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: Mainly for Women

Your Own Time
A magazine of interest and entertainment for younger women.

The Pleasures of Painting
An exhibition of viewers' paintings selected by Adrian Hill.

It's a Woman's World
Elsie Beyer, Assistant Executive Director of the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust

I'd Like to Know
Roma Fairley investigates the trend of Ascot fashions.

Flower Calendar
This month: The Rose
Evelyn Gibbs

For Your Entertainment
Max Geldray

Introduced by Roma Fairley.

Quick and Easy Dressmaking: 19 - Beach Outfit: Bolero and Bra
A French design filmed by Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise
Demonstrated by Diana Crutchley.

A pamphlet, containing photographs, gives instructions for making the garments to be described in this second Quick and Easy Dressmaking series. This pamphlet is available (price 1s.) from [address removed] (Crossed postal order, please not stamps.) A folder for Women's Television Notes may be obtained from the same address - price 2s.


Presenter (The Pleasures of Painting): Adrian Hill
Interviewee (It's a Woman's World): Elsie Beyer
Presenter (I'd Like to Know): Roma Fairley
Presenter(Flower Calendar): Evelyn Gibbs
Harmonicist (For Your Entertainment): Max Geldray
Presenter: Roma Fairley
Producer: Joyce Bullen
Dressmaker/Presenter (Quick and Easy Dressmaking): Diana Crutchley

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television presents...

The Black Tulip: 2: The Trial
by Alexandre Dumas.
Adapted as a serial in five parts by Estelle Holt.
Additional dialogue by Naomi Capon.
Holland - 1672
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on August 28, 1956)

5.30 For Deaf Children: Fifth Birthday
Jasmine Bligh introduces the fifth anniversary programme including Peter Butterworth, The Shipway Twins, Sandy Sandford, David Berglas.
John Madin at the organ
Before an audience of deaf children in the King's Theatre, Hammersmith

It is five years since Miss Freda Lingstrom, then Head of Children's Television, made up her mind that something special in the way of television entertainment ought to be provided occasionally for deaf children. In the five years lots of deaf children and hearing friends have been brought together. Sandy Sandford is a great favourite, and loves compering programmes in which the deaf children join; Don Tasker gave a course of dance instruction last autumn which the N.I.D. published: nearly 2,000 children wrote in for the diagrams and descriptions of the steps. Peter Butterworth is another favourite, with his side-splitting mimes which never need a word of description. We have had famous clowns like Coco, and famous sportsmen showing how to hold a bat or control a football - showing, not telling. We have shown how to make things, and often have a specially captioned film. And then there are the Christmas parties and visits to deaf schools where the children themselves, bright-eyed, keen, and merry in spite of living in a silent world, are the principal actors.

Altogether, I think it is one of the kindest things the BBC have ever done, to put on these special programmes. They are the only service in the world to do it, and I hope they go on and on until that happy day, still regrettably far off, when doctors are able to tell us that there will be no more deaf children needing special care.


Author (The Black Tulip): Alexandre Dumas
Adapted by (The Black Tulip): Estelle Holt
Additional dialogue/producer (The Black Tulip): Naomi Capon
Gatekeeper: Peter Diamond
William, Prince of Orange: Henry Davies
John de Witte: John Phillips
Cornelius de Witte: Gerald Andersen
Rosa: Sheila Shand-Gibbs
Greyfus, the gaoler: Mervyn Blake
Mynheer van Spennen: Michael Aldridge
Isaac Boxtel: Anthony Jacobs
Cornelius van Baerle: Douglas Wilmer
Sue: Margaret Boyd
Magistrate: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Other parts played by: Charles Saynor
Other parts played by: Ewart Wheeler
Other parts played by: Michael Cosmo
Other parts played by: Bart Allison
Other parts played by: Nigel Sharpe
Other parts played by: Patrick Milner
Other parts played by: Alexander Beaumont
Other parts played by: Clive Carson
Other parts played by: Alastair Speed
Other parts played by: Owen Berry
Other parts played by: Richard Holt
Other parts played by: Desmond Scott
Presenter (For Deaf Children): Jasmine Bligh
Mime (For Deaf Children): Peter Butterworth
Acrobatics (For Deaf Children): The Shipway Twins
Comedian (For Deaf Children): Sandy Sandford
Magician (For Deaf Children): David Berglas
Organist (For Deaf Children): John Madin
Drawings (For Deaf Children): Stephen Skoyles
Designer (For Deaf Children): Edwin Florence
Producer (For Deaf Children): Ursula Eason

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People - Politics
Travel - Theatre - Cinema
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith.
and including tonight's first race at Kempton Park
The Wren Selling Stakes


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Amos 'n' Andy: Getting Momma Married: Part 2

[Starring] Amos 'n' Andy in Part 2 of the film Getting Momma Married

: Racing at Kempton Park

Television outside broadcast cameras cover two of this evening's principal races.
7.30 The Princess Stakes over 1 mile
8.0 The St. James's Stakes over ii miles
Commentators, Peter O'Sullevan and Clive Graham of the Daily Express


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Now: The Forth Bridge

"Sit tight in your chair
And we'll take you there"

Outside broadcast cameras test your head for heights in a forest of steel on the top of The Forth Bridge.
Share a bird's-eye view of the bridge with Captain John Reid of B.E.A. through our helicopter camera.
The Men-on-the-Spot are Berkeley Smith, Jameson Clark
James Buchan writes on page 9


Presenter: Berkeley Smith
Presenter: Jameson Clark
Commentator: Captain John Reid
Producer: James Buchan
Executive Producer: Peter Webber

: Precious Bane: Part 3

by Mary Webb
Adapted for television in six weekly instalments by Constance Cox
[Starring] Daphne Slater, Paul Daneman, Patrick Troughton with Olga Lindo, Nora Nicholson, Henry Oscar.

The action takes place at Begulldy's house by Flash Mere and at Sara's Farm in Shropshire. Time: 1814


Author: Mary Webb
Adapted by: Constance Cox
Producer: Campbell Logan
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Kester Woodseaves: Paul Daneman
Prue Sarn: Daphne Slater
Felena: Angela Krefeld
Mrs. Beguildy: Olga Lindo
Mrs. Sam: Nora Nicholson
Sukey: Stella Riley
Moll: Marilyn James
Gideon Sarn: Patrick Troughton
Mr. Beguildy: Henry Oscar
Jancis Beguildy: Petra Davies
Mr. Camperdine, the Squire's son: Raymond Young
Callard: Sidney Vivian

: The Burns and Allen Show: Gracie the Artist

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Gracie the Artist
Grade teams that in the art world, masterpieces are often sold for fabulous amounts. She thereupon decides to paint some herself.


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Theatre Night presents an extract from Zuleika

A new musical comedy suggested by Max Beerbohm's novel 'Zuleika Dobson'.
Scene: Oxford - 1911
A special performance from the Saville Theatre, London by arrangement with Donald Albery for Donmar Productions Ltd.


Based on the novel "Zuleika Dobson" by: Max Beerbohm
Book and lyrics: James Ferman
Music: Peter Tranchell
Director: Peter Powell
Director: Eleanor Fazan
Scenery and costumes: Osbert Lancaster
Orchestrations: Charles Mackerras
Musical Director: Alan Abbott
Presented for television by: John Vernon
Katie Batch: Patricia Stark
Noaks: Peter Woodthorpe
Lord Sayes: Roderick Cook
The Hon Charles Trent-Garby: Clive Exton
Sir John Marraby: Philip Bond
Oover: Michael O'Connor
The Duke of Dorset: David Morton
The Macquern: John Gower
The Warden of Judas: Daniel Thorndike
Zuleika: Mildred Mayne
[Actor]: David Ayliff
[Actor]: Christopher Bamford
[Actor]: Leighton Camden
[Actor]: Raymond Cooke
[Actor]: Gordon Cornish
[Actress]: Delia Corrie
[Actor]: Anthony Dawes
[Actor]: Richard Hart
Melisande: Hermione Harvey
[Actress]: Anne Hyde
[Actress]: Wendy McClure
[Actress]: Yvonne Marlowe
[Actor]: Peter Murray
[Actor]: David Oddie
[Actress]: Elizabeth Osborn
[Actress]: Patricia Routledge
[Actress]: Patricia Rowlands
[Actor]: David Spurling
[Actor]: Geoffrey Underwood
[Actress]: Susan Wren

: German Cinema

A programme of scenes from German films from the current season at the National Film Theatre. This reviews thirty years of film-making in Germany and is presented in co-operation with the British Film Institute.
The films included are 'Ten Days to Die', the story of the last days of Hitler, 'The Threepenny Opera', 'Romance in A Minor', 'Children, Mothers, and a General', 'The Underdog', and others.


Director: Tom Millett
Producer: Victor Poole

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