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: For Women: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Enquiry into....: Washing at Home
Joan Robins reports on her study of different methods of washing in the home.

Beauty Hint
Joane Edmunds advances her theory that any woman can wear any colour provided her make-up is right, and also gives advice on the care of hands.

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

Making a Dress
Hilda Hincks, in the first of a series of four weekly programmes, outlines the first stages in dressmaking, including the choice and adjustment of the pattern.

(to 16.00)


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Reporter (Enquiry into.....): Joan Robins
Item presenter (Beauty Hint): Joane Edmunds
Reporter (Round the Shops): Margot Lovell
Item presenter (Make a Dress): Hilda Hincks
Edited and produced by: S. E. Reynolds

: For the Children: Play-making

A group of children act a story in front of the cameras, making up their own words and actions as they go along.
(to 17.45)


Presented by: Pamela Brown

: The Barretts of Wimpole Street

A comedy by Rudolf Besier.
[Starring] D. A. Clarke-Smith, Griffith Jones, and Pauline Jameson
(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 8.45)


Author: Rudolf Besier
Producer: Harold Clayton
Elizabeth Moulton Barrett: Pauline Jameson
Edward Moulton Barrett: D. A. Clarke-Smith
Robert Browning: Griffith Jones

: Newsreel

(Wednesday's edition repeated)

: The Weather

E. G. Bilham, Head of the Central Forecasting Office, gives a short talk on the weather charts that are shown at the end of evening programmes.
Many viewers would like to know more about weather forecasts. How are they made? Can they really tell what tomorrow will be like?


Presenter: E. G. Bilham

: Weather Forecast and News (sound only); followed by Election Broadcast

Frank Byers O.B.E. Chairman of the Liberal Party
(Recording of the talk given in the Home Service at 9.15 p.m.)


Speaker (Election Broadcast): Frank Byers

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