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: Youth Takes a Hand

A film about a financier and his son who are sent to prison and the young man's attempts to re-form his father's company.
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television

All About Animals
George Cansdale shows some more animals.

Cowboy in the Jungle
Ross Salmon tells you about South America where he was a cowboy.

Sport: The Young Swimmer
A film that shows you how to do the crawl stroke.

(to 17.50)


Presenter (All About Animals): George Cansdale
Presenter (Cowboy in the Jungle): Ross Salmon

: Edward R. Murrow

Edward R. Murrow's 'See It Now' programme of March 9 on Senator Joseph McCarthy.
Introduced by Aidan Crawley.
(Telerecording by arrangement with the Columbia Broadcasting System)
(Senator McCarthy's reply at 9.25)
See page 15


Reporter: Edward R. Murrow
Producer: Fred Friendly
Presenter: Aidan Crawley

: Television Dancing Club

with Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra, The Frank and Peggy Spencer Formation Team
Alfred Davies and Julie Reaby, Former Australian Professional Champions
William Walder and June Ariente, Grand Finalists, British Latin-American Championship 1954
Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson with Doreen Freeman and the Maurice Jay
Formation Dancers
Final of competition for the Television Dancing Trophy
Hostess, Patti Morgan


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Formation dancers: The Frank and Peggy Spencer Formation Team
Dancer: Alfred Davies
Dancer: Julie Reaby
Dancer: William Walder
Dancer: June Ariente
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Victor Silvester
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Doreen Freeman
Formation dancers (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): The Maurice Jay Formation Dancers
Hostess: Patti Morgan
Presented for television from a London ballroom by: Richard Afton

: Excerpts from "The Jolly Fiddler"

A comedy by Rex Frost.
The action takes place in the dining-room of 'The Jolly Fiddler'.
Introduced by Bryan Johnston.

Excerpts from The Jolly Fiddler
A special performance before an invited audience from the Theatre Royal, Windsor.
'The Jolly Fiddler' is a hotel managed, on behalf of a big company, by Alan Pryor, whose wife Sheila does a good deal of work about the place. Alan is an amiable, conscientious man, but one beset by problems, chief of which is Albert's future.
Albert is the waiter, old and not, perhaps, as swift as he used to be, but a craftsman, devoted to his job, not servile but proud to serve. He is also a rogue, very much capable of looking after himself in the normal run of events. But now things are not normal: the company wants him pensioned off; Alan wants to keep him on, but there is little he can do about if Albert has to take a hand himself....


Author: Rex Frost
Settings Designer: Hal Henshaw
Stage Director: John Counsell
Presented for television by: Alan Chivers
Presenter: Bryan Johnston
Albert: Duncan Lewis
Alan Pryor: Michael Shepley
Sheila Pryor: Monica Grey
Mr. Finch: Patrick Cargill
Mrs. Samson Box: Marjorie Fielding
Effie Rigler: Pat Sandys
Mrs. Gammon: Wynne Clark
Caroline Mallett: Diana King

: Senator Joseph McCarthy

Senator McCarthy's reply of April 6 to Edward Murrow's 'See It Now'.
Introduced by Aidan Crawley.
(Telerecording by arrangement with the Columbia Broadcasting System)


Speaker: Senator Joseph McCarthy
Presenter: Aidan Crawley

: Amateur Cup Final: Bishop Auckland v. Crook Town

A BBC telerecording of the second half of the match played at the Empire Stadium, Wembley, on April 10.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: News

(sound only)

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