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Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Hats for Autumn, 1952
Violet Ellingham explains how Paris models are adapted to suit British tastes and pockets, and shows a selection of present-day fashions.

William Holt explains how a zip fastener works.

Coal Fires
A representative of the Coal Utilisation Council shows examples of the latest coal fires.

Children's Feet
A doctor sums up the main lessons to be learned from previous programmes.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Hats for Autumn, 1952): Violet Ellingham
Item presenter (Zip): William Holt
Item presenter (Children's Feet): A doctor [name uncredited]
Edited and produced by: S. E. Reynolds

: For the Very Young: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the springs
(A BBC film)
(to 16.15)


Narrator/script, music and settings: Maria Bird
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson

: Children's Television

All about Animals
George Cansdale tells you about some more animals from the London Zoo, and shows them in the studio.

Men at Work: 3: The Blacksmith
Godfrey Baseley introduces a blacksmith, and shows a film about his work.
The film by courtesy of British Instructional Films

(to 17.35)


Presenter (All About Animals): George Cansdale
Presenter (Men at Work): Godfrey Baseley

: John Bannerman

talks about the National Mod of Scotland.
From Rothesay Pavilion on the Island of Bute.
(Kirk o' Shotts only)


Presenter: John Bannerman

: Pagliacci

A drama in two acts.
See above and page 45
Second performance: next Monday

: Horse of the Year Show, 1952: The Fred Foster Memorial Cup

The concluding stage of this international individual puissance jumping competition, open to amateur and professional riders.
From Harringay Arena, London.
See 'Talk of the Week'


Commentator: Peter Dimmock

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