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: The Last Day of My Life

A dramatic film story with Hillary Brooke, Onslow Stevens and Craig Stevens.


[Actress]: Hillary Brooke
[Actor]: Onslow Stevens
[Actor]: Craig Stevens

: Press Conference

People who make the news face questions from the people who write the news.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on February 11)

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

A new series for the very young.
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
See page 15
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Muffin, Andy, Bill and Ben - Early TV Puppets 28 March 2019
Muffin, Andy, Bill and Ben - Early TV Puppets 28 March 2019
Ready to Play... Ten Notable Things About Play School 20 April 2017

: Children's Television

Stake and Puddy
The adventures of two cats drawn by Tim.

Margaret Rawlings tells some more stories in verse.

Life Among the Sherpas
An illustrated talk by George Lowe.

For Deaf Children
McDonald Hobley introduces a special programme.

(to 17.50)


Artist (Stake and Puddy): Tim (William Timym)
Storyteller: Margaret Rawlings
Presenter (Life Among the Sherpas): George Lowe
Presenter (For Deaf Children): McDonald Hobley

: War in the Air: 15: Past and Future

Written and produced by John Elliot.
The last of a series of BBC Television films telling the history of air power in the past twenty years.

This film traces the development of air power from its beginnings to the present day.
Introduced by Air Chief Marshal Sir Philip Joubert, K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O.

Commentary spoken by Robert Harris and Charles Gardner
Second performance: Saturday at 10.15 p.m.


Writer/Producer: John Elliot
Presenter: Air Chief Marshal Sir Philip Joubert
Narrator: Robert Harris
Narrator: Charles Gardner
Series director: Philip Dorte

: Garrison Theatre

from the U.S.A.A.F. Station, Mildenhall.
With Georgia Brown, David Berglas, The Southlanders, Rey Overbury and Suzette.
Introduced by Bob Monkhouse.


Singer: Georgia Brown
Magician: David Berglas
Vocalists: The Southlanders
Entertainers: Rey Overbury and Suzette
Presenter: Bob Monkhouse
Orchestra conducted by: Steve Race
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: Fight for the Forests

A report on the problem of conserving the trees of Britain.


Producer: David Attenborough

: Nine Days Wonders: No. 2

Written and produced by Michael Mills.
Some classic mysteries and curiosities, their stories and some possible solutions.
Interlocutor, Frank Owen
The Moving Coffins
The Man in the Iron Mask


Interlocutor: Frank Owen
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Writer/producer: Michael Mills

: The Tale Behind the Tune

Joseph Cooper at the piano.
See page 15


Pianist: Joseph Cooper

: Person to Person

Edward R. Murrow interviews Ralph Bunche.
(Telerecording by arrangement with Columbia Broadcasting System)


Interviewer: Edward R. Murrow
Interviewee: Ralph Bunche

: News

(sound only)

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