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: About the Home

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

Kitchen Planning
Sylvia Duncan shows Janet Turner how important it is to plan the kitchen to make work more efficient and pleasant.

International Kitchen
Joan Croft de Moura cooks a Portuguese dish: Pasteis de Bacalmau (Fish cakes made from salted cod fish)

Round the Shops
Margot Lovell reports.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Expert (Kitchen Planning): Sylvia Duncan
Item presenter (Kitchen Planning): Janet Turner
Cook (International Kitchen): Joan Croft de Moura
Reporter (Round the Shops): Margot Lovell
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

Marie Tussaud
A play by Marjorie Beech.
Second performance: March 20

(to 17.45)


Writer (Marie Tussaud): Marjorie Beech
Designer (Marie Tussaud): Eileen Diss
Producer (Marie Tussaud): Naomi Capon
Marie Tussaud as a child: Rajani Anand
Marie Tussaud as a young girl: Judy Leaning
Dr Curtius, her uncle: Peter Retey
Madame Grossholtz: Gwen Bacon
Monsieur Voltaire: Carl Bernard
The Prince de Conti: Hamlyn Benson
Auguste: Timothy Bateson
Madame Elizabeth: Jennifer Wilson
The Americans: Gaylord Cavallaro
The Americans: Sheila MacKenzie
Museum attendant: Charles Maunsell

: Round the Wrekin

A Midland Magazine with James Pestridge and Barrie Edgar.
(Sutton Coldfield, Norwich and Alexandra Palace only)
(to 19.15)


Presenter: James Pestridge
Presenter: Barrie Edgar
Producer: David Martin

: Weather Chart

: Sportsview

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


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

: The Centre Show

with a St. Patrick's night flavour.
Introduced by Noel Purcell with Jimmy O'Dea, Ruby Murray, Mundy and Earle, June, Don Peters, The Doyle Kids.
From the Nuffield Centre before an audience of H.M. Forces.


Presenter: Noel Purcell
Comedian: Jimmy O'Dea
Singer: Ruby Murray
Singers: Mundy and Earle
Performer: June
Performer: Don Peters
Performers: The Doyle Kids
Music directed by: Steve Race
Producer: Brian Tester

: Arthur Askey and his company

in rehearsal
All visitors welcome


Performers: Arthur Askey and his company

: The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare.
[Starring] Michael Hordern and Rachel Gurney
The action takes place in Venice and in Portia's house at Belmont.
There will be an interval at 10.15 app.
On page 14 Michael Barry describes the aims of the 'Stage by Stage' series, of which this production forms part


Author: William Shakespeare
Music arranged by: Cecily Arnold
Music arranged by: Marshall Johnson
Producer/designer: Hal Burton
Antonio, a merchant of Venice: Raymond Westwell
Salerio, friend to Antonio and Bassanio: John Hayter
Solanio, friend to Antonio and Bassanio: Geoffrey Taylor
Bassanio suitor to Portia: Denis Quilley
Lorenzo, in love with Jessica: John Breslin
Gratiano. friend to Antonio and Bassanio: Laurence Payne
Portia, a rich heiress: Rachel Gurney
Nerissa, her gentlewoman: Jane Wenham
Balthasar: Leonard Davies
Shylock, a rich Jew: Michael Hordern
The Prince of Morocco, suitor to Portia: John Westbrook
Launcelot Gobbo, the clown, servant to Shylock: Jeffery Dench
Old Gobbo father to Launcelot: John Garley
Leonardo, servant to Bassanio: Derek Holmes
Jessica, daughter to Shylock: Veronica Wells
Stephano, servant to Portia: Dudley Jones
The Prince of Arragon. suitor to Portia: Ian Mullins
Servant to Antonio: Hartnoll Stone
Tubal, a Jew friend of Shylock: John Garley
Gaoler: Michael Stainton
The Duke of Venice: John Westbrook

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