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: The Ballerina

A film story for television.
[Starring] Ann Dvorak


[Actress]: Ann Dvorak

: In the News

(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on February 4)
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television

All About Animals
George Cansdale shows you some more animals.

Just Between Ourselves
[Starring] Janet Brown
with Dennis Ringrowe at the piano.

This Was News
A programme which helps you to understand some of the events of recent weeks.

(to 17.45)


Presenter (All About Animals): George Cansdale
Singer (Just Between Ourselves): Janet Brown
Pianist (Just Between Ourselves): Dennis Ringrowe

: Rugby Union Football: Scotland v. Wales

A BBC telerecording of the second half of the international match played at Murrayfield last Saturday afternoon.

: War in the Air: 14: The Unquiet Peace

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 deals with the tactical uses of ail power in the years following the Second World War.
Second performance: Saturday at 10.15 p.m.


Writer/Producer: John Elliot
Series Director: Philip Dorte
Service Adviser: Air Chief Marshal Sir Philip Joubert K.C.B., C.M.G.
Narrator: Robert Harris

: Rhyme and Rhythm

Introduced by The Gaunt Brothers with Jill Day, Tony Brent, Frank Cook, Ken Frith.
From the North of England


Presenters: The Gaunt Brothers
Singer: Jill Day
Singer: Tony Brent
Harmonicist: Frank Cook
Pianist: Ken Frith
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Edward R. Murrow

A telerecorded interview.
By arrangement with Columbia Broadcasting System


Interviewee: Edward R. Murrow

: You are invited to watch David Berglas

entertaining and mystifying some of his well-known friends.


Magician: David Berglas
Presented by: Ernest Maxin

: Two Pigeons Flying High

The story of the Willow Pattern written by James Kirkup with music by Max Saunders.


Writer: James Kirkup
Music/orchestra conducted by: Max Saunders
Narrator: Robert Rietty
Choreography: David Gardiner
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Christian Simpson
Koongrse: Lian-Shin Yang
The Mandarin, her father: Felix Felton
Chang the secretary: Robert Rietty
The Duke, Ta-jin: Elwyn Brook-Jones
Maidservant: Pamela Binns
An Old Woman: Margaret Gordon
Master of Works: David Gardiner
A Clerk: Jack Lester
Old Serving Man: John Gill
Dancer: Betty Ferrier

: Three New Faces

Introduced by Peter Haigh.
Nicole Berger French actress (in person), Jack Webb of 'Dragnet' (on film), Eartha Kitt of 'New Faces' (on film)

(Nicole Berger appears by permission of Miracle Films; Jack Webb by permission of Warner Bros. Pictures Ltd.; and Eartha Kitt by permission of British Lion Film Corporation Ltd.)


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Guest: Nicole Berger
Guest: Jack Webb
Guest: Eartha Kitt
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: News

(sound only)

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