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: Held for Ransom

A film.
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television

Shadow Pictures: 3: Prince Achmet
The third of a series of shadow play films specially produced for Children's Television.

Gordon Gets Going
[Starring] Bruce Gordon

Sports and Pastimes
Some more advice to help you with your summer camping.

(to 17.40)


Designer/Animator (Shadow Pictures): Lotte Reiniger
Performer (Gordon Gets Going): Bruce Gordon
Presented by (Sports and Pastimes): Cliff Michelmore

: The Coronation: When the Queen is Crowned

The first of three films specially produced by the BBC.
The film includes interviews with Sir Hugh Casson on the task of decorating the City of Westminster, and with Douglas Fairbanks, Jnr, who speaks about the Coronation from the point of view of a 'mid-Atlantic man', as he describes himself.
Commentary by Rooney Pelletier

See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Interviewee: Sir Hugh Casson
Interviewee: Douglas Fairbanks, Jnr
Narrator: Rooney Pelletier
Producer: Greeve Del Strother

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Television eats itself 13 March 2016

: An excerpt from "Seagulls Over Sorrento"

by Hugh Hastings.
A special performance before an invited audience from the stage of the Apollo Theatre, London.


Author: Hugh Hastings
Stage Director: Wallace Douglas
Stage Decor: Michael Weight
Presented for television by: Alan Chivers
Able-Seaman McIntosh (Haggis): Gordon Jackson
Able-Seaman Sims ('Sprog'): Nigel Stock
Able-Seaman Turner ('Lofty'): David Langton
Able-Seaman Badger: Ronald Shiner
Petty Officer Herbert: William Hartnell
Lt. Cmdr Redmond, D.S.O., D.S.C., R.N.: Michael Kent
Sub-Lieut Granger, R.N.: Robert Desmond
Able-Seaman Hudson: Gerald Andersen

Blog posts that mention this programme:

The 13 Doctors - a Who's Who 5 October 2018
The 13 Doctors - a Who's Who 5 October 2018

: The House of Cards

A dance drama by David Paltenghi.

(Anne Heaton and John Field appear by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Writer/Choreography: David Paltenghi
Music arranged by: Geoffrey Corbett
Card manipulation: Albert Warby
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Costumes: Leslie Hurry
Settings: Richard Greenough
Producer: Christian Simpson
The Man/The King: David Paltenghi
The Fortune-Teller: Joan Young
The Knave: John Field
The Queen: Anne Heaton

: Science in American Television: 2: High Altitude Rockets

A series of three programmes telerecorded in Baltimore. U.S.A., at the invitation of Johns Hopkins Science Review, in which Andrew Miller Jones reports on some aspects of scientific research in America.
Dr. R. E. Gibson, Director of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory introduces this programme on the study of the upper atmosphere.
Henry B. Riblet demonstrates the telemetering apparatus used in high altitude rockets.


Reporter: Andrew Miller Jones
Presenter: Dr. R.E. Gibson
Presenter: Henry B. Riblet
Producer: Lynn Poole

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