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: Pluck of the Irish

A film with James Cagney, Mae Clarke, Edward Brophy.
(to 16.00)


Johnny 'Red' Cave: James Cagney
Janet Henry: Mae Clarke
Pete Reilly: Edward Brophy

: Children's Television: For older children - Riders Of The Rockies

A film in which Tex Ritter undertakes a special mission for the Arizona State Rangers, and rounds up a gang of rustlers.
(to 18.25)


Tex Rand: Tex Ritter

: Test Cricketers of Tomorrow

Television cameras visit the new Middlesex County Cricket School in Alexandra Palace, where thousands of young cricketers - among them potential county and test players-receive expert coaching under ideal conditions.
The programme includes a demonstration of mass coaching under H. P. Crabtree, and a controversial discussion on the forthcoming test series between former English and Australian test players.
For England: F. R. Brown and R. W. V. Robins
For Australia: B. A. Barnett and George Tribe
Chairman, Peter West
Other England cricketers include
Alec Bedser and Jim Laker (Surrey), G. O. Allen, Denis Compton and Jack Hearne (Middlesex), Godfrey Evans and Douglas Wright (Kent), Tom Graveney (Gloucestershire), W. Watson (Yorkshire)


Coach: H. P. Crabtree
Panellist (England): F. R. Brown
Panellist (England): R. W. V. Robins
Panellist (Australia): B. A. Barnett
Panellist (Australia): George Tribe
Chairman: Peter West
Cricketer: Alec Bedser
Cricketer: Jim Laker
Cricketer: G. O. Allen
Cricketer: Denis Compton
Cricketer: Jack Hearne
Cricketer: Godfrey Evans
Cricketer: Douglas Wright
Cricketer: Tom Graveney
Cricketer: W. Watson
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Presented for television by: Antony Craxton

: International Commentary: 4 - Central Africa

In this fortnightly series, Christopher Mayhew investigates the problems of race relations and their impact on world affairs.
Film sequences and special filming in Africa by the BBC Television Film Unit


Presenter: Christopher Mayhew
Cameraman: Dennis Towler
Animations: Alfred Wurmser
Producer: Grace Wyndham Goldie

: Ballet for Beginners

(Fourth series)
The work of Frederick Ashton and the growth of modern ballet.
with Domini Callaghan, Alexander Grant, Michel de Lutry, Hazel Wiscombe, Marjorie Woodhams, Ann Lydekker, Moira Tucker, Selena Wylie, Wendy Hyde, Mary Brookes, Karl Hartmann, Derek Westlake, Michael Holmes.
Explanations given by Felicity Gray who also prepared the script
At the piano, Bernard Bowen
(Alexander Grant appears by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)


Dancer: Domini Callaghan
Dancer: Alexander Grant
Dancer: Michel de Lutry
Dancer: Hazel Wiscombe
Dancer: Marjorie Woodhams
Dancer: Ann Lydekker
Dancer: Moira Tucker
Dancer: Selena Wylie
Dancer: Wendy Hyde
Dancer: Mary Brookes
Dancer: Karl Hartmann
Dancer: Derek Westlake
Dancer: Michael Holmes
Presenter/script: Felicity Gray
Ballet excerpts specially reproduced for television by: Peggy van Praagh
Ballet excerpts specially reproduced for television by: Elisabeth Schooling
Supervised by: Frederick Ashton
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Pianist: Bernard Bowen
Producer: Philip Bate
Assistant producer: Alan Sleath

: Victory at Sea: 11: Melanesian Nightmare

Twenty-six films, produced by the National Broadcasting Company of America and the U.S. Navy with the assistance of the Admiralty, and using film from allied and enemy sources.

U.S. and Commonwealth troops in jungle and amphibious fighting during the long advance from Southern New Guinea to the Philippines.
The film introduced by Michael Lewis, Professor of History at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.


Film introduced by: Michael Lewis

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