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: Racing at Kempton Park

Another visit to see three of the principal races on the second day of the December Meeting.
Clive Graham identifies the runners and riders in the Paddock before each race.
(to 14.30)


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Assisted by: Roger Mortimer
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham

: For Women: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Children's Parties - 1
Marguerite Patten shows how to prepare party dishes.

Beauty Hint
Joane Edmunds, with the help of Adele, demonstrates exercises to make the figure more supple.

Children's Parties-2
Joan Robins shows attractive ways of laying the table.

Hair Styles
Jose Pou shows how to vary your hairstyle for special occasions.

(to 16.00)


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Cook (Children's Parties 1): Marguerite Patten
Item presenter (Beauty Hint): Joane Edmunds
Item presenter (Children's Parties 2): Joan Robins
Item presenter (Hair Styles): Jose Pou
Edited and produced by: S. E. Reynolds

: For the Children: Country

Story told by Freddy Grisewood with Percy Edwards.


Storyteller: Freddy Grisewood
Performer: Percy Edwards

: For the Children: Dressing Your Doll

Dora Shackell suggests new characters for your dolls, and shows how you can use odds and ends for their dresses.


Presenter: Dora Shackell

: For the Children: Ten Minutes of Fun

with Winston Foxwell (ventriloquist and juggler).
(to 18.30)


Ventriloquist/Juggler: Winston Foxwell

: Aperitif

A song-dance cocktail introducing Virginia Somers, Halama and Konarski.


Singer: Virginia Somers
Dancers: Halama and Konarski
Producer: Henry Caldwell

: Milestones

The story of a family through three generations by Arnold Bennett and Edward Knoblock.
Television adaptation by John Fitzgerald.
[Starring] Michael Denison and Dulcie Gray

The story takes place in Kensington in the years 1860, 1885, and 1912.
(Michael Denison appears by permission of the Associated British Picture Corporation Ltd.)


Author: Arnold Bennett
Author: Edward Knoblock
Television Adaptation: John Fitzgerald
Producer: Douglas Allen
Settings: Stephen Bundy
Gertrude Rhead: Mary MacKenzie
Thompson: John Vere
Rose Sibley: Dulcie Gray
Mrs. Rhead: Renee Kelly
Ned Pym: Michael Ward
Samuel Sibley: Anthony Oliver
John Rhead: Michael Denison
Roberts: Denis Bedford
Emily Rhead: Pauline Jameson
Arthur Preece: Robert Brown
Nancy Sibley: Brenda de Banzie
Richard Sibley: John Fitzgerald
The Hon. Muriel Pym: Christina Forrest
Lord Monkhurst: John Forrest
Webster: John Harvey

: Newsreel

(Wednesday's edition repeated)

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