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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Family Affairs
Dr. Winifred de Kok deals with more problems submitted by viewers.

F. Adams, Vice-Chairman of the Butter Makers and Packers Association, explains the points to look for when buying butter.

A selection of prize-winning entries in the 'Knit for Britain' section of the world competition arranged by the International Wool Secretariat.

D. L. Martin reports.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Family Affairs): Dr. Winifred de Kok
Arranged by (Family Affairs): Julia Bull
Item presenter (Butter): F. Adams
Reporter (Snowy): D. L. Martin
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

The Cat and the Coin
A comedy by Elisabeth Beresford and produced by Pamela Brown.
Second performance: November 28

(to 17.40)


Writer (The Cat and the Coin): Elisabeth Beresford
Producer (The Cat and the Coin): Pamela Brown
Patience Repton: Diana Day
Barry Repton: Bunny May
Minna: Gisela Birke
Old Tim: Jefferson Clifford
Mr. Theobald: Vernon Smythe
Fireman: Leonard Williams
Cat: McCarthy

: I'll Never Know When

An American film, with a dramatic story, specially made for television.
[Starring] Lynn Bari


[Actress]: Lynn Bari

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The Experts:
G. H. S. Bushnell, Curator of the University Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.
Philip Corder, President of the Royal Archaeological Institute
Norman Cook, Keeper of the Guildhall Museum
The Challenger: Hastings Museum
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Expert: G. H. S. Bushnell
Expert: Philip Corder
Expert: Norman Cook
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: 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

: Take Your Partners

Outside broadcast cameras take you to the Carlton Rooms, London, for a television version of the popular radio programme of old-time dancing with the Sydney Thompson Olde-Tyme Orchestra.
Master of Ceremonies, Sydney Thompson
Introduced by Katie Johnson.


Musicians: The Sydney Thompson Olde-Tyme Orchestra
Master of Ceremonies: Sydney Thompson
Presenter: Katie Johnson
Producer: Cecil Petty

: The World is Ours: 4: The Waiting People

A series of documentary films on world problems that are the urgent concern of the United Nations.

There are ten million homeless people in the world, the victims of war and persecution. Who are they, and what is being done for them?

Produced by Norman Swallow in collaboration with the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, and the U.N. Films Division
(Previously televised on October 8)


Script: Michael Orrom
Photographed by: Edward Wooldridge
Editor: Ian Callaway
Narrator: James McKechnie
Producer: Norman Swallow

: News

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