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Newseries Q.E.D.


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Old Wives' Tales
Retold by Noel Dilly
Does thunder make the milk go sour? Do frogs and cows really know when it's going to rain? Are bee stings good for rheumatism? And why should a dog worry about getting too close to a walnut tree? PROFESSOR DILLY enthusiastically travels the Cotswolds on the track of the old wives. He takes a light-hearted look at some of the tales our grandmothers told us. Do these time-tested rules of rural life work? Well. he tries to answer that too.
Film cameraman MIKE SHEPHERD. Film editor JIM LATHAM
Series editor MICK RHODES Producer JOHN LYNCH
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Noel Dilly
Unknown: Mike Shepherd.
Editor: Jim Latham
Editor: Mick Rhodes
Producer: John Lynch

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