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: Cookery: 6: Food for Diabetic Visitors

Joan Robins, in the first of a series of four programmes dealing with special diets, offers advice to those who entertain sufferers from diabetes.
Recipe of the week: Almond Cakes
1 cake: -C. 4P. 9F. 97 Calories
4 ozs. ground almonds
2 eggs
2½ oz of milk
1 oz. margarine
1 oz. desiccated coconut
5 tablets saccharin
Place milk, saccharin, and margarine in a small bowl and stand in a saucepan of hot water to melt the margarine and dissolve the saccharin. Beat the eggs well in a basin and stir in the contents of the bowl. To the mixture add the almonds and coconut. Stir well. This should produce a thin paste. Divide the paste into ten slightly greased tins or greaseproof cases and cook in a hot oven for 15-20 minutes. Keep in an airtight jar. (Joan Robins)


Cook/presenter: Joan Robins
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Farming Review: 1

A short film about life on the farm and modern developments in agriculture

: 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
(to 16.00)


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

: For the Children: Midland Sketches

Harry Rutherford visits Leicester.


Presenter: Harry Rutherford

: For the Children: The Railway Children: 1: The Beginning of Things

A serial in eight parts, adapted for television from the book by E. Nesbit and produced by Dorothea Brooking.
The action takes place in 1906.
(Jean Anderson is appearing in 'Pygmalion' at the Westminster Theatre)
(to 18.00)


Author: E. Nesbit
Adapted and produced by: Dorothea Brooking
Setting: Lawrence Broadhouse
Roberta (Bobbie): Marian Chapman
Peter: Michael Croudson
Phyllis: Carole Lorimer
Mother: Jean Anderson
Father: John Stuart
Ruth: Ysanne Churchman
A carter: Ronald Marriott

: Cads' Club

A twenty-minute glimpse into the not-so-private lives of The Western Brothers
(Kenneth and George).


Performers: The Western Brothers

: Matters of Life and Death: 12: Is Cancer Curable?

The problem of cancer is part of the unsolved problem of growth and life itself, but diagnosed cancer is not a sentence of death. Experts in cancer treatment and research show what cancer is and how it can be treated successfully. They also indicate the direction along which progress may be expected. Among those taking part are:
Professor D. W. Smithers
Professor W. V. Mayneord (of the Royal Cancer Hospital)
Michael Abercrombie (Lecturer in Embryology at University College, London)


Speaker: Professor D. W. Smithers
Speaker: Professor W. V. Mayneord
Speaker: Michael Abercrombie
Arranged by: Dr. Brian Stanford
Producer: Andrew Miller Jones

: Come Dancing

At the Locarno, Streatham and join the dancers at the Shrove Tuesday Carnival.
Between dances relax and watch:

Roller Cycling
The Finals of the Sunday Dispatch National Championships
Reg Harris making an attempt on his record 96.77 m.p.h.

So Many Memories
A pot-pourri of ballroom dances since 1912.

The Galloping Major
A new novelty dance.

Music for dancing by Sammy Ash and his Band, Billy Harrison and his Quartet,
Johnny Kerrison and his Samba Quintet
Master of Ceremonies: Barrie Edgar
(Programme by permission of Mecca Dancing, Ltd.)


Cyclist (Roller Cycling): Reg Harris
Arranged by (So Many Memories): Josephine Bradley
Presented by (The Galloping Major): Adele England
Musicians: Sammy Ash and his Band
Musicians: Billy Harrison and his Quartet
Musicians: Johnny Kerrison and his Samba Quintet
Master of Ceremonies: Barrie Edgar
Presented for television by: Michael Henderson

: Newsreel

(Repeat of Monday's edition)

: News

(sound only)

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