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: About the Home

A practical programme for the housewife.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

W.V.S. - Overseas
Adrian Gibson, recently returned from the Far East, describes the part being played by the W.V.S.

Fruit, Vegetables, and Flowers
Frances Perry advises on what to buy and what to grow this month.

Edna Williams shows how to bottle rhubarb.

Keeping Fit
Eileen Fowler demonstrates some more exercises.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (W.V.S. - Overseas): Adrian Gibson
Item presenter/gardener (Fruit, Vegetables, and Flowers): Frances Perry
Item presenter (Rhubarb): Edna Williams
Exerciser (Keeping Fit): Eileen Fowler
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

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

Children's Newsreel

Background to Your Programme
Stewart Marshall shows you the new children's 'set'.

Felt Animals
Mary Speaight shows you a way of making toys out of felt and other materials.

The Royal Windsor Horse Show: Children's Open Jumping
The first visit to the Home Park, Windsor Castle, to watch children of fourteen years and under competing on the opening day of the show.


Presenter (Background to Your Programme): Stewart Marshall
Presenter (Felt Animals): Mary Speaight
Commentator (The Royal Windsor Horse Show): Bill Allenby
Commentator (The Royal Windsor Horse Show): Dorian Williams

: Royal Windsor Horse Show: Children's Open Jumping

(to 18.30)


Commentator: Bill Allenby
Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: Aelwyd Yr Hendre

Rhaglen arall o adloniant gwerin i gofio'r dyddiau fu a nosweithiau difyr ar yr aelwyd
Cymerir rtian gan:
Emrys Cleaver , Rachel Thomas
Gerallt Evans. Harriet Lewis Tom Bevan , Brinley Jenkins
Rhys Dafys Williams
Y deialog gan Rhys Dafys Williams Y cyfarwyddo gan Dafydd Gruffydd
(Wenvoe, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 19.15)


Unknown: Emrys Cleaver
Unknown: Rachel Thomas
Unknown: Gerallt Evans.
Unknown: Harriet Lewis
Unknown: Tom Bevan
Unknown: Brinley Jenkins
Unknown: Rhys Dafys Williams
Unknown: Rhys Dafys Williams
Unknown: Dafydd Gruffydd

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.


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

: Ulster Mirror

A magazine from Northern Ireland.
Written and produced by Harry Govan.


Film cameraman: Douglas Wolfe
Film editor: Valerie Best
Writer/producer: Harry Govan

: Find the Link

with Leslie Mitchell in the chair.
Josephine Douglas, Carole Carr, Kenneth Horne, Peter Noble finding the links between the challengers.


Chairman: Leslie Mitchell
Panellist: Josephine Douglas
Panellist: Carole Carr
Panellist: Kenneth Horne
Panellist: Peter Noble
Special investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special investigator: Larry Forrester
Presented by: Ernest Maxin

: Inventors' Award

The prizes offered by the British Industries Fair for the inventions voted the most worth while by visitors to the Fair and by viewers of last week's programme are presented by H. N. Hume, C.B.E., M.C.


Prize Presenter: H. N. Hume, C.B.E., M.C.

: Midsummer Fire

A love story.
Adapted from Hermann Sudermann's play.
Translated by Ashley Dukes.
[Starring] Jeannette Sterke and Laurence Payne
Traditional guitar music and songs by the Castillas Twins
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on April 17)


Author: Hermann Sudermann
Translated by: Ashley Dukes
Dancer: Robert Hargreaves
Dancer: Sheila Holt
Dancer: Matthew Winsten
Dancer: Ann Waterfield
Dancer: Malcolm McDonald
Dancer: Janice Patrick
Dancer: Jack Horton
Dancer: Judy Monitz
Dancer: Brian Blades
Dancer: Kathryn Beetham
Dancer: Philip Casson
Dancer: Joan Nesbit
Dancer: Val Worth
Dancer: Betty Ash
Dancer: Tom Gillis
Dancer: Pauline Innes
Dancer: Kenneth Melville
Dancer: Wendy McClune
Dancer: David Gardiner
Dancer: Fay Wheldon
Guitarists/singers: The Castillas Twins
Choreographer: Robert Harrold
Designer: John Clements
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Edmundo Vargas, a landowner: George Coulouris
Isabel, his wife: Noel Hood
Alicia, his daughter: Nora Gorsen
Maria, his foster-child: Jeannette Sterke
Luis Ybarra, his nephew: Laurence Payne
Pepe the farm overseer: Wolfe Morris
Sanchez, the schoolmaster: Patrick Troughton
Petra, the cook: Miriam Lehmann
La Cachiporra, an Indian woman: Eileen Way

: News

(sound only)
followed by Election Broadcast on behalf of the Liberal Party
(Recording of broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15 p.m.)
(Sound only)

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