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: Youth Takes a Hand

A film story about a financier and his son who are sent to prison, and the young man's attempts to reform his father's business.
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television

Devon Holiday
Ross Salmon and the four children who won the holiday competition tell you some more about their holiday at his farm in Devon.

Salt, Mustard, Vinegar, Pepper!
Skipping games, old and new introduced by Bill Latto.

This Was News
Lucille Iremonger helps you to understand some of the events of recent weeks.

(to 17.45)


Presenter (Devon Holiday): Ross Salmon
Presenter (Salt, Mustard, Vinegar, Pepper!): Bill Latto
Presenter (This Was News): Lucille Iremonger

: News and Newsreel

including Weather Report

: An excerpt from Both Ends Meet

A comedy by Arthur Macrae.
The action of the play takes place in the living-room of a ground-floor flat in Knightsbridge, London.
A special performance before an invited audience from the Apollo Theatre, London.

In most plays we are diverted by the troubles of other people. Both Ends Meet sharpens the pungency of the spectacle by concerning itself with Income Tax.

Bring your tax troubles to this play, one might say, and see them wilt into insignificance beside the awful problems of Tom Davenport and Margaret Ross. For a young couple about to marry was there ever such a slap in the eye as a sudden demand for Income Tax arrears? It's not the amount that matters, but the shame and inconvenience.
Well, what was the amount anyway? Viewers will discover when the television cameras open up after the first ten minutes of Act One. Arthur Macrae, acting in his own play, must be one of the first authors to seize upon the fundamental romance and mystery of Schedule D.


Writer: Arthur Macrae
Director: Peter Brook
Setting designer: Alan Tagg
Television presentation: Alan Chivers
Margaret Ross: Brenda Bruce
Tom Davenport: Arthur Macrae
Clarissa Davenport: Jane Downs
Edward Kinnerton: Richard Easton
Jimmy Scott-Kennedy: Cyril Raymond

: Scottish Industries Exhibition: Festival Of Fashion

A collection of the work of some of Britain's leading dress designers in the silks and woollens that Scotland supplies to the fashion houses of the world.


Commentator: Joan Griffiths
Presented for television by: James Buchan

: You are There: The Fall of Parnell


News editor: Franklin Engelmann
News correspondent: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
News correspondent: Patrick Allen

: British Association for the Advancement of Science Oxford 1954: Science and Industry

Sir Harold Hartley, F.R.S., shows the growing impact of science on industry and discusses some of the problems to be faced by the year 2000.
Programme introduced by Peter Parker who also reports on the day's activities at the British Association Annual Meeting.


Speaker: Sir Harold Hartley
Presenter: Peter Parker
Producer: George Noordhof
Director: David Martin

: News

(sound only)

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