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: Cookery Lesson: 1: The Importance of Temperatures

Philip Harben introduces a series of twelve lessons on the basic principles of cooking.
The different degrees of heat or cold used in cooking - the different temperatures, in fact - produce different effects on food. The principal temperatures dealt with in this lesson are: 32°F (freezing), 150°F (the critical temperature, at which cooking proper starts), 180°F (simmering), 212°F (boiling), and 250°F (pressure-cooking). Before a temperature can affect a food there must be a cooking medium - a means whereby the heat is conveyed to the food. It is a chain of causes and effects: fuel (coal, electricity, gas, oil) is by means of an appliance (cooker) converted into heat and conveyed to a utensil (pan) which, through the necessary cooking medium, transfers it to the food. The principal media discussed in this lesson are water and steam.
(Philip Harben)


Cook/presenter: Philip Harben
Producer: S.E. Reynolds

: Land of the Maple Leaf

A Canadian travel film.
(to 16.05)

: Piano Lesson

The first of a new series of piano lessons for the intermediate student.
Sidney Harrison advises a pupil in the technique and interpretation of Beethoven's Sonata in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 (the 'Moonlight').
(See paragraph on page 42)
(These lessons can be followed with the music in any standard edition)


Pianist/Teacher: Sidney Harrison
Programme presented by: Philip Bate

: The Poltergeist

A comedy by Frank Harvey
[Starring] Gordon Harker

The scene is the living-room of the Vicarage of Long Barrow, near Dartmoor.
(Second performance of the programme televised last Saturday)


Writer: Frank Harvey
Producer: Ian Atkins
Setting: Stephen Bundy
Hilda Prescott: Nan Munro
Audrey Prescott: Betty Blackler
Joyce Prescott: Margaret Anderson
Olive Venner: Ysanne Churchman
Alfred Prescott: Julian D'Albie
Vincent Ebury: Keith Pyott
Joe Harris: Gordon Harker
Bobby Ashley: Peter Murray
Tom Cobblestone: Frank S. Strickland

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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