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: About the Home

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

Christine Begrie shows Janet Turner how to prepare for the weekly wash.
(Arranged in association with the Queen Elizabeth College, University of London)

International Kitchen
Kamila Tyabji explains how to cook Biryani, an Indian rice dish.

Muriel Hope Robins shows some crochet stitches and how to use them to make a hat for spring.

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


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Housecraft): Christine Begrie
Guest (Housecraft): Janet Turner
Cook (International Kitchen): Kamila Tyabji
Crocheter (Crochet): Muriel Hope Robins
Illustrator (Winter Birds): 'Fish Hawk'
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

The Olive Jar
by Luigi Pirandello.
Translated and adapted for television by Michael Hyde.
[Starring] Arthur Young
(Second performance: February 20)

(to 17.40)


Author (The Olive Jar): Luigi Pirandello
Translated and adapted by (The Olive Jar): Michael Hyde
Producer (The Olive Jar): Rex Tucker
Guitarist (The Olive Jar): Bob Bissetto
Designer (The Olive Jar): John Clements
Don Lollo, the farmer: Arthur Young
'Mpari Pe, the foreman: Patrick Troughton
Signor Sclme, the lawyer: Gerald Cross
Zi Dima, the jar-mender: Arthur Lowe
The olive gatherers - Trisuzza: Gladys Spencer
The olive gatherers - Carminella: Yvonne Warren
The olive gatherers - La 'gna Tana: Veronica Wells
The muleteer: Anthony Newlands
Other parts played by: Olivia Irving
Other parts played by: Edward David
Other parts played by: Randal Kinkead

: Cap Wil Tomos

Comedi gan Islwyn Williams.
(Welsh play)
(Telerecorded o'r rhaglen a ddarlledwyd 27am o Ionawr)
(Wenvoe, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 19.15)


Writer: Islwyn Williams
Gosodiadau/Settings: David Close-Thomas
Y cynhyrchu gan/Production: David J. Thomas
Wil Tomos: Glanffrwd James
Wncwl Jac: Dewi Williams
Y Tad: W.L. John
Y Fam: Rachel Thomas
Wncwl Tom: George David

: Top Town: Aireborough v. Shaw

A friendly battle of entertainment.
Judges: Beryl Reid, Patrick Campbell, Eric Robinson
Introduced by Neal Arden.
Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Tonight's contest could become a friendly battle of the Roses for it is between Lancashire (represented by Shaw which is a cotton town near Oldham) and Yorkshire (represented by Aireborough which is in the West Riding). Each team will present nine acts which range from a brass band to an act involving musical glasses.


Judge: Beryl Reid
Judge: Patrick Campbell
Judge: Eric Robinson
Presenter: Neal Arden
Musicians: Northern Variety Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Sportsview

Introduced by Brian Johnston.
A topical programme that spotlights the latest news, views, and personalities of sport.


Presenter: Brian Johnston
Editor: Paul Fox
Presented by: Dennis Monger

: Filming in Africa: 4

Armand and Michaela Denis on Filming in Africa
(Previously shown on February 5)


Presenter/filmmaker: Armand Denis
Presenter/filmmaker: Michaela Denis

: Go Fall in Love

A television play by Ted Allan
with music by Malcolm Lockyer
[Starring] Bernard Braden
(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 9.45 p.m.)


Writer: Ted Allan
Music: Malcolm Lockyer
Producer: Julian Amyes
Tony Grant: Bernard Braden

: Kitchen Magic

[With] The Cradocks
John and Phyllis Cradock, the Bon Viveur husband and wife cookery team, present an unusual style of cookery to a studio audience at the Television Theatre.


Cook/presenter: John Cradock
Cook/presenter: Phyllis Cradock
Producer: Alan Sleath

: News

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