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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Making a Skirt
Helena Reid, in the first of two programmes, shows the first stages of making a skirt.

Home Nursing
A doctor and nursing sister of the British Red Cross Society, with the aid of a member of the Casualties Union, recall some of the most important lessons arising from the previous programmes.

W. P. Matthew shows how to improve the appearance of floor boards.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Making a Skirt): Helena Reid
Item presenter (Home Nursing): A doctor [name uncredited]
Item presenter (Home Nursing): A nursing sister of the British Red Cross Society [name uncredited]
Assisted by (Home Nursing): A member of the Casualties Union [name uncredited]
Handyman: W. P. Matthew
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
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(A BBC film)

(to 16.00)


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

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

The Appleyards: 7: The Move
A family serial by Philip Burton.

(to 18.05)


Writer (The Appleyards): Philip Burton
Settings (The Appleyards): Michael Yates
Producer (The Appleyards): Naomi Capon
Mrs. Appleyard: Constance Fraser
Mr. Appleyard: Frederick Piper
Tom Appleyard: Derek Rowe
John Appleyard: David Edwards
Ronnie Grant: Robert Dickens
Joe: John Garley
Will Atkins: Anthony Wager

: The Gay Lord Quex

A comedy by Arthur W. Pinero.
(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 8.40)


Author: Arthur W. Pinero
Producer: Royston Morley

: Down You Go!

Television's newest game with Marcus Dick laying the clues and Daphne Padell, Elizabeth Gray, Paul Jennings, Sir Compton Mackenzie finding the letters.


Presenter: Marcus Dick
Panellist: Daphne Padell
Panellist: Elizabeth Gray
Panellist: Paul Jennings
Panellist: Sir Compton MacKenzie
Clues and phrases provided by: Hubert Phillips
Special effects: Alfred Wurmser
Programme devised by: Polly S. Cowan
Programme devised by: Louis G. Cowan
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: The Potter's Wheel

Creating Beauty from Clay
Berkeley Smith and television outside broadcast cameras visit the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London to meet students, some of whom have discovered in the creation of pottery a delightful hobby, and others an absorbing career.
See 'Television Diary,' page 15


Presenter: Berkeley Smith
Artistic Adviser: Dora Billington
Director: Antony Craxton

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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