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: For Women: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Christmas Decorations
Margot Lovell shows some inexpensive and attractive ways of decorating a
Christmas tree.

Dry Cleaning
Maurice Jewell explains the best way to remove stains of various kinds from clothing and linen.

Food and Drink
Marguerite Patten makes some easily prepared party savouries, and Raymond Postgate gives expert advice about drinks.

W. P. Matthew shows Freda Bamford how to make a last-minute Christmas decoration for the table.

(to 16.00)


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Christmas Decorations): Margot Lovell
Item presenter (Dry Cleaning): Maurice Jewell
Cook (Food and Drink): Marguerite Patten
Wine expert (Food and Drink): Raymond Postgate
Handyman (Handywoman): W. P. Matthew
Pupil (Handywoman): Freda Bamford
Edited and produced by: S. E. Reynolds

: For the Children

How to Draw Birds by Fish-Hawk

5.45 6.10 Cottage-Pie
by Kenneth Anderson.


Artist (How to Draw Birds): Fish-Hawk
Writer (Cottage-Pie): Kenneth Anderson
Producer (Cottage-Pie): Alan Bromly
Father: Philip King
Mother: Betty Woolfe
John: Robert Sandford
Tony: Jimmy Verner
Donald: Michael Ellison
Roger: Derek Hodgson
Michael: David Coote
Uncle: Philip Ray

: A Sleep of Prisoners

A play by Christopher Fry.


Writer: Christopher Fry

: Hoops

A Ballet Divertissement.
[Starring] The London Theatre Ballet (Artistic Director, Felicity Gray)

with Yvonne Cartier, Hazel Wiscombe, Domini Callaghan, Marjorie Woodhams,
Selena Wylie, Terence Gilbert and Michel de Lutry.
At the piano, Tom McCall


Artistic director: Felicity Gray
Choreography: Walter Gore
Music: Francis Poulenc
Decor and costumes: Kenneth Rowell
Dancer: Yvonne Cartier
Dancer: Hazel Wiscombe
Dancer: Domini Callaghan
Dancer: Marjorie Woodhams
Dancer: Selena Wylie
Dancer: Terence Gilbert
Dancer: Michel de Lutry
Pianist: Tom McCall
Television presentation: Philip Bate

: Christmas Dinner

Philip Harben, with the help of Freda Bamford, shows how to cook a festive dinner consisting of turkey with bread sauce and giblet gravy, brussels sprouts, frozen broccoli, deep fried whole potatoes, Christmas pudding, zabaglione sauce.


Cook: Philip Harben
Guest: Freda Bamford
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Newsreel

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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