About The Home

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About The Home was an essential part of afternoon viewing for many British women in the 1950s.

The long-running programme was designed to help housewives improve their domestic skills such as cookery and needlework, although other items covered included shopping, deportment and even puppy-training.

Hope improvement tips from Barry Bucknell proved so popular that he was given his own series, Do It Yourself, in 1957.

About The Home frequently did things with raffia. Whatever happened to raffia?

Barry Bucknell
Jasmine Bligh
Gwenyth Clark
Joan Gilbert
Frances Perry
Fred Streeter