On this Island long ago Robert the Bruce watched the spider. Today only 150 people live here-but they have managed to turn isolation and hardship to their uses.


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

: Children's Television: Prudence Kitten: Pru's Magic Beanstalk

with Molly Blake.


Presenter: Molly Blake

: Tonight

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


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

: The Alma Cogan Show

The third of a series of six programmes starring Alma Cogan.
This evening Alma has invited Terry Thomas to talk over old times.


Presenter/singer: Alma Cogan
Interviewee: Terry Thomas
Dancer: Michael Miller
Dancer: Terry Skelton
Dancer: Donald Craig
Dancer: John Prescott
Dances arranged by: Douglas Squires
Original lyrics and songs: Alan Reeve-Jones
Original lyrics and songs: Edwin Braden
Music arranged and conducted by: Stan Foster
Production: Douglas Moodie

: Kelly's Eye

Barbara Kelly Invites you to look-in on life through Kelly's Eye.
An informal programme in which Barbara Kelly guest celebrities and an invited audience discuss topics of importance in our everyday life.
Musical Interludes featuring Stanley Black and Larry Cross.


Presenter: Barbara Kelly
Pianist (Musical Interlude)/Orchestra director: Stanley Black
Singer (Musical Interlude): Larry Cross
Scriptwriter: Bob Kesten
Musical arrangements: Bruce Campbell
Producer: Harry Carlisle

: The Charlie Chester Show

with Charlie Chester.
Also appearing: The Hedley Ward Trio, Eric Grier, Len Lowe, Marian Miller, Frank Davison, The Leslie Roberts Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers.


Comedian/presenter/Script: Charlie Chester
Group: The Hedley Ward Trio
[Actor]: Eric Grier
[Actor]: Len Lowe
Singer: Marian Miller
Pianist: Frank Davison
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Dancers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Musical Associate: Bert Waller
Dance sequences produced by: Leslie Roberts
Script: Charlie Hart
Script: Bernard Botting
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Under Milk Wood

(See above)
Henry Shrek writes on page 7

by Dylan Thomas
Adapted for television by Eric Crozier
Henry Sherek presents "Under Milk Wood"
[Starring] Donald Houston, William Squire, Marion Grimaldi

The action of the play takes place in Llareggyb in the Spring.


Author: Dylan Thomas
Adapted for television by: Eric Crozier
Songs composed by: Daniel Jones
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: David J. Thomas
Onlooker: Donald Houston
Captain Cat: William Squire
Polly Garter: Marion Grimaldi
The Reverend Eli Jenkins: T.H. Evans
Mrs. Willy Nilly: Joan Newell
Willy Nilly: Emrys Leyshon
Cherry Owen: John Gill
Mrs. Cherry Owen: Buddug-Mair Powell
Mr. Pugh: Raymond Llewellyn
Mrs. Pugh: Claudine Morgan
Rosie Probert: Catherine Dolan
Mog Edwards: Aubrey Richards
Myfanwy Price: Gwyneth Owen
Butcher Beynon: Gareth Jones
Mrs. Dai Bread One: Barbara Alleyn
Organ Morgan: Richard Curnock
Gossamer Beynon: Margo Jenkins
Nogood Boyo: Denys Graham
Mrs. Ogmore-Pritchard: Dorothea Phillips
Sinbad: Peter Halliday
Lily Smalls: Angela Crow
P.C. Attila Rees: David Rees
Mary-Ann Sailors: Betty Lloyd-Davies
Mae Rose Cottage: Nina Marriott
Matti Richards: Daphne Shaven
Other parts played by: Peter Murphy
Other parts played by: Virginia Graham
Other parts played by: David Barnes
Other parts played by: Leonard Mitchard

: Men in Battle: 4: The Ardennes

(Second series)
Lieut.-General Sir Brian Horrocks drawing upon his own experiences describes six major battles of the 1939-1945 war.

Including British and German newsreel shot during the action and a specially filmed contribution from E. T. Williams, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O.


Presenter: Sir Brian Horrocks
Interviewee: E. T. Williams
Film editor: Keith Latham
Designer: Norman James
Producer: Huw Wheldon

: Hungarian Rhapsody

played by Budai Loso Karoly and his Gypsies.


Group: Budai Loso Karoly and his Gypsies
Presented by: Patricia Foy

: News

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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