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: Mainly for Women: About the Home

Home Dressmaking: 4 - Jacket-making: second fitting
Norman Hartnell gives advice to home dressmakers, with demonstrations by Diana Crutchley.

Round the Shops
Margaret Douglas reports on new gadgets.

In the Kitchen
Edna Williams makes mincemeat for Christmas. See recipe on p. 8

Keeping Fit
Exercises with Eileen Fowler.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Item presenter (Home Dressmaking): Norman Hartnell
Dressmaker (Home Dressmaking): Diana Crutchley
Reporter (Round the Shops): Margaret Douglas
Cook (In the Kitchen): Edna Williams
Exerciser (Keeping Fit): Eileen Fowler
Presenter: Joan Gilbert
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. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Personality Parade

Jimmy Young plays and sings and is interviewed by Vera McKechnie.


Singer/interviewee: Jimmy Young
Interviewer: Vera McKechnie
Presented by: Christopher Doll

: The Burns and Allen Show: A Bad Deal

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen
Unknown to George, Gracie exchanges the Burns home for an old cabin in the hills.


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Freddie Mills

invites you to join him in keeping fit and meet his guests.


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

: Children's Television

Meet the Penguins: Treasure Seeking
Story by J. M. Smith Wright.

Children's Newsreel

Children of the Commonwealth
In the third of this series of programmes Sujata Kesarcodi shows how children live in the villages and cities of ancient India.

On the Track - 6
The final programme in which Raymond Baxter and John Heazell take a look round the model railway layout.

(to 18.00)


Writer (Meet the Penguins): J. M. Smith
Pictures (Meet the Penguins): Sam Williams
Pictures (Meet the Penguins): Elizabeth Williams
Assisted by (Meet the Penguins): Caroline Guthrie
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): Sujata Kesarcodi
Presenter (On the Track): Raymond Baxter
Presenter (On the Track): John Heazell

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.

: The Case of Mr. Pelham

A television play by Duncan Ross based on a 'Strange Story' by Anthony Armstrong with an idea by Ian C. Messiter.
[Starring] Richard Wattis


Adapter: Duncan Ross
Author: Anthony Armstrong
Idea by: Ian C. Messiter
Director: John Jacobs
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Ian Atkins
Mr Pelham: Richard Wattis
Miss Davis: Miriam Karlin
Violet: Olivia Irving
Barman: Richard Pearson
Mr Cassells: Christopher Steele
Mr Gans: Bill Nagy
Mr Jones: Richard Caldicot
Paterson: Charles Lloyd Pack
Mr Foulis: John Boddington
Dr Senior: H. G. Stoker
Dr Keller: Michael Ward
Commissionaire: Clement Hamelin

: Press Conference

See top of page and facing page

: Fast and Loose

[Starring] Bob Monkhouse
not forgetting Denis Goodwin
with Petula Clark, Bill Fraser.


Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Scriptwriter: Bob Monkhouse
Scriptwriter: Denis Goodwin
Production: Brian Tesler
Comedian: Bob Monkhouse
Comedian: Denis Goodwin
[Actress]: Petula Clark
[Actor]: Bill Fraser

: Disneyland: Photographers on the Vanishing Prairie

Walt Disney himself appears at the beginning of this film, which includes scenes taken by a photographer disguised in a buffalo skin to enable him to get close shots of the prairie animals and other extracts from Disney's latest 'Truelife' nature films.
(Previously televised on April 12)

: International Ice Hockey: Wembley v. Czechoslovakia

A visit to the Empire Pool, Wembley.


Commentator: Alan Weeks

: News

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

The Experts:
Sir Mortimer Wheeler
W. A. Seaby, Director of the Museum and Arts Gallery, Belfast
v. The Challenger:
Museum of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, Devizes
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Expert: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Expert: W. A. Seaby
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

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