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: Weekly Review

A record of the week's film pictures from News and Newsreel.

: Concert Hour

BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader. J. Mouland Begbie)
Conductor, Ian Whyte
Ralph Holmes (violin)
Introduced by Ian Wallace

Overture: The Magic Flute - Mozart
Violin Concerto in D - Tchaikovsky
Pavane: Pieds-en-l'Air (Capriol Suite. for strings I - Warlock
Two Hungarian Dances - Brahms


Musicians: BBC Scottish Orchestra
Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte
Violinist: Ralph Holmes
Introduced By: Ian Wallace
Presented By: Noble Wilson

: I Married Joan

A comedy film.
[Starring] Joan Davis
Joan decides to take up an acting career but finds that housework is more restful.


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: The Brains Trust

Julian Huxley, F.R.S.
Jacquetta Hawkes
Sir Linton Andrews
Peter Brook
Question-Master, Hugh Ross Williamson
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Speaker: Julian Huxley, F.R.S.
Speaker: Jacquetta Hawkes
Speaker: Sir Linton Andrews
Speaker: Peter Brook
Question-Master: Hugh Ross Williamson
Arranged By: Howard Thomas
Presented By: John Furness

: Children's Television

Sooty with Harry Corbett
Sooty shows you how to play the organ.
(A BBC telerecording)

Children's Newsreel

The Blakes: Part 1
Adapted for television by Muriel Levy from the book by Alison Wright.
The action takes place in Leemster, an imaginary town in Herefordshire.
See page 8


Puppeteer (Sooty): Harry Corbett
Adapter (The Blakes): Muriel Levy
Author (The Blakes): Alison Wright
Designer (The Blakes): Claude Whatham
Producer (The Blakes): Pamela Brown
Ellen Blake: Betty Woolfe
Bill Blake: Martyn Anderson
Micky Blake: Douglas Hankln
Jean Blake: Anneke Willys
Jim Blake: Robert Raglan
Mrs Wilson: Madge Brindlev
Gypsy Rebecca: Eiteen Way
A cat: Smokey

: Harvest Festival

from the Parish Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham; conducted by the Rev. Alan Pyburn and the Rev. Roger Gaunt. Sermon by the Rev. Alan Webster.
Come, ye thankful people, come (A. and M. Rev. 482)
Versioles and Responses Psalm 148
First Lesson: Deuteronomy 8, tt. 7-20
Second Lesson: St. Matthew 13, vv. 1-9
Nunc dimlttis Creed
Lesser Litany Collects
For the beauty of the earth (A. and M. Rev. 171)
Offering and blessing of harvest gifts Sermon
We plough the fields (A. and M. Rev.
Organist, E. W. Goldsmith


Conductor: Rev. Alan Pyburn
Conductor: Rev. Roger Gaunt
Sermon: Rev. Alan Webster
Organist: E. W. Goldsmith

: Northern Lights

The BBC North Region presents stars from Show Business with the Raymond Woodhead Singers.
BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Before an invited audience in the Hulme Hippodrome, Manchester.


Singers: Raymond Woodhead Singers
Musicians: BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Ronnie Taylor
Producer: Eric Miller

: Sunday-Night Theatre: The Dark Lady of the Sonnets

by Bernard Shaw.
with Alan MacNaughtan as Shakespeare
Beatrix Lehmann as Queen Elizabeth
Barbara Murray as The Dark Lady
George Woodbridge as The Beefeater
The action takes place on the terrace of the Palace at Whitehall, circa A.D. 1600.
See facing page


Writer: Bernard Shaw
Shakespear: Alan MacNaughtan
Queen Elizabeth: Beatrix Lehmann
The Dark Lady: Barbara Murray
The Beefeater: George Woodbridge
Designer: Reece Pemberton
Producer: Douglas Allen

: The Merry Wives of Windsor

by William Shakespeare.
From the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon.
Part 2 of Glen Byam Shaw's production.The action takes place at Windsor.
A special performance before an invited audience.
Introduced By Alan Dent.
See facing page


Author: William Shakespeare
Stage production: Glen Byam Shaw
Scenery and costumes designed by: null Motley
Music: Leslie Bridgewater
Orchestra under the direction of: Harold Ingram
Television presentation: Stephen Harrison
Television presentation: Barrie Edgar
Introduced by: Alan Dent
Cast: in order of appearance:
Dr Caius: Michael Denison
Rugby, his servant: John Southworth
Host of the Garter Inn: Patrick Wymark
Justice Shallow: Edward Atienza
Slender: Geoffrey Bayldon
Master Page: Ralph Michael
Sir Hugh Evans: William Devlin
Simple, Slender's servant: Geoffrey Sasse
Mistress Page: Angela Baddeley
Robin, Falstaff's page: John Rogers
Master Ford: Keith Michell
Mistress Ford: Joyce Redman
Their servants - John: Rex Robinson
Their servants - Robert: Alan Haywood
Sir John Falstaff: Anthony Quayle
Anne Page: Jill Dixon
Fenton: Trader Faulkner
Mistress Quickly: Rosalind Atkinson
Bardolph: Robert Hunter
William Page: Philip Thomas

: Music at Ten

Julius Katchen (piano)


Pianist: Julius Katchen
Presented By: Christian Simpson

: Time for Prayers

Conducted by the Rev. Stephen Winward.


Prayers conducted by: Rev. Stephen Winward

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