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: Mainly for Women: About the Home

Cookery Club
Marguerite Patten introduces the winner of the Chutney Competition and demonstrates her recipe.

Here's an Idea
Christine Veasey offers some suggestions for renewing loose covers.

Grow Your Own Mushrooms
G. B. Allen, Chairman of the Mushroom Growers' Association, gives some useful advice to amateurs.

My Friend Sheltie
A weekly series in which Stanley Dangerfield, Chief Steward of Crufts, 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.


Cook/item presenter (Cookery Club): Marguerite Patten
Item presenter (Here's an Idea): Christine Veasey
Item presenter (Grow Your Own Mushrooms): G. B. Allen
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: Rails West

Engineers plan to drive a railroad through the valley. Things look bad for the great herd of wild horses who live there. Ricky takes McNab, the tough boss of the railroad, to see the herd and there is a stampede.


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

: Children's Television: Junior Sportsview

Introduced by Max Robertson.
A fortnightly series presenting news and views from the world of sport.


Presenter: Max Robertson
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: Children's Television: Toytown: The Showing up of Larry the Lamb

Another play by S. G. Hulme Beaman.
Puppets by Gordon Murray and settings by Andrew Brownfoot from illustrations by S. G. Hulme Beaman.
(A BBC telerecording)


Writer/illustrations: S. G. Hulme Beaman
Voices: Rosemary Miller
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Voices: Noel Coleman
Voices: Roy Skelton
Puppeteers: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteers: Molly Gibson
Puppeteers: Elizabeth Thorndike
Puppeteers: Bob Bura
Puppeteers: John Hardwick
Puppets/producer: Gordon Murray
Settings: Andrew Brownfoot

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Presented by: Alasdair Milne

: Beauty Box

Where Harriette Johns introduces a lighthearted entertainment including: Val Doonican, Jack Train, Peter Cavanagh, Trudi Walker, The Blonde Toppers, Nat Temple and his Orchestra.


Presenter: Harriette Johns
Singer: Val Doonican
Comedian: Jack Train
Impressionist: Peter Cavanagh
Performer: Trudi Walker
Musicians: Nat Temple and his Orchestra
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Musical arrangements: Ken Thorne
Producer: Richard Afton

: Sheep's Clothing

[Starring] Digby Wolfe
with Lorrae Desmond, Ronnie Corbett.


Orchestra conducted by: George Clouston
Script: S.C. Green
Script: R.M. Hills
Producer: Russell Turner
Comedian: Digby Wolfe
[Actress]: Lorrae Desmond
Valet: Ronnie Corbett

: The First Mrs. Fraser

by St. John Ervine.
[Starring] Nora Swinburne, William Fox and Gene Anderson
The action takes place in London.
Time, the present
From the BBC's West of England television studio


Writer: St. John Ervine
Producer: John Irving
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Ninian Fraser: Paul Eddington
Mabel: Irene Hall
James Fraser: William Fox
Janet Fraser: Nora Swinburne
Philip Logan: A.J. Brown
Murdo Fraser: Jack May
Alice Fraser: Mary Steele
Elsie Fraser: Gene Anderson

: The Englishman's Home

John Betjeman visits The Tower House, Kensington.
In Victorian times the best contribution of our country to the architecture of the western world was the small house 'for artistic persons of moderate income'. The Tower House was designed in 1876 by William Burges as a semi-rural retreat for himself.
The fifth in a series of seven programmes.


Presenter: John Betjeman
Edited and produced by: John Vernon

: Early to Braden

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


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

: News

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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