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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

Family Affairs
Freda Bamford discusses with Sylvia Duncan ways of organising children's parties.

Your Christmas Dinner
Godfrey Baseley helps you to choose your goose or turkey; Frances Perry reports on fruit and vegetables.

Suggestions by Joan Gilbert and W.P. Matthew.


Presenter/item presenter (Decorations): Joan Gilbert
Speaker (Family Affairs): Freda Bamford
Speaker (Family Affairs): Sylvia Duncan
Arranged by (Family Affairs): Julia Bull
Item presenter (Your Christmas Dinner): Godfrey Baseley
Reporter (Your Christmas Dinner): Frances Perry
Item presenter (Decorations): W.P. Matthew
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

A Christmas Crib
Gerald Mackenzie gives you some ideas for making a crib.

Children's Newsreel

A Sailor's Yarn: The Oil Tanker
told by Edward Andrewes.

(to 17.40)


Presenter (A Christmas Crib): Gerald Mackenzie
Storyteller (A Sailor's Yarn): Edward Andrewes

: Weather Chart

: Brief Journey

from Plymouth Sound.
This film, introduced by Charles E. Stidwill, follows one traveller through a part of the West of England now served by the BBC's new television transmitter on North Hessary Tor on Dartmoor.
A film made with the co-operation of the Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth, Admiral Sir Alexander Madden, K.C.B., C.B.E.
(A BBC Television Film)


Presenter: Charles E. Stidwill
Director: John Rhodes
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond

: Television Dancing Club

featuring Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra, Alfred Davies and Julie Reaby,
Stan Dudley and Edna Reed, Fred Mayhew and Olga Koch, The Ken Bateman Formation Team
Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson with Peggy Spencer and the Maurice Jay
Formation Dancers.
Hostess, Patti Morgan


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Dancer: Alfred Davies
Dancer: Julie Reaby
Dancer: Stan Dudley
Dancer: Edna Reed
Dancer: Fred Mayhew
Dancer: Olga Koch
Formation dancers: Ken Bateman Formation Team
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Victor Silvester
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Peggy Spencer
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.
See page 3


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

: Nineteen Eighty-Four

by George Orwell.
Adapted as a television play by Nigel Kneale.
[Starring] Yvonne Mitchell, Peter Cushing and Andre Morell
The action takes place in 1984, in London, the chief city of 'Airstrip One' (formerly called Great Britain), now a Province of the State of Oceania.


Author: George Orwell
Adapted as a television play by: Nigel Kneale
Incidental music composed and conducted by: John Hotchkis
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Winston Smith: Peter Cushing
O'Brien: Andre Morell
Julia: Yvonne Mitchell
Syme: Donald Pleasence
Emmanuel Goldstein: Arnold Diamond
Parsons: Campbell Gray
Mrs. Parsons: Hilda Fenemore
Parsons Girl: Pamela Grant
Parsons Boy: Keith Davis
Woman Supervisor: Janet Barrow
First Youth: Norman Osborne
Second Youth: Tony Lyons
Third Youth: Malcolm Knight
First Man: John Baker
Second Man: Victor Platt
Barman: Van Boolen
Old Man: Wilfred Brambell
Mr. Charrington: Leonard Sachs
Waiter: Sydney Bromley
Canteen Woman: Janet Joye

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Nigel Kneale 18 December 2016

: News

(sound only)
followed by Post Haste
Talk by Earl De La Warr, P.C. Postmaster-General
(Sound only)


Speaker (Post Haste): Earl de la Warr

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