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: Mainly for Women: About the Home

Home Dressmaking: 3 - Jacket-making and fitting the collar
Norman Hartnell gives advice to home dressmakers, with demonstrations by Diana Crutchley

Why on Earth?
Joan Gilbert deals with more complaints submitted by viewers.

Marguerite Patten interviews a finalist in the 'Bride of the Year' competition arranged by the Gas Council.

In Your Garden
Topical advice from Fred Streeter.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Item presenter (Home Dressmaking): Norman Hartnell
Dressmaker (Home Dressmaking): Diana Crutchley
Item presenter (Why on Earth)?/Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Interviewer (Cookery): Marguerite Patten
Gardener/item presenter (In Your Garden): Fred Streeter
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

Blog posts that mention this programme:

From little acorns: the origins of gardening programmes on the BBC 8 March 2018
From little acorns: the origins of gardening programmes on the BBC 8 March 2018

: Personality Parade

Josh White the celebrated singer on his arrival from America.
Interviewed by Vera McKechnie.
See facing page


Singer/interviewee: Josh White
Interviewer: Vera McKechnie
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: The Burns and Allen Show: The Prize Winner

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen
Gracie wins a television quiz programme - at least, that's her impression.


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: London Town Scrapbook

Stories on film from past editions of 'London Town'.
Commentary by Richard Dimbleby


Narrator: Richard Dimbleby
Scriptwriter: George Moresby White
Scriptwriter: Peter Hunt
Producer: Stephen McCormack

: Children's Television

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

Masks and Guys
Barbara Jones shows you how to make masks for your guys.

Children's Newsreel

On the Track: 5: Raising Steam
Raymond Baxter and John Heazell show you how to run your own model railway.

(to 18.00)


Writer (Meet the Penguins): J. M. Smith Wright
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 (Masks and Guys): Barbara Jones
Presenter (On the Track): Raymond Baxter
Presenter (On the Track): John Heazell

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: There is Still Hope

A programme of extracts from some of Bob Hope's film successes, including
"Fancy Pants", "Road to Bali", "Paleface", "My Favourite Spy", "Road to Singapore",
"Son of Paleface" and "The Seven Little Foys".
(A shortened version of the broadcast on August 22)
(Televised by arrangement with Paramount Pictures)


Film editor: Ian Callaway
Presented by: Daphne Turrell

: The Murut People of Borneo

A record of the life of the tribe that until recently were head hunters.
Filmed by Dr. Ivan Polunin in the course of his research in North Borneo.


Film-maker: Dr. Ivan Polunin

: The Star Without a Name

A television adaptation of the play by Antoine Bibesco.
[Starring] Mai Zetterling and George Cole

The play takes place in a small French country town on the railway line between Paris and the South of France.

(Mai Zetterling is appearing in "The Count of Clerambard" at the Streatham Hill Theatre, London)
See facing page


Author: Antoine Bibesco
Producer: Barry Learoyd
Nona: Mai Zetterling
Madame Station-Master: Winifred Hill
Hebert: Charles Lamb
Station-Master: John Salew
Mile. Caillou: Joan Newell
Jacques Thomas: George Cole
Ursel: Peter Halliday
Grig: John Arnatt
Other parts played by: Dorothea Alexander
Other parts played by: Alban Blakelock
Other parts played by: David Tudor-Jones
Other parts played by: Henry Mara
Other parts played by: Charles Reynolds
Other parts played by: Joyce Carpenter
Other parts played by: Molly Osborne
Other parts played by: Antoinette Seaborn
Other parts played by: Rita Wright
Other parts played by: Andrea Cox
Other parts played by: Marcia Cross
Other parts played by: Judy Harris
Other parts played by: Rosemary Frankau

: Fast and Loose

[Starring] Bob Monkhouse
not forgetting Denis Goodwin featuring Petula Clark.


Comedian: Bob Monkhouse
Comedian: Denis Goodwin
Singer: Petula Clark
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Scriptwriter: Bob Monkhouse
Scriptwriter: Denis Goodwin
Producer: Brian Tesler

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?: Ladies' Night

A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The Experts: Olwen Brogan, Molly Cotton, Jacquetta Hawkes
The Challenger: The Mortimer Museum of Prehistoric Archaeology, Hull
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Expert: Olwen Brogan
Expert: Molly Cotton
Expert: Jacquetta Hawkes
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

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