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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

In Your Garden
Frances Perry suggests work for December.

Christmas Cake
Marguerite Patten shows more advanced designs in icing.

Christmas Toy
Gwenyth Clark provides a beginner's guide to making felt toys.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (In Your Garden): Frances Perry
Cook (Christmas Cake): Marguerite Patten
Item presenter (Christmas Toy): Gwyneth Clark
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 Williams and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(to 16.15)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

A Loan from Lorenzo
A play by Dorothy Johnson.

(to 17.45)


Writer (A Loan from Lorenzo): Dorothy Johnson
Producer (A Loan from Lorenzo): Douglas Hurn
Settings (A Loan from Lorenzo): Richard Greenough
Lorenzo de Medici: David Spenser
Mariotti, a secretary: Robert Rietty
Giuliano, Lorenzo's brother: Jeremy Spenser
The Herald: Noel Davis
Richard, Duke of Gloucester: William Simon
Edward IV, King of England: Michael Harding
George, Duke of Clarence: Christopher Langley
Elizabeth Woodville, Queen of England: Andree Melly
The Lady Anna Neville: Elizabeth Saunders
The lute player: John Schlesinger

: Crime and Punishment

A play by Fyodor Dostoevsky.


Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

: Newsreel

: Mantovani and his New Music

with guest singer Maria Penilli.


Musicians: Mantovani and his New Music
Singer: Maria Penilli
Presented by: Bill Ward

: Guess My Story

People in the news challenge the newshawks
Pat Kirkwood, Helen Cherry, Michael Pertwee and a guest
Peter West is in the chair.


Panellist: Pat Kirkwood
Panellist: Helen Cherry
Panellist: Michael Pertwee
Chairman: Peter West
Original drawings: David Langdon
Presented by: Brian Tester

: 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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