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: Mainly for Women: About the Home

Jumper Competition
Suzanne Petter judges some of the entries submitted and modelled by viewers.

Foreign Cookery
Joan Croft de Moura cooks the Portuguese dish Fios de Ovos.

Learning How
Eleanor Summerfield, instructed by Frank Preston, shows how to paint doors and windows.

Elizabeth Newrath revives last year's felt hat.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Judge (Jumper Competition): Suzanne Petter
Cook (Foreign Cookery): Joan Croft de Moura
Pupil (Learning How): Eleanor Summerfield
Handyman (Learning How): Frank Preston
Item presenter (Renovations): Elizabeth Newrath
Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Personality Parade

Harry Dawson at the piano with his namesake Harry Dawson as the singer.


Pianist: Harry Dawson
Singer: Harry Dawson
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: The Burns and Allen Show: Do it Yourself

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen
Gracie buys a lathe and calls in a carpenter. As usual, extraordinary complications result.
(Previously televised on October 14)


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Freddie Mills

invites you to keep fit and meet his guests.


Presenter/fitness expert: Freddie Mills
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Children's Television

Look: Wild-Life in Trust
A series of wild-life programmes.
Introduced by Peter Scott.
Mervyn Cowie, who is the Director of the Royal National Parks of Kenya. shows a film made by Bernard Kunicki of animals and birds you might see if you visited Kenya.
These parks cover thousands of square miles and Mervyn Cowie, who knows a lot about the tropical life of this part of Africa, talks to Peter Scott about the animals there and the difficulties of keeping them safe from native poachers.
From the BBC's West of England Television studio

Simon's Good Deed
by Michael Bond.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on October 11)

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Look): Peter Scott
Guest (Look): Mervyn Cowie
Film-maker (Look): Bernard Kunicki
Producer (Look): Tony Soper
Writer (Simon's Good Deed): Michael Bond
Producer (Simon's Good Deed): David Goddard
Simon: Jonathan Swift
Mrs. Halliday: Betty McDowall
Mr. Halliday: Sam Kydd
Kevin: James Doran
Mervyn: Barrie Martin
Mrs. Birch: Amy Dalby
Policeman: Hugh Dickson

: Truant in Park Lane

A comedy by James Parish.
[Starring] Mervyn Johns and Noel Hood
See facing page


Author: James Parish
Producer: Alan Bromly
Designer: Roy Oxley
Mrs. Fishwick: Joan White
John: Mervyn Johns
Hermione: Noel Hood
Conway: Michael Gover
Riggs: Oliver Johnston
Robert: Francis Matthews
Louise: Gene Anderson
Ariadne: Antoinette Cellier
Simon: Dan Cunningham
Cigarette girl: Marilyn Ridge
Waiter: Peter Exposite

: State Visit of His Excellency The President of Portugal and Mme. Craveiro Lopes

Her Majesty's Government is giving a Gala Performance tonight at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
BBC Television cameras are in the foyer and auditorium to see the arrival of General Craveiro Lopes and Madame Lopes, who are accompanied by Her Majesty the Queen and his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.
Michael Henderson describes the scene.


Commentator: Michael Henderson
Television presentation: Antony Craxton

: Club Time: Smokey Club

A date for enthusiasts, bringing them news, views, and expert information on their particular subject.

A magazine for dog owners.
Introduced by Dorian Williams.
Spotlight on the English Setter; Pick of the Strays; Michael and Micky; Pick of the Post-bag; Lucky Dog
Guest: H. S. Lloyd
Viewers who have interesting stories to tell about their dogs are invited to send them to: The Smokey Club, [address removed]


Presenter: Dorian Williams
Guest: H. S. Lloyd
Editor: Stanley Dangerfield
Producer: James Buchan

: Emney Enterprises

[Starring] Fred Emney
with Edwin Styles, Deryck Guyler, Kenneth Connor, The Keynotes, Robin Richmond, Roger Avon, Margaret Holmes, Claude Bonser.


Singers: The Keynotes
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Producer: George Inns
Comedian/pianist: Fred Emney
[Actor]: Edwin Styles
[Actor]: Deryck Guyler
[Actor]: Kenneth Connor
[Actor]: Robin Richmond
[Actor]: Roger Avon
[Actress]: Margaret Holmes
[Actor]: Claude Bonser

: Is This Your Problem?

Edana Romney, Edgar Lustgarten and a group of advisers attempt to throw some light on personal problems brought to the studio by viewers.

Viewers who have problems that they would like to bring to the attention of this programme are invited to write to: Miss Edana Romney, "Is This Your Problem?", [address removed]


Presenter/devised by: Edana Romney
Presenter/devised by: Edgar Lustgarten
Producer: Huw Wheldon

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