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: Mainly for Women: Family Camping

with Jane, Max, and Martin Madders.
From the BBC's Midland Television studios


Presenter: Jane Madders
Presenter: Max Madders
Presenter: Martin Madders
Presented by: John McGonagle

: Mainly for Women: Out of this Wood

Robert Gittings introduces two extracts from the plays he wrote for the Drama Festival held this year by the National Federation of Women's Institutes.
Performed by Members of Humberstone W.I., Lindsey and Pontllanfraith W.I., Monmouth.


Presenter/writer: Robert Gittings
Presented by: Monica Sims

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small 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: Armand and Michaela Denis: On Safari

How long is a chameleon's tongue? You can see these astonishing creatures in this film. They are quite harmless and their only form of protection is to look ferocious.


Presenter: Armand Denis
Presenter: Michaela Denis

: Children's Television: Now: Two Miles Under

with Raymond Baxter and Bob Danvers-Walker.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Presenter: Bob Danvers-Walker
Producer: Ray Lakeland
Producer: Bill Wright
Supervising producer: Peter Webber

: The Weather

: Line-Up for Tonight

Leslie Bricusse and Robert Robinson with something to interest and entertain you.


Presenter: Leslie Bricusse
Presenter: Robert Robinson

: A Summer Search: Away from it all: 2: In the Mountains

with Christopher Chataway.
The second of three programmes in which a townsman finds out about life off the beaten track. Tonight's programme is about the mountains of North Wales.
Written and directed by Stephen Hearst.


Presenter: Christopher Chataway
Photographed by: Terry Hunt
Film Editor: Tony Essex
Writer/director: Stephen Hearst
Producer: Richard Cawston

: Gone Fishing!

Frank Sawyer and Bernard Venables have Gone Fishing!
Outside broadcast cameras join them on the River Avon as with rod and fly they try to catch sea trout, and, with luck, a salmon.


River-keeper: Frank Sawyer
Angler: Bernard Venables
Presented by: Peter Bale

: Club Night

Dave Morris invites you to join him in a weekly get-together to meet:
Joe Gladwin as 'Cedric', Fred Ferris as 'The Wacker', Leonard Williams as 'Pongo' Bleasdale, Frank Bass as 'Snuffy' Hargreaves, Tom Harrison as 'The Secretary', Billy Smith as 'The Steward' and The Singing Clubmen.
Music by Jimmy Leach and The Club Nighters
From the BBC's North of England studios
(Fred Ferris appears by permission of the management of the Theatre Royal, Huddersfield)


Musicians: Jimmy Leach and The Club Nighters
Script: Dave Morris
Script: Frank Roscoe
Producer: Ronnie Taylor
Comedian: Dave Morris
Cedric: Joe Gladwin
The Wacker: Fred Ferris
'Pongo' Bleasdale: Leonard Williams
'Snuffy' Hargreaves: Frank Bass
The Secretary: Tom Harrison
The Steward: Billy Smith
Singers: The Singing Clubmen

: Say It with Music

Jack Payne presents Say It with Music, featuring Bruce Trent, Doreen Hume, Ted Heath and his Music, The Stargazers, Vic Hyde, Carole Carr, Frank Weir, The Jack Billings Dancers, The George Mitchell Choir.


Presenter: Jack Payne
Singer: Bruce Trent
Soprano: Doreen Hume
Musicians: Ted Heath and his Music
Singers: The Stargazers
Trumpeter: Vic Hyde
Singer: Carole Carr
Saxophonist: Frank Weir
Dancers: The Jack Billings Dancers
Singers: The George Mitchell Choir
Dance direction: Jack Billings
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Producer: James Gilbert
Producer: Duncan Wood

: Success

by Leo Lehman.
[Starring] Geraldine McEwan, Robert Shaw and Lana Morris
The action covers the period from September 1954 to July 1957 and takes place in London.
See pages 4 and 8

Len Fox (Robert Shaw) is joined by Gerry (Geraldine McEwan) and a mob of teen-age autograph hunters outside the Festival Hall

The stars of tonight's play at 8.45

Geraldine McEwan
Geraldine McEwan who plays the part of Gerry, the wife of pianist Len Fox, was last seen in television in a theatre excerpt of Member of the Wedding. Previous television acting role was in serial Crime on Our Hands in 1954. Has starred in several West End plays, including the long-running For Better, For Worse.

Robert Shaw
Robert Shaw who plays Len Fox, has sprung to fame in recent months as the dashing Captain Dan Tempest in commercial television's series The Buccaneer. Formerly a Shakespearean actor at Stratford-on-Avon, he was recently seen in BBC Television as Alan Jeffcote in Hindle Wakes.

Lana Morris
Lana Morris, film and television actress, and wife of Ronald Waldman, Head of Television Light Entertainment, plays Len's girl friend, the jazz-loving Linda. Was most recently seen in the television play Dead Easy and appeared in the earlier serial Six Proud Walkers.


Writer: Leo Lehman
Producer: Chloe Gibson
Music specially composed by: Christopher Whelen
Designer: Richard Henry
Gerry Briggs: Geraldine McEwan
Len Fox: Robert Shaw
Teenager: Pauline Keen
Harry Schwartz: Meier Tzelniker
Freddie: Bartlett Mullins
Stage Steward: Edward Brooks
Linda: Lana Morris
Waitress: Gwen Jones
Philip: Jack May
House Agent's Clerk: Noel Davis
Maid: Mollie Maureen
Cashier: Andreas Marcos
Audiences at the Royal Festival Hall and the Wigmore Hall, dancers in dance halls, people in an Espresso bar: [uncredited]

: Royal International Horse Show: Queen Elizabeth II Cup

Tonight's visit to the White City Stadium, London, covers the final stages in this international individual jumping championship for lady riders.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: News

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