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: Victory at Sea: 4: Midway is East

Twenty-six films produced by the National Broadcasting Company of America and the United States Navy, with the assistance of the Admiralty and using films obtained from both allied and enemy sources.
The battle for the Midway Islands after the Philippines fell was one of the most decisive battles in the Pacific. Here you see how this great operation stemmed the Japanese advance.
Film introduced by Michael Lewis, Professor of History at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.


Presenter: Michael Lewis

: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Monday and Tuesday)
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television

Olive Shapley tells a story.

Jungle Cowboy
A true adventure story told by Ross Salmon.

Look at This: 1 - Speeding Up
A series for the young scientist.
John Richmond gets off to a fast start.

(to 18.15)


Storyteller: Olive Shapley
Storyteller (Jungle Cowboy): Ross Salmon
Presenter (Look at This): John Richmond

: Newsreel

: Wednesday Theatre: Curtain Down

A play for television by Nigel Kneale.
Based on a short story by Anton Chekhov.
[Starring] George Devine and Michael Gough

The scene: A theatre in Russia in 1890.


Adapter: Nigel Kneale
Author: Anton Chekhov
Settings: Stephen Taylor
Producer: Tony Richardson
Call boy: Robert Dickens
Adabashev, the tragedian: Charles Doran
Brama-Glinsky, the jeune premier: Michael Gough
Misha: George Devine
Sigaev, the clown: Toke Townley
Zhukov the producer: John Moffatt
Rigoletto, the stage manager: Alfie Bass
Other parts played by: Nigel Davenport
Other parts played by: Frederick O'Malley
Other parts played by: Dido Plumb

: Music for You

Eric Robinson presents a special request edition of Music for You
A programme of music ballet and songs.


Presenter: Eric Robinson

: Inventors' Club

New inventions submitted since the last meeting are assessed by the Club's technical adviser, Geoffrey Boumphrey, assisted by John Gilbert.
The inventory are introduced by the Organiser, Leslie Hardern, to whom all specifications should be sent.c/o Inventors' Club, [address removed]


Technical adviser: Geoffrey Boumphrey
Assisted by: John Gilbert
Producer: George Noordhof
Organiser/presenter: Leslie Hardern

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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