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: Danger Ahead

James Newill in a 'Renfrew of the Mounted' film.
(to 16.00)


Sgt Renfrew: James Newill

: Territorial Army: Training

Viewers visit Napier House, Grove Park, Headquarters of 567 (7th City of London) Searchlight Regiment, R.A. (T.A.), where Brian Johnston and David Wolfe-Murray see the normal training on a weekly drill evening.
In this mixed Regiment members of the W.R.A.C. are seen returning from driving instruction, and the men are seen at practice in the miniature range and at searchlight drill.


Presenter: Brian Johnston
Presenter: David Wolfe-Murray

: Authors in Focus

A series which presents ideas from important books.
The Book: "The Theory of the Leisure Class"
The Occasion: The fiftieth anniversary of its publication
The Author: Thorstein Veblen, American economist and sociologist (1857-1929)
The Spokesman: Dudley Seers of the University of Oxford Institute of Statistics
The Critic: Michael Polanyi, F.R.S. Professor of Social Studies at Manchester University
Illustrated by pictures, mimes, and costume parades.


Author: Thorstein Veblen
Spokesman: Dudley Seers
Critic: Michael Polanyi
Producer: Grace Wyndham Goldie

: Territoral Army: Recreation

An important aspect of the life of a Territorial is that all ranks use their Drill Hall as a Club where there are facilities for sports, and wives and visitors are regularly invited to the canteens and messes.
For the second visit to Napier House, Grove Park, when the training is over for the evening, Brian Johnston and David Wolfe-Murray are shown the Regimental Colours, drums and plate, and meet the men and girls and cadets taking part in various sports, followed by a sing-song in the canteen, with Sam Costa as guest entertainer.


Presenter: Brian Johnston
Presenter: David Wolfe-Murray
Guest entertainer: Sam Costa
Presented for television by: Michael Henderson

: News

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(to 22.15)

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