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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Round the Shops
Margot Lovell reports.

Accidents in the Home
In the living-room, with an open fire and electrical fittings, there is always the possibility of accidents, especially burns. W. P. Matthew gives advice on the maintenance of electrical equipment, and a doctor of the British Red Cross Society, with the assistance of a member of the Casualties Union, shows first-aid treatment for burns.

In the Kitchen
Jacqueline Rose shows how to make a chocolate cake quickly.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Reporter (Round the Shops): Margot Lovell
Item presenter (Accidents in the Home): W. P. Matthew
Cook (In the Kitchen): Jacqueline Rose
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

Men at Work
A steeplejack talks about his job and describes what it feels like to work hundreds of feet above the ground.

Clive Dunn introduces Cousin Crumpet on his birthday.

Rugger Rhyme and Reason
With the help of boys from King's College School, Wimbledon, Cyril Gadney and Peter West illustrate some dos and don'ts of Rugby football on the eve of the International Match between England and New Zealand
From the Athletic Ground, Richmond.
(A BBC Telerecording)

(to 17.45)


Speaker (Men at Work): A steeplejack [name uncredited]
Comedian (Cousin Crumpet): Clive Dunn
Producer (Cousin Crumpet): Peter Graham Scott
Presenter (Rugger Rhyme and Reason): Cyril Gadney
Presenter (Rugger Rhyme and Reason): Peter West
Producer (Rugger Rhyme and Reason): Antony Craxton

: Tovarich

A play by Jacques Deval.
Adapted by Robert E. Sherwood.
[Starring] Ann Todd and Peter Cushing
(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 8.55 p.m.)


Author: Jacques Deval
Adapted by: Robert E. Sherwood
Producer: Eric Fawcett
Prince Mikhail Alexandrovitch Ouratieff: Peter Cushing
Grand Duchess Tatiana Petrovna: Ann Todd

: Nostell Priory, Wakefield

A visit to this historic mansion at the invitation of Major the Hon. Rowland Winn, M.C., with Philip Robinson and Ernest Musgrave as your guides.


Guide: Philip Robinson
Guide: Ernest Musgrave
Programme arranged by: Stanley Williamson
Presented by: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Down You Go

with Roy Rich in the chair and Elizabeth Gray, Patricia Cutts, Paul Jennings and Kenneth Horne finding the letters.


Chairman: Roy Rich
Panellist: Elizabeth Gray
Panellist: Patricia Cutts
Panellist: Paul Jennings
Panellist: Kenneth Horne
Special effects: Alfred Wurmser
Game devised by: Polly S. Cowan
Game devised by: Louis G. Cowan
Presented by: Dicky Leeman

: News

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