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Family Affairs: Do the English make Good Parents
The question is put by Dee Wells, London correspondent of the New York Times and is argued by
James Fisher, Father of six children
Norah Phillips, Assistant Secretary of the National Association of Women's Clubs
Laurie Lee, Writer and poet
The Rev. Arthur Morton, Director of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Isobel Barnett is in the chair.

3.15 Report from Paris
Marianne Lecene introduces Paule Dedeban to arrange flowers in the French way;
Russell Page to talk about French gardens and Alexander Watt to make a French dish.
From the studios of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise

(to 15.30)


Panellist (Family Affairs):
Dee Wells
Panellist (Family Affairs):
James Fisher
Panellist (Family Affairs):
Norah Phillips
Panellist (Family Affairs):
Laurie Lee
Panellist (Family Affairs):
The Rev. Arthur Morton
Chairman (Family Affairs):
Isobel Barnett
Producer (Family Affairs):
Beryl Radley
Presenter (Report from Paris):
Marianne Lecene
Item presenter (Report from Paris):
Paule Dedeban
Item presenter (Report from Paris):
Russell Page
Cook (Report from Paris):
Alexander Watt
Arranged by (Report from Paris):
Cecilia Reeves

A serial in three parts by Phyllis Bentley.

(A BBC telerecording previously televised on May 19, 1957)


Phyllis Bentley
Film Sequences:
The BBC Television Film Unit
Edwin Florence
Barbara Hammond
Joe Bamforth:
Stuart Hutchison
Dick Bamforth:
Cavan Kendall
George Mellor:
Simon Merrick
Tom Thorpe:
Peter Hawkins
Benjamin Walker:
Patrick Westwood
Will Oldroyd:
David Higson
Enoch Smith:
Ronald Baddiley
Mr. Oldroyd:
John Barrie
Anne Reid
John Foster

A series of wild-life programmes.
Introduced by Peter Scott.

During the spring of last year an expedition composed of leading naturalists continued its exploration of the Coto Donana in Southern Spain, one of the most important and most richly populated sanctuaries for wild birds and other animals in Europe.

In the first of the two programmes dealing with the work of the expedition Peter Scott invites Guy Mountfort, the leader, and Eric Hosking, who directed the photographic work, to show some of the film they made in which several of Europe's rarest birds were photographed for the first time.
From the BBC's West of England television studio
(Previously televised on March 5)


Peter Scott
Guy Mountfort
Eric Hosking
Nicholas Crocker

A cycle of plays on The Life of Our Lord.
Written and produced by Joy Harington

News of the healing and teaching of Jesus spread through all Galilee and wherever he went crowds followed him. But as his popularity grew among the sick and suffering suspicion was aroused among the religious leaders and they tried to find an excuse to arrest him.
(A BBC telerecording)
For cast see page 11


Joy Harington

Look around with Cliff Michelmore
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
With Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith
and this week: Alex McEwen, Marion Grimaldi

(Marion Grimaldi is appearing in "Where's Charley?" at the Palace Theatre, London)


Cliff Michelmore
Derek Hart
Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Alex McEwen
Marion Grimaldi
Donald Baverstock

Involving Peter Sellers who appears by kind permission
with John Vere, Graham Stark, Totti Truman-Taylor, Patricia Hayes, David Lodge, Mario Fabrizi, Ronnie Brody, Harry Fowler, David Garth, Alec Bregonzi, Louise Howard, John Vyvyan, The Temperance Seven
Written by Alan Simpson, Ray Galton, Johnny Speight, John Antrobus.
See page 4


Alan Simpson
Ray Galton
Johnny Speight
John Antrobus
Norman James
Duncan Wood
Peter Sellers
John Vere
Graham Stark
Totti Truman-Taylor
Patricia Hayes
David Lodge
Mario Fabrizi
Ronnie Brody
Harry Fowler
David Garth
Alec Bregonzi
Louise Howard
John Vyvyan
The Temperance Seven

by Colin Morris.
There are a million and a half people in Britain who live alone; twice as many as there were twenty-five years ago.
Among the reasons why many are forced into unwilling solitude are pride, shyness, a sense of inferiority, the English characteristics of hiding one's feelings and keeping oneself to oneself, smaller families, smaller houses, the increase in divorce, the need to move where the job is, the high cost of entertaining.
This dramatised documentary indicates how loneliness endangers mental and physical health, and suggests that the solution does not lie only in the hands of clubs and organisations, but with those who are indifferent to their neighbours.


Colin Morris
Gilchrist Calder
Roy Oxley
Film cameraman:
Peter Hamilton
Film editor:
Alf Chapman

(See top of page)
The Rt. Hon. George Ward, M.P. Secretary of State for Air proposes the toast of Her Majesty the Queen to which Her Majesty replies.

Her Majesty the Queen, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family honour the R.A.F. by their presence at a dinner in celebration of this anniversary from Bentley Priory R.A.F. Fighter Command Headquarters, Stanmore.
Scene described by Richard Dimbleby.


The Rt. Hon. George Ward
Richard Dimbleby

Introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
This edition includes:
An excerpt from "Rooney" with Barry Fitzgerald, John Gregson, and Muriel Pavlow
An excerpt from "Orders to Kill" with Eddie Albert, Paul Massie, Lillian Gish and James Robertson Justice.

(Films by courtesy of the Rank Organisation and British Lion)


Peter Haigh
Derek Bond
Richard Evans
Alan Sleath

This listing contains language that some may find offensive.

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