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: Corner Shop

An unusual film about a conscience that would not be stifled.

: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
Speakers: The Rt. Hon. Walter Elliot, M.P., Lord Coleraine, P.C., The Rt. Hon. Herbert Morrison, C.H., M.P., The Rt. Hon. Hector McNeil, M.P.
Chairman, Dingle Foot
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on January 21)
(to 16.00)


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Walter Elliot
Speaker: Lord Coleraine
Speaker: Herbert Morrison
Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Hector McNeil
Chairman: Dingle Foot
Arranged by: Leonard Miall
Presented by: Michael Peacock

: Children's Television

Just Between Ourselves
with Janet Brown and Dennis Ringrowe at the piano.

The Island of Madeira
A BBC Television Film photographed by David Prosser.

Table Tennis
The World Doubles Champions Rosalind Rowe and Diane Rowe show some of the finer points of the game.

(to 17.40)


Singer (Just Between Ourselves): Janet Brown
Pianist (Just Between Ourselves): Dennis Ringrowe
Photographed by (The Island of Madeira): David Prosser
Player (Table Tennis): Rosalind Rowe
Player (Table Tennis): Diane Rowe
Commentator (Table Tennis): Bill Latto

: War in the Air: 12: The Cold Dawn

Written and produced by John Elliot.
A series of BBC Television films telling the history of air power in the past twenty years.
This film shows the end of the war in Germany and the collapse of the Luftwaffe.
Second performance: Saturday at 10.15 p.m.


Writer/producer: John Elliot
Service Adviser: Air Chief Marshal Sir Philip Joubert, K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O.
Commentary spoken by: Robert Harris
Commentary spoken by: Alan Skempton
Commentary spoken by: Cecile Chevreau
Commentary spoken by: Guy Kingsley Poynter
(and: Allied War Correspondents)
Series director: Philip Dorte

: Show Case

with Dave King introducing artists and acts new to television including Bethe Douglas, Mel Taylor, The Peter Crawford Trio, Ted Rogers, Ian Stuart and Irissa Cooper, Mark Baker, Frederick Farley, Lynne Cole.


Presenter: Dave King
Singer: Bethe Douglas
Drummer: Mel Taylor
Musicians: The Peter Crawford Trio
Comedian: Ted Rogers
Performer: Ian Stuart
Performer: Irissa Cooper
Performer: Mark Baker
Performer: Frederick Farley
Dancer: Lynne Cole
Music directed by: Steve Race
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: I Remember

Arthur Wontner, whose eightieth birthday was on January 21, recalls moments from his life in the theatre.
See page 15


Presenter: Arthur Wontner
Presented by: Julian Amyes

: The Conductor Speaks

Sir John Barbirolli with the Halle Orchestra
(Leader, Laurance Turner)
The programme includes:
The Overture 'Colas Breugnon' by Kabalevsky; the Preludes from 'La Traviata'; a Suite for Strings by Mozart, arranged by Barbirolli; the Overture 'Di Ballo' by Sullivan
Sir John Barbirolli introduces the programme and talks about musical matters from the conductor's point of view.
From the Free Trade Hall, Manchester.


Conductor/presenter: Sir John Barbirolli
Musicians: The Halle Orchestra
Leader: Laurance Turner
Producer: Philip Bate

: The Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci

This film shows many of the finest works from the exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci's drawings organised by the Royal Academy for the quincentenary of the artist's birth.
Commentary spoken by Sir Laurence Olivier.


Narrator: Sir Laurence Olivier
Music specially composed by: Alan Rawsthorne

: News

(sound only)

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