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: Come to the Show: For Farmers Only

A further visit to the Bath and West Show at Wollaton Park, Nottingham, to see some items of special interest to farmers.
(to 13.15)


Commentator: Godfrey Baseley
Commentator: Barrie Edgar

: For Women: About the Home

Practical help for the housewife.
Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Edward Moore and Violet Ellingham show examples of the hats now fashionable, and give expert advice about how to buy a hat to suit you.

Cake Making
Marguerite Patten shows how to make cakes that are particularly suitable for summer.

Loose Covers
Gwenyth Clark continues her instruction on how to make a loose cover for an armchair.

Round the Shops
Margot Lovell reports.

(to 16.00)


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Millinery): Edward Moore
Item presenter (Millinery): Violet Ellingham
Cook (Cake Making: Marguerite Patten
Presenter/maker (Loose Covers): Gwenyth Clark
Reporter (Round the Shops): Margot Lovell
Edited and produced by: S. E. Reynolds

: Children's Television

Comet Over Africa
The BBC Television Film Unit presents a film shot in a De Havilland air-liner flying eight miles high at nearly 500 miles an hour from London to Johannesburg
The film is introduced by Sir Miles Thomas, Chairman of B.O.A.C.

5.30-6.0 Leading Question
A play by Nicholas Stuart Gray.
The year - 1646
This is an imaginary story inspired by W. F. Yeames' famous picture 'And when did you last see your father?'.


Film introduced by (Comet Over Africa): Sir Miles Thomas
Writer (Leading Question): Nicholas Stuart Gray
Settings designer (Leading Question): John Clements
Producer (Leading Question): Joy Harington
Characters: in order of appearance:
Major Carson, a Roundhead officer: Robert Speaight
Peace-be-with-us Smith, a soldier: Robert Brown
Lady Martin: Joy Andrews
Maurice, her son: Robert Scroggins
Edith, her daughter: Caroline Denzil
Sir James Martin, a Royalist: John Springett

: Lines of Communication: Johnnie Sahib

by Paul Scott based on his novel.
(Second performance: for details see Sunday at 8.15)


Author/Adapted by: Paul Scott

: The Betty Driver Show

with Betty Driver, Geoffrey Sumner, Tom Macaulay, Harry Jacobson, The Petersen Brothers, Elizabeth Maude.


Singer: Betty Driver
Performer: Geoffrey Sumner
Performer: Tom Macaulay
Pianist: Harry Jacobson
Musicians: The Petersen Brothers
Performer: Elizabeth Maude
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Script: Chris Webb
Script/Producer: Kenneth Milne-Buckley
Settings: Richard Henry

: Newsreel

(Wednesday's edition repeated)

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