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: War in the Air: 2 - Battle for Britain

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 tells the story of the German air attacks on Britain from summer 1940 to spring 1941.


Writer/producer: John Elliot
Series director: Philip Dorte
Service adviser: Air Chief Marshal Sir Philip Joubert K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O.
Commentary: Robert Harris
Commentary: Reginald Tate
Commentary: Quentin Reynolds
Commentary: Ferdy Mayne
Commentary: Victor Maddern

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
(to 16.00)


Presenter: Peter Dimmock

: Children's Television

A programme of films for older children.

The Cisco Kid
with Duncan Renaldo and Leo Carrillo.

The Range Rider
with Jack Mahoney and Dick West.

The Queen in Lancashire
A BBC television film of the recent visit of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh to the County Palatine.
Commentary written by Arthur Swinson and spoken by Noel Johnson.

(to 18.05)


The Cisco Kid: Duncan Renaldo
Pancho: Leo Carrillo
The Range Rider: Jack Mahoney
Commentary written by/producer (The Queen in Lancashire): Arthur Swinson
Commentator (The Queen in Lancashire): Noel Johnson

: Weather Chart

: The Grove Family: The Baby Watchers

by Michael Pertwee and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Producer: John Warrington
Mr Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs Grove: Ruth Dunning
Pat: Shella Sweet
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Joyce Shuler: Viola Keats

: Ask Pickles

Wilfred Pickles invites you to Ask Pickles for the things you would like to see on your television screen.
Special investigators, Pauline and Larry Forrester


Presenter: Wilfred Pickles
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Special investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special investigator: Larry Forrester
Presented by: Brian Tesler

: The Budget

The Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell, C.B.E., M.P. for the Opposition


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell

: Music with a Difference

featuring Bob Monkhouse, Harry Corbett and Sooty, Pauline Shepherd, Carl Ames, Lou Campara, Pat Shaw, The Steve Race Quartet.
Introduced by Jimmy Young.


Singer: Bob Monkhouse
Puppeteer (Sooty): Harry Corbett
Singer: Pauline Shepherd
Harpist: Carl Ames
Accordionist: Lou Campara
Dancer: Pat Shaw
Musicians: The Steve Race Quartet
Presenter: Jimmy Young
Producer: Duncan Wood

: Asian Club

Young men and women from Asian countries put questions to Professor G. J. Renier on 'The English: are they human?'

Chairman, Shakuntala Shrinagesh
A recording of this meeting of Asian Club will be broadcast in the regular weekly series in the Far Eastern and Eastern Services of the BBC.


Panellist: Professor G. J. Renier
Chairman: Shakuntala Shrinagesh
Producer: Sunday Wilshin
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Mercury: The Story of The Royal Corps of Signals

The Royal Corps of Signals was formed in 1920. Before then signal communications were the responsibility of Signal Sections of the Royal Engineers.
This film traces methods of communication in the history of war from the Greeks to the present day. It also shows the work of Comcan, the Commonwealth Communications Army Network, the great wireless system linking the War Office with Overseas Commands and Commonwealth countries.

: News

(sound only)

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