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: Mainly for Women: About the Home

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

Home Dressmaking: 1: Cutting Out a Skirt
Norman Hartnell gives advice to home dressmakers, with demonstrations by Diana Crutchley.
See page 8

In Your Garden
Fred Streeter offers some topical advice.

Making the best use of offal: recommendations by Marguerite Patten.

Why on Earth?
Why on earth do they make things like this? Joan Gilbert deals with some of the frustrations and annoyances submitted by viewers.


Presenter/item presenter (Why on Earth?): Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Home Dressmaking): Norman Hartnell
Dressmaker (Home Dressmaking): Diana Crutchley
Gardener (In Your Garden): Fred Streeter
Cook (Cookery): Marguerite Patten
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 Telefilm)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwell
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Personality Parade

Sandy Wilson, composer of "The Boy Friend" and "The Buccaneer".


Subject: Sandy Wilson
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: The Burns and Allen Show: The Missing Mr. Morton

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen
(Previously shown on September 23)


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Freddie Mills

invites you to keep fit and meet his guests.


Exerciser/presenter: Freddie Mills
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Children's Television

For the Younger Children
Meet the Penguins: Here We Are Again!
Story by J. M. Smith Wright.

Other Children
The first of a new series of programmes in which Olive Shapley introduces you to other children from interesting parts of the British Isles.

Children's Newsreel

On the Track: 3: Locomotives
Lord Northesk shows you his steam engines.
A series of programmes in which beginners and experts help to build a model railway.
Introduced by Raymond Baxter and John Heazell.

(to 18.00)


Writer (Meet the Penguins): J. M. Smith Wright
Pictures (Meet the Penguins): Sam Williams
Pictures (Meet the Penguins): Elizabeth Williams
Music (Meet the Penguins): John Hooper
Music played by (Meet the Penguins): Tom McCall
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Kenneth Connor
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Mardi Hedd
Special effects (Meet the Penguins): Alfred Davis
Special effects (Meet the Penguins): Douglas Mair
Presented by (Meet the Penguins): Peter Newington
Presenter (Other Children): Olive Shapley
Guest (On the Track): Lord Northesk
Presenter (On the Track): Raymond Baxter
Presenter (On the Track): John Heazell

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Macdonald Hastings.


Presenter: Macdonald Hastings

: Other People's Jobs: Textile Research

BBC Outside Broadcast cameras visit the Shirley Institute, Manchester, where for many years research has been carried out on Lancashire textiles and machinery.


Programme arranged by: Ray Lakeland
Presented by: William Cave

: Music for You

Introduced by Eric Robinson.
[Starring] Hilde Gueden

with Juan Oncina, Violette Verdy, David Kossoff, George Malcolm, Elisabeth Welch, Edric Connor, Thomas Baptiste, The "Music for You" Singers.
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Granville Jones)
See facing page


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Soprano: Hilde Gueden
Tenor: Juan Oncina
Dancer: Violette Verdy
Singer: David Kossoff
Harpsichordist: George Malcolm
Singer: Elisabeth Welch
Singer: Edric Connor
Singer: Thomas Baptiste
Singers: The "Music for You" Singers
Musical associate: James Turner
Orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Granville Jones
Designer: Norman James
Producer: Patricia Foy

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify details from famous masterpieces.
The Experts include: Michael Ayrton and Raymond Mortimer
The Challenger: The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College. Cambridge
See facing page


Expert: Michael Ayrton
Expert: Raymond Mortimer
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: Conservative Party Conference Bournemouth, 1955

A report on the day's proceedings by Robert McKenzie and Geoffrey Cox, using excerpts from the speeches and debates telerecorded during the day. The programme also includes interviews with people attending the Conference.


Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Geoffrey Cox

: Horse of the Year Show, 1955: National Jumping Competition: The Leading Show Jumper of the Year

A visit to the Harringay Arena to watch the concluding stages of this important competition.


Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presented by: Bill Duncalf.

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