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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Your Eyes
An optician offers advice on the fitting and care of glasses, and shows some examples of modern spectacle frames.

Cheap Meals
Marguerite Patten cooks a tasty meal from sheep's head.

Raffia Work
Gwenyth Clark explains how to make simple table mats, and shows examples of more advanced designs.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Your Eyes): An Optician [name uncredited]
Cook (Cheap Meals): Marguerite Patten
Item presenter (Raffia Work): Gwenyth Clark
Edited and produced by: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

Some new friends for the very young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC Television film)
(to 16.15)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams

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

Sooty with Harry Corbett
From the 1953 Radio Show at Earls Court.
(Harry Corbett is appearing at Butlin's Holiday Camps)

The New Shilling
A play about Captain Cook by Phyllis Bentley.
Second performance next Sunday
(Robert Cawdron is appearing in 'Guys and Dolls' at the Coliseum, London)

(to 17.40)


Puppeteer (Sooty): Harry Corbett
Writer (The New Shilling): Phyllis Bentley
Settings (The New Shilling): Michael Yates
Producer (The New Shilling): Naomi Capon
On H.M.S. Resolution 1777: Captain James Cook: William Devlin
On H.M.S. Resolution 1777: Mr. Bligh, Master of the Resolution: Peter Sallis
On H.M.S. Resolution 1777: Helmsman: Shaun O'Riordan
On H.M.S. Resolution 1777: Ben, the Bosun: Thomas Heathcote
On H.M.S. Resolution 1777: Sailor: Robert Cawdron
On H.M.S. Resolution 1777: Oedidee: Edward David
Yorkshire 1742: Sanderson: Beckett Bould
Yorkshire 1742: James Cook: Lance Secretan
Yorkshire 1742: Bessie: Jennifer Beech
Yorkshire 1742: Anne: Diana Pearson
Yorkshire 1742: Ben: Thomas Heathcote
Yorkshire 1742: Michael: Shaun O'Riordan
Yorkshire 1742: Tom: Robert Cawdron
Yorkshire 1742: Landlord: Raymond Rollett

: Libel

A play by Edward Wooll.
[Starring] Sebastian Shaw
(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 8.30)


Writer: Edward Wooll
Sir Mark Loddon, Bart M.P., the Plaintiff: Sebastian Shaw

: The 1953 Radio Show: Dorothy Carless


Vocalist: Dorothy Carless

: The 1953 Radio Show: The Frankie Howerd Show

with Joan Turner, Jane Morgan, Maurice Allan and guest celebrities.
Eric Robinson and his Orchestra


Comedian: Frankie Howerd
Comedienne: Joan Turner
Singer: Jane Morgan
Performer: Maurice Allan
Musicians: Eric Robinson and his Orchestra
Settings: John Clements
Script: Eric Sykes
Script: Spike Milligan
Producer: Kenneth Carter

: The Floor is Yours: 1: Football

Tom Whittaker (Arsenal F.C. and Chairman of the Football Managers' Association) replies to viewers' questions.
The Panel: Bob Ferrier, Ronald Crowther, Margaret Hughes
Chairman, John Arlott
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Speaker: Tom Whittaker
Panellist: Bob Ferrier
Panellist: Ronald Crowther
Panellist: Margaret Hughes
Chairman: John Arlott
Producer: Stephen Bonarjee

: Weather Forecast and News (sound only); followed by Civil Defence Now

Talk by the Home Secretary the Rt. Hon. Sir David Maxwell Fyfe, Q.C., M.P.
(Recording of the broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15).
(Sound only)


Speaker (Civil Defence Now): The Rt. Hon. Sir David Maxwell Fyfe

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