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: Mainly for Women: About the Home

Home Dressmaking: 2 - Skirt-making and lining
Norman Hartnell gives advice to home dressmakers, with demonstrations by Diana Crutchley.

Joan Gilbert interviews Robert Gibbings, the author and artist.

Jean Watmough makes apple cheese crisp.

Godfrey Baseley provides a preview of next week's Dairy Show.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Item presenter (Home Dressmaking): Norman Hartnell
Dressmaker (Home Dressmaking): Diana Crutchley
Interviewer (Interview)/presenter: Joan Gilbert
Interviewee (Interview): Robert Gibbings
Cook (Cookery): Jean Watmough
Item presenter (Preview): Godfrey Baseley
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Personality Parade

Eric Spear at the piano
Guest singer, Lorna Dean
See facing page


Pianist: Eric Spear
Singer: Lorna Dean
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: The Burns and Allen Show: Fan Mail

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Fan Mail
Gracie and Harry von Zell receive a large fan mail, but there is none for George. Gracie gets Blanche Morton to write a letter, under an assumed name, and complications follow.


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen
Himself/announcer: Harry von Zell

: Freddie Mills

invites you to keep fit and meet his guests.


Presenter: Freddie Mills
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Children's Television

Meet the Penguins: Mother's and Father's Day Out
Story by J. M. Smith Wright.

Children of the Commonwealth
Angela Christian shows you how children work and play in the sunny jungles and towns of the African Gold Coast.

Children's Newsreel

On the Track: 4: Through the Carriage Window
Raymond Baxter and John Heazell suggest how to make your model railway more realistic.

(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): Madi Hedd
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Kenneth Connor
Special effects (Meet the Penguins): Alfred Davis
Special effects (Meet the Penguins): Douglas Mair
Presented by (Meet the Penguins): Peter Newington
Presenter (Children of the Commonwealth): Angela Christian
Presenter (On the Track): Raymond Baxter
Presenter (On the Track): John Heazell

: Teithio'r Wladfa

Yn ystod ei arhosiad ym Mhatagonia ym mis Ebrill a Mai, manteisiodd W. R. Owen ar y cyfle i wneud ffilm yn Nyffryn Camwy a Chwm Hyfryd. Heno bydd yn y stiwdio i gyflwyno'r darluniau ac i ddweud tipyn o hanes y trefydd a'r mannau eraill sydd yn gysylltiedig a hanes cychwyn y Wladfa naw deg o flynyddoedd yn 6. Cewch weld asado ' yn Nhir Halen a'r Cymry yn yfed ' 'mate '-dau o arferion y wlad; cip ar brydferthwch llynnoedd yr Andes; a'r datblygiadau diweddar ar lannau'r
Camwy Ffotograffwyd y ffilm gan Luis Choucino (staff Hysbysebu Llywodraeth Ariannin) a W. R. Owen
Golygwyd y ffilm gan
James Colina
Cynhyrchwyd y rhaglen gan
Selwyn Roderick
(Welsh film about Patagonia)
(Wenvoe, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 18.45)


Unknown: W. R. Owen
Unknown: Nyffryn Camwy
Unknown: Nhir Halen
Unknown: Camwy Ffotograffwyd
Unknown: Luis Choucino
Unknown: R. Owen
Unknown: James Colina
Unknown: Selwyn Roderick

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.


Presenter: MacDonald Hastings

: Misery Me

A comedy of woe by Denis Cannan.
[Starring] Noelle Middleton Laurence Payne and Charles Victor
See facing page


Writer: Denis Cannan
Produced and designed by: Hal Burton
Cornelia: Noelle Middleton
Adam: Laurence Payne
Romilda: Marilyn James
Prosper: George Woodbridge
Dr Vince: Gordon Bell
Carlo Bombas: Charles Victor
Julius Ring: Robert Beaumont
Other parts played by: Michael J. Harrison
Other parts played by: John Maxwell
Other parts played by: Dermot MacMahon
Other parts played by: Hugh Morrison
Other parts played by: Norman Taylor

: Fast and Loose

[Starring] Bob Monkhouse, not forgetting Denis Goodwin featuring Alma Cogan with Bill Fraser, June Whitfield, Irene Handl.


Script: Bob Monkhouse
Script: Denis Goodwin
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Brian Tesler
Comedian: Bob Monkhouse
Comedian: Denis Goodwin
[Actress]: Alma Cogan
[Actor]: Bill Fraser
[Actress]: June Whitfield
[Actress]: Irene Handl

: Aberdeen Radio and Television Exhibition: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

The Experts include:
G. H. S. Bushnell, Curator, University Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology,
Hugh Shortt, Curator of Salisbury Museum
The Challengers: The Aberdeen Museums
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge
From the Music Hall, Aberdeen


Expert: G. H. S. Bushnell
Expert: Hugh Shortt
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: News

: Sir Henry Irving (1838-1905)

John Clements introduces Gordon Craig, eminent man of the theatre, now in his eighty-fourth year and one-time member of Sir Henry Irving's Company at the Lyceum Theatre.
A BBC film made for the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Sir Henry Irving.
See facing page


Presenter: John Clements
Guest: Gordon Craig
Presented by: Hal Burton

: Miss World, 1955

Peter Haigh invites you to the Lyceum Ballroom, London, to meet the winner and some of the runners-up in this year's international competition.
Presented by arrangement with Mecca Dancing, Ltd.
Followed by The Weather, Road Works Report and Close Down


Presenter: Peter Haigh

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