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: Mainly for Women: About the Home

Dressmaking: 6 - Pressing and Packing
Norman Hartnell gives advice to home dressmakers, with demonstrations by Diana Crutchley.

Cooking
Marguerite Patten offers ideas for Boxing Day.

Handicrafts
Mary Vellan makes a felt ball.

Shopping for Christmas
Margaret Douglas offers some more suggestions.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

Contributors

Presenter (Dressmaking): Norman Hartnell
Dressmaker (Dressmaking): Diana Crutchley
Cook (Cooking): Marguerite Patten
Maker (Handicrafts): Mary Vellan
Presenter (Shopping for Christmas): Margaret Douglas
Introduced By: Joan Gilbert
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Personality Parade

Carole Carr sings and plays at the piano.
Interviewer, Vera McKechnie
Guest pianist, Harry Jacobsen

Contributors

Singer/pianist: Carole Carr
Interviewer: Vera McKechnie
Guest pianist: Harry Jacobsen
Presented By: Christopher Doll

: The Burns and Allen Show: Off to the Cinema

[starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen

Contributors

Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Freddie Mills

invites you to keep fit and meet his guests.

Contributors

Expert/presenter: Freddie Mills
Presented By: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Children's Television

Christmas Decorations
Dorothy Hill gives you some new ideas for Christmas decorations.

Books for Christmas
Ursula Eason and two children talk about some new books.

Children's Newsreel

The Queen's Dragon
Presented by Television Puppet Theatre
Written and produced by Gordon Murray.

Contributors

Presenter (Christmas Decorations): Dorothy Hill
Presenter (Books for Christmas): Ursula Eason
Puppeteer (The Queen's Dragon): Molly Gibson
Puppeteer (The Queen's Dragon): Audrey Atterbury
Assisted By (The Queen's Dragon): Joan Garrick
Assisted By (The Queen's Dragon): Bob Bura
Assisted By (The Queen's Dragon): John Hardwicke
Voices (The Queen's Dragon): Peter Hawkins
Voices (The Queen's Dragon): Raymond Rollett
Voices (The Queen's Dragon): Philip Latham
Voices (The Queen's Dragon): Violet Lamb
Designer (The Queen's Dragon): Gordon Roland
Puppets (The Queen's Dragon): Kim Alan
Writer/producer (The Queen's Dragon): Gordon Murray

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.

Contributors

Introduced By: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Othello

by William Shakespeare.
[starring] Gordon Heath, Paul Rogers Rosemary Harris and Daphne Anderson

The play takes place in Venice and Cyprus.

At 7.30

Contributors

Author: William Shakespeare
Producer: Tony Richardson
Music: Leonard Chase
Music: Tony Richardson
Designer: Reece Pemberton
Roderigo a Venetian gentleman: James Maxwell
Iago, Othello's ancient: Paul Rogers
Brabantio, a Senator: Edmund Willard
Othello, a noble Moor: Gordon Heath
Cassio, his Lieutenant: Robert Hardy
First officer: Peter Welch
Duke of Venice: George Skillan
First Senator: Frank Royde
Second Senator: Jefferson Clifford
Sailor: Stephen Dartnell
Messenger: Kim Grant
Lodovico, kinsman to Brabantio: Nigel Davenport
Desdemona, daughter to Brabantio and wife to Othello: Rosemary Harris
Montano, Othello's predecessor in the Government of Cyprus: Patrick Wymark
First Gentleman: Kevin Miles
Second Gentleman: Patrick Horgan
Third Gentleman: Joby Blanshard
Messenger: Christopher Fettes
Emilia, wife to Iago: Daphne Anderson
Herald: George A. Cooper
Bianca, mistress to Cassio: Billie Whitelaw
Gratiano, brother to Brabantio: Milton Rosmer
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, and Cypriots: Brenda Bennett
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, and Cypriots: James Bulloch
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, and Cypriots: Margaret Butt
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, and Cypriots: Anthony Broughton
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, and Cypriots: Fanny Carby
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, and Cypriots: Robert Checksfield
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, and Cypriots: Harry Cordwell
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, and Cypriots: Jon Curie
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, and Cypriots: Howell Davies
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, and Cypriots: Leon Eagles
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, and Cypriots: Dudley Foster
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, and Cypriots: William Gaskill
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, and Cypriots: Keith Greene
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, and Cypriots: Ron Haddrick
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, and Cypriots: Richard Holden
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, and Cypriots: Richard Huggett
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, and Cypriots: Randal Kinkead
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, and Cypriots: Angela Krefeld
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, and Cypriots: Jacqueline Lacey
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, and Cypriots: Eugene Leahy
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, and Cypriots: John MacGregor
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, and Cypriots: Patrick Milner
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, and Cypriots: Brian Moorehead
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, and Cypriots: Clive Roslin
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, and Cypriots: John Southworth
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, and Cypriots: Nicolas Tanner
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, and Cypriots: Anthony Twite
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, and Cypriots: Paul Vieyra
Soldiers, Citizens, Sailors, and Cypriots: Caspar Wrede

: Fast and Loose


[starring] Bob Monkhouse
not forgetting Denis Goodwin with Alma Cogan.

Contributors

Comedian/scriptwriter: Bob Monkhouse
Comedian/scriptwriter: Denis Goodwin
Singer: Alma Cogan
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Producer: Brian Tesler

: News

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?: Problems from Paintings

The Experts: Michael Ayrton, Stephen Bone, Myfanwy Piper
v. The Challenger: National Gallery of Scotland
Chairman, John Betjeman

Contributors

Expert: Michael Ayrton
Expert: Stephen Bone
Expert: Myfanwy Piper
Chairman: John Betjeman
Presented By: Paul Johnstone

: The Weather; Road Works Report

(Sound only)
Be First-Not Last!
Talk by Dr. the Rt. Hon. Charles Hill, M.P., Postmaster-General

Contributors

Speaker (Be First-Not Last!): Dr. the Rt. Hon. Charles Hill, M.P.








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