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: For Women: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

October in the Garden
Frances Perry describes the work to be done this month.

Vegetarian Cookery
Janet Walker shows how to prepare three dishes: mushroom and nut flan, stuffed tomato salad, and fresh apple juice.

Beauty Hint
Jose Pou shows how to choose a becoming hair style.

Round the Shops
Margot Lovell reports on this week's shopping expedition.

(to 16.00)


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (October in the Garden): Frances Perry
Cook (Vegetarian Cookery): Janet Walker
Item presenter (Beauty Hint): Jose Pou
Reporter (Round the Shops): Margot Lovell
Edited and produced by: S. E. Reynolds

: For the Children

Children's Newsreel

5.10-5.45 The Fate of the City
A play for television by Winifred Holmes.
Scene: Ancient Greece
Another performance next Sunday
(Ronald Adam appears by permission of Laurence Olivier Productions, Ltd.)


Writer (The Fate of the City): Winifred Holmes
Producer (The Fate of the City): Naomi Capon
Baucis, an old peasant woman: Christine Silver
Philemon, her husband: Richard Goolden
Zeus: Ronald Adam
Hermes: Robert Eddison
The merchant: Norman Mitchell
The woman: Norah Gaussen
The first gambler: Geoffrey Hibbert
The second gambler: Michael Turner

: Speaking Personally

Lord Boyd Orr, D.S.O., M.C., F.R.S. formerly Director of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation.
A series of programmes in which eminent men and women speak on a subject of their own choosing.
(BBC film)


Speaker: Lord Boyd Orr, D.S.O., M.C., F.R.S.

: Shadow Scene

A play by Sheila Hodgson.
Adapted and produced by W.P. Rilla.

The action takes place in Seacliffe, a small seaside resort on the South Coast.

(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 8.15)


Author: Sheila Hodgson
Adapted by/Producer: W.P. Rilla

: Newsreel

(Wednesday's edition repeated)

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