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: Science in the Orchestra

A film produced by the Central Office of Information in which Muir Mathieson and the London Symphony Orchestra show how different musical sounds are created.
The film is in three parts:
1 - Hearing the Orchestra; 2 - Exploring the Orchestra; 3 - Looking at Sounds
(to 16.05)


Conductor: Muir Mathieson
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
Music for the film composed by: Malcolm Arnold

: Children's Television

The Adventures of Mr.and Mrs. Mumbo
Drawn by Reginald Jeffries.

Please to Remember...
'The Fifth of November, gun powder, treason and plot'
Neil Corby tells the story of Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot.

Men at Work: 5: The Blacksmith
Godfrey Baseley introduces Alan Knight, and shows a film about the work of a blacksmith.

(to 18.15)


Illustrator (The Adventures of Mr.and Mrs. Mumbo): Reginald Jeffries
Storyteller (Please to Remember...): Neil Corby
Presenter (Men at Work): Godfrey Baseley
Blacksmith (Men at Work): Alan Knight

: Radio Ruffles

The concert party of the air with Avril Angers, Helen Clare, Will Kings, Harold Berens, Dudley Rolph.
Jack Wilson and Harry Engleman at the pianos.
Before an invited audience at the Queen's Hall, Burslem.
(Sutton Coldfield only)


Comedienne: Avril Angers
Singer: Helen Clare
Performer: Will Kings
Comedian: Harold Berens
Performer: Dudley Rolph
Pianist: Jack Wilson
Pianist: Harry Engleman
Producer: Philip Garston-Jones
Presented for television by: Barrie Edgar

: Newsreel

: American Presidential Election

A report on the result.


Presented by: Grace Wyndham Goldie

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: The US Goes to the Polls 13 November 2016

: Music for You

Eric Robinson presents Music for You
A programme of music, ballet and songs with John Slater the storyteller.


Presenter: Eric Robinson
Storyteller: John Slater
Singer: Sylvia Robin
Singer: Julia Shelley
Singer: Margaret Boice
Singer: June Bishop
Singer: John Holmes
Singer: Keith Kennedy
Singer: Donald Scott
Singer: Niven Miller
Dancer: Penelope Asserson
Dancer: Sylvia Herklot
Dancer: Margaret Hollen
Dancer: Mavis Traille
Dancer: Roy Evans
Dancer: David Hamilton
Musical arrangements: Arthur Wilkinson
Musical Associate: James Turner
Orchestra led by: Sydney Sax
Production numbers directed by: David Paltenghi
Settings: Richard Greenough
Producer: Bryan Sears

: Edenbridge Guy Fawkes Celebrations

A visit with the television outside-broadcast cameras to the Kentish town of Edenbridge where November the Fifth is celebrated each year by a carnival procession, followed by the traditional burning of a giant guy and by a fireworks display.


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Berkeley Smith

: Current Release

A fortnightly review of films.
Introduced by John Fitzgerald.
The programme includes scenes from
'The Happy Time', a Columbia Picture
'Venetian Bird', a J. Arthur Rank Organisation Release
'The Raiders', a Universal-International Picture
'Cry the Beloved Country', a London Films Presentation
'Hindle Wakes', a Monarch Picture
'Carson City', a Warner Bros. Picture
George Cole, rising young star of 'Who Goes There?' and of the new British comedy 'Top Secret' will be in the studio.


Presenter: John Fitzgerald
Guest: George Cole
Presented by: W. Farquharson-Small

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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