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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Keeping Warm
W. P. Matthew shows several ways of insulating houses against cold during winter.

Christmas Cake
Marguerite Patten explains how to make and apply marzipan, and instructs beginners in simple icing.
Recipes on page 45

Round the Shops
Margot Lovell reports.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Keeping Warm): W. P. Matthew
Cook (Christmas Cake): Marguerite Patten
Reporter (Round the Shops): Margot Lovell
Edited and produced by: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

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
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

with Nat Temple and his Orchestra, Benny Lee, The Jacquelines.

Puppet Theatre
Sam Williams, Molly Gibson, and Elizabeth D. Williams show a model of a new kind of Puppet Theatre, the puppets and their clothes.

(to 17.55)


Musicians (Jack-in-the-Box): Nat Temple and his Orchestra
Singer (Jack-in-the-Box): Benny Lee
Performers (Jack-in-the-Box): The Jacquelines
Producer (Jack-in-the-Box): John Hunter Blair
Presenter/puppeteer (Puppet Theatre): Sam Williams
Presenter/puppeteer (Puppet Theatre): Molly Gibson
Presenter/puppeteer (Puppet Theatre): Elizabeth D. Williams

: The Shop at Sly Corner

A play by Edward Percy.
[Starring] Keneth Kent


Writer: Edward Percy
Descius Heiss: Keneth Kent

: Newsreel

: Laboratory for Locomotives

At the British Railways Locomotive Testing Station, Rugby, one of only four such plants in the world, locomotives can be run at speeds of more than 100 miles an hour on an elaborate test bed -and yet remain stationary.
James Pestridge watches a Britannia Class locomotive being put through its paces.
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Presenter: James Pestridge
Presented by: Barrie Edgar

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A fortnightly programme, televised tonight from the Tower of London, in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The Experts include:
Norman Cook, Keeper of the Guildhall Museum
Martin Holmes, Assistant Keeper. London Museum
v. The Challenger: The Tower of London Armouries
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Expert: Norman Cook
Expert: Martin Holmes
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: David Attenborough

: News

(sound only)

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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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