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: Demonstration Film

(to 12.00)

: Designed for Women

Introduced by Joan Dodwell.

Joan Gilbert presents a news item of special interest to women.

Sheila Mossman plays the piano.

Baby Welfare
The Matron of Queen Charlotte's Maternity Hospital offers more practical advice to young mothers.

Is Christmas Worthwhile?
A lighthearted debate between E. Arnot Robertson and B. Ifor Evans.

Television Bookshelf
Sir Stephen Tallents reviews some recent books.

Round the Shops
Margot Lovell reports on what she thinks will interest you in the shops this week.

(to 16.00)


Presenter: Joan Dodwell
Reporter (News): Joan Gilbert
Pianist (Music): Sheila Mossman
Speaker (Is Christmas Worthwhile?): E. Arnot Robertson
Speaker (Is Christmas Worthwhile?): B. Ifor Evans
Reviewer (Television Bookshelf): Sir Stephen Tallents
Reporter (Round the Shops): Margot Lovell
Edited and produced by: S. E. Reynolds

: For the Children: Men of Action: 5: The Potter

Introduced by Harold Glover with a film showing a potter at work, followed by questions from children in the studio.


Presenter: Harold Glover
Producer: John Irwin

: For the Children: Dancing Class

The last of the series in which Phyllis Haylor and Victor Barrett show a schoolboy and girl, and viewers with them, enough simple steps of popular dances for them to enjoy dancing at their Christmas parties.


Dancer: Phyllis Haylor
Dancer: Victor Barrett
Music played by: Lou Kemp
Music played by: Ken Maisey
Music played by: Sam Geter
Producer: Naomi Capon

: Jonah

by James Bridie.
[Starring] Ernest Jay


Author: James Bridie
Jonah: Ernest Jay

: Men of Authority

Lord Lyle of Westbourne gives the personal view of the work of the head of a great industry in an interview with David Butler, student of Nuffield College, Oxford.


Interviewee: Lord Lyle
Interviewer: David Butler

: News (sound only); Post Early For Christmas

A talk by the Postmaster-General The Rt. Hon. Ness Edwards, M.P.


Speaker (Post Early for Christmas): The Rt. Hon. Ness Edwards, M.P.

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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