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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Mince Pies
Marguerite Patten shows how to make mince pies with flaky pastry.
(Recipe on page 50)

Table Decorations
W. P. Matthew gives examples of simple home-made Christmas decorations for the table.

Home Nursing
A doctor and nursing sister of the British Red Cross Society explain, with the aid of a member of the Casualties Union, how some of the common infectious diseases can be recognised and nursed.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Cook (Mince Pies): Marguerite Patten
Handyman (Table Decorations): W. P. Matthew
Edited and produced by: S. E. Reynolds

: For the Very Young: The Flower Pot Men

Maria Bird invites your small children to meet two new friends, Bill and Ben.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(A BBC film)
(Freda Lingstrom writes on page 45)
(to 16.00)


Narrator/Songwriter and music: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Muffin, Andy, Bill and Ben - Early TV Puppets 28 March 2019
Muffin, Andy, Bill and Ben - Early TV Puppets 28 March 2019

: Children's Television

Prudence Kitten
with Annette Mills (who writes the songs).

Children's Newsreel

Making Christmas Decorations
Molly Napier Bell shows you how to make your own decorations for Christmas.

(to 18.15)


Presenter/songwriter (Prudence Kitten): Annette Mills
Designs (Prudence Kitten): George Fry
Presenter (Making Christmas Decorations): Molly Napier Bell

: The Man With a Load of Mischief

A comedy by Ashley Dukes.


Writer: Ashley Dukes

: Interlude

: Newsreel

: Animal? Vegetable? Mineral?

A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The experts:
Thomas Bodkin, Former director of the Barber Institute and Professor of Fine Arts' at Birmingham University
H. S. Goodhart-Rendel, Former Slade Professor of Fine Arts at Oxford University and past president of the Royal Institute of British Architects
Julian Huxley, D.SC., F.R.S.
The Challenger: Leeds Museum and Art Gallery
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Ph.D.


Expert: Thomas Bodkin
Expert: H. S. Goodhart-Rendel
Expert: Julian Huxley
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: Christmas Dinner

with Philip Harben.
Birds-tough or tender?
How to choose and cook them
Note for Housewives
Poultry between 8 lb. and 20 lb.
Tough binds: Simmer in water at just below boiling point (190°F.). Allow twenty minutes for every pound, plus 11 hours. They can be put in the oven for browning for fifteen to twenty minutes.
Tender birds: Set oven at Mark 6 for gas, and 400° for electricity. Allow seven minutes for every pound, plus forty minutes.


Cook: Philip Harben
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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