A programme for children at home
Today's story: "The Coconut"
(Repeated on BBC-1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 p.m.)
Ten programmes for home dress-makers who want to extend their skill and keep up to date with fashion trends
Fashion comments: Shuna Harwood
Demonstration: Ann Ladbury
Fitting: Beryl Rouse
For booklet see page 10
Programme arranged by:
The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson, Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News
and The Weather
by Aldo Nicolaj
Translated by Anthony Paul
A further series of plays specially written by famous authors featuring distinguished English and Continental actresses in solo performances
[Starring] Megs Jenkins
Bianca has lived a dull, uneventful life in a small provincial Italian town. Her daughter Giulietta, her one consolation, realises her mother's unhappy state of mind and sends her a present - a bottle of white powder. Bianca takes it daily with bewildering results.
(Next week: Genevieve Page in "The Hive" by Aldo Nicolaj)
Achievement... Happiness... Tragedy... Stress...
A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives
Reporters: Jim Douglas Henry, Jeremy James, John Percival, Desmond Wilcox,
This week: The Unmarried Mothers
Every year their numbers increase. Report after report has been produced on the problem created by nearly 70,000 illegitimate births annually. And yet the unmarried mother is, today, as badly off as she has ever been.
Much of the care of unmarried mothers and their children is left to voluntary organisations-in particular the National Council for the Unmarried Mother and her Child. At the end of last year the N.C.U.M.C. called a press conference-because it was going bankrupt. If it goes out of business society will have to decide what responsibility it owes to the unmarried women who each year have illegitimate babies.
Is it right that such social responsibility should have to be left in the hands of voluntary organisations? Do we profess liberalism on the one hand and stigmatise the unmarried mother on the other? Now both Parliament and society may have to decide.
A selection of musical milestones from the golden days of the silver screen
Tonight: the 1954 production "Red Garters"
Starring Rosemary Clooney, Jack Carson, Guy Mitchell, Gene Barry
A rich and tuneful musical send-up of The Code of the West played against stylish and colourful settings. George Marshall, who directs, is no stranger to the 'send-up Western', having previously made "Destry Rides Again" with Marlene Dietrich and James Stewart.
Susana Martines De La Cruz:
The Plague of 1665 silenced London. The only traffic was the death-cart, the only street cry 'Bring out your dead.' A quarter of the population fled, a quarter died.
Of the few who stayed in town all through the disaster, two were parsons. They wrote down their experiences, and this film is made from their records.
With John Carson as The Rev. Symon Patrick, Trevor Martin as The Rev. Thomas Vincent
Written and produced by John Elphinstone-Fyffe
The Rev. Symon Patrick:
The Rev. Thomas Vincent:
The end of today in front of tomorrow with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King, Sheridan Morley and tonight's guests