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: Swiss Honeymoon

A film travel story set in Switzerland.
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television

Tai Lu Talking
The second episode of a new series about the travels of a magic Siamese cat.
Devised and told by Shelagh Fraser and Billy Thatcher.

Peter's Troubles
[Starring] Peter Butterworth

Maxwell Taylor tells you something about goods trains and marshalling yards, and how they work.

(to 17.35)


Devised and told by (Tai Lu Talking): Shelagh Fraser
Devised and told by (Tai Lu Talking): Billy Thatcher
Illustrator (Tai Lu Talking): Janet Grahame-Johnstone
Illustrator (Tai Lu Talking): Anne Grahame-Johnstone
Musical comments (Tai Lu Talking): Donald Swann
Comedian (Peter's Troubles): Peter Butterworth
Producer (Peter's Troubles): Peter Graham Scott
Presenter (Railways): Maxwell Taylor
Presented by (Railways): Cliff Michelmore

: Americans at Home

Impressions of people and opinions in the United States of America.
Compiled and presented by Aidan Crawley.
Aidan Crawley has just returned from a three-months filming tour of the United States during which he visited parts of the East Coast, the South, and the Middle West. In this series of programmes he presents the people he met, and through them a picture of America today.


Compiled and presented by: Aidan Crawley
Film Editor: Alan Martin
Producer: James Bredin

: Paint Your Wagon

[Starring] Bobby Howes and Sally Ann Howes in excerpts from the musical play
with Ken Cantril.
with full cast and singing and dancing ensembles.
A special performance before an invited audience, from Her Majesty's Theatre, London.
(By arrangement with Jack Hylton)
This is the gay and tuneful story of love in the gold-rush. Ben Rumson stumbles on a seam of gold and soon a town springs to life nearby. It is a town of men: Ben's daughter Jennifer is the only woman in the place. From a wide field she chooses the Mexican Julio, and the course of her love is rough indeed, especially since the gold seems to be running out...


Director: Richard Bird
Book and lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner
Music: Frederick Loewe
Dances and ensembles: Agnes de Mille
Reproduced by: Mavis Ray
Scenery designer: Oliver Smith
Costumes designer: Motley
Musical director: Harry Davison
Presented for television by: Alan Chivers
Ben Rumson: Bobby Howes
Jennifer Rumson: Sally Ann Howes
Julio Valveras: Ken Cantril
Salem Trumbull: Colin Cunningham
Sandy Twist: Kenneth Sandford
Jake Whippany: Laurie Payne
Steve Bullnack: Joseph Leader
Mike Mooney: Liam Gaffney
Edgar Crocker: Roy Godfrey
Reuben Sloane: Lionel Baker
Jacob Woodling: Ormonde Douglas
His wives: June Grant
His wives: Joyce Neale
Principal dancer: Pete Billings
Principal dancer: Veit Bethke
Principal dancer: Yvonne Sorel
Principal dancer: Sheila O'Neill
Principal dancer: Suzanne Duval
Principal dancer: Prudence Hyman

: Amateur Boxing: England v. Scotland

(under the auspices of the Amateur Boxing Association)
From the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter

: Burns Night: The Jolly Beggars

Robert Burns's cantata set to music for four solo voices string quartet and piano by Cedric Thorpe Davie.
The Saltire Singers: Margaret Fraser (soprano), Constance Mullay (contralto),
Duncan Robertson (tenor), Frederick Westcott (bass-baritone)
The Lyra Quartet: Granville Casey (violin), John Crossan (violin), John Linn (viola),
John Mcnulty (cello)
Cedric Thorpe Davie at the piano
Introduced by Maurice Lindsay.


Composer/Pianist: Cedric Thorpe Davie
Soprano: Margaret Fraser
Contralto: Constance Mullay
Tenor: Duncan Robertson
Bass-Baritone: Frederick Westcott
Violinist: Granville Casey
Violinist: John Crossan
Viola: John Linn
Cellist: John Mcnulty
Conductor: Alexander Gibson
Presenter: Maurice Lindsay
Producer: Peter Potter
Producer: Robin Richardson
Director: James Crampsey

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