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: Country Calendar

On the Farm
Eric Gold discusses the winter feeding of his cattle.

In the Garden
P.J. Thrower and Roland Smith begin laying out the plot by planting some raspberry canes and preparing the ground for spring sowing.

The Naturalist
James Fisher talks about some more winter birds that are visiting this country.

Edited and introduced by Godfrey Baseley.

From Church End farm, Maxstoke.

See 'Television Diary,' page 15


Item presenter (On the Farm): Eric Gold
Item presenter (In the Garden): P.J. Thrower [Percy Thrower]
Item presenter (In the Garden): Roland Smith
Item presenter (The Naturalist): James Fisher
Editor/Presenter: Godfrey Baseley
Presented by: Barrie Edgar

: Ski-Racing

This film, with a commentary by Arnold Lunn, shows some of the thrills of Slalom Racing from the 1948 Winter Olympics held in Switzerland.


Commentary: Arnold Lunn

: Association Football

It is hoped that part of one of the games in the fourth round of the F.A. Amateur Cup will be televised. At the time of going to press the draw for this round has not been made, but full details of the match to be televised will be announced at the end of Thursday and Friday evenings' transmissions.
(to 16.40 app.)


Commentator: Peter Lloyd

: Children's Television: The S.S. Saturday Special

Skipper Peter Butterworth and Porterhouse welcome you aboard.
Others at sea are:
Christopher Hodge, the cabin boy
Mr. Merlin, ship's engineer
Humpty Dumpty, ship's look-out
Sooty, the ship's mascot with Harry Corbett
and Martin Lukins, ship's cook
'The Skipper's Yarn'
(to 18.00)


Skipper: Peter Butterworth
Cabin boy: Christopher Hodge
Puppeteer (Sooty): Harry Corbett
Ship's cook: Martin Lukins
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Puppetry: Sam Williams
Drawings: Tony Hart
Scripts: Shaun Sutton
Scripts: Roland Peake
Scripts: Peter Ling
Producer: Douglas Hurn
The tramp: Hugh Griffith
Nigel: Glyn Dearman

: The Week's Newsreels

This week's Television Newsreels repeated at the following times:
Monday's edition, 7.15 app.
Tuesday's edition, 7.29 app.
Wednesday's edition, 7.43 app.
Thursday's edition, 7.57 app.
Friday's edition, 8.11 app.

: Interlude

'The Portrait-Painter's Ante-Room' by Rowlandson

: Little Red Monkey: 5: In which Death comes a Step Nearer

A mystery serial in six parts.
Written for television by Eric Maschwitz.
[Starring] Donald Houston and Honor Blackman


Writer: Eric Maschwitz
Producer: W. Lyon-Shaw
Settings: Richard Wilmot
Jocelyn Cullum: Honor Blackman
Colin Currie: Donald Houston
Lady Currie: Henzie Raeburn
Superintendent Harington: Arthur Rigby
Sir Clive: Robert Raglan
Fisher: Thomas Heathcote
Todd: Edward Evans
Professor Deller: Joseph Fischer
Commander Hilliard: Philip Lennard
Perkins: Graham Leaman
Anna Littauer: Elizabeth Dawson

: Music-Hall

With Lee Lawrence, Rey Overbury and Suzette, Wally Dunn, Ivor Moreton and Dave Kaye, The Four Yongs, Dick and Dot Remy, Wally Peterson, and the Television Toppers


Singer: Lee Lawrence
Musical dance act: Rey Overbury and Suzette
Comedian: Wally Dunn
Pianist: Ivor Moreton
Pianist: Dave Kaye
Performers: The Four Yongs
Acrobats: Dick and Dot Remy
Singer: Wally Peterson
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Dances directed by: Jack Billing
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Devised by/Producer: Richard Afton

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