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: Demonstration Film

(to 12.00)

: Cookery Lesson: How To Use a Knife

Philip Harben shows how to sharpen knives and use them for filleting fish and carving various joints and poultry.
Recipe of the Week:
Chestnut Stuffing
2 lb. chestnuts
1 pint water or stock
1 oz. butter or margarine
1 teaspoon sugar
Salt and pepper
Cut off the tops of the chestnuts. Roast for about twenty minutes. Remove outer and inner skins. Put the chestnuts in a pan and just cover with stock. Simmer gently until quite soft. Rub through a fine sieve. Add butter, salt, pepper, and sugar.
(Joan Robins)


Cook: Philip Harben
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: The New Councillor

A film explaining the work of a new member of a typical town council.

: Andy Pandy

A programme for the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Audrey Atterbury pulls the strings


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury

: For the Children: The Squirrel, the Hare and the Little Grey Rabbit: 12: Water Rat's Picnic

by Alison Uttley.
Told by Ann Hogarth and Jan Bussell with their Hogarth Glove Puppets


Writer: Alison Uttley
Voices/puppeteer: Ann Hogarth
Voices/puppeteer: Jan Bussell
Producer: Dorothea Brooking

: For the Children: Travel Film: Hong-Kong

One of the most important and beautiful points of the Far East.

: For the Children: Little Women: 1: A Merry Christmas

by Louisa M. Alcott.
Adapted as a television serial in six parts by Winifred Oughton and Brenda R. Thompson from their stage play.


Author: Louisa M. Alcott
Adapted for television by/author of stage play: Winifred Oughton
Adapted for television by/author of stage play: Brenda R. Thompson
Settings: Stephen Taylor
Producer: Pamela Brown
Meg: Sheila Shand Gibbs
Jo: Jane Hardie
Beth: Norah Gaussen
Amy: Susan Stephen
Hannah: Anita Bolster
Mrs March: Barbara Everest

: Mr. Bowling Buys a Newspaper

A play by Donald Henderson.
[Starring] Anthony Hawtrey
The action takes place during a wartime winter in a small Kensington hotel.


Author: Donald Henderson
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Settings designer: James Bould
Niggs (Miss Sultar): Mignon O'Doherty
Fairy (Mrs Nandle): Jean Webster Brough
Delius Nandle: Harold Scott
Alice: Vida Hope
Mr Bowling: Anthony Hawtrey
Lena Dresden: Daphne Anderson
Mr Winthrop: Kenneth Edwards
Mr Farthing: Aubrey Dexter
Mr Cooker: Erik Chitty
Miss Mason: Margaret Lang
Superintendent Winnik: John Stuart

: The Seeing Eye

In four programmes Henry Carr paints another portrait and, besides demonstrating the tools and the technique of a painter's art. shows the importance of accurate observation both in the making and in the enjoyment of pictures.


Painter/presenter: Henry Carr
Presented by: Philip Bate

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.25)

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