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: For Women: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

December in the Garden
Frances Perry shows some of the more important jobs to be done in your garden this month.

Foot Care
A member of the Society of Chiropodists gives practical advice on the health and comfort of your feet.

W. P. Matthew continues his lesson with Freda Bamford about a homemade toy for Christmas.

James Norbury concludes his present series of programmes by showing how to knit, embroider, and make up a peasant coat.

(to 16.00)


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (December in the Garden): Frances Perry
Handyman (Handywoman): W. P. Matthew
Pupil (Handywoman): Freda Bamford
Item presenter (Knitting): James Norbury
Edited and produced by: S. E. Reynolds

: For the Children: The Man who was Caliph for a Day

An Arabian Night's Tale written and produced by Rex Tucker.
The action takes place in the Palace of Haroun-al Raschid, the Caliph of Baghdad, about 800 A.D.
Second performance: next Sunday

(to 18.40)


Writer/producer: Rex Tucker
Settings designer: John Cooper
The Caliph of Baghdad: James Dale
Zobeida his daughter: Alison Petrie
Mesrour, his Vizier: Ferdy Mayne
Hassan: Kenneth More
Fatima: Pauline Brailford
Mara: Tony Halfpenny
Jumbo: Tunde Alakija
Palace Guards: Baba Russell
Palace Guards: Albert Stowe

: Eden End

A play by J. B. Priestley.
[Starring] Julien Mitchell and Helen Shingler
(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 8.15)


Writer: J. B. Priestley
Producer: Harold Clayton
Dr. Kirby: Julien Mitchell
Stella Kirby: Helen Shingler

: Newsreel

(Wednesday's edition repeated)

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