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: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

Family Affairs
Elvira Humphries recommends some original types of clothes for small children.

Fruit and Vegetables
Frances Perry advises on what to buy this month.
See page 27

Basic Cookery - 3
Janet Turner is taught by Elinor Jones how to make cakes.
Arranged in association with Queen Elizabeth College, University of London


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Family Affairs): Elvira Humphries
Arranged by (Family Affairs): Julia Bull
Item presenter (Fruit and Vegetables): Frances Perry
Guest (Basic Cookery): Janet Turner
Cook (Basic Cookery): Elinor Jones
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

Molly Weir tells a story.

Children's Newsreel

The BBC Television Puppet Theatre presents The Travelling Musicians
A play with music adapted from the story by the Brothers Grimm and set to music by John Hunter Blair.
The puppeteers are Audrey Atterbury, Elizabeth Donaldson, Molly Gibson, Gordon Murray and Elizabeth Thorndike
The singers are Ian Paterson, Sylvia Rowlands, Jean England, John Thompson
Second performance: Sunday, February 13
(to 17.40)


Storyteller: Molly Weir
Authors (The Travelling Musicians): The Brothers Grimm
Music (The Travelling Musicians): John Hunter Blair
Puppeteer (The Travelling Musicians): Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer (The Travelling Musicians): Elizabeth Donaldson
Puppeteer (The Travelling Musicians): Molly Gibson
Puppeteer (The Travelling Musicians): Gordon Murray
Puppeteer/puppets by (The Travelling Musicians): Elizabeth Thorndike
Voices (The Travelling Musicians): Peter Hawkins
Singer (The Travelling Musicians): Ian Paterson
Singer (The Travelling Musicians): Sylvia Rowlands
Singer (The Travelling Musicians): Jean England
Singer (The Travelling Musicians): John Thompson
Puppets (The Travelling Musicians): Sam Williams
Producer (The Travelling Musicians): Ursula Eason

: Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party: Value for Money

Introduced by Elaine Burton M.P.


Presenter: Elaine Burton

: Television Dancing Club

featuring Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
with Harry Smith-Hampshire and Doreen Casey, Bernard Knight and Christine Norton, Walter Laird and Ande Lyons, The Harold Webb Formation Team.
Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson with Doreen Freeman and the Maurice Jay Formation Dancers
Hostess, Patti Morgan


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Dancer: Harry Smith-Hampshire
Dancer: Doreen Casey
Dancer: Bernard Knight
Dancer: Christine Norton
Dancer: Walter Laird
Dancer: Ande Lyons
Formation dancers: The Harold Webb Formation Team
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Victor Silvester
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Doreen Freeman
Formation dancers (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): The Maurice Jay Formation Dancers
Hostess: Patti Morgan
Producer: Richard Afton

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.


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

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The Experts:
Stuart Piggott, Professor of Archaeology, at Edinburgh University
Norman Cook, Keeper of the Guildhall Museum, London
Hugh Shortt, Curator of the Salisbury Museum
The Challenger: Letchworth Museum
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Expert: Stuart Piggott
Expert: Norman Cook
Expert: Hugh Shortt
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: Three Two One-Zero!

This film, made in America by the National Broadcasting Company, tells the story of atomic energy and discusses the problem that now confronts the world: "It is the people... who must come to know what atomic energy can and will do, for good and evil... The real problem does not rest in scientific mechanism, but rather it rests in the minds and hearts of men"
Film written and produced by Henry Salomon.
(Previously shown on November 11, 1954)


Writer/Producer: Henry Salomon
Music composed by: Robert Russell Bennett

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