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: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
Speakers: The Rt. Hon. Walter Elliot M.P., Robert Boothby M.P., Tom Driberg M.P.,
Anthony Greenwood M.P.
Chairman, Frank Byers
(A BBC telefilm of last Friday's programme)


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Walter Elliot
Speaker: Robert Boothby
Speaker: Tom Driberg
Speaker: Anthony Greenwood.
Chairman: Frank Byers
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: John Irwin

: Men in Armour

The film story of the Royal Armoured Corps.

: Children's Television

The Fried Fish
A story told by John Glyn Jones.

5.10 Mr. Little at Large: 6: Back at School
by Godfrey Harrison.
[Starring] Desmond Walter-Ellis
(Desmond Walter-Ellis is appearing in "Penny Plain" at St. Martin's Theatre, London)

5.25-5.45 The Story of the South Bank
Sir Hugh Casson, F.R.I.B.A., R.D.I. (Director of Architecture for the Festival of Britain 1951) looks back at the South Bank Exhibition, which opened a year ago. and draws pictures to show how it all began.
(The second of two programmes)


Storyteller (The Fried Fish): John Glyn Jones
Mr. Little (Mr. Little at Large): Desmond Walter-Ellis
Writer (Mr. Little at Large): Godfrey Harrison
Presenter/illustrator (The Story of the South Bank): Sir Hugh Casson

: Newsreel

: Lord Beaverbrook

talks about 'The History of The Times' Volume 4 and Lord Northcliffe.


Presenter: Lord Beaverbrook

: How Do You View?

[Starring] Terry-Thomas
with Avril Angers, Janet Brown, Herbert C. Walton, Leslie Mitchell, Benny Lee and Jimmy Young.


Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Scriptwriter: Talbot Rothwell
Scriptwriter: Sid Colin
Producer: Bill Ward
Comedian: Terry-Thomas
Rosie Lee: Avril Angers
Miss Happ: Janet Brown
Moulting: Herbert C. Walton
[Actor]: Leslie Mitchell
Mr. Pegg: Benny Lee
Himself: Jimmy Young

: Semprini

at the piano.


Pianist: Semprini

: Act 1 of Reluctant Heroes

A farce by Colin Morris.
From the Whitehall Theatre, London.
(By arrangement with Rix Theatrical Productions)
Scene 1: A wooden army hut on an evening in November.
Scene 2: The same, bright and early the following morning.
See Talk of the Week


Writer: Colin Morris
Director: Frank Dermody
Setting designer: Joan Tiffin
Presented for television by: Michael Henderson
Morgan: Larry Noble
Tone: Dermot Walsh
Sergeant Bell: Wally Patch
Gregory: Brian Rix
Sergeant McKenzie: Antony Baird
Medical orderly: George Radford

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Kippers, Rats and Benzedrine Puff Adders - the story of Fawlty Towers 19 September 2017

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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