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Practical help for the Housewife.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.

Autumn Leaves
Violet Stevenson shows how to preserve leaves and arrange them to the best advantage.

W. P. Matthew explains different methods of making a room draught-proof.

Helena Reid demonstrates how to make a taffeta petticoat.

Margaret Forrester gives traditional Scottish ways of filleting and cooking herrings.


Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Autumn Leaves):
Violet Stevenson
W. P. Matthew
Item presenter (Dressmaking):
Helena Reid
Cook (Cookery):
Margaret Forrester
Edited and produced by:
S. E. Reynolds

Ballet for Beginners
A junior edition of last Monday evening's programme.

Children's Newsreel

"The Plate on the Wall"
A play by Charles Terrot
Based on a short story by 'Ouida'
Scene: Italy at about the turn of the century
(Laddie appears by permission of the Canine Defence League)

(to 18.05)


Producer (Ballet for Beginners):
Philip Bate
Writer (The Plate on the Wall):
Charles Terrot
Based on a short story by (The Plate on the Wall):
null Ouida
Settings (The Plate on the Wall):
Frederick Knapman
Producer (The Plate on the Wall):
Joy Harington
Ray Jackson
Pastore, his dog:
null Laddie
His sister - Candida:
Yvonne Warren
His sister - Vina:
Caroline Denzil
Their grandmother:
Blanche Fothergill
Petra Davies
The dealer:
Victor Rietti
The English collector:
Bryan Coleman
A shoeblack:
John Mansi
A policeman:
Martin Benson

A panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.

The panel includes James Laver, Keeper of Engraving Illustration and Design at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and Adrian Digby, Deputy Keeper of Ethnography at the British Museum.
This week's challengers: Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery
Chairman, Lionel Hale
(James Laver writes on page 44)


Lionel Hale
James Laver
Adrian Digby
Devised by:
Nora Wood
Presented by:
Paul Johnstone

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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More