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: In Our Garden

Spring Sowing
F. Streeter inspects the garden and demonstrates how to sow seeds and plant seedlings.

A film of springtime in Kew Gardens, showing daffodils, blue-bells, cherry blossom, as well as exotic flowers from the tropics.

Poultry for the Table
On July 1, the Ministry of Food is removing the present controls on table poultry. C. G. May, Editor of Poultry World, gives advice on how to select and rear poultry for table use.

(to 15.00)


Item presenter (Spring Sowing): F. Streeter
Item presenter (Poultry for the Table): C. G. May

: Good Friday

A play in verse by John Masefield.
Scene: The paved court outside the Roman Citadel, in Jerusalem, A.D. 33.


Writer: John Masefield
Producer: Douglas Allen
The crowd directed by: Lydia Sokolova
Music specially composed by: Thomas Henderson
Setting: James Bould
A sentry: Roy Dean
Pontius Pilate, Procurator of Judea: Clement McCallin
Longinus, a Centurion: Leonard White
Procula, Pilate's wife: Margaretta Scott
Envoy from the Sanhedrim: John Boxer
A madman: John Byron
First citizen: Christopher Page
Second citizen: Kenneth Osbourne
Third citizen: John Baker
Fourth citizen: Petra Davies
Fifth citizen: John Vere
Sixth citizen: Evelyn Moore
A trumpeter: John Foster
A singer: Hazel Vincent Wallace
A disciple: Aubrey Woods
A servant: Cecil Petty
Joseph of Ramah: Oliver Burt
Herod: Robert Brown
Soldiers, servants, Jews, rabble: [uncredited]

: Men of the Sea Bed

Commander Jacques Cousteau, pioneer underwater photographer, shows extracts from his films that have won first prizes at the International Film Festivals of Cannes and Brussels, 1949. He also shows viewers some of his special equipment.
Programme introduced by Robert MacDermot.


Speaker: Jacques Cousteau
Presenter: Robert MacDermot
Presented by: Caryl Doncaster

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.50)

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