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: About the Home

Introduced by Jasmine Bligh.

From the National Radio Show
Fruit, Vegetables, and Flowers
Frances Perry reports on what is available this month.

From the Studio
Felt Toys
Mary Vellan shows how to make a panda.
(See page 27)

Non-bake Cake
Jacqueline Rose makes a chocolate cake.

Margaret Douglas shows a selection of the latest types of rainwear.


Presenter: Jasmine Bligh
Reporter (Fruit, Vegetables and Flowers): Frances Perry
Item presenter (Felt Toys): Mary Vellan
Cook (Non-bake Cake): Jacqueline Rose
Item presenter (Rainwear): Margaret Douglas
Producer: S.E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
(A BBC Television film)
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television

Sheila Randell plays some popular music at the piano.
From the National Radio Show

All Your Own
A programme in which children from all over Britain have been invited to take part.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.

(to 17.50)


Pianist: Sheila Randell
Presenter (All Your Own): Cliff Michelmore
Music director (All Your Own): Steve Race
Editor/producer (All Your Own): Barbara Hammond

: 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

: National Radio Show: Arenascope presents the Television (5-a-Side) Cup Final

A knock-out competition between seven representative sides of five players each. The rules of the game have been approved by the Central Council of Physical Recreation.
First Round Draw: England v. Belgium; Scotland v. Amateurs of England; Wales v. Holland
Ireland bye to Semi-Final
Referees: A. Bond and W. E. Dellow
Band of the Dagenham Girl Pipers


Referee: A. Bond
Referee: W. E. Dellow
Musicians: Band of the Dagenham Girl Pipers
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Arranged by: Peter Webber
Presented by: Alan Chivers

: National Radio Show: Starlight

Frances Day and her Four Knights


Musicians: Frances Day and her Four Knights
Presented by: Walton Anderson

: Down You Go!

with Roy Rich in the chair and Helen Bailey, Elizabeth Gray, Paul Jennings, Hubert Gregg.
and introducing 'Droodles'.


Chairman: Roy Rich
Panellist: Helen Bailey
Panellist: Elizabeth Gray
Panellist: Paul Jennings
Panellist: Hubert Gregg
Special effects: Alfred Wurmser
Material: Dennis Yates
The game devised by: Polly S. Cowan
The game devised by: Louis G. Cowan
Presented by: Duncan Wood

: The Slackering Shield

by Robert Furnival.
[Starring] Leslie Dwyer and Michael Shepley

"The Broken Wicket": the men realise that the women are bored with cricket!
Everyone knows that cricket is the native preoccupation of the Englishman during summer months, and at the little Yorkshire village of Slackering this enthusiasm is on both a national and a local scale. As one regular at 'The Broken Wicket' (rallying-point for cricketers) puts it: "Cricket's what the place was made for!" And excitement at present among the men of Slackering (with Major Trim and George Sykes, the publican, well to the fore) turns on whether they can again win the Improbables League Shield Competition; if so, it becomes the Slackering Shield. But one advisedly specifies the men: for the women of Slackering (the Major's lady and Effie Sykes to the fore!) are at last on the point of revolting against the tyranny of the game.


Author: Robert Furnival
Designer: Richard Henry
Producer: Jean Hamilton
George Sykes: Leslie Dwyer
Erne Sykes: Gwen Bacon
Ernie: Derek Tansley
Percy: Harold Goodwin
Reggie: Edward Cast
Major Trim: Michael Shepley
Mrs. Trim: Pauline Loring
Hugo Hunter: Robert Desmond
Brenda Thwaites: Billie Whitelaw
Albert, the Slackering scorer: Lloyd Pearson
Alfred, the Muttering scorer: Toke Townley
Gertie: Nora Gordon

: British Association for the Advancement of Science Bristol 1955: Annual Meeting

Andrew Miller Jones reports on the day's proceedings at the Annual Meeting of the British Association and introduces some of those taking part.


Reporter: Andrew Miller Jones
Director: Nicholas Crocker

: Road Report

A weekly feature for motorists showing where major delays may occur on main roads.
Prepared by the Royal Automobile Club
See page 15

: News

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