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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.

Basic Cookery
Janet Turner, an Easter bride, learns from Elinor Jones how to cook meat.
Arranged in association with the Queen Elizabeth College, University of London

Keeping Fit
Eileen Fowler demonstrates some more exercises.

Winter Birds
'Fish Hawk' illustrates the kind of birds you may see now in your gardens.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Family Affairs): Dr. Winifred de Kok
Arranged by (Family Affairs): Julia Bull
Guest (Basic Cookery): Janet Turner
Cook (Basic Cookery): Elinor Jones
Exerciser (Keeping Fit): Eileen Fowler
Illustrator (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 Williams 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

The Bargain
by Lewis Grant Wallace.
(Second performance: January 30)

(to 17.50)


Writer (The Bargain): Lewis Grant Wallace
Producer (The Bargain): Joy Harington
Designer (The Bargain): Richard Henry
Tom Challon: Patrick Troughton
Cathie, his wife: Betty Cooper
Johnny, their son: Geoffrey Heynes
Steve, the dog: Laddie
Colonel Heston: Roger Maxwell
Mr. Norris, an auctioneer: Willoughby Gray
First Bidder: Christopher Hodge
Second Bidder: Michael David
Other parts played by: Howell Davies
Other parts played by: Peter Doughty
Other parts played by: Elizabeth Carr
Other parts played by: Veronica Wells

: Cap Wil Tomos

Comedi gan Islwyn Williams
Gosodiadau gan
David Close Thomas -
Y cynhyrchu gan David J. Thomas
(Welsh play)
(Wenvoe, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 19.15)


Unknown: Islwyn Williams
Unknown: David Close Thomas
Unknown: David J. Thomas
Wil Tomos: Glanffrwd James
Wncwl Jac: Dewi Williams
Y Tad: W. L. John
Y Fam: Rachel Thomas
Wncwl Tom: George David

: Teleclub

A magazine for the under-twenty-ones.
Introduced by Howard Williams and Margaret Gilder and including: acts by young professional entertainers, sport, interest, a personal problem, and 'Your Turn'.
This month those appearing are from the Bournemouth area.


Presenter: Howard Williams
Presenter: Margaret Gilder
Music directed by: Steve Race
Producer: Michael Westmore

: 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

: International Boxing: Scotland v. England

A ringside seat at the closing bouts of the tournament.
From the St. Andrew's Halls, Glasgow.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: John Blair

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A fortnightly programme, in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The Experts:
Sir Mortimer Wheeler, Professor of Archaeology, University of London
Mrs. Olwen Brogan
Rupert Bruce Mitford, Keeper, British Medieval Antiquities, British Museum
The Challenger: The Grosvenor Museum, Chester
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Expert: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Expert: Mrs. Olwen Brogan
Expert: Rupert Bruce Mitford
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: News

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