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: Home Cooking: 2: Soups and the Stockpot

A personal approach by Fanny Cradock.
Ten programmes to encourage beginners, and to help competent cooks to revitalise the family meals.
A BBC Educational broadcast


Cook/presenter: Fanny Cradock
Production assistant: Margaret Smith
Director: Sheila Innes
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Morning Service

from Pilgrim (Congregational) Church, Plymouth.
Old Testament reading: Ezekiel 34, vv. 11-16 read by Frank Kelly
New Testament readings: 1 Peter 2, vv. 18-25; John 10, vv. 7-18 read by Kenneth Hancock
Hymns taken from Congregational Praise: Nos. 45, 43, 461, 593

(to 11.30)


Minister: The Rev. Fred Kaan
Reader (Old Testament reading): Frank Kelly
Reader (New Testament reading): Kenneth Hancock
Organist: Bernard Warran
Television direction: Kenneth Savidge

: Anatomy of the Film: 2: The Script

John Krish talks about the professional techniques of film-making and introduces some of the people involved.

with Sandra Blaine, Betty Stockfield and Frazer Hines
A BBC Educational broadcast


Presenter: John Krish
Director: Michael Blakstad
Producer: Victor Poole
[Actress]: Sandra Blaine
[Actress]: Betty Stockfield
[Actor]: Frazer Hines

: Life's Balance: 2: The Origin of Life

An introduction to the control of living processes by Professor J. Z. Young, F.R.S.
An Outside Broadcast from the Royal College of Surgeons
A BBC Educational broadcast
Repeated on Monday at 11.10 p.m.
(to 13.15)


Presenter: Professor J. Z. Young

: Farming

Introduced by John Cherrington.

Potato Growing and Harvesting
The National Institute of Agricultural Engineering in Scotland has been developing some revolutionary machinery to deal with the potato crop.

Westmorland Fell Farm
John Allen, of Patterdale, describes life on his farm, and experiments with indoor fattening of lambs.

followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers
(to 14.15)


Presenter: John Cherrington
Item presenter (Westmorland Fell Farm): John Allen
Producer: Kenneth Ford
Producer: Patrick Chalmers

: Film Matinee: A Chump at Oxford

A film comedy.
Starring Laurel and Hardy

Stan and Ollie badly need an education, and a benefactor sends them to Oxford. Here they soon cause some hilarious surprises when Stan becomes Lord Paddington with Ollie of all people as his manservant.


Director: Alfred Goulding
Stan Laurel: Himself
Oliver Hardy: Himself
Meredith: Forrester Harvey
Dean Williams: Wilfred Lucas
Banker: Forbes Murray
Dean's servant: Frank Baker

: F.A. Cup Final: Leeds United v. Liverpool

Highlights of yesterday's match at the Empire Stadium, Wembley.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television presentation: Alan Chivers
Television presentation: Alec Weeks

: Z Cars: The Fanatics

by John Wilson.
A second showing of The Fanatics

Victor Division is invaded by Scots football fans-and P.C. Jock Weir is more than usually involved.


Writer: John Wilson
Designer: Stanley Morris
Script editor: Kenneth Ware
Film sequences - Cameraman: Peter Hamilton
Film sequences - Editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Ian MacNaughton

: A Tale of Two Cities: Episode 4

by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised in ten episodes by Constance Cox.

In which Charles Darnay makes a journey and the death of a child is avenged.


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Constance Cox
Music composed and conducted by: Alan Rawsthorne
Designer: Sally Hulke
Designer: Moira Tait
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Joan Craft
Charles Darnay: Nicholas Pennell
Mr. Stryver: Jack May
Mr. Lorry: Leslie French
Lucie: Kika Markham
Dr. Manette: Patrick Troughton
Sydney Carton: John Wood
Miss Pross: Alison Leggatt
Marquis St. Evremonde: Jerome Willis
Footman: Michael Brill
Gaspard: Wilfred Grove
Woman: Greta Wood
Defarge: George Selway
Madame Defarge: Rosalie Crutchley
Gabelle: Rolf Lefebvre

: Captain Pugwash: A Hairy Affair

An animated cartoon written and drawn by John Ryan.

Captain Pugwash in another spine-chilling adventure with his band of black-hearted pirates.

Captain Pugwash gets into trouble with the Income Tax and Cut-Throat Jake.

Storyteller, Peter Hawkins


Writer/artist: John Ryan
Narrator: Peter Hawkins
Presented by: Diana Potter

: Out of this World

with Early Bird
Richard Dimbleby interviews The Postmaster-General The Rt. Hon. Anthony Wedgwood Benn, M.P. and introduces
Your World This Sunday
The continents of Europe and North America are joined by Early Bird for the first time in a two-way live television exchange of news, sport, music, and events.
Today's Events from Mexico, U.S.A., Italy, Germany, and Sweden
Today's Sport from U.S.A., Britain, France, and Germany
Today's Music from Quebec, Essen, Washington, Rome, Paris, and London and including:
The Soviet Navy Choir and Dancers
Les Swingle Singers
Today's News from wherever it is happening in Europe and North America.
Produced by the European Broadcasting Union and the North American Networks


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Interviewee: The Postmaster-General The Rt. Hon. Anthony Wedgwood Benn
Singers/dancers: The Soviet Navy Choir and Dancers
Singers: Les Swingle Singers
Presented for BBC Television by: Brian Johnson
Executive producer (for America): Av Westin
Executive producer (for Europe): Derek Burrell-Davis
Executive producer (for Europe): Paul Fox

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Colour Television: 50 Years On 30 June 2017

: Meeting Point: The Seeing Hands

The story of the education of the blind, begun in Paris by Valentin Hauy and revolutionised by Louis Braille's invention of his alphabet, is continued into our own day in this film made for the British and Foreign Bible Society.


Producer: Raymond Kinsey

: Meet the Wife: Cousin Olive

Written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney.
Starring Thora Hird and Freddie Frinton
with Noel Dyson as Olive


Writer: Ronald Wolfe
Writer: Ronald Chesney
Meet the Wife theme by: Russ Conway
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: Robin Nash
Thora: Thora Hird
Freddie: Freddie Frinton
Olive: Noel Dyson

: The Sunday Film: Desert Fury

Starring Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott, John Hodiak
with Mary Astor, Wendell Corey
A Hal Wallis production

A young woman falls in love with a notorious gambler despite warnings that his wife was killed in mysterious circumstances.


Director: Lewis Allen
Screenplay: Robert Rossen
Producer: Hal Wallis
Tom Hanson: Burt Lancaster
Paula Haller: Lizabeth Scott
Eddie Bendix: John Hodiak
Fritzi Haller: Mary Astor
Johnny Ryan: Wendell Corey
Pat Johnson: James Flavin
Judge Lindquist: William Harrigan
Claire Lindquist: Kristine Miller
Rose: Ana Camargo

: Dr. Finlay's Casebook: The Spinster

Created by A.J. Cronin.
Starring Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen
with Bill Simpson as Dr. Finlay
Guest stars, Renny Lister, Alan MacNaughtan


Creator: A.J. Cronin
Script: Dick Sharples
Script editor: Pat Dunlop
The series produced by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Designer: Allan Anson
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Director: William Slater
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr. Finlay: Bill Simpson
Dr. Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Esme Stewart: Renny Lister
Mr. Stewart: Alan MacNaughtan
Millie Scorgie: Mary Drew Robinson
Hamish Knox: William Hurndell

: The News

: ...And So to Ted

A new late-night comedy show.
Starring Ted Rogers
with Peter Reeves, John Junkin, Barbara Young, Clovissa Newcombe, Beverley Bennett, Mr. Tommy Rose (actor)
and George Chisholm
(Peter Reeves is appearing in "A Head" at the Criterion Theatre; George Chisholm in "The Black and White Minstrel Show" at the Victoria Palace, London)


Script: Dick Vosburgh
Script: Ken Hoare
Script: Mike Sharland
Musical arrangements: George Chisholm
Associate: Dennis Wilson
Design: John Burrowes
Production: Michael Hurll
Comedian: Ted Rogers
[Actor]: Peter Reeves
[Actor]: John Junkin
[Actress]: Barbara Young
[Actress]: Clovissa Newcombe
[Actor]: Beverley Bennett
[Actor]: Mr. Tommy Rose
Trombonist: George Chisholm

: Meeting Point: The Seeing Hands

First transmission at 7.0 p.m.

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