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: The Little Sweep: Part 1

Music by Benjamin Britten
Words by Eric Crozier
The choirs of Ealing Grammar School for Boys and Notting Hill and Ealing High Schools for Girls
Trained by John Railton
Olive Zorian and Frances Mason (violins)
Cecil Aronowitz (viola) Eleanor Warren (cello)
James Blades (percussion)
Winifred Taylor and Tom McCall (piano duet)
The opera directed by Douglas Craig
BBC recording
(Repeated next Wednesday at 11.35 a.m.)
(to 10.25)


Music by: Benjamin Britten
Words by: Eric Crozier
Singers: Choir of Ealing Grammar School for Boys
Singers: Choir of Notting Hill High School for Girls
Singers: Choir of Ealing High School for Girls
Choir trainer: John Railton
Violin: Olive Zorian
Violin: Frances Mason
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz
Cello: Eleanor Warren
Percussion: James Blades
Piano: Winifred Taylor
Piano: Tom McCall
Musical assistant: Alan Harris
Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn
Film editor: John Griffiths
Series producer: John Hosier
Opera directed by: Douglas Craig
Black Bob: Norman Lumsden
Clem: Max Worthley
Sam: David Pinto
Rowan: April Cantelo
Miss Baggott: Anna Pollak
Juliet: Jennifer Marks
Jonny: Charles Malins
Tina: Frances Dawe
Hugh: Robert Hall
Sophie: Susan Smith
Gay: Roger Fry

: Science and Life: 7: Food for Life

Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 11.25)

: Signpost: Feudal England: 2: The Lord and Lady of the Manor

Hugh Ross Williamson introduces the sort of people who lived in manor houses 700 years ago.
BBC recording for Schools
(Repeated on Friday at 10.5 a.m.)
(to 11.55)


Presenter: Hugh Ross Williamson
Producer: Felicity Kinross

: Newyddion

News in Welsh
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Heddiw

Edrych ar byd a'i bethau
Cwrdd â phobl
Ymweld â lleoedd
Ymdrln â phynciau
yng nghwmni Owen Edwards
Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal Nan Davies, Ifor Rees, Jack Williams
Today: a topical magazine
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Llanddona, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Presenter: Owen Edwards
Producer: Nan Davies
Producer: Ifor Rees
Producer: Jack Williams

: Headline News

: Cricket: England v. Pakistan: Second Test Match


Commentator: E. W. Swanton
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Denis Compton
TV presentation: Antony Craxton

: Perspective: on Holidays

How Did it All Start?: Two hundred years beside the seaside: Sam Smith
The Family Holiday Today: Mary O'Flaherty, Julie Medawar and Paul Atterbury give a teenage view; Paul Jennings talks as a father
Stagger or Stop?: Views on the August avalanche: Charles Curran M.P., Martin Morton, Maurice Newrick
Interviewers: Elaine Grand, Hugh David, Kenneth Kendall
Compere, Leonard Maguire
BBC recording


Speaker: Sam Smith
Speaker: Mary O'Flaherty
Speaker: Julie Medawar
Speaker: Paul Atterbury
Speaker: Paul Jennings
Speaker: Charles Curran
Speaker: Martin Morton
Speaker: Maurice Newrick
Interviewer: Elaine Grand
Interviewer: Hugh David
Interviewer: Kenneth Kendall
Compere: Leonard Maguire
Research assistant: Margaret Jay
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Spotlight

People - Places - Problems in the news
A programme for older children
The subject for next week will be announced at the end of this programme.
BBC programme for Schools

(Repeated on Friday at 11.5 a.m.)
(to 2.25)


Film editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Producer: Bill Scott

: Cricket: England v. Pakistan Second Test Match; and Royal Ascot

Further visits to Lord's and Royal Ascot
3.5 New Stakes over 5 furlongs
3.45 Gold Cup over 2½ miles
4.20 King Edward VII Stakes over 1½ miles
Commentators, Peter O'Sullevan and Clive Graham


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Clive Graham
TV presentation: Dennis Monger

: Let's Go!

A fortnightly series of programmes from the Television Theatre, bringing to your screen some of the new faces in entertainment today
Alex Macintosh introduces:
Rich Bono
Irving Martin and the M. Squad
Jane Leslie
Kathy Mickelson
Orchestra under the direction of Edwin Braden


Presenter: Alex MacIntosh
Performer: Rich Bono
Musicians: Irving Martin and the M. Squad
Performer: Jane Leslie
Performer: Kathy Mickelson
Orchestra director: Edwin Braben
Designer: Malcolm Middleton
Producer: Clive Parkhurst

: Warplanes

Fifty years of fighting aircraft
Introduced by Tom Salmon from the 50th Anniversary Celebrations at R.A.F. Upavon, in Wiltshire
A West Region Outside Broadcast
BBC recording


Presenter: Tom Salmon
Producer: Brian Johnson

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England
followed by The Weather

(Rowridge, Brighton, Manningtree: Local News and Weather)

: Cricket: England v. Pakistan: Second Test Match

The closing overs of the first day's play

: The Gaunt Brothers

with The Trad Lads of the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
From the North
BBC recording


Musicians: The Gaunt Brothers
Music: The Trad Lads
Presented by: John Ammonds

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore
Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop,
Macdonald Hastings, Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer: Jimmie MacGregor
Editor: Antony Jay

: Headline News

: Compact: Take-over Time

by Hazel Adair, Peter Ling
Lois charms her way out of an awkward situation, and Maureen finds that taking over Maggie's job brings many headaches.
BBC recording


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Director: Roger Jenkins
Mr Magnum: Francis de Wolff
Lois James: Dawn Beret
Mike: Clinton Greyn
Mark: Gareth Davies
Jimmy: Nicholas Selby
Tom Brent: Donald Hewlett
Joanne: Jean Harvey
Maureen: June Murphy
Maggie: Sonia Graham
Frank McClusky: Brian Hewlett
Ian: Ronald Allen
Iris: Louise Dunn
Sally: Monica Evans
Alec: Leo Maguire

: Michael Flanders and Donald Swann: At the Drop of a Hat

by arrangement with Alexander H. Cohen
A Talent — Associates — Paramount Limited Production for the Festival of Performing Arts in association with BBC Television


Performer: Michael Flanders
Performer: Donald Swann
Setting: Roy Oxley
Associate producer: Audrey Gellen Maas
Producer: David Susskind
Producer: James Fleming
Director: Harry Carlisle

: Steptoe and Son: The Piano

by Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Wilfrid Brambell as Albert
Harry H. Corbett as Harold
BBC recording


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Roger Andrews
Producer: Duncan Wood
Albert: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold: Harry H. Corbett
[Actor]: Brian Oulton
[Actor]: Roger Avon

: The News

: The Good Old Days

Old-time music-hall from the stage of the Famous City Varieties, Leeds presenting
Ron Parry, Jacques Ary, Barbara Law, Evers and Toni, Arthur Duncan, Tattersall and Jerry.
Chairman, Leonard Sachs
BBC recording


Performer: Ron Parry
Performer: Jacques Ary
Performer: Barbara Law
Performers: Evers and Toni
Performer: Arthur Duncan
Performers: Tattersall and Jerry
Presenter: Leonard Sachs
Musical director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Gallery

A weekly programme about People and Politics


Producer: John Grist

: Late Night News

: Late Night Final

Evening Prayers conducted by The Ven. George Appleton, Archdeacon of London


Presenter: The Ven. George Appleton

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