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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Jewish Cookery
Evelyn Rose shows how to make cheese blintzes.
Blintzes are paper-thin pancakes, filled with either a cream cheese mixture or a savoury meat or chicken filling; and then fried to a golden brown crispness.

Home Dressmaking with Kathleen Elliott
Fitting the sleeves and final assembly.

Tuning Up
Eileen Fowler demonstrates more exercises for housewives.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Cook (Jewish Cookery): Evelyn Rose
Item presenter (Home Dressmaking): Kathleen Elliott
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

What's in a Game?
Frank Swift and Eddie Waring give expert advice to young footballers in training for Soccer and Rugby.
Introduced by Derek Burrell-Davis from Maine Road Football Ground, Manchester.

by P. G. Wodehouse.
Made into a play for television.
(Second performance on May 9)

(to 17.50)


Footballer (What's in a Game?): Frank Swift
Rugby coach (What's in a Game?): Eddie Waring
Presenter (What's in a Game?): Derek Burrell-Davis
Author (Pig-Hoo-o-o-o-ey): P. G. Wodehouse
Producer (Pig-Hoo-o-o-o-ey): Rex Tucker
Settings (Pig-Hoo-o-o-o-ey): Gordon Roland
Lord Emsworth: John Miller
Lady Constance, his sister: Joan Sanderson
Angela, his niece: Daphne Grey
Beach: Felix Felton
James Belford: Derek Aylward
Other parts played by: Peter Hutton
Other parts played by: Peter Newell
Other parts played by: Frank Pendlebury
Other parts played by: Shaun Sutton
Other parts played by: Joseph Wise

: Newsreel

followed by Weather Chart

: Amos 'n' Andy: Sapphire's Mysterious Admirer

The second of a series of television films based on the famous American radio comedy show.
The Kingfish believes that Sapphire, his wife, is in love with another man.


Amos: Alvin Childress
Andy: Spencer Williams
The Kingfish: Tim Moore
Sapphire: Ernestine Wade
Lightnin': Horace Stewart

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
Bringing to you from the world of sport the latest news, views, and personalities.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Presented by: Dennis Monger

: Down You Go!

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


Chairman: Roy Rich
Panellist: Patricia Cutts
Panellist: Elizabeth Gray
Panellist: Michael Pertwee
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

: That Lady

A romantic drama by Kate O'Brien.
[Starring] Edana Romney, Reginald Tate, Joseph O'Conor and Robert Harris

The first part of the action takes place in the years 1577-1579; the second part seven years later. The place is Madrid.
1: The 'Long Room' (Drawing Room), Eboli Palace
2: Antonio's office in the Alcazar Palace
3: Ana's bedroom, Eboli Palace
4: Outside the Alcazar
5: The 'Long Room', Eboli Palace
6: The King's study in the Alcazar
7: The 'Long Room', Eboli Palace
8: The King's study in the Alcazar
9: Ana's bedroom, Eboli Palace
10: The 'Long Room', Eboli Palace
11: Ana's bedroom, Eboli Palace

Music selected from: 'Love the Magician', 'Nights in the Garden of Spain', and 'Jota' by Falla; and 'Iberia' by Albeniz.
(Second performance)


Author: Kate O'Brien
Settings: Stephen Taylor
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Philip II, King of Spain: Reginald Tate
Ana de Mendoza, Princess of Eboli: Edana Romney
Rodrigo, her son: Julian Sherrier
Anichu, her daughter: Jeannette Sterke
Antonio Perez, Secretary of State: Joseph O'Conor
The Cardinal Archbishop of Toledo: Robert Harris
Juan de Escovedo: Douglas Wilmer
Bernardina, duenna: Jane Henderson
Don Mateo Vasquez, Counsellor to the King: Peter Augustine
Manuel Ortega, Captain of the King's Guards: Walter Gotell
Pablo, footman: Howell Davies
King's footman: Stanley Platts
A doctor: Clement Lister
Anichu, a child: Gillian Barber
Rodrigo, a child: Barrie Martin
Beggar: Fletcher Lightfoot
Street singer: Maria Mercedes
Soldiers, Servants, Workmen: Charles Price
Soldiers, Servants, Workmen: Brian Moorehead
Soldiers, Servants, Workmen: Manny Michael
Soldiers, Servants, Workmen: George Swayles
Soldiers, Servants, Workmen: Bart Allison
Soldiers, Servants, Workmen: Denis Raymond
Soldiers, Servants, Workmen: Peter Roy Taylor
Soldiers, Servants, Workmen: Michael Mulcaster
Soldiers, Servants, Workmen: Reginald Jessup
Soldiers, Servants, Workmen: Edward Higgins
Soldiers, Servants, Workmen: Ivan Hiller
Soldiers, Servants, Workmen: Toby Lenon
Soldiers, Servants, Workmen: Antony Beaumont
Soldiers, Servants, Workmen: Olivia Irving

: News

(sound only)

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