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: For Women: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Cobweb Knitting
James Norbury describes how fine modern knitting is derived from Shetland knitting and shows examples from his collection.

Cake Making - 1
Marguerite Patten, in the first of four programmes, shows a basic cake mixture, and discusses the pitfalls in cake making and how to avoid them.

Infectious Diseases
A doctor shows how to recognise infectious diseases in children.

W. P. Matthew gives more advice on jobs about the home.

(to 16.00)


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Cobweb Knitting): James Norbury
Cook (Cake Making): Marguerite Patten
Item presenter (Infectious Diseases): A doctor [name uncredited]
Handyman: W. P. Matthew
Edited and produced by: S. E. Reynolds

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

5.10-5.45 The Poppenkast or How Jan Klaassen cured the Sick King
An old Dutch story retold for television by Antonia Ridge.
See 'Talk of the Week'


Adapted for television by (The Poppenkast): Antonia Ridge
Producer (The Poppenkast): Kevin Sheldon
A Dutchman: David Bird
Kobus, a night watchman: Frank Foster
Nelis, another night watchman: Alban Blakelock
Jan Klaassen: Leslie Phillips
Katryn, his wife: Andree Melly
A landlord: Cyril Luckham
A fairy: Elspet Gray
Hein, a lackey: Paul Maschell
A Prime Minister: David Bird
The King: Roy Hannah
The Queen: Doreen Morton

: Love and Mr. Lewisham

Adapted for television by Robert Christie from the novel by H.G. Wells.
[Starring] Emrys Jones
(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 8.45)


Author: H.G. Wells
Adapted by: Robert Christie
Mr. Lewisham: Emrys Jones

: Angna Enters

in a programme of dance mime.


Dancer: Angna Enters

: Current Release

A fortnightly review of films.
The programme includes scenes from films, and studio interviews with leading personalities of the cinema world.
Introduced by John Fitzgerald.


Presenter: John Fitzgerald
Presented by: W. Farquharson-Small

: Newsreel

(Wednesday's edition repeated)

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