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Dress Sense Competition: Regional Centre Finals: No. 6
from Birmingham.
Introduced by Richard Maddock.
From the BBC's Midland television studios
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Mainly for Women
Dress Sense: Birmingham Final
at 2.45
The next stage in the BBC's Best Dress Sense Competition so far as the Midland Region is concerned will be reached this afternoon when the six Midland semi-finalists appear in the Birmingham studio in the outfits they have selected. They will be judged by a panel of fashion experts under the chairmanship of Doreen Stephens, Editor of Women's Television Programmes. The outfits they will wear were all bought at a Birmingham store and none cost more than thirty pounds. When the regional preliminary heats were held at Birmingham, the judges were impressed not only by the evident enthusiasm of the entrants but by the many walks of life from which they came. Incidentally, the competitors do not pay for their outfits. They remain the property of the store or of the BBC. The winner will be presented with the outfit she has chosen. The Midland winner will go forward to the final in London which will be televised on December 16. Those appearing this afternoon are: Mrs. McNaughton and Mrs. Troop of Sutton Coldfield, Mrs. Anne Hughes of Evesham, Mrs. Iris Morris of Darlaston, Mrs. F. M. Barratt of Barnet Green, and Mrs. Constance Fox of Leicester.

Adventures in Eating
Wynford Vaughan Thomas and Denzil Batchelor discuss a recipe for Chicken a la King and Chef Niki shows something more adventurous.
Chicken a la King
4 tablespoons butter; 3 tablespoons flour; 3 tablespoons chopped green peppers; I tablespoon sherry; 2 cups cream (or half top of milk and half evaporated milk); 1 cup mushrooms; pinch of salt; few shakes of paprika.
Melt butter and cook peppers and mushrooms slowly till soft. Stir in flour and seasoning. Add cream gradually. Pour sauce into a dish and place over a pan of hot water. Add sliced chicken to warm through and finally the sherry. Serve on hot buttered toast. Turkey can be used instead of chicken.
(to 15.30)


Presenter (Dress Sense Competition): Richard Maddock
Director (Dress Sense Competition): Desmond O'Leary
Competitor (Dress Sense Competition): Mrs. Anne Hughes
Competitor (Dress Sense Competition): Mrs. Iris Morris
Competitor (Dress Sense Competition): Mrs. F. M. Barratt
Competitor (Dress Sense Competition): Mrs. Constance Fox
Item presenter (Adventures in Eating): Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Item presenter (Adventures in Eating): Denzil Batchelor
Drawings: Bruce Angrave
Producer: Beryl Radley

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