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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Round the Christmas Shops
Margot Lovell offers suggestions for your Christmas shopping.

Home-Made Sweets
Lawrence Martin shows how to make sweets for Christmas.

Timely Warning
W. P. Matthew explains the care to be taken when using electric lights on the Christmas tree.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Round the Christmas Shops): Margot Lovell
Item presenter (Home-Made Sweets): Lawrence Martin
Item presenter (Timely Warning): W. P. Matthew
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
(to 16.15)


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

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

The Persian Kitten
by Verily Anderson.

(to 17.40)


Writer (The Persian Kitten): Verily Anderson
Producer (The Persian Kitten): Dorothea Brooking
Settings (The Persian Kitten): Richard Wilmot
Mabel: Dorothy Darke
John, her husband: Meadows White
Tinker, their grandson: William Simons
A policeman: Harry Brunning
Mr Clay, a tobacconist: Jack Howarth
Mrs a customer: Kara Aldridge
The kitten: By Himself

: Wuthering Heights

by Emily Bronte.
Adapted as a television play by Nigel Kneale.


Author: Emily Bronte
Adapted by: Nigel Kneale
Producer: Rudolph Cartier

: Newsreel

: Amateur Boxing

An invitation contest.
The Eldon Boxing Club, London, welcomes visitors from the Midlands, with supporting bouts between R.A.O.C., Nottingham, and R.A.O.C., Aldershot.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Producer: Stephen Wade

: Are There Flying Saucers?

Arthur C. Clarke, Chairman of the British Interplanetary Society, puts forward some theories.


Presenter: Arthur C. Clarke

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The Experts include:
Sah Oved
Thomas Bodkin, Former Director of the Barber Institute and Professor of Fine Arts at Birmingham University
v. The Challenger: The Burrell Collection, Glasgow
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Expert: Sah Oved
Expert: Thomas Bodkin
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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