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: Sportsview

(A BBC telerecording of last night's programme)

: Operation Escort: Part 2 : Beachy Head... to... The Scheldt

A Naval and Air Exercise of the NATO Channel Command.
Reporters and cameramen record the progress of a convoy under attack as it moves up the English Channel to the Port of Flushing.
(Previously televised on December 14)


Reporter (At Sea): Brian Connell
Reporter (At Sea): Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter (At Sea): William Kempner
Reporter (Ashore): Patrick O'Donovan
Chief Cameraman: Michael Brandt
Naval adviser: Commander A. T. Courtney, O.B.E., R.N. (Retd.)
Director: Geoffrey Woodward
Editor: Alan Martin
Producer: Michael Peacock

: Dance of the Hours

A short musical film.
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television: Excerpts from Cinderella on Ice

From the Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth.
The Westover Ice Corps de Ballet
Ice Rink Orchestra directed by Percy Pearce
A special performance before an invited audience.
(to 18.00)


Book, production, and choreography: John Moss
Jugglers: The Bokdams
Dancers: The Westover Ice Corps de Ballet
Musicians: Ice Rink Orchestra
[Orchestra] directed by: Percy Pearce
Decor and costumes: 'Erik'
Commentator: Cliff Michelmore
Presented for television by: Nicholas Crocker
Buttons: John Moss
Cinderella: Jane Conlon
Prince Charming: Eve Lovett
Baron Bankrupt: Felix Bowness
Dandini: Toni Congdon
Ugly Sisters: Jackie Vincent
Ugly Sisters: Pauline Rees
Fairy Godmother: Delicia Dudek
Brokers Men: Harris And Green
Voices of the principal singing artists: Ian Parsons
Voices of the principal singing artists: Malcolm MacDonald
Voices of the principal singing artists: Dorothy Darvill
Voices of the principal singing artists: Nina Camlett

: Ulster Mirror

A fortnightly Northern Ireland television magazine.
(Kirk o'shotts and Glencairn only)
(to 19.15)

: The Grove Family: Rabbits

by Michael and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Producer: John Warrington
Mr. Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Pat: Sheila Sweet
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Park-keeper: Kenneth Connor

: Opera for Everybody

with Marion Studholme, Gertrude Holt, Patricia Kern, Alexander Young, Roderick Jones, Douglas Craig, Niven Miller in scenes from Mozart's 'Le Nozze di Figaro' and 'La Finta Giardinera'; Rossini's 'Il Barbiere di Siviglia' and 'L'Italiana in Algeri'; Donizetti's 'Don Pasquale'; Verdi's 'Falstaff'; Puccini's 'Gianni Schicchi'; Britten's 'Albert Herring'; Benjamin's 'Prima Donna'.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Arthur Leavins)
Conducted by Vilem Tausky
(Marion Studholme appears by permission of Sadler's Wells Trust, Ltd.)


Singer: Marion Studholme
Mezzo-soprano: Gertrude Holt
Mezzo-soprano: Patricia Kern
Singer: Alexander Young
Singer: Roderick Jones
Singer/Compere: Douglas Craig
Baritone: Niven Miller
Musicians: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Arthur Leavins
[Orchestra] conducted by: Vilem Tausky
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Repetiteur: George Coop
Assistant producer: Charles R. Rogers
Producer: George R. Foa

: Professional Boxing

International heavyweight contest, eight three-minute rounds
Peter Bates (Sheffield) v. Paddy Slavin (Irish Heavyweight Champion)

Welterweight contest, six three-minute rounds
Ken Barley (Birmingham) v. George Harrison (Shirebrook)

Welterweight contest, eight three-minute rounds
Bill Wooding (Midland Champion) v. Les Morgan (1953 A.B.A. Champion)

Televised by arrangement with Alex Griffiths from the Gosta Green Stadium, Birmingham


Boxer (International heavyweight): Peter Bates
Boxer (International heavyweight): Paddy Slavin
Boxer (Welterweight): Ken Barley
Boxer (Welterweight): George Harrison
Boxer (Welterweight): Bill Wooding
Boxer (Welterweight): Les Morgan
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Television presentation: David Martin

: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
Chairman, Frank Byers
Speakers: S. J. McAdden, M.P., L. J. Callaghan, M.P., Charles Curran, Michael Foot, M.P.


Chairman: Frank Byers
Speaker: S. J. McAdden
Speaker: L. J. Callaghan
Speaker: Charles Curran
Speaker: Michael Foot
Arranged by: Leonard Miall
Presented by: Michael Peacock

: News

(sound only)

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