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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Family Affairs: Living and Learning
Mrs. Stripe, a headmistress, shows Olive Shapley new ways of teaching young children.

The Kilt for Children
How it is made, and how it should be worn-a programme from Scotland.

Your Christmas Cake
Marguerite Patten shows how she is making her cake in this first non-rationed period since the war.
Recipe at foot of column 3


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Family Affairs): Olive Shapley
Research (Family Affairs): Julia Bull
Producer (The Kilt for Children): Noble Wilson
Cook/presenter (Your Christmas Cake): Marguerite Patten
Producer (Your Christmas Cake): S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

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

A Little Stone
The story of David and Goliath by P. D. Cummins.
Second performance: November 21

(to 17.45)


Writer (A Little Stone): P. D. Cummins
Producer (A Little Stone): Dorothea Brooking
Designer (A Little Stone): Michael Yates
Setting of the Psalms (A Little Stone): John Hooper
Arranged by (A Little Stone): Edwin Braden
Played by (A Little Stone): Marie Korchinska
King Saul: Patrick Dowling
Eleazar, his personal attendant: Kevin Stoney
Joachim, one of his ministers: Peter Grisewood
Princess Michal, his daughter: Christine Edmonds
A nurse: Kara Aldridge
David: Richard Peters
His brothers: Eliab: Nicholas Meredith
His brothers: Abinadab: Alexander Davion
His brothers: Shammah: William Abney
Goliath: Nigel Green
A slave: Peter MacArte

: Waves and Wings - Is there a future for the Flying Boat?

Raymond Baxter takes viewers into the research and development section of a firm that builds flying boats in the Isle of Wight to see what progress is being made towards achieving higher speed and greater safety afloat and in the air.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Producer: Nicholas Crocker

: Television Dancing Club

featuring Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
with Bob Henderson and Ruby Johnson, Eric Lashbrooke and Barbara Williams, Leonard Patrick and Doreen Key, The Frank Spencer Formation Team
Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson with Pat Kilpatrick and the Maurice Jay Formation Dancers
Hostess, Patti Morgan


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Dancer: Bob Henderson
Dancer: Ruby Johnson
Dancer: Eric Lashbrooke
Dancer: Barbara Williams
Dancer: Leonard Patrick
Dancer: Doreen Key
Formation dancers: The Frank Spencer Formation Team
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Victor Silvester
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Pat Kilpatrick
Formation dancers (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): The Maurice Jay Formation Dancers
Hostess: Patti Morgan
Producer: Richard Afton

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
A topical programme that aims to spotlight the latest news, views, and personalities of sport.


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

: Waiting for Gillian

A play by Ronald Millar from the novel "A Way Through the Wood" by Nigel Balchin.
[Starring] Anne Crawford Michael Denison and Patrick Barr

(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 8.30 p.m.)


Author: Nigel Balchin
Adapted by: Ronald Millar
Producer: Alvin Rakoff
Jill Manning: Anne Crawford
James Manning: Patrick Barr
The Hon. William Stephen Fitzharding Bule: Michael Denison

: News

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