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Dressmaking: 5
Norman Hartnell gives advice to home dressmakers, with demonstrations by Diana Cruchley.
Jane wears the finished dress and Diana fits the accessories.

Why on Earth...?
Joan Gilbert deals with some complaints from viewers.

Christmas Cards
Ruth Drew always makes her own, and shows how.

Grace Pond brings to the studio some would-be champions who will be at the National Cat Show.

Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Item presenter (Dressmaking):
Norman Hartnell
Dressmaker (Dressmaking):
Diana Cruchley
Presenter/item presenter (Why on Earth?):
Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Christmas Cards):
Ruth Drew
Item presenter (Cats):
Grace Pond
S. E. Reynolds

Meet the Penguins: Aunt Penny's Party
Story by J. M. Smith Wright.

Children's Newsreel

Children of China
Dennis Matthews tells you how Chinese children work and play and shows you some of the things he has brought back from his visit to China.

Spot the Tune
Another competition introduced by Eric Robinson.
Send your postcards to 'Spot the Tune', [address removed]

(to 18.00)


Writer (Meet the Penguins):
J. M. Smith Wright
Pictures (Meet the Penguins):
Sam Williams
Pictures (Meet the Penguins):
Elizabeth Williams
Assisted by (Meet the Penguins):
Caroline Guthrie
Music (Meet the Penguins):
John Hooper
[Music] played by (Meet the Penguins):
Tom McCall
Voices (Meet the Penguins):
Madi Hedd
Voices (Meet the Penguins):
Kenneth Connor
Special effects (Meet the Penguins):
Alfred Davis
Special effects (Meet the Penguins):
Douglas Mair
Presented by (Meet the Penguins):
Peter Newington
Presenter (Children of China):
Dennis Matthews
Presenter (Spot the Tune):
Eric Robinson

(See top of page)

From the short story by Morley Roberts
Adapted and produced by Antony Pelissier
[Starring] Tony Britton

It has been said that the world is divided into two main classes of people - those who love cats, and those who don't. Among those who do is Tom, a young man who can't resist giving a friendly word and a quick stroke to every stray he meets on his way to work - with results that even the most superstitious of black-cat lovers couldn't possibly have foreseen...
at 8.0

(Tony Britton appears by permission of British Lion Films, Ltd.; Josephine Griffin by permission of the J. Arthur Rank Organisation, Ltd.)


Morley Roberts
Adapted by/Producer:
Antony Pelissier
Stephen Bundy
Tom Meredith:
Tony Britton
The girl:
Josephine Griffin
Daily woman:
Dorice Fordred
Taxi driver:
Lane Meddick
John Gatrell
Others taking part:
Barbara Greenhalgh
Others taking part:
Jeanette Landis
Others taking part:
Peggyann Clifford
Others taking part:
Deirdre Day
Others taking part:
Elizabeth Keen

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