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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

I'm Building a House
Daphne Padell explains how she is equipping her kitchen.

Accidents in the Home
A doctor of the British Red Cross Society explains the nature of common poisons used in the home and advises on first-aid treatment.
(Programme 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 (I'm Building a House): Daphne Padell
Item presenter (Accidents in the Home): A doctor of the British Red Cross Society [name uncredited]
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 Elisabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


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

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

Twelve to Sixteen
A visit to Hamilton, Lanarkshire, to see a display of spring and summer suits and dresses for the younger generation.

Maxwell Taylor tells you something about underground railways and how they work.

(to 17.45)


Commentator (Twelve to Sixteen): Margo Banister
Presented for television by (Twelve to Sixteen): Noble M. Wilson
Presenter (Railways): Maxwell Taylor

: Boyd's Shop

by St. John Ervine.
[Starring] Joseph Tomelty

The action takes place in Donaghreagh, a small village in Northern Ireland.
(Second performance)

(R.H. MacCandless and Elizabeth Begley appear by arrangement with the Ulster Group Theatre)


Author: St. John Ervine
Producer: Douglas Allen
Settings Designer: James Bould
Andy Haveron, a young boy: Robin Graham
Andrew Boyd, a grocer: Joseph Tomelty
Agnes Boyd, his daughter: Sheila Manahan
John Haslett, a newcomer to Donaghreagh: Harry Towb
Andrew Boyd's customer - Miss McClurg: Maureen Pryor
Andrew Boyd's customer - Mrs. McBratney: Aithna Gover
Andrew Boyd's customer - Mrs. Clotworthy: Elizabeth Begley
Andrew Boyd's customer - Miss Logan: Dorothy Casey
The Rev. Ernest Dunwoody, M.A., a young Presbyterian Minister: Robin Bailey
Carrie, the Boyds' maidservant: Veronica Turleigh
The Rev. Arthur Patterson, Minister of Donaghreagh First Presbyterian Church: R.H. MacCandless

: About Britain: The Isles of Scilly

A visit with Richard Dimbleby.
Written by Peter Hunt and Stephen Hearst.
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Edited and produced by: Stephen McCormack
Writer: Peter Hunt
Writer: Stephen Hearst
Film sequences directed by: John Rhodes
Studio reconstructions: Richard R. Greenough

: 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

(sound only)

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