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: Retrospect 1951

Television Newsreel reviews the historic and dramatic events of the past year, shot by television cameramen at home and abroad.
(Previously shown on December 31)
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television: Goodbye, 1951

Another look at some of the events that were depicted in Children's Newsreels last year.
(Previously televised last Monday)
(to 18.00)

: Newsreel

: World Survey: 3: India

A review of International, Home, and Commonwealth Affairs.
International Commentary Christopher Mayhew, M.P. gives a series of studies of power in current world politics.
What are the sources of its power?
How is that power being used?
Illustrated by film, maps, and diagrams.


Presenter: Christopher Mayhew
Producer: Grace Wyndham Goldie

: What's My Line?

A 'beat-the-panel' entertainment devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman with Lesley Storm, Jimmy Edwards, Elizabeth Allan, Gilbert Harding and Eamonn Andrews to see fair play.
("What's My Line?" is televised by arrangement with the Columbia Broadcasting System and Maurice Winnick)


Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Panellist: Lesley Storm
Panellist: Jimmy Edwards
Panellist: Elizabeth Allan
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: Come Dancing

from the Ritz Ballroom, Manchester.
(by permission of Mecca Dancing)
The first of a series of visits to ballrooms in London, Birmingham, and Manchester.

Open Dancing Competition
Relax and watch Round 1 of a regional amateur dancing match between the North, Midlands, and South.

Make Mine Country Style
An interlude of American Square Dancing.

One Lesson and Dance: 1 - First Steps in the Waltz

The Old or the New?
A prelude to a formation dancing competition, in which viewers are invited to choose between old time and modern dancing.

Music for dancing by Oscar Rabin and his Band


Musicians: Oscar Rabin and his Band
Master of Ceremonies: Leslie Mitchell
Presented for television by: Aubrey Singer

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Saturday Post: Dancing on Air 1 October 2016

: Weather Forecast and News (sound only) followed by Can You Vote?

The Home Secretary, the Rt. Hon. Sir David Maxwell Fyfe, K.C., M.P., talks about the importance of the new electoral register.
(sound only)


Speaker: The Rt Hon. Sir David Maxwell Fyfe

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