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: For the Schools: Science and the Larder 9: Preserving Food

Pests such as rats and insects are not the worst of the organisms which attack food stores; decay caused by bacteria and moulds can do far more damage. John Anderson shows some of the methods, old and new, of preserving man's food for man alone.
(to 11.45)


Presenter: John Anderson
Presented by: L. J. Lawler

: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynciau'r dydd mewn sgwrs a ffilm-a chyfle i gwrdd a rhai sy'n amlwg yn y newyddion.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.30)

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in songs and games.
(BBC film)


Narrator: Maria Bird

: Mainly for Women

Holidays: 9 - Individual Enterprises
Film of travels with a mule in Kent with John Lindsay talking to people who have suggestions for cheap and unusual holidays in Britain and abroad.

3.15 Tell Me, Doctor
Dr. Winifred de Kok discusses viewers letters.
(Letters should be sent to Dr. Winifred de Kok, [address removed])

(to 15.30)


Presenter (Holidays): John Lindsay
Film directed by (Holidays): Brenda Horsfield
Producer (Holidays): Monica Sims
Presenter (Tell Me, Doctor): Dr. Winifred de Kok

: Children's Television presents: Tumbarumba

Shirley Abicair who tells a story of Tumbarumba.


Storyteller: Shirley Abicair
Presented by: John Hunter Blair

: Children's Television: Silent Journey

A film directed by Walter Donigen.
The story of a little Mexican boy who cannot hear or speak. Seeking help in the city, far away from his home, he finds lots of adventures and meets many interesting people, till his journey comes to a surprising end.


Director: Walter Donigen

: News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions

On transmitters serving the areas:

: Short Cuts: Spring Decorating - 2

A weekly 'Do It Yourself' programme with Barry Bucknell.

Preparing walls and ceilings for papering and painting.


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Producer: John Furness

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Cy Grant and Kenneth Toye


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Performer: Kenneth Toye
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: News Summary

: Ask Me Another

From the BBC's Birmingham studio
A general knowledge contest based on the popular sound programme 'What Do You Know?'.
This week a team of Challengers from the Midlands competes against the regular team.
The Regulars
Marguerite Bird, Edward Moult, Arthur Maddocks
v. The Midlands
Leslie Page, Terence Bond, Walter Speigler
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann


Panellist (The Regulars): Marguerite Bird
Panellist (The Regulars): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Regulars): Arthur Maddocks
Panellist (The Midlands): Leslie Page
Panellist (The Midlands): Terence Bond
Panellist (The Midlands): Walter Speigler
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Producer: Ned Sherrin

: On the Spot

with BBC Outside Broadcast cameras for the public hearing of Get Ahead.
A competition organised by the News Chronicle which offers £7,500 in prize money.
Contestants who have come through the eliminating stages of the competition are 'On the Spot' to prove that they could make the best and most successful use of the top prize of £5,000 to 'Get Ahead'.
The Judges: Sir Harry Pilkington, Barbara Wootton, J. Matthews
Chairman of Judges, John Coope
Introduced by Peter West.
From the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale, London
See facing page


Judge: Sir Harry Pilkington
Judge: Barbara Wootton
Judge: J. Matthews
Chairman of Judges: John Coope
Presenter: Peter West
Presented for television by: Humphrey Fisher

: Tolka Row

by Maura Laverty.
Television adaptation by Richard Wade.
[Starring] Micheal MacLiammoir
(BBC recording)
(Etain O'Dell is in 'The Cheats of Scapin' at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith)


Author: Maura Laverty
Adapter: Richard Wade
Producer: Finlay J. MacDonald
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Dan Dempsey: Micheal MacLiammoir
Rita Nolan: Sheila Ward
Mrs Feeney: Carmel McSharry
Statia Nolan: Ann Clery
Jack Nolan: Jack Cunningham
Sean: Patrick Duggan
Peggy: Joan Phillips
Eileen: Etain O'Dell
Fonsie Madigan: Laurence Ireland
Other parts played by: Kathleen Cattermole
Other parts played by: Diana Chapman
Other parts played by: Lionel Cranfield
Other parts played by: Albert Grant
Other parts played by: Lawrence Hepworth
Other parts played by: Prudence Hyman
Other parts played by: Sephton Angela

: A Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party
The Rt. Hon. R. A. Butler, C.H., M.P., Secretary of State for the Home Department and Lord Privy Seal.


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. R. A. Butler
Speaker: Lord Privy Seal

: News

: That Old Black Magic

Stanley Black and his Orchestra with Marion Keene and Aurelio Fierro.


Musicians: Stanley Black and his Orchestra
Singer: Marion Keene
Singer: Aurelio Fierro
Producer: James Gilbert

: The Epilogue: Ye were bought at a price

The second of two talks by Father Aloysius Roche.
followed by Weather and Close Down


Presenter: Father Aloysius Roche

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