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: Fabian of Scotland Yard: The Extra Bullet

[Starring] Bruce Seton in the film The Extra Bullet
(Previously televised on November 13)


Inspector Robert Fabian: Bruce Seton

: In the News

(A BBC telerecording of last Friday's broadcast)

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Billy Bean and his Funny Machine
(Programme devised by Chuck Luchsinger and presented by arrangement with Monty Bailey-Watson)

All About Animals
George Cansdale shows you some more animals.

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


Script (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Lisa Lincoln
Puppetry (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Elizabeth Donaldson
Voices (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Peter Hawkins
Voices (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Ivan Owen
Drawings (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Reginald Jeffryes
Puppets made by (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): John Wright
Producer (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): David Boisseau
Programme devised by (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Chuck Luchsinger
Presenter (All About Animals): George Cansdale

: Spider's Web

[Starring] Margaret Lockwood in an excerpt from Agatha Christie's Spider's Web
with Felix Aylmer
The action of the play takes place in the drawing-room of Copplestone Court in Kent.
A special performance before an invited audience from the Savoy Theatre, London
(by arrangement with Peter Saunders)

Oliver Costello, a nasty type, has been killed by the time tonight's excerpt begins. Clarissa has found the body and rustled up her friends Sir Rowland, Jeremy Warrender, and Hugo Birch, to help her dispose of it. She has done so calmly, because she thinks Costello was killed by her stepdaughter Pippa: she will do anything to protect the child. What complicates the situation - apart from secret drawers and a concealed door - is that Clarissa is noted for her vivid imagination, for her convincing descriptions of things that never happened. When she speaks the truth, no one believes her. at 7.45


Author: Agatha Christie
Play director: Wallace Douglas
Decor: Michael Weight
Television presentation: Alan Chivers
Clarissa Hailsham-Brown: Margaret Lockwood
Sir Rowland Delahaye: Felix Aylmer
Jeremy Warrender: Myles Eason
Hugo Birch: Harold Scott
Inspector Lord: Campbell Singer
Constable Jones: Desmond Llewelyn
Elgin: Sidney Monckton
Mildred Peake: Judith Furse
Oliver Costello: Charles Morgan

: Andre Kostelanetz

(See above)
(Andre Kostelanetz appears by arrangement with S.A. Gorlinsky, Ltd.)

Andre Kostelanetz Presents the Philharmonia Orchestra
(Leader, Manoug Parikian)

Saint-Saens: 'Carnival of the Animals' with verses by Ogden Nash spoken by McDonald Hobley and at two pianos Lisa Fuchsova and Paul Hamburger Debussy: 'Clair de Lune' George Gershwin: 'Rhapsody in Blue' Zadel Skolowsky (piano)
at 8.45


Conductor: Andre Kostelanetz
Musicians: The Philharmonia Orchestra
Leader: Manoug Parikian
Verses (Carnival of the Animals): Ogden Nash
Verses spoken by (Carnival of the Animals): McDonald Hobley
Pianist (Carnival of the Animals): Lisa Fuchsova
Pianist (Carnival of the Animals): Paul Hamburger
Pianist: Zadel Skolowsky
Animations: Bernard Wilkie
Animations: Jack Kine
Designer: Gordon Roland
Producer: Philip Bate

: Keeping the Peace

Lord Ismay, Secretary-General of NATO, and General Alfred M. Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe, examine some of the problems facing the Atlantic Alliance six years after the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty.


Presenter: Lord Ismay
Presenter: General Alfred M. Gruenther
Presented by: Donald Baverstock

: Amateur Boxing

From the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Some of the concluding bouts in the A.B.A. Quarter-finals.


Commentator: Fred Verlander
Television presentation: Stephen Wade

: News

(sound only)

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