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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Wednesday and Thursday)

: Arctic Mail-Boat

A BBC Television Film.
(to 16.15 app.)


Commentator: Robert Dunnett

: Children's Television

Stories in Stamps
A talk about South African stamps, illustrated by film.

Iron Steeds
Philip Robinson with some young friends visits the famous railway museum at York, and compares some of the fine old engines and coaches with their modern descendants in the sidings outside.

Make some more furniture for your doll's house with Gwenyth Clark.

(to 17.45)


Script (Stories in Stamps): Lore Cowan
Presenter (Iron Steeds): Philip Robinson
Producer (Iron Steeds): Derek Burrell-Davis
Presenter (Workshop): Gwenyth Clark
Presented by (Workshop): Cliff Michelmore

: Tenth Anniversary of The Battle of Alamein

From the Empress Hall, London.
See top of page

Pageant 'Our Heritage'

Speeches by Field-Marshal The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein K.G., G.C.B., D.S.O.; Field-Marshal The Earl Alexander of Tunis K.C., P.C., G.O.B., C.C.M.C., D.S.O.; The Rt.Hon. Winston S. Churchill O.M., C.H., M.P.; Lt.-Gen. Lord Freyberg V.C., G.C.M.G., K.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O.; General Matthew B. Ridgway

Band of the Coldstream Guards, under the direction of Captain Douglas A. Pope, A.R.C.V.; Pipers of the Scots Guards; Boy Trumpeters, R.A.

From the Empress Hall, London, at 7.0


Writer/Producer (Our Heritage): Ken Johnstone
Narrator: Lionel Gamlin
Speaker: Field-Marshal The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein K.G., G.C.B., D.S.O.
Speaker: Field-Marshal The Earl Alexander of Tunis K.C., P.C., G.O.B., C.C.M.C., D.S.O.
Speaker: The Rt.Hon. Winston S. Churchill O.M., C.H., M.P.
Speaker: Lt.-Gen. Lord Freyberg V.C., G.C.M.G., K.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O.
Speaker: General Matthew B. Ridgway
Musicians: Band of the Coldstream Guards
Musical Director: Captain Douglas A. Pope, A.R.C.V.
Musicians: Pipers of the Scots Guards
Musicians: Boy Trumpeters, R.A.
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: London Town

Written by George Moresby White, John Rowdon, and Peter Hunt.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby.
A magazine of past and present stories of the world's greatest city.
Film sequences made by the Television Film Unit


Writer: George Moresby White
Writer: John Rowdon
Writer: Peter Hunt
Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Edited and produced by: Stephen McCormack
Studio reconstructions: Richard R. Greenough

: Melitta Nussa

sings with her guitar.


Singer/guitarist: Melitta Nussa

: In the News

Speakers: Viscount Hailsham, J. Baker White M.P., L. J. Callaghan, M.P., Dingle Foot
Chairman, Frank Byers


Speaker: Viscount Hailsham
Speaker: J. Baker White
Speaker: L. J. Callaghan
Speaker: Dingle Foot
Chairman: Frank Byers
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: John Irwin

: United Nations Day: Learning to Live

The story of Unesco's fight to reduce Latin-American illiteracy and to alleviate the poverty that accompanies it.
Leonard Cottrell reports on a visit he made with his film camera to the Mexican village of Patzcuaro, and discusses with D. H. Schneider, Head of the Mass Communication Department of Unesco in Paris, the progress made.
See page 44


Reporter/interviewer: Leonard Cottrell
Interviewee: D. H. Schneider
Producer: George Noordhof

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