Ask Your Dad
A family general knowledge game.
Chairman, Humphrey Lestocq
A play by John Boyd-Brent.
The action takes place in England in the eighteenth century
Chairman (Ask Your Dad):
Writer (Simon's Treasure):
(Simon's Treasure). Lawrence
Producer (Simon's Treasure):
The Shopkeeper's wife:
Mobile Control Room 12 is the nerve centre of the West Region Television Unit.
Frank Gillard and Patrick Beech take you behind the scenes to meet members of the regional television team, who show you some of their equipment and explain how a programme is brought to your screen.
(Wenvoe, Rowridge, North Hessary Tor, Truleigh Hill and Alexandra Palace only)
with Elizabeth Allan, Eunice Gayson, Michael Pertwee and Rikki Fulton as the newshawks.
Peter West in the chair.
Special investigators, Pauline Forrester and Larry Forrester
The first of a series of talks by Orson Welles, illustrated by his own sketches.
A play for television by lain MacCormick.
The action takes place in a country house in Scotland. It is December 1954.
This play deals with less turbulent events than those its author investigated in The Promised Years. In a gentler way, however, Mr. MacCormick is again concerned to explore some troubled human hearts.
He shows us here a confused quartet comprising the two daughters of a wealthy Scottish industrialist and the two young men they have taken into their home: the hard-drinking Grahams, sometime pilots of the Canadian Air Force. Jimmy has married Paula and has been allotted a lucrative position in the family business-which is not quite compensation enough for his position as junior partner in the marriage. Johnny, inhibited by the loss of an arm, has enslaved the affections of Fiona, but the heart on her sleeve is no match for the chip on his shoulder. There are frustrations and resentments and it takes the old man who comes out of the mist to clear the air. Kenneth A. Hurren
The Old Man:
Artists of the State Song and Dance Company with their Folk Orchestra.
A series of programmes about the British Theatre.
Discussed by G. E. Geddes, Grace Wyndham-Goldie, Sir Barry Jackson, Michael MacOwan and Margaret Leighton.
The first three programmes took us from the wagon stage of the miracle drama to the theatres of Shakespeare, the Restoration, and the eighteenth century.
Tonight the scene changes to the contemporary theatre when a discussion on the repertory movement introduces the television production of 'You Never Can Tell' to be televised from the stage of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre on Tuesday evening.