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: Mainly for Women: Family Affairs

First Days at School
F. R. Dykes, Headmaster of a Primary School, suggests ways to help the five-year-olds.

School Uniform
Mary Green, Headmistress of a multilateral school; Sheila Prior Palmer, Vice-Chairman of West Sussex Education Committee; and Eileen Worsfold, manageress of the school clothing section of a large store, discuss uniforms for teenagers.

School Meals
Muriel Townsend, organiser of school meals for West Sussex, talks about her job.

Introduced by Joan Yorke.

People of Spain
Churton Fairman talks about the character and temperament of the Basque people, and shows a film made by John Bird to the music of Rimsky Korsakov's 'Spanish Caprice'.


Item presenter (First Days at School): F. R. Dykes
Panellist (School Uniform): Mary Green
Panellist (School Uniform): Sheila Prior Palmer
Panellist (School Uniform): Eileen Worsfold
Interviewee (School Meals): Muriel Townsend
Presenter: Joan Yorke
Producer: Joyce Belfrage
Presenter (People of Spain): Churton Fairman
Filmmaker (People of Spain): John Bird

: 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: Little Lord Fauntleroy: 1: A Great Surprise

by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
A serial in five parts adapted for television by Josephine Smith Wright.
Film sequences by the Children's Film Unit
Time: The late nineteenth century


Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Adapted by: Josephine Smith Wright
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Mr Haversham: John N. Gordon
The Earl of Dorincourt: Laidman Browne
Cedric Errol: Richard O'Sullivan
Mr Hobbs a grocer: Gerald James
Mary: Mollie Maureen
Mrs Errol: Mary Holland
Dick, a bootblack: Michael Maguire
Other parts played by: Patrick Milner
Other parts played by: Gabrielle Hamilton
Other parts played by: Richard Statman
Other parts played by: Muriel Hunn
Other parts played by: Brian Sheehy
Other parts played by: Jill Carey
Other parts played by: Peter Morny
Other parts played by: Patricia Berry
Other parts played by: Richard Coe
Other parts played by: Virginia Holt
Other parts played by: Donald McCollum
Other parts played by: Claud Collier
Other parts played by: Elesto Cortez
Other parts played by: Brian Franklyn
Other parts played by: David Franks
Other parts played by: Colin McClean
Other parts played by: Keith David

: Children's Television: Faraway Look

Introduced by Peter Scott.
Peter Scott's search for rare wildfowl in their native haunts leads him to the land of the Magpie Goose, the wild country of Northern Australia.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast of August 5)


Presenter/cameraman: Peter Scott
Cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film Editor: Christopher Parsons
Producer: Tony Soper

: 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
Presented by: Alasdair Milne

: Shirley Comes Home

From the bright lights of Las Vegas and the West End.
Shirley Bassey returns to her own people in the heart of Cardiff's dockland.
Also at the party are: Gladys Morgan, Jimmy Rogers and The Black and Whites
Introduced by Alun Williams.
From Cardiff's Queen Alexandra Dock.


Star: Shirley Bassey
Comedienne: Gladys Morgan
Performer: Jimmy Rogers
Performers: The Black and Whites
Presenter: Alun Williams
Producer: Mat Jones
Producer: Selwyn Roderick

Blog posts that mention this programme:

The Sunday Post: Abicair Bassey & Cogan 12 June 2016
Finding Welsh TV gems 4 August 2015

: National Radio Show: The Billy Cotton Band Show

National Radio Show calls 'Wakey, Wakey!' in The Billy Cotton Band Show
with Alan Breeze and Kathie Kay.
Also involved: The High-Lights, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes and A Guest Star from the world of entertainment.


Presenter/bandleader: Billy Cotton
Musicians: The Billy Cotton Band
Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Kathie Kay
Singers: The High-Lights
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Script: Jimmy Grafton
Additional material: Eddie Gurney
Additional material: Arthur Pastor
Choreographer and Associate Producer: Leslie Roberts
Production: Bill Cotton, Jnr.

: 11th Edinburgh International Festival: Rudolf Firkusny

plays Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor.
with the Concertgebouw Orchestra
Conductor, Eduard van Beinum
Part of a concert from the Usher Hall, Edinburgh.
Introduced by Michael Henderson.


Pianist: Rudolf Firkusny
Musicians: The Concertgebouw Orchestra
[Orchestra] Conductor: Eduard van Beinum
Presenter: Michael Henderson
Presented by: Alan Rees

: I Married Joan: How to Win Friends

[Starring] Joan Davis in the film How to Win Friends
Joan's obsession is that she is disliked by her friends at the Ladies' Club. She takes professional advice, which only complicates the confusion.

: Close My Door

A play for television by Susan Pearson.
See foot of page

The play begins in an Old People's Home.
at 9.15


Writer: Susan Pearson
Designer: Eileen Diss
Producer: Peter Potter
Minnie: Mairhi Russell
Nurse: Jessica Spencer
The Old Woman: Nora Nicholson
Albert: Tom Criddle
Miss Baines: Catherine Willmer
Harriet: Frances Guthrie
Mary: Winifred Hill
Mr. Renwick: William Devlin
The Young Emily: Margot Van der Burgh
Amabel: Lally Bowers
Other parts played by: Bart Allison
Other parts played by: John Cabot
Other parts played by: Margaretta D'Arcy
Other parts played by: Humphrey Heathcote
Other parts played by: Peter Jackson
Other parts played by: George Little
Other parts played by: Diana Van Proosdy
Other parts played by: Jean Theobald
Other parts played by: Malcolm Watson

: Give and Take: In Heaven, Hell, and the Devil

Robert Robinson and five young writers challenge Father Anthony Bloom of the Russian Orthodox Church to defend his beliefs.

Father Bloom, Russian by origin, spent ten years of his life as a doctor in Paris. He is now the Vicar of the Russian Orthodox Church in London.


Chairman: Robert Robinson
Panellist: Father Anthony Bloom
Producer: Huw Wheldon

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