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Ten programmes for home dress-makers who want to extend their skill and keep up to date with fashion trends
Fashion comments: Joanne Brogden
Demonstration: Ann Ladbury
Fitting: Beryl Rouse

The pattern used in this evening's programme is a basic wrap-over day dress. You can see how it can be adapted in eight different ways to suit both the very young and the more mature figure. Among the styles are a street dress, a charming beach wrap to wear over a bathing costume, and an extremely glamorous hostess gown trimmed with feathers.


Fashion comments:
Joanne Brogden
Ann Ladbury
Beryl Rouse
Programme arranged by:
Iris Furlong
Jeremy Johnston
Series Editor:
Beryl Radley

The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson, Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News
and The Weather


John Timpson
Peter Woods

by Aldo Nicolaj
translated by Anthony Paul
A series of plays specially written by famous authors featuring distinguished English and Continental actresses in solo performances
[Starring] Genevieve Page

Madeleine married her boss and lived to regret it. Her husband's chronic allergies and oppressive business methods rob her of her freedom. The scene is set on the terrace of their country house in France, where Madeleine works within sight of her bees, with her husband, Gabriel, spying on her from an upstairs window. Suddenly something in Madeleine snaps!

Genevieve Page is one of the most distinguished-and beautiful -young actresses of the French stage. Most of her work has been with the principal national French companies, particularly with Jean Louis Barrault. She has appeared in many films, notably in Bunuel's recent Belle de Jour.


Aldo Nicolaj
Translated by:
Anthony Paul
Designed and produced by:
Hal Burton
Genevieve Page

Achievement... Happiness... Tragedy... Stress...
A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives
Reporters: Jim Douglas Henry, Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, John Percival, Gillian Strickland, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

This week: The Approved School
Close on 10,000 of our children - the vast majority of them boys - are now in approved schools, but what good does it do them? They're aged between eight and nineteen years, and they will be kept there for anything up to three years at a cost averaging £23 9s. 6d. a week. And within a short time of their release two out of three of the boys will be in trouble with the law again.
There are 121 of these schools in Britain, often in isolated country mansions far removed from the environment the boys knew and imposing a way of life quite different from the life many of them have known and will return to.
In tonight's programme Man Alive goes inside an approved school in Essex, described by the Home Office as 'average,' and meets the boys and the masters in charge of them.


Ivor Dunkerton
Desmond Wilcox
Bill Morton

A selection of musical milestones from the golden days of the silver screen
Tonight: the 1936 production Born to Dance
starring Eleanor Powell, James Stewart
with Virginia Bruce, Una Merkel

Some tuneful and spectacular numbers and songs by Cole Porter including 'I've got you under my skin' and 'Easy to love' are featured in this story of a couple of sailors and their romances with two Broadway showgirls.


Words and music:
Cole Porter
Jack Cummings
Roy Del Ruth
Nora Paige:
Eleanor Powell
Ted Barker:
James Stewart
Lucy James:
Virginia Bruce
Jenny Saks:
Una Merkel
'Gunny' Saks:
Sid Silvers
'Peppy' Turner:
Frances Langford
Captain Dingby:
Raymond Walburn
Alan Dinehart
'Mush' Tracy:
Buddy Ebsen

The end of today in front of tomorrow with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King, Sheridan Morley and tonight's guests


Michael Dean
Joan Bakewell
Tony Bilbow
Brian King
Sheridan Morley
Rowan Ayers

BBC Two England

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