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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Griffiths.

W. P. Matthew shows a cheap and simple way of transforming a panel door into a flush door.

Jewish Cookery
Evelyn Rose demonstrates the way to make Holishkes and Lokshen pudding.
(Recipe: see column 4)

Round the Shops
Margot Lovell reports.


Presenter: Joan Griffiths
Handyman: W. P. Matthew
Cook (Jewish Cookery): Evelyn Rose
Reporter (Round the Shops): Margot Lovell
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam Williams and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(to 16.15)


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

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

The Smith Family
A play with music written and composed by John Hunter Blair.
Produced by the author

(to 17.50)


Music written and composed by/producer (The Smith Family): John Hunter Blair
Director (The Smith Family): Shaun Sutton
Designer (The Smith Family): John Cooper
Sheila: Carol Wolveridge
Tony: William Simons
Grandfather: John Stuart
Aminta: Marion Studholme
The Captain: John Kentish
The Bear: Denis Ramsden
The Bear Keeper: Owen Brannigan

: News and Newsreel

including Weather Report

: Chatsworth - The Palace of the Peak

A visit to the state apartments of one of the noblest and most famous houses in the country at the invitation of the Duke of Devonshire, M.C.


Commentator: Stanley Williamson
Presented by: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Amos 'n' Andy: Kingfish Finds His Future

Another in this series of comedy films made for television.


Amos: Alvin Childress
Andy: Spencer Williams
The Kingfish: Tim Moore
Ernestine: Wade Sapphire

: Where On Earth?

A challenge to travellers with John Betjeman, Col. E. H. Tattersall, Sir Ronald Storrs.


Panellist: John Betjeman
Panellist: Col. E. H. Tattersall
Panellist: Sir Ronald Storrs
Presented by: David Attenborough

: Return to the River

Fourth in the play cycle entitled "The Promised Years" by Iain MacCormick.
The action takes place in the farmhouse in Italy, which we have already seen in "The Liberators".
The time is Spring 1954.


Writer: Iain MacCormick
Producer: Alvin Rakoff
Designer: Roy Oxley
Lucia: Ingeborg Wells
Papa Valbella: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Mama Valbella: Ina de la Haye
The 'Old Man': Toke Townley
Alfredo: Harry Ross
Poldari: John Sharplin
Kent: Simon Lack
Seppi: Jack Rodney
Vincente: Laurence Payne
Mara: Pamela Alan

: News

(sound only)

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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.

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