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Jeanne Heal introduces a special afternoon's programme.

Health Exercises
Lady David Douglas-Hamilton demonstrates exercises with the help of members of the Women's League of Health and Beauty.

Children's Bill
by Myra Curtis, Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge, and Chairman of the Curtis Committee

Ballet as a Career
Madame Tamara Karsavina talks about ballet dancing as a career for girls.

Your Fat Ration
J.F. Horrabin shows how the East African Ground Nuts Scheme will help the housewife.

Music on Two Pianos
Geraldine and Mary Peppin

Marguerite Patten shows how to make use of the present abundance of citrus fruits.

Anne Edwards trims the basic beater for Easter.
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Jeanne Heal
Exerciser (Health Exercises):
Lady David Douglas-Hamilton
Item presenter (Children's Bill):
Myra Curtis
Item presenter (Ballet as a Career):
Madame Tamara Karsavina
Item presenter (Your Fat Ration):
J.F. Horrabin
Pianist (Music on Two Pianos):
Geraldine Peppin
Pianist (Music on Two Pianos):
Mary Peppin
Item presenter (Cookery):
Marguerite Patten
Item presenter (Fashions):
Anne Edwards
Mary Adams

A play by Karel Capek.
Adapted and produced for television by Jan Bussell from the English translation by Paul Selver.
The action takes place on a remote island between 1980 and 1990


Karel Capek
Adapted and produced by:
Jan Bussell
English translation:
Paul Selver
Barry Learoyd
Harry Domain, General Manager for Rossum's Universal Robots:
Antony Eustrel
Dr. Gall, Head of the Physiological Department, R.U.R.:
Eugene Leahy
Dr. Hetman Chief Engineer for R.U.R.:
Derek Tansley
Jacob Berman, Managing Director, R.U.R.:
Maurice Bannister
Alquist, Clerk of the Works, R.U.R.:
John Stuart
Helena Glory, Daughter of Professor Glory, of Oxbridge University:
Pamela Stirling
Emma, her maid:
Evelyn Moore
Marius, a robot:
John Baker
Sulla, a robotess:
Joy Adamson
Radius, a robot:
Patrick Troughton
Primus, a robot:
Dermot Palmer
Helena, a robotess:
Viola Merrett
Other robot:
Denis Fraser
Other robot:
David March
Other robot:
David Scase
Other robot:
Dudley Williams

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