Why on Earth...?
Joan Gilbert puts complaints and questions from viewers to Frank Hirst, Chairman of the Bacon Information Council.
Marguerite Patten suggests ways of using cheaper cuts of bacon.
Books (or Cooks and Bottlewashers)
Ruth Drew comments on some recently published cookery and household books.
Making Miniature Gardens
Anne Ashberry brings some indoor gardens and shows how they are made.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.
Presenter/Interviewer (Why on Earth...?):
Interviewee (Why on Earth...?):
Item presenter (Making Miniature Gardens):
Lorrae Desmond the young Australian singing star.
[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen
(A BBC telerecording)
A programme to celebrate two important events: the birth of Mozart two hundred years ago this month and the start of the Sadler's Wells opera twenty-five years ago.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Arthur Leavins)
Conducted by Stanford Robinson
Peter Glossop (baritone), Allan Schiller (piano)
(Peter Glossop appears by permission of Sadler's Wells Trust, Ltd.)
Look: Birds in Winter
A series of wild-life programmes introduced by James Fisher.
Dick Bagnall-Oakeley shows a film he made of many different birds as he sees them in the winter months within a few miles of his home in Norfolk.
From the BBC's West of England television studio
[Orchestra] leader (Anniversary):
[Orchestra] conducted by (Anniversary):
Presented by (Anniversary):
post that mentions
People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
The story of how a film location is chosen and how the rehearsing and shooting take place.
King's Cross, London, is the location of Alec Guinness's new film "The Ladykillers", from which some finished scenes are also shown in this film programme.
Commentary written by E. V. H. Emmett and spoken by Bruce Wyndham.
Programme introduced by Alexander Mackendrick who also directed the picture.
Sir Michael Balcon speaks a postscript.
(By arrangement with Ealing Studios and the Rank Organisation)
Commentary written by:
E. V. H.
Presenter/director (of film):
"What is the Gold?"
"Who is a Black Belt?"
"How big is a Grand Circle?"
"Where is the Flying Mare?"
The answer to these and other questions are discovered by Max Robertson when he visits the Birmingham Athletic Institute with BBC Outside Broadcast cameras.
[Starring] Fred Emney
with Edwin Styles, Deryck Guyler, Kenneth Connor, The Keynotes, Robin Richmond, Roger Avon, Margaret Holmes, Claude Bonser.
Orchestra directed by:
by Colin Morris.
A documentary programme describing the problems and dilemma of an unmarried mother.
See facing page
Professor Thomas Bodkin discusses some of the outstanding works in the collection of "Portuguese Art".
The President of the Royal Academy, Professor A. E. Richardson, introduces
"English Taste in the Eighteenth Century".
Both exhibitions can now be seen at Burlington House.
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Presenter (Portuguese Art):
Presenter (English Taste in the Eighteenth Century):
Professor A. E.
Presented for television by:
with The Kentones.