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: About the Home

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

Ruth Walder, National General Secretary of the Y.W.C.A., recalls some of the outstanding events in the hundred years' history of the Association, and describes some of the plans for the future.

Marguerite Patten shows how to cook a four-course dinner for four people for a pound.

For Beginners
Elizabeth Newrath shows how to make a simple summer hat.

Round the Shops
Margot Lovell reports.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Centenary): Ruth Walder
Cook (Cookery): Marguerite Patten
Item presenter (For Beginners): Elizabeth Newrath
Reporter (Round the Shops): Margot Lovell
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

Billy Bean and his Funny Machine
(Programme devised by Chuck Luchsinger and presented by arrangement with Monty Bailey-Watson)

Valerie Childs plays the piano.

Who's New at Chessington Zoo
A visit to Chessington Zoo, near London, to meet some of the new arrivals.

People in Books
Olive Shapley meets a character from a famous children's book.
(to 18.00)


Script (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Tom Twigge
Puppetry (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Elizabeth Donaldson
Voices (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Peter Hawkins
Voices (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Ivan Owen
Drawings (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Reginald Jeffryes
Puppets made by (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): John Wright
Producer (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): David Boisseau
Programme devised by (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Chuck Luchsinger
Pianist: Valerie Childs
Commentator (Who's New at Chessington Zoo): Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald
Presented By (Who's New at Chessington Zoo): Stephen Wade
Presenter (People in Books): Olive Shapley

: Show Jumping

The concluding stages of the Open Jumping Competition held in the arena at the Shropshire and West Midland Show, televised from the showground at Shrewsbury.

(Sutton Coldfield, Wenvoe, Rowridge, North Hessary Tor, Truleigh Hill, Norwich and Alexandra Palace)


Commentator: Bill Allenby
Television presentation: David Martin

: Election Broadcast

on behalf of the Liberal Party

: Greta Garbo

made her last film in 1941, but she received a 1954 Academy Award for 'luminous and unforgettable performances after fourteen years'.
This film programme presents extracts from some of her films.
They include: 'Queen Christina', 'Marie Walewska', 'Ninotchka', 'Anna Karenina' and 'Camille'.
The scenes are introduced by George Cukor.
(Televised by arrangement with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Ltd.)
See page 15


Presenter: George Cukor
Film Editor: James Pople
Presented by: Daphne Turrell

: 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
Jacquetta Hawkes, archaeologist and poet
Julian Huxley, F.R.S.
The Challenger: Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Expert: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Expert: Jacquetta Hawkes
Expert: Julian Huxley
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: 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: Alan Rees

: Billy Graham: Wembley Crusade

A BBC telerecording of parts of last night's meeting at the Empire Stadium, Wembley.


Evangelist: Billy Graham

: A Dinner Engagement

[Presented by] The English Opera Group
(Second performance: for details see Monday at 8.45 p.m.)

: News

(sound only)

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