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: Mainly for Women: About the Home

The Season's Best
Frances Perry shows this month's best value in flowers, fruit, and vegetables.

Fifty Summers Ago
Elise Randall, Director of the Eastbourne School of Domestic Economy, looks back over her half-century of teaching young women how to live well.

Here's an Idea
Christine Veasey offers some suggestions for making attractive pelmets.

My Friend Sheltie
A weekly series in which Stanley Dangerfield, Chief Steward of Cruft's, reports on the care and training of Sheltie, his new Shetland Sheepdog puppy, and suggests other animals which make attractive pets.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Item presenter (The Season's Best): Frances Perry
Item presenter (Fifty Summers Ago): Elise Randall
Item presenter (Here's an Idea): Christine Veasey
Reporter (My Friend Sheltie): Stanley Dangerfield
Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Producer: Ann Shead

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

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


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

: Children's Television presents: Champion the Wonder Horse: Mystery Mountain

There is laughter in the valley when Dodsworth, a boy scholar from the city, comes to stay with Ricky. Dodsworth is mighty smart about geology and gold mines but not so smart about horses. Champion, a hold-up, and a race to the rescue combine to teach him a lesson!


The Wonder Horse: Champion
Rebel, the dog: Blaze
Ricky North: Barry Curtis
Uncle Sandy: Jim Bannon

: Children's Television: Sketch Club

Adrian Hill announces this week's prize-winners and helps you with your picture-making.
Picture Gallery: The Holiday Scene


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Gerald Wiltshire

: Children's Television: All Men are Brothers

A favourite tale of long ago told by Chin Yii.


Storyteller: Chin Yii

: The Weather

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - Politics - People
Cinema - Theatre - Travel
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Macdonald Hastings and this week, Rory McEwen.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer/guitarist: Rory McEwen
Producer: Alasdair Milne

: Beauty Box

Patricia Lewis introduces a lighthearted entertainment including Eddie McDonald,
Arthur English, The Brunette Toppers, Nat Temple and his Orchestra.


Presenter: Patricia Lewis
Singer: Eddie McDonald
Comedian: Arthur English
Dancers: The Brunette Toppers
Musicians: Nat Temple and his Orchestra
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Musical arrangements: Ken Thorne
Producer: Richard Afton

: Variety Incorporated

starring Dick Emery with Alain Diagora, Bert Weedon, Janet Ball, Dave Freeman, The Jack Billings Girls.


Comedian: Dick Emery
Juggling equilibrist: Alain Diagora
Guitarist: Bert Weedon
Dancer: Janet Ball
Comedian/Script: Dave Freeman
Dancers: The Jack Billings Girls
Dance direction: Jack Billings
Orchestra conducted by: George Clouston
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Producer: John Street

: The Hasty Heart

by John Patrick.
[Starring] Gordon Jackson, Ursula Howells, Dermot Walsh, Anthony Nicholls

There have been few plays in which comedy and pathos have been so poignantly blended as in The Hasty Heart, which is set in the convalescent hut of an Army hospital on the Assam-Burma front in World War II. The inmates of the hut are a cross-section of the nationalities that fought in the South-East Asia campaign, and they have names that identify their origins-Tommy, Digger, Kiwi, and Yank, though the last-named, an American from the southern States, accepts his inevitable nickname with some reluctance. There is also a Basuto tribesman whom the others have jocularly named 'Blossom'. On the whole, and in the circumstances, they are a remarkably cheerful group and have, indeed, so high a reputation for congeniality that their hut is allocated a rather special patient.

The newcomer, Sergeant Lachlen McLachlen, is perhaps the dourest representative of a notoriously dour nation it would be possible to discover. A taciturn cynic, and as touchy as a hedgehog, he bristles with open suspicion at the simplest gesture of friendliness or generosity. However, as Dr. Johnson once remarked, 'much may be made of a Scotsman if he be caught young', and his companions, on their Colonel's instructions, set to work to break down this forbidding facade. They know, as Lachie does not, that he has only six weeks to live. K. A. H.
At 8.0


Writer: John Patrick
Designer: Donald Horne
Producer: Finlay J. MacDonald
Orderly: Laidlaw Dalling
Yank: Dermot Walsh
Digger: Kevin Miles
Kiwi: Barrie Cookson
Blossom: Edft Effiong
Tommy: Michael Bird
Margaret: Ursula Howells
Colonel: Anthony Nicholls
Lachlen: Gordon Jackson

: At Home: Sir Alan Cobham K.B.E., A.F.C.

Introduced by Max Robertson.
An outside broadcast from the Bournemouth home of the world-famous airman.


Interviewee: Sir Alan Cobham
Presenter/interviewer: Max Robertson
Presented by: Nicholas Crocker

: Early to Braden

with A Baby, a Bird, Some People and Bernard Braden.
Scripts by a host of others


Presenter: Bernard Braden
Material at the piano written by: Ted Allan
Producer: Philip Barker

: Facts and Figures: Our Newspapers

How many newspapers are published in Britain today, what is their circulation, and what type of person reads them? How many people buy a daily and how many a Sunday paper? How much space does an editor give to news, features, sport, pictures, cartoons, Treaders' letters? Who owns the national newspapers? What are the revenue sources of a newspaper?
These are some of the questions that are answered in tonight s programme on the British press.


Prepared by: Frank Blackaby
Charts designed and animated by: Alfred Wurmser
Described by: Huw Wheldon
Presented by: George Angeloglou

: News

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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