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Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

Mr. and Mrs.
Odette Churchill, G.C., and Peter Churchill, D.S.O.

Jeanne Heal talks about the new designs in carpets.

Modelling in Clay
Mary Rawnsley shows modelling with clay as a hobby.

John Ngcobo sings Zulu songs from his homeland.


Presenter/item presenter (Fashions):
Jeanne Heal
Speaker (Mr. and Mrs.):
Odette Churchill, G.C.
Speaker (Mr. and Mrs.):
Peter Churchill, D.S.O.
Item presenter (Modelling in Clay):
Mary Rawnsley
Singer (Music):
John Ngcobo
Julia Bull
Jacqueline Kennish

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 16.15)


Narrator/script, music and settings:
Maria Bird
Audrey Atterbury
Molly Gibson
Gladys Whitred

Heidi: 1: Up the Mountain
A serial in six parts from the story by Johanna Spyri.
Adapted for television and produced by Joy Harington.

Horse of the Year Show, 1953: Activity Pony Ride
Bill Allenby introduces members of the Hampshire Hunt Branch of the Pony Club who are practising for their Activity Ride at the Show during the next few days.
From Harringay Arena, London.

(to 17.50)


Author (Heidi):
Johanna Spyri
Adapter/producer (Heidi):
Joy Harington
Narrator (Heidi):
Dorothy Primrose
Settings (Heidi):
Michael Yates
Vari Falconer
Julia Lockwood
Dorothy Primrose
Lance Secretan
Roger Maxwell
Presenter (Horse of the Year Show, 1953):
Bill Allenby
Producer (Horse of the Year Show, 1953):
Bill Duncalf

Peter Dimmock meets these famous horses and talks to their owners, Lt.-Col. Harry Llewellyn, Pat Smythe, and Wilf White, who will shortly represent Great Britain in U.S.A. and Canada.
From Harringay Arena, London
Lt.-Col. M.P. Ansell writes on page 15


Peter Dimmock
Lt.-Col. Harry Llewellyn
Pat Smythe
Wilf White

A Scottish comedy by Alexander Reid.
The action takes place in the border-land of Scotland.

'The Lass Wi' the Muckle Mou"
The ballad of 'True Thomas' tells us that Thomas the Rhymer spent seven years with the Queen of Elfland, but it omits to tell us about the wager he made with the Queen just before he left-that he would write 'the finest ballad ever carped in the borders' within seven days of his return to earth. Unfortunately, the Queen makes the condition that the ballad must tell the truth-and puts a spell on Thomas to make sure he abides by the rules
In this delightful comedy Alexander Reid shows how the Murrays and the Scotts do their best to furnish True Thomas with the kind of true story he has in mind: 'a ding-dong fight ... a good dollop of sentiment ... a grand climax.... In a raid on the Murrays' ramshackle castle, Willie Scott is captured, and the price of his release is marriage to Meg Murray, "the lass wi' the big mou'." Thomas is delighted with the situation but he cannot control it: Willie and Meg have highly individual minds of their own (Mary Maxted)

At 8.50


Alexander Reid
Warren Jenkins
Barry Learoyd
Thomas the Rhymer, a ballad-writer:
James Cairncross
The Lady in Green:
Margaret Gordon
Sir Gideon Murray, a border baron:
Finlay Currie
Lady Grizel Murray, his wife:
Betty Henderson
Meg Murray, their daughter:
Mairhi Russell
Lizzy, a maid-servant:
Diane Watts
Wattie, a retainer:
Brown Derby
Jock, another retainer:
Hugh Munro
Rab, a drunkard:
Peter Elliott
Willie Scott, a cattle thief:
Rex Garner

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