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: Mainly for Women: About the Home

Cookery Club
Marguerite Patten introduces the winner of the Christmas party recipe competition, and shows how to make the prize recipe.
See page 8

New Beds for Old
Barry Bucknell shows how to modernise an old-fashioned bed.

Keeping Fit
Exercises to music and an interview with Brenda Salkeld, Chairman of the Eastern Counties Keep Fit Association.
Eileen Fowler

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

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


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Cookery Club): Marguerite Patten
Handyman (New Beds for Old): Barry Bucknell
Interviewee (Keeping Fit): Brenda Salkeld
Item presenter/interviewer (Keeping Fit): Eileen Fowler
Producer: Ann Shead
Arranged and introduced by (Talk it Over): The Rev. Elsie Chamberlain

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(to 16.00)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television presents...

Sketch Club
Adrian Hill talks about picture making.
This week's theme: "The Fifth of November"

5.15 Ballet Stars
Elaine Fifield and David Blair dance for you in excerpts from the ballet in which they became famous:
Pineapple Poll
Music by Sullivan (arr. Mackerras)
and in The Black Swan from 'Swan Lake'
Arranged for television and introduced by Peggy van Praagh.

5.35 Look: Highland Birds
A series of wild-life programmes introduced by James Fisher.
Walter Higham presents a film made in the Scottish Highlands.
From the BBC's West of England television studio

(to 18.00)


Presenter/artist (Sketch Club): Adrian Hill
Dancer (Ballet Stars): Elaine Fifield
Dancer (Ballet Stars): David Blair
Choreography (Ballet Stars: Pineapple Poll): John Cranko
Music (Ballet Stars: Pineapple Poll): Sullivan
Choreography (Ballet Stars: Swan Lake): Petipa
Music (Ballet Stars: Swan Lake): Tchaikovsky
Arranged for television and introduced by (Ballet Stars): Peggy Van Praagh
Orchestra directed by (Ballet Stars): Eric Robinson
Producer (Ballet Stars): Naomi Capon
Presenter (Look): James Fisher
Guest/filmmaker (Look): Walter Higham
Director (Look): Winwood Reade

: Highlight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Adventures of the Big Man: The Thief

[Starring] Wayne Morris in the film The Thief


Bill Pierce: Wayne Morris

: Trans-Antarctic Expedition: The Eve of Departure

In the studio Dr. V. E. Fuchs and members of the expedition tell David Attenborough of their final preparations.
At Butter's Wharf the Captain of the Magga Dan talks about the ship.
It is hoped that radio contact will be made during the programme with members of the advance party at Shackleton Base for a report on conditions in the Antarctic at that moment.


Interviewee: Dr. V. E. Fuchs
Presenter: David Attenborough
Presented by: Nancy Thomas
Presented by: Richard Cawston

: Great Scott - It's Maynard!

Written by Lewis Schwarz and Eric Merriman.
[Starring] Bill Maynard and Terry Scott
with Bruce Seton, Roger Ostime, Desmond Rayner, Patricia McKechnie, Iain Macnaughton, Jack East, Ann Lancaster, Ivor Raymonde.


Writer: Lewis Schwarz
Writer: Eric Merriman
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Incidental music composed by: Alan Yates
Producer: Duncan Wood
Comedian: Bill Maynard
Comedian: Terry Scott
[Actor]: Bruce Seton
[Actor]: Roger Ostime
[Actor]: Desmond Rayner
[Actress]: Patricia McKechnie
[Actor]: Iain MacNaughton
[Actor]: Jack East
[Actress]: Ann Lancaster
[Actor]: Ivor Raymonde

: A Man from the Sun

A story of West Indians in London.
Written and produced by John Elliot.
Guitar, Fitzroy Coleman


Writer/producer: John Elliot
Designer: Richard Henry
Film cameraman: Charles Parnell
Film editor: James Colina
Guitarist: Fitzroy Coleman
Music adviser: Cy Grant

: 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 they would like to bring to the attention of this programme are invited to write to: Miss Edana Romney, Is This Your Problem?, BBC [address removed]


Presenter/devised by: Edana Romney
Presenter/devised by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: Hugh Burnett

: The Day Ahead

: News

: Bransby Williams: Faces in the Fire

Followed by The Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down


Actor: Bransby Williams
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

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