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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Fruit and Vegetables
What to buy this month: advice from Frances Perry.

Edna Williams, of the Rural Domestic Economy Centre, Derby, shows how to make apple chutney.

Polish up your Knitting
The first of four programmes, presented by James Norbury, designed both to instruct beginners and to encourage experienced knitters.
James Norbury writes on page 27


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Fruit and Vegetables): Frances Perry
Cook (Cookery): Edna Williams
Item presenter (Polish up your Knitting): James Norbury
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
(to 16.15)


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

: Children's Television

The adventures of a boxer puppy drawn by Tim.

Children's Newsreel

Television Puppet Theatre presents Cap O' Rushes
An old story made into a puppet play by Rhoda Power.
The puppeteers are Audrey Atterbury and Gordon Murray

(to 17.45)


Artist (Bengo): Tim (William Timym)
Writer (Cap O'Rushes): Rhoda Power
Puppeteer (Cap O'Rushes): Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer (Cap O'Rushes): Gordon Murray
Narrator: Raymond Rollett
Designer: Leslie Primmer

: News and Newsreel

including Weather Report

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
The first weekly edition of this topical programme, which aims to spotlight the latest news, views, and personalities of sport.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Editor: Paul Fox
Presented by: Cecil Petty

: Scottish Industries Exhibition: It's Easy When You Know How

A light-hearted programme in which experts in sport and industry demonstrate the tricks of their trades, and volunteers learn the hard way.
From the Arena of the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow


Compere: Archie McCulloch
Commentator: Jameson Clark
Television presentation: James Buchan

: Down You Go!

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


Chairman: Roy Rich
Panellist: Patricia Cutts
Panellist: Elizabeth Gray
Panellist: Kenneth Horne
Panellist: Eric Sykes
Special effects: Alfred Wurmser
The game devised by: Polly S. Cowan
The game devised by: Louis G. Cowan
Presented by: Ernest Maxin

: The Toby Chair

A comedy by E. Eynon Evans.
[Starring] Hugh Burden


Writer: E. Eynon Evans
Producer: Barbara Burnham
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Dulcie Curtis: Aimee Delamain
Josh Morgan: Roddy Hughes
Todd Griffiths: Jefferson Clifford
Hannah Morris: Madoline Thomas
Neho Roberts: E. Eynon Evans
Percy Leighton: Walter Piers
Minnie Phelps: Katie Johnson
Sergeant Emanuel: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Frederick Townsend (Towny): Hugh Burden
Harriet Powys: Marie Vernon
Harry Jenkins: Dafydd Havard
Hugo Marsh: Harold Lang
Bert Smith: Donald Cashfield

: News

(sound only)

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