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: About the Home

Presented by Betty Lait.

September Flowers
Violet Stevenson shows different ways of arranging flowers now available in gardens and shops.

How-d'ye-do Cake
A traditional Cumberland dish made by Beatrice Brown.
See page 27

Your Front Door
Suggestions from Stephen Garrett.

Growing a Fur Coat
R. J. Williams continues his series on breeding rabbits for their pelts.


Presenter: Betty Lait
Florist/item presenter (September Flowers): Violet Stevenson
Cook (How-d'ye-do Cake): Beatrice Brown
Item presenter (Your Front Door): Stephen Garrett
Item presenter (Growing a Fur Coat): R. J. Williams
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Children's Television

Ross Salmon's Round Up: 3: The Cowboy's Dress
Scouts at the Lazy 'S' Ranch and introducing John Ford King, a young cowboy who has been ranching in Tasmania.

On the Track: 1: From Small Beginnings
A series of programmes in which beginners and experts help to build up a model railway.
Introduced by Raymond Baxter and John Heazell.
See page 15

The Running Tide
A play by Sheilah Ward.
"I must go down to the seas again,
For the call of the running tide
is a wild call and a clear call
That may not be denied..."
(John Masefield)
The action takes place in the latter part of the eighteenth century.
(A BBC Telerecording of the broadcast on August 23)

(to 18.00)


Presenter (Ross Salmon's Round Up): Ross Salmon
Cowboy (Ross Salmon's Round Up): John Ford King
Presenter (On the Track): Raymond Baxter
Presenter (On the Track): John Heazell
Writer (The Running Tide): Sheilah Ward
Producer (The Running Tide): Robert Tronson
Traditional concertina music (The Running Tide): Alfred Edwards
The Rector: John Welsh
Susanna: Perlita Neilson
William: Michael Maguire
Horace: Richard Bellaers
'Classic' Jones: Peter Halliday
Jeremy: Bruce Sharman
John: Melvyn Hayes
Nurse Biackett: Patricia Field
Captain Miller: Philip Dale
Mrs. Miller: Pauline Winter
Sailor: Donald Leaver

: Other People's Jobs: Shadrach

With special filters to protect their lenses, outside broadcast cameras witness one of the most spectacular of the Black Country's operations - the changing of a glass furnace, and the skill of the glass worker's craftsmanship.
Introduced by Phil Drabble.
From Brierley Hill, Staffordshire.
See page 15


Presenter: Phil Drabble
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: Max Bygraves

with Bert Weedon, Joe Muddel, Jock Cummings.


Singer: Max Bygraves
Guitarist: Bert Weedon
Bassist: Joe Muddel
Drummer: Jock Cummings
Orchestra conductor: George Clouston
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Kathleen

A romantic comedy by Michael Sayers.
The action of the play takes place in a small village near Dublin.

There are, you might say, three wise men in the small village near Dublin where this play is set: Professor Jasper Fogarty and Father Sean Keogh and Doctor Horatio Houhlihan, with the first of these holding a kind of uneasy balance between the vehement opposing views of the other two. But none of the three wise men (and especially the Professor, who happens to be her father) is a match for the pretty, high-spirited colleen called Kathleen, of whom it is said that "half the time she seems to be in a dream, the other she's in a temper". And especially are they-and others-unable to cope when Kathleen falls in love. Peter Currie


Writer: Michael Sayers
Producer: Barbara Burnham
Designer: Frederick Knapman
The housekeeper, Lily: Hazel Hughes
The priest Father Sean Keogh: Robert Mooney
The poor man's son, Christy Hanafey: Harry Towb
The doctor, Horatio Houhlihan: Liam Redmond
The father, Professor Jasper Fogarty: Christopher Steele
The daughter, Kathleen: Helena Hughes
The rich man's son, Seamus MacGomigal: Alfred Burke
The soldier, Lieutenant Aengus MacOgue: Patrick Horgan
The rich boy's father, Jaimey MacGomigal: Harry Hutchinson

: Festival Fringe

A studio performance from Edinburgh of some excerpts from the Festival Revue "After the Show" - New 1955 Edition.
Rachel Roberts, Pat Lancaster, Marcia Ashton, Hermione Harvey, Jimmy Thompson, Charles Ross, Richard Waring, Peter Reeves.

Presented for television by Noble Wilson before an invited audience
("After the Show" is presented by Linnit and Dunfee, Ltd., with D. Park, at the Palladium Theatre, Edinburgh)


Performer: Rachel Roberts
Performer: Pat Lancaster
Performer: Marcia Ashton
Performer: Hermione Harvey
Performer: Jimmy Thompson
Performer: Charles Ross
Performer: Richard Waring
Performer: Peter Reeves
Words: Peter Myers
Words: Alec Grahame
Words: David Climie
Music: John Pritchett
Music: Ronald Cass
Musical director: Stanley Myers
Directed for the theatre by: Michael Charnley
Presented for television by: Noble Wilson

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Edinburgh Festival at 70 24 August 2017

: Newsreel

followed by News Summary and Weather Report
(to 23.00)

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