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: Country Calendar

In the Garden
P. J. Thrower and Roland Smith plant tomatoes in the greenhouse, mulch the soft fruit, spray the roses, and plant outdoor chrysanthemums.

On the Farm
Eric Gold shears a sheep, and Rosemary shows two methods of rearing chicks.

The Craftsman
Arthur and Harold Martin shrink an iron tyre on to a wagon wheel, and show some other examples of the wheelwright's work on the farm.

Edited and introduced by Godfrey Baseley.
From Church End Farm, Maxstoke


Item presenter (In the Garden): P. J. Thrower
Item presenter (In the Garden): Roland Smith
Item presenter (On the Farm): Eric Gold
Item presenter (On the Farm): Rosemary Gold
Craftsman: Arthur Martin
Craftsman: Harold Martin
Edited and introduced by: Godfrey Baseley
Presented by: Barrie Edgar

: Children's Television: Whirligig

with Humphrey Lestocq and Mr. Turnip.

Box of Tricks with Geoffrey Robinson

Room for Music with Steve Race

Secrets of the Centuries: 2: The Magic Kite
by Larry Forrester.

Hank Rides Again
with Francis Coudrill who writes the story speaks the voices draws and animates the pictures.
At the drums, Geoff Lofts

(to 18.00)


Devised and produced by: Michael Westmore
Presenter: Humphrey Lestocq
Mr. Turnip (Manipulation): Joy Laurey
Mr. Turnip (voice): Peter Hawkins
Script: Peter Ling
Magician (Box of Tricks): Geoffrey Robinson
Drawings (Box of Tricks): Tony Hart
Musician (Room for Music): Steve Race
Writer (Secrets of the Centuries): Larry Forrester
Writer/voices/illustrator/animator (Hank Rides Again): Francis Coudrill
Drummer (Hank Rides Again): Geoff Lofts

: 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

'Children's Games' by Brueghel

: Top of the Form

A two-location Outside Broadcast of the popular sound programme.
Tonight, the St. Marylebone Grammar School for Boys, London, challenges the Sheffield High School for Girls.
In London, John Ellison
In Sheffield, Wynford Vaughan Thomas


Question-master (London): John Ellison
Question-master (Sheffield): Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Questions set by: Tom Williams
Producer: Joan Clark
Presented for television by: Derek Burrell-Davis
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Strictly Personal: 1: By Hook or by Crook

A serial in six parts by Michael Pertwee
[Starring] Anne Crawford and John Bentley

(Michael Pertwee writes on page 15)


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Producer: Bryan Sears
Settings: Richard Wilmot
Incidental music composed by: Eric Spear
Incidental music played by: Tommy Reilly
Diana Wilson: Anne Crawford
Richard Williams: John Bentley
Wilfred (Wacko) Wainwright: Geoffrey Sumner
The Rev. J. Pinsent: Peter Bull
Mrs. Tidmarsh: May Hallett
Edward Jackson: Grey Blake
Stacey: John Salew
Rimmer: Carl Jaffe
Mrs. Rimmer: Elisabeth Kentish
Steiner: Andrea Malandrinos
Airport official: Valerie Pertwee
Barmaid: Susan Paul
Customs official: Brian Moorehead

: Cafe Continental

The gay international cabaret with Helene Cordet as Mistress of Ceremonies.
Maitre d'Hotel Pere Auguste at your service
l'Orchestre Pigalle conducted by Sydney Jerome


Mistress of Ceremonies: Helene Cordet
Maitre d'Hotel: Pere Auguste
Musicians: l'Orchestre Pigalle
Orchestra conducted by: Sydney Jerome
Devised and produced by: Henry Caldwell

: Weather Forecast and News (sound only); followed by Party Political Broadcast

Our Country and its Problems as seen by the Opposition
The Rt. Hon. Herbert Morrison, C.H., M.P.
(Recording of the broadcast at 9.15 in the Home Service)
(Sound only)


Speaker (Party Political Broadcast): The Rt. Hon. Herbert Morrison

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