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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Margot Lovell.

I Have Built a House
Daphne Padell looks back over the past twelve months.

Home Dressmaking with Kathleen Elliott
Ways to deal with gathers, pleats, and darts; how to prepare collars, cuffs, and piping.


Presenter: Margot Lovell
Item presenter (I Have Built a House): Daphne Padell
Item presenter (Home Dressmaking): Kathleen Elliott
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

Sailing Across the Pacific
Adrian Digby, at the British Museum, shows some models of canoes used by the peoples of the South Seas on their ocean journeys.

Impostor's Gold
An adventure play by Paul J. Watkins.
The action takes place in a ranch-house in California.
See 'Television Diary' on page 15

(to 17.50)


Presenter (Sailing Across the Pacific): Adrian Digby
Writer (Imposter's Gold): Paul J. Watkins
Settings (Imposter's Gold): Eileen Diss
Producer (Imposter's Gold): Anthony de Lotbiniere
Mr. Jack Hughes, a rancher: Gordon Bell
Mrs. Rosemary Hughes, his wife: Beatrice Munroe
Stephen Hughes, his son: Christopher Langley
Sybil Hughes, his daughter: Anneke Willis
Cassy, his foreman: Keith Grieve
Leonard Hughes, his brother: Vincent Ball
Raff Carner: Gordon Tanner
Carner's henchmen - Crab: Shaw Taylor
Carner's henchmen - Squirt: Neil McCallum

: Blagdon Trout

A film made for the Bristol Waterworks Company showing the year's work at their trout hatchery at Ubley at Blagdon Lake, near Bristol.
(Wenvoe only)
(to 19.15)

: Newsreel

followed by Weather Chart

: Sportsview

The latest news, views and personalities from the world of sport.
A Special Edition on The Cup Final
Introduced by Peter Dimmock and Kenneth Wolstenholme.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Editor: Paul Fox
Presented by: James Bredin

: Amateur Wrestling: England v. Ireland

Organised by the British Amateur Wrestling Association
From the Islington Town Hall, London.


Commentator: Michael Henderson

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

from the British Museum.
The Experts:
G.H.S. Bushnell, Curator University Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology,
Cambridge; S.R.K. Glanville, Professor of Egyptology, King's College, Cambridge;
D.B. Harden, Keeper, Department of Antiquities. Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
v. The Challenger: The British Museum
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Expert: G.H.S. Bushnell
Expert: S.R.K. Glanville
Expert: D.B. Harden
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: David Attenborough

: No Time for Comedy

A play by S.N. Behrman.
(For details see Sunday at 8.40 p.m.)


Author: S.N. Behrman

: News

(sound only)

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