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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

D. L. Martin shows how Snowy has progressed since her last visit.

An expert describes how margarine is made and how it compares with butter.

Tuning Up
Eileen Fowler, shows some exercises specially designed for busy housewives.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Cats): D. L. Martin
Item presenter (Margarine): An expert [name uncredited]
Exerciser (Tuning Up): Eileen Fowler
Producer: 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

Children's Newsreel

Earthquake in Macedonia
A play for television by Vivian Milroy.
The scene is a prison in Philippi a few years after the death of Christ.
(Second performance next Sunday)

(to 17.40)


Writer (Earthquake in Macedonia): Vivian Milroy
Producer (Earthquake in Macedonia): Kevin Sheldon
Settings (Earthquake in Macedonia): Eileen Diss
Nicodemus: Leonard Henry
Clement: John Sherlock
The Gaoler: Victor Platt
Gaius: Edwin Richfield
Gallio: Paul Machell
Aristarchus: David Bird
Paul: Jack Stewart
Silas: Philip Locke

: Rhyme and Rhythm

Introduced by The Gaunt Brothers.
With The Nelson Brothers, Louise Traill, Ken Frith and Leslie Baker and Joyce Clark.


Presenters: The Gaunt Brothers
Performers: The Nelson Brothers
Singer: Louise Traill
Pianist: Ken Frith
Bassist: Leslie Baker
Singer: Joyce Clark
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The Experts:
Adrian Digby, Keeper of the Department of Ethnography, British Museum
G. H. S. Bushnell, Curator of the University Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology,
W. E. Swinton Principal Scientific Officer, British Museum (Natural History)
v. The Challenger: The Australian Museum, Sydney
Chairman, Glyn Daniel Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Expert: Adrian Digby
Expert: G. H. S. Bushnell
Expert: W. E. Swinton
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: David Attenborough

: Ted Heath and his Music play for: The Dreamers

A ballet by Kenneth Macmillan.
The ballet was first performed under the title 'Somnambulism' for the Sadler's Wells Choreographic Group.
(The dancers appear by permission of the Sadler's Wells Trust, Ltd.)
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Writer: Kenneth MacMillan
Musicians: Ted Heath and his Music
Lament: Pete Rugolo
Abstraction: Stan Kenton
Abstraction: Pete Rugolo
Monotony: Stan Kenton
Monotony: Pete Rugolo
Dancer: Maryon Lane
Dancer: David Poole
Dancer: Pirmin Trecu
Dancer: Sara Neil
Dancer: Maurice Metliss
Dancer: Shirley Bishop
Dancer: David Shields
Dancer: Madeleine White
Dancer: Walter Trevor
Decor: Michael Yates
Producer: Naomi Capon

: Caste

A comedy by T. W. Robertson.
[Starring] Mervyn Johns and Robin Bailey
The action of the play takes place in a house in Stangate and in the Hon. George d'Alroy's lodgings in Mayfair.
(Second performance)
(Sarah Lawson appears by permission of the J. Arthur Rank Organisation, Ltd.)


Writer: T. W. Robertson
Producer: Harold Clayton
Settings: Stephen Taylor
The Hon. George d'Alroy: Robin Bailey
Captain Hawtree: Brian Oulton
Eccles: Mervyn Johns
Esther Eccles: Sarah Lawson
Polly Eccles: Jill Bennett
Sam Gerridge: Sam Kydd
Dixon: Andrew Laurence
Marquise de St. Maur: Fabia Drake

: News

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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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