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Presented by Joan Gilbert.

Choosing Meat: 2 - Beef
Frank Gerrard of Smithfield gives the second programme showing the various joints and cuts of meat. Marguerite Patten explains how to cook some of the less familiar cuts

Building a House
Daphne Padell reports progress.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Item presenter (Choosing Meat): Frank Gerrard
Cook (Choosing Meat): Marguerite Patten
Reporter (Building a House): Daphne Padell
Edited and produced by: S. E. Reynolds

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

Do You Cook?
Jacqueline Rose gives you some ideas to help you with cooking.

602 Must Go Through
A film about snow-clearing on the Norwegian railways.

(to 17.40)


Cook (Do You Cook?): Jacqueline Rose

: The Deep Blue Sea

A play by Terence Rattigan.
[Starring] Googie Withers, Kenneth More, and Robert Harris
(Second performance; for details see Sunday at 8.40 p.m.)


Author: Terence Rattigan
Hester Collyer: Googie Withers
Sir William Collyer: Robert Harris
Freddie Page: Kenneth More

: Public Enquiry: Coal: Is the Nation Getting Its Money's Worth?

Members of the public at a meeting in Wakefield take part in a free and frank exchange of views with Ernest Jones, Vice-President, National Union of Mineworkers; L. J. Callaghan, M.P. and Gerald Nabarro, M.P.
In the chair, John Nicholson, Principal of the University College, Hull.


Panellist: Ernest Jones
Panellist: L. J. Callaghan
Panellist: Gerald Nabarro
Chairman: John Nicholson
Arranged by: Grahame D. Miller
Presented by: Barney Colehan

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a series of unusual objects.
The Experts include:
Sir Mortimer Wheeler, Professor of Archaeology, University of Dublin
Sean P. O. Riordain, Professor of Celtic Archaeology, University of Dublin
Hugh Shortt, Curator of Salisbury Museum
v. The Challenger: University College Museum, Bangor
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge


Expert: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Expert: Sean P. O. Riordain
Expert: Hugh Shortt
Chairman: Glyn Daniel
Presented by: David Attenborough

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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