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: About the Home

Introduced by Betty Lait.
From the National Radio Show:

Take Your Choice
Margaret Douglas invites two visitors to the Exhibition to select hats for themselves.

From the Studio:

Verrall Dunlop reviews some of the latest kinds of plastic materials.

French Cookery
Marie-Jeanne shows how to prepare a rum-baba by a method not well known in this country.

Marjorie Richards shows beginners how to make a basket.


Presenter: Betty Lait
Item presenter (Take Your Choice): Margaret Douglas
Reviewer (Plastics): Verrall Dunlop
Cook (French Cookery): Marie-Jeanne
Basketmaker: Marjorie Richards
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam Williams and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC Television film)
(to 16.15)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television

Cooking with Jacquie Rose
who shows some novel dishes from America.
(From the National Radio Show)

Children's Newsreel

The Appleyards: 8: Romany Holiday
by Mary Campden
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on August 7)

(to 17.50)


Cook/Presenter (Cooking with Jacquie Rose): Jacquie Rose
Writer (The Appleyards): Mary Campden
Producer (The Appleyards): Kevin Sheldon
Mrs. Appleyard: Constance Fraser
Mr. Appleyard: Douglas Muir
Tommy Appleyard: Derek Rowe
John Appleyard: David Edwards
The farmer: C.B. Poultney
Queen of the Gypsies: Maud Long

: The Gardens at Bodnant

Lord Aberconway's home at Bodnant, near Conway, North Wales, has long been celebrated for its beautiful gardens.
Television cameras take viewers on a visit there before the summer flowers fade.


Commentator: A. Watkin Jones
Production: David J. Thomas

: National Radio Show: Starlight: Bethe Douglas


Singer: Bethe Douglas

: National Radio Show: Arenascope: Sport Jackpot

Stars of sport and television in a series of light-hearted and serious competitions.

Basher Mills's Boxing Booth
London Porters' Basket Race
Professional Golfers v. The Stars
Professional Wrestling
(by arrangement with Devereux Promotions. Ltd., and Wimbledon Palais)
Alf Gover's Potted Cricket Match
Amateur Weightlifting: a crack at the record

The Television Donkey Derby and Tug o' War between the Television Toppers and members of the Health and Strength League.

Metropolitan Police Central Band and Trumpeters
Conductor: Roger Barsotti A.R.C.M.
Director of Music
(by permission of the Commissioner of Police, Metropolis, Sir John Nott-Bower. K.C.V.O.)
See page 6


Participants (Tug o' War): The Television Toppers
Musicians: Metropolitan Police Central Band and Trumpeters
Conductor: Roger Barsotti
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Arranged by: Robin Scott
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Romeo and Juliet: Part 2

by William Shakespeare.
Adapted for television by Dallas Bower.
For cast see Tuesday at 9.45 p.m.
(A BBC telerecording of the production on May 22)


Author: William Shakespeare
Adapted by: Dallas Bower
Producer: Harold Clayton

: Serenade at Bodnant

A short programme of quiet music conducted by Arwel Hughes from the yew tree stage at Bodnant Gardens.
Soloist, Shan Emlyn
Music presented by A. Watkin Jones (who writes on page 15)


Conducted by: Arwel Hughes
Soloist/singer: Shan Emlyn
Music presented by: A. Watkin Jones
Production: David J. Thomas

: News

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