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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

Family Affairs
Dr. Winifred de Kok answers problems sent in by viewers.

Marguerite Patten prepares a meal composed entirely of frozen foods.

Winter Birds
'Fish Hawk' illustrates the kind of birds you may see in your garden and advises on the best way to feed and attract them.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Family Affairs): Dr. Winifred de Kok
Arranged by (Family Affairs): Julia Bull
Cook (Cookery): Marguerite Patten
Illustrator/presenter (Winter Birds): 'Fish Hawk'
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: Elizabeth Williams
Pictures: Sam Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television: The Three Princes

A tale of the thousand nights and one night.
Made into a play for television and produced by Rex Tucker.
(to 17.50)


Writer/producer: Rex Tucker
Director: Shaun Sutton

: Weather Chart

: Sports Review 1954

Highlights of the past year recalled by film and in interviews with leading personalities in the world of sport.
A special gala edition of 'Sportsview' televised direct from the Savoy Hotel, London, and featuring the presentation of the 'Sportsview' trophy and Sporting Record national awards for the Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year.
Programme introduced by Peter Dimmock.


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

: The Magic of Candlelight

A programme of German folklore showing traditional crafts and customs for Christmas and the New Year.
Presented by the German Television Service


Commentator in Hamburg: John Ellison

: Keeping Britain Great

The Rt. Hon. Sir Oliver Franks, G.C.M.G., K.C.B., discusses some of the points he made in his recent series of Reith Lectures on 'Britain and the Tide of World Affairs'.


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Sir Oliver Franks
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: A Party for Christmas

A comedy in three acts by N.C. Hunter.


Writer: N.C. Hunter
Producer: Eric Fawcett
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Alice Matheson: Nora Nicholson
Caroline Firbanks: Carol Marsh
Stephen Firbanks: Anthony Parker
Elinor Firbanks: Agnes Lauchlan
Maid: Dorothea Alexander
Michael Firbanks: Richard Johnson
Pamela Sutton: Wendy Williams
Robert Firbanks: Hugh Dempster
Fred Matheson: Charles Victor
Anthony Davidson: Peter Bartlett

: News

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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.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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