In recognition of the Prime Minister's incomparable service to the nation, members of both Houses of Parliament meet in Westminster Hall on the occasion of his eightieth birthday.
The Prime Minister's portrait, painted by Graham Sutherland, is presented by the Rt. Hon. C.R. Attlee, O.M., C.H., M.P., and a commemorative book, containing the signatures of all members of the House of Commons, is presented by the Rt. Hon. D.R. Grenfell, C.B.E., M.P.
At 7.45 this evening Birthday greetings will be sent by some of Sir Winston's friends.
Introduced by Joan Henley.
Norman Marshall discusses points looked for when judging an amateur play production.
Round the Shops
Margot Lovell gives a Christmas shopping preview.
Antony Hopkins on reading music.
Joan Rodker reports on the Diaghilev Exhibition at Forbes House, London.
Item presenter (Amateur Players):
Reporter (Round the Shops):
Item presenter (Music):
For the Very Young
(A BBC Television Film)
A Sailor's Yarn: 3 - The Minesweeper
told by Edward Andrewes.
[Starring] Peter Butterworth
Sport: Making a Try
Some advice for young Rugby Union players from: A. M. Rees (Metropolitan Police), A. N. Labuschagne (Harlequins and England), P. W. Sykes (Wasps and England), P. G. Yarranton (R.A.F. and England), M. K. Elgie (London Scottish and Scotland) and an interview with Cyril Gadney the international referee.
Storyteller (A Sailor's Yarn):
Comedian (Peter's Troubles):
Making a Try): A. M.
Making a Try): A. N.
Making a Try): P. W.
Making a Try): P. G.
Making a Try): M. K.
Making a Try): Cyril
Making a Try): Bill
to Sir Winston Churchill from some of his friends.
Introduced by Jimmy Logan.
with Jack Radcliffe assisted by Helen Norman and Billy Dick
Harry Gordon with Jack Holden
Denny Willis assisted by Johnny Mack and Norma Barry
Kenneth McKellar, Kenna Campbell, Newhaven Fisherwomen's Choir, The Jean McLellan Dancers
A section of the BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Sidney Bowman
Before an invited audience in the Little Theatre, Edinburgh
(Jimmy Logan, Jack Radcliffe, Harry Gordon, and Kenneth McKellar appear by permission of Howard and Wyndham, Ltd.; Denny Willis appears by permission of the Directors of the Glasgow Pavilion, Ltd.)
The Jean McLellan
A section of the BBC Scottish Variety
with Peter Martyn in the chair and Josephine Douglas, Kenneth Horne, Peter Noble and a guest finding the links between the challengers.
Special investigators, Pauline Forrester and Larry Forrester
Viewers join the spectators in the Seymour Hall, London, to watch some of the concluding bouts of this annual meeting.