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: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs

Women and the Law: 6: Children
by Fenton Bresler.

Children's Shoes
William Peake, a footwear expert, discusses shoes for different occasions, and gives hints on correct fitting.

Let's Look Into This
Geoffrey Johnson Smith discusses the relative merits of laundries and launderettes.

Introduced by Betty Lait.

Tell Me, Doctor
Dr. Winifred de Kok discusses viewers' letters.
Letters should be sent to Dr. Winifred de Kok, [address removed]


Presenter (Family Affairs): Betty Lait
Presenter (Women and the Law): Fenton Bresler
Expert (Children's Shoes): William Peake
Presenter (Let's Look Into This): Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Producer: Beryl Radley
Presenter (Tell Me, Doctor): Dr. Winifred de Kok

: 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: Armand and Michaela Denis: On Safari

There are half a million head of game in the National Park in Tanganyika. At the time this film was made most of the herds had young calves with them. A deer is seen making a nest for her new-born fawn.
This is the last in the present series of films about Africa.
(Previously shown in evening transmission on April 12)


Presenter: Armand Denis
Presenter: Michaela Denis

: Children's Television: Tom the Trader

by Monica Mugan.
An adventure that takes place in a Hudson's Bay trading fort in the wilds of Canada.


Writer: Monica Mugan
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Barbara Hammond
Tom: Christopher Sandford
Amik: Leonard Davey
Saul: Aidan Turner
Peter the Surgeon: Laidlaw Dalling
The Governor: Raymond Rollett
Will Sykes: Victor Platt
Kitchi Onodos: Bruce Wightman

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - Politics - People
Cinema - Theatre - Travel
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Cy Grant.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: I Married Joan: Party Line

[Starring] Joan Davis in the film Party Line
Joan finds it hard to be a good neigh-hour when the woman next door turns the garden hose on her. And a shared telephone line leads to further misunderstanding.


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: 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 Clubnighters
From the BBC's North of England studios

(Fred Ferris appears by permission of the management of the Theatre Royal, Huddersfield)


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
Musicians: Jimmy Leach and The Clubnighters
Script: Dave Morris
Script: Frank Roscoe
Producer: John Ammonds

: This Is... The Henry Hall Show

Presenting Henry Hall and his Orchestra in the fourth of the series
Starring Jack Radcliffe, Petula Clark, The Margaret Sisters and Bruno, Desmond Walter-Ellis, Patti Lewis, Donald Purchese.

(Jack Radcliffe is appearing in Variety at the Hippodrome, London)


Musicians: Henry Hall and his Orchestra
Comedian: Jack Radcliffe
Singer: Petula Clark
Acrobats: The Margaret Sisters and Bruno
Performer: Desmond Walter-Ellis
Singer: Patti Lewis
Clarinettist: Donald Purchese
Dancer: Mildred Anderton
Dancer: Joan Weston
Dancer: Mavis Ascott
Dancer: Michael Miller
Dancer: Amanda Barrie
Dancer: David Spurling
Choreography: Mark Stuart
Musical Associate: Leonard Morris
Producer: John Warrington

: Buried Treasure: 20 - Nimrud Dagh

On a mountain top in the wilds of Eastern Turkey stands a huge mound of stones marking the tomb and temple of Nimrud Dagh.
In this film Kermit Goell describes the excavation of this remote and spectacular site.


Cameraman/commentator: Kermit Goell
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: Morning Star

A television play by James Lansdale Hodson and Donald Wilson.
The play is based on the novel by James Lansdale Hodson.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on September 2, 1956)


Writer/Based on the novel by: James Lansdale Hodson
Writer: Donald Wilson
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: John Jacobs
Seth: Carl Bernard
Richard Lovelace: Reginald Beckwith
Oliver Blackwood: Robert Harris
Boy: Clive Marshall
Frank Knowles: Colin Douglas
Sir Thomas Molyneux: Allan Jeayes
Lady Molyneux: Barbara Couper
Lord Sedgwick: Edward Chapman
Sir Frederick Pick: Henry Oscar
Maid: Sally Lahee
Polly Tremayne: Jean Kent
Hannah Blackwood: Angela Baddeley
Bob Blackwood: Eric Lander
Cheshire: Oliver Johnston
Forsyth: John Rae
Prince: Gabriel Toyne
Brenda Smith: Pamela Gale
Amarilla Arbuthnot: Beryl Measor
A Scotsman: Alastair Hunter
Mr. Fortinbras: Andrew Cruickshank
Waiter: Arthur Lawrence
Barclay Boddington: Gerald Cross

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