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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

D. L. Martin advises on the care to be taken with kittens, and shows a champion cat.

Accidents at Home
W.P. Matthew explains elementary precautions to prevent accidents on staircases.
Joan Gilbert, under the direction of a doctor of the British Red Cross Society, shows how to give first-aid treatment for fractures.
(Arranged in conjunction with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and the Casualties Union)

Round the Shops
Margot Lovell reports.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Cats): D.L. Martin
Handyman (Accidents at Home): W.P. Matthew
Expert (Accidents at Home): A doctor [name uncredited]
Reporter (Round the Shops): Margot Lovell
Edited and produced by: S.E. Reynolds
Research: Julia Bull

: 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

Our Village
Leslie Hardern introduces more ideas for making toys for a toy village.

Zanzabelle in Paris
A film about a very unusual school for animals-under the direction of the headmaster, Mr. Hippopotamus.

(to 17.50)


Presenter (Our Village): Leslie Hardern

: Harry Roy introduces the American singing star Maxine Sullivan

(Maxine Sullivan is appearing at the Copacabana, London)
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Presenter: Harry Roy
Singer: Maxine Sullivan
The Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson

: Day for Happiness

A play by Cesare Meano.
Translated by Jordan Lawrence.
[Starring] Mary Jerrold, Margaretta Scott, and Marjorie Fielding

The action takes place in Northern Italy.


Author: Cesare Meano
Translated by: Jordan Lawrence
Producer: Harold Clayton
Settings: Richard Wilmot
Tina: Anne Padwick
Carlo: Peter Swanwick
Signor Banti: Noel Howlett
Clothilde: Mary Jerrold
Lietta, her great-granddaughter: Mary Watson
Palmira, her daughter: Marjorie Fielding
Delia Rivani, her granddaughter: Margaretta Scott
Marco, her grandson: Michael Nightingale
Vito Panuri: Robert Rietty
Guido Rivani, Delia's husband: Clement McCallin
A doctor: John Vere

: 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
The game devised by: Polly S. Cowan
The game devised by: Louis G. Cowan
Presented by: Dicky Leeman

: News

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