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: For Women

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Your Garden
Fred Streeter suggests some new year gardening resolutions.

Home Nursing
A doctor and nursing sister of the British Red Cross Society explain, with the help of a 'patient' of the Casualties Union, the nursing of convalescent adults and children.

Children's Parties
Marguerite Patten shows how to make some attractive dishes for children.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Gardener (Your Garden): Fred Streeter
Item presenter (Home Nursing): A doctor of the British Red Cross Society [name uncredited]
Item presenter (Home Nursing): A nursing sister of the British Red Cross Society [name uncredited]
Cook (Children's Parties): Marguerite Patten
Edited and produced by: S. E. Reynolds

: For the Very Young: The Flowerpot Men

Some more adventures of Bill and Ben.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
(to 16.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

The Magic Circle
A visit to the headquarters of the 'Magic Circle' in Euston Road where the magicians are giving a party for their own sons and daughters.
Francis White invites you to join him at the party.

New Year Resolutions
in which John Hewer turns over a new leaf.

(to 18.15)


Presenter (The Magic Circle): Francis White
Producer (The Magic Circle): Dennis Monger
Presenter (New Year Resolutions): John Hewer

: The Affair at Assino

by N. C. Hunter
Adapted for television by Nigel Kneale
[Starring] Robert Eddison, Hector Ross and Daphne Slater

It is 1938, and Mussolini is still more or less firmly in power in Italy. At the Ministry of the Interior it seems a normal enough evening; Colonel Passamonte, the military adviser, is making security arrangements for one of the Duce's speeches. Then the phone rings and the night is normal no longer.

It appears that the Minister of the Interior, being in a hurry, tried to drive through a holy procession in a small hill town, with the result that the irate locals overturned his car and even threw tomatoes at the Minister himself. The name of the offending place? Assino. The horrified Passamonte finally finds it on the map; clearly the town must be punished and its dangerous insurrectionists routed out. Accordingly, two lorry-loads of Fascist militia descend on sleepy little Assino, whose crime was to want to hold its procession in peace. It is a situation full of tragic possibilities, but Mr. Hunter brings out the comic results just as strongly as the dramatic.
(Peter Forster)


Author: N.C. Hunter
Adapted by: Nigel Kneale
Director: Julian Amyes
Designer: James Bould
Producer: Ian Atkins
Colonel Passanionte: James Dale
Orderly: Hugh Munro
Sanzio Pasquale: Julian Somera
Peppino Rossi: Philip Guard
Anna-Maria: Margaret Johns
Pietro Pacetti: Sebastian Cabot
Tina Pacetti: Miriam Karlin
Sister Teresa: Daphne Slater
Boy: Derek Hodgson
Tibaldi: Robert Eddison
Sacchi: Hector Ross
Sgt. Savoldo: Meadows White
First sentry: Arthur Mason
Second sentry: John Boyd Brent
Third sentry: Phillip Ashley

: Down You Go!

A new television game.
See 'Talk of the Week'


Devised by: Pauline S. Cowen
Devised by: Louis G. Cowen
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

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