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: For Women: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Your Christmas Cake
Marguerite Patten shows how to make a cake for Christmas. (The recipe at foot of page)

Enquiry into....: Washing at Home
Joan Robins reports on her study of the alternative facilities provided by public and communal wash-houses, bagwash, and launderettes.

Handy Woman
W. P. Matthew shows Freda Bamford how to tackle more jobs about the home.

Knitting - 2
James Norbury shows the finishing and making-up of a fully-fashioned classic jumper.

(to 16.00)


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Cook (Your Christmas Cake): Marguerite Patten
Reporter (Enquiry into....): Joan Robins
Handyman (Handy Woman): W. P. Matthew
Pupil (Handy Woman): Freda Bamford
Item presenter (Knitting): James Norbury
Edited and produced by: S. E. Reynolds

: For the Children: Rumpelstiltskin

A new version of the old fairy story by William Merwin.
The story takes place many years ago. First at the Mill and afterwards at the Royal Palace.
Puppet made by George Fry and operated by John Vinden
Second performance next Sunday
(to 18.15)


Writer: William Merwin
Setting: Stephen Taylor
Puppet made by: George Fry
Puppeteer: John Vinden
Producer: Vivian Milroy
Lyse, the miller's daughter: Eleanore Bryan
Her mother: Joyce Wren
The fair courtier: John Boyd-Brent
The dark courtier: Max Brimmell
The King: John Witty

: Short Story: The Murderer

Written and told by Sean O'Faolain.


Writer/storyteller: Sean O'Faolain

: Apples in Eden

A comedy by Frances Agnew.
(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 8.30)


Writer: Frances Agnew
Producer: Eric Fawcett

: Newsreel

(Wednesday's edition repeated)

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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.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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