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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Flour and Bread
Joan Robins discusses with a miller and a baker how the new white flour affects their work.

Smoky Chimneys
W. P. Matthew explains why chimneys smoke and suggests some remedies.

Round the Shops
Margot Lovell reports.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Interviewer (Flour and Bread): Joan Robins
Item presenter (Smoky Chimneys): W. P. Matthew
Reporter (Round the Shops): Margot Lovell
Edited and produced by: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(to 16.15)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

In Search of Maitland
Another Joey adventure by Priscilla Ussher.

(to 17.45)


Writer (In Search of Maitland): Priscilla Ussher
Producer (In Search of Maitland): Shaun Sutton
Mrs Spencer: Barbara Cavan
Susan: Gillian Gordon Ingles
Patty: Rosemary Giles
Wing: Colin Campbell
Aunt Clara: Janet Barrow
Doctor Martin: John Le Mesurier
Primrose: Billie Whitelaw
Joey: Tommy Moore
Mrs Smithers: Patience Collier
P. C. Collar and Maitland the Cat: Philip Dale

: Full House

A light comedy by Ivor Novello.


Author: Ivor Novello
Producer: Stephen Harrison

: Interlude

: Newsreel

: Party Political Broadcast

The Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell, M.P. describes the 'Challenge to Britain' and explains Labour policy for meeting it.


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell

: Web-Footed Marines

A demonstration by frogmen of the Amphibious School, Royal Marines, Fort Cumberland.


Commentator: Barrie Edgar
Presented by: John Vernon

: Walt Disney on Making a Film

Walt Disney, in a film interview, discusses with John Fitzgerald an important part of his film-making background research. "No matter how fantastic the story or the characters may be", he says, "there has to be a basis of realism if you want to capture an audience." The programme is illustrated with specially filmed sequences of backroom activities on "The Sword and the Rose".


Interviewee: Walt Disney
Interviewer: John Fitzgerald
Presented By: W. Farquharson-Small

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

The first of a new series of fortnightly programmes in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify unusual objects.
The experts include:
Sir Mortimer Wheeler, Professor of Archaeology, University of London
Thomas Bodkin, Former Director of the Barber Institute and Professor of Fine Arts of Birmingham University
v. The Challenger
Belfast Museum and Art Gallery
Chairman: Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Expert: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Expert: Thomas Bodkin
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Producer: David Attenborough

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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