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: School for Colonels

A film about NATO's recently established international staff college located at the Ecole Militaire in Paris.
This college is the first of its kind in the world. Senior officers from the fourteen NATO countries study the problems of creating an international force from national armies.


Produced and directed by: Julian Spiro
Music: Elizabeth Lutyens
Narrator: Leo Genn
Script: Julian Spiro

: The Promise of Barty O'Brien

A film about an Irish farming family in which Barty (the son) tries to persuade his father to accept modern ways.
(to 16.25)

: Children's Television

The Four Children
A story with music.
With pictures by Harry Rutherford.

Cowboy in the Jungle
Ross Salmon talks about South America, where he was a cowboy.

This Was News
A quiz programme in which Humphrey Lestocq and a panel of children challenge your knowledge of the news.

(to 17.45)


Pictures (The Four Children): Harry Rutherford
Presenter (Cowboy in the Jungle): Ross Salmon
Chairman (This Was News): Humphrey Lestocq

: Putting Ideas to Work: 4: Thinking Scientifically

The Scientific Challenge to Industry.
Charles Ian Orr-Ewing, M.P., goes round the country examining the accusation that Britain is quick to invent but slow to apply new scientific ideas.
Film sequences by the BBC Television Film Unit
(The last programme in this series)


Presenter: Charles Ian Orr-Ewing, M.P.
Producer: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Davis: At Home

to viewers in their London house.

(See "Television Diary" on page 15)


Speaker: Joe Davis
Speaker: Mrs. Joe Davis [June Malo]

: The Fifth Anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

See columns 1 and 2
Lord Ismay writes on page 5

Outside broadcast cameras join an invited audience at County Hall, London, where a meeting has been organised by the English Speaking Union and the British Atlantic Committee to mark the Fifth Anniversary of the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty.

Principal Speaker General Alfred M. Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
Chairman Mrs. Douglas Bolton, J.P., Chairman of the London County Council.
Questions from the floor are answered by General Gruenther.


Speaker: General Alfred M. Gruenther
Chairman: Mrs. Douglas Bolton, J.P.
Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Presented for television by: Stephen Wade

: This is Show Business

Vic Oliver invites you to This is Show Business
featuring leading personalities of the entertainment world with:
Cicely Courtneidge, Jack Warner and Kathleen Harrison, Anne Shelton, Harry Locke, Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin, Hervey Alan, Rowland Jones, Mary Munro, Kenneth Connor, Robert de Warren and Peter Felgate, Molly Lumley, Aud Johansen, Andrea Lea, Ray Pointer, Marjorie Woodhams, Benjamin Stevenson, Gay Cameron, David Howard, Phyllis Harcourt.
British Concert Orchestra
(Leader, Andrew Brown)
Assistant conductor, Jack Walker
(Rowland Jones appears by permission of Sadler's Wells Trust, Ltd.)


Presenter/Conductor: Vic Oliver
Comedienne: Cicely Courtneidge
Performer: Jack Warner
Performer: Kathleen Harrison
Singer: Anne Shelton
Performer: Harry Locke
Comedian: Bob Monkhouse
Comedian: Denis Goodwin
Singer: Hervey Alan
Tenor: Rowland Jones
Dancer: Mary Munro
Comedian: Kenneth Connor
Dancer: Robert de Warren
Dancer: Peter Felgate
Performer: Molly Lumley
Performer: Aud Johansen
Performer: Andrea Lea
Dancer: Ray Pointer
Dancer: Marjorie Woodhams
Performer: Benjamin Stevenson
Performer: Gay Cameron
Dancer: David Howard
Dancer: Phyllis Harcourt
Musicians: British Concert Orchestra
Leader: Andrew Brown
Assistant Conductor: Jack Walker
Decor: Laurence Broadhouse
Choreographer: Hazel Gee
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Joe Davis at Home

on his own billiard table at his London home.


Billiards player: Joe Davis
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Cricket: England v. West Indies

G. O. Allen and Brian Johnston discuss the result of the fifth and final Test Match in Jamaica and the tour in general.


Speaker: G.O. Allen
Speaker: Brian Johnston
Presented by: Antony Craxton

: News

(sound only)

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