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: About the Home

Mainly for Women

Shopping Suggestions
The month's best value in fruit, vegetables, and flowers discussed by Frances Perry.

Christmas Gift Competition
Margaret Rourke shows how to make a wool patchwork knee rug and invites you to make them for distribution to old people by the W.V.S.
Instructions for making will be found on page 7

Come to Supper
Moie Charles shows Shelagh Fraser how to plan an easy and economical menu for four people.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

Talk It Over
Arranged and introduced by the Rev. Elsie Chamberlain.


Item presenter (Shopping Suggestions): Frances Perry
Item presenter (Christmas Gift Competition): Margaret Rourke
Cook (Come to Supper): Moie Charles
Item presenter (Come to Supper): Shelagh Fraser
Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Producer: Ann Shead
Arranged and introduced by (Talk It Over): The Rev. Elsie Chamberlain

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
and Sam Williams, Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(to 16.00)


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

: Children's Television

Peter's Troubles
with Peter Butterworth.

Country Close-Up
The October edition of our monthly series about the country-side.

Sam's Workshop - 5
Sam Williams shows you how to make a kaleidoscope.

Junior Sportsview
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
A fortnightly series presenting news and views from the world of sport.

(to 18.00)


Comedian (Peter's Troubles): Peter Butterworth
Written, photographed and narrated by (Country Close-Up): Ion Trant
Presenter (Sam's Workshop): Sam Williams
Presenter (Junior Sportsview): Cliff Michelmore
Editor (Junior Sportsview): Paul Fox
Editor (Junior Sportsview): Ronnie Noble
Presented by (Junior Sportsview): Bryan Cowgill

: Newsreel

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today introduced by Cliff Michelmore.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Whack-o!

Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
[Starring] Professor Jimmy Edwards
Six of the best at an old-established seat of learning
Featuring Jimmy Edwards, Arthur Howard and John Garside, Arthur Bush, Tony Sympson, Norman Bird, Victor Baring, and Barbara Archer as the Chiselbury School Teaching Staff.


Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Alan Yates
Designer: George Djurkovic
Production: Douglas Moodie
Headmaster: Jimmy Edwards
Oliver Pettigrew Assistant Headmaster: Arthur Howard
G.D. St. J. Dinwiddie (Latin and Greek): John Garside
L.B. Hackett (Higher Mathematics): Arthur Bush
R.D. Spelthorne (Lower Mathematics): Tony Sympson
S.A. Smallpiece (Geography): Norman Bird
M. Aristide Beaumarie (Modern Languages): Victor Baring
Matron: Barbara Archer

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Missing Believed Wiped 13 December 2016

: The Saint of Bleecker Street

[Starring] Virginia Copeland
See facing page and page 6
(Raymond Nilsson and Jess Walters broadcast by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.; June Bronhill by permission of Sadler's Wells Trust, Ltd.)


Annina: Virginia Copeland
Michele: Raymond Nilsson
Don Marco: Jess Walters
Carmela: June Bronhill

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

The return of Animal, Vegetable, Mineral with a special programme for Museums' Week.
The experts are asked to identify objects chosen from a number of museums in the British Isles and to say where they come from.
The Experts: Sir Mortimer Wheeler, Professor Thomas Bodkin, Hugh Shortt
Chairman: Glyn Daniel


Expert: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Expert: Professor Thomas Bodkin
Expert: Hugh Shortt
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: Nancy Thomas

: The Day Ahead

: News

: Labour Party Conference, 1956

A report for television introduced by Christopher Chataway.
With filmed extracts of speeches and interviews and discussion from Blackpool.
The Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down


Presenter: Christopher Chataway

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