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: For the Schools: Living in the Commonwealth: India: 3: Growing up in India

Introduced by Ranjana Sidhanta.


Presenter: Ranjana Sidhanta
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

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


Narrator/Script, music and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs: Problems of Living
The 'Family Affairs' Panel of experts discuss problems sent in by viewers.
Dr. Winifred de Kok, Rose Hacker, Francis Cammaerts, Father John Groser
In the chair, Olive Shapley
Letters to the Panel should be sent to 'Family Affairs', [address removed]

Fashion Report
To put you in the picture with news from the fashion front.

(to 15.30)


Panellist (Problems of Living): Dr. Winifred de Kok
Panellist (Problems of Living): Rose Hacker
Panellist (Problems of Living): Francis Cammaerts
Panellist (Problems of Living): Father John Groser
Chairman (Problems of Living): Olive Shapley
Producer (Problems of Living): Beryl Radley
Reporter (Fashion Report): Iris Ashley
Producer (Fashion Report): Joyce Bullen

: Children's Television presents: The Coelacanth

by Jean McConnell.
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I wonder how many of you know what a coelacanth is. Some of you probably know that it is some kind of fish. That is about all I knew until I started production of this afternoon's play by Jean McConnell. I think you will agree that when scientists and research workers cross continents and oceans to see it when they learn that one has been found, it must be a rather special fish.

But why is it so special? Why do photographers, reporters, and artists descend on the village of Urgan when news reaches them that Blackbeard (Gareth Jones) and his crew have hauled one up in their net, and why does Nicko (Scan Barrett) try so hard to keep it safe? All these things are answered in the play this afternoon. (Barbara Hammond)


Writer: Jean McConnell
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Barbara Hammond
Blackbeard: Gareth Jones
Fisherman: Lane Meddick
Nicko: Sean Barrett
Nicko's brother: Keith Crane
Nicko's sister: Verity Edmett
Nicko's mother: Eileen Way
Scientist: Arthur Goullet
His assistant: Leslie Smith
Blackbeard's wife: Gabrielle Days
Fisherman's wife: Sally Travers
Photographer: Bindon Russell
Artist: Leslie Heritage
Sanitary Inspector: John Dearth
Others taking part: Delia Paton
Others taking part: Carmen Blanck-Sichel
Others taking part: Nancy Adams
Others taking part: Chester Gordon
Others taking part: Luigi Vecchione
Others taking part: Ivor Kimmel

: Children's Television: The Borneo Story: The Dayaks

Told by Hugh Gibb and Tom Harrisson.
A series of films about the people and animals who live in the British Colony of Sarawak.

Although they no longer hunt human heads, the Iban people in the interior are still tough, brave Dayaks.


Narrator: Hugh Gibb
Narrator: Tom Harrisson
Presented by: James McCloy

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:
6.10 News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions
6.15 News for Wales

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
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

: News Summary

: I Married Joan: Home Movies

[Starring] Joan Davis in the film series I Married Joan
Joan and Brad have a wonderful holiday in Hawaii, but trouble starts when they get home. If only Joan had remembered to stop the milk and post that letter.


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: Whack-O!

Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
A weekly school report.
[Starring] Professor Jimmy Edwards


Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Alan Yates
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Production: Douglas Moodie
Headmaster: Jimmy Edwards
Pettigrew: Arthur Howard
Matron: Elizabeth Fraser
Taplow: John Hall
Lumley: John Stirling
Schoolmaster: Philip Howard
Schoolmaster: John Scott

: News Headlines

: The Flame of the Barbary Coast

[Starring] John Wayne with Ann Dvorak and Joseph Schildkraut in the film The Flame of the Barbary Coast
To the infamous Barbary Coast of the 1890s, with its gambling dens and dance saloons, comes a simple Montana cowboy. The impact was bound to be explosive - particularly when the favours of a lovely dance hostess are in dispute.


Duke Fergus: John Wayne
'Flaxen' Tarry: Ann Dvorak
Tito Morell: Joseph Schildkraut

: Music for You

Introduced and conducted by Eric Robinson.
With Eileen Joyce, Ramon Vinay, Marina Svetlova, Gilbert Canova, Anatole Suskov,
Jean Allister, Elizabeth Boyd, Joan Bramhall, Ursula Connors, Ellen Dales, Gillian Knight, Esm Smith, Nora Ogonovsky, John Lawrenson, John Mitchinson, Bowles Bevan, Edward Darling, Edgar Fleet, Edward Morgan, David Oddie, Vernon Rees,
Peter Sugden, Dunstan Hart, Gerwyn Morgan, Vernon Williams
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Steven Staryk)


Presenter/Conductor: Eric Robinson
Producer: Patricia Foy
Pianist: Eileen Joyce
Tenor: Ramon Vinay
Dancer: Marina Svetlova
Dancer: Gilbert Canova
Accordionist: Anatole Suskov
Singer: Jean Allister
Singer: Elizabeth Boyd
Singer: Joan Bramhall
Singer: Ursula Connors
Singer: Ellen Dales
Singer: Gillian Knight
Singer: Esm Smith
Singer: Nora Ogonovsky
Singer: John Lawrenson
Singer: John Mitchinson
Singer: Bowles Bevan
Singer: Edward Morgan
Singer: David Oddie
Singer: Vernon Rees
Singer: Peter Sugden
Singer: Dunstan Hart
Singer: Gerwyn Morgan
Singer: Vernon Williams
Chorus-Master: Marcus Dods
Orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Musicians: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Steven Staryk
Designer: Malcolm Goulding

: Lifeline: The story of Mr. Prosser

Introduced by A Consultant Psychiatrist.
With Mr. Prosser, An Occupational Therapist and An Ophthalmic Surgeon
Six years ago Mr. Prosser lost his sight and with it his will to live. The story of how he met and conquered his blindness is told by those who helped to restore his lifeline.


Presenter: A Consultant Psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Speaker: Mr. Prosser
Speaker: An Occupational Therapist [name uncredited]
Speaker: An Ophthalmic Surgeon [name uncredited]
Producer: Hugh Burnett

: News Summary

followed by Weather and Close Down

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