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: Fabian of Scotland Yard: The Troubled Wife

[Starring] Bruce Seton in the film The Troubled Wife
(Previously televised on January 29)


Inspector Robert Fabian: Bruce Seton

: Press Conference

People who make the news face questions from the people who write the news.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on May 6)


Presented by: Huw Wheldon

: 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

Bits and Pieces
by Reginald Jeffryes.

Marching Round the World
with the Central Band of the Royal Air Force.
Conducted by Wing-Commander A. E. Sims O.B.E.

For Deaf Children
Jasmine Bligh introduces a special programme which includes a story of Sammy Squirrel drawn by Pat Harrison, and a competition.

(to 17.40)


Writer (Bits and Pieces): Reginald Jeffryes
Voices (Bits and Pieces): Ivan Staff
Music (Bits and Pieces): Tom McCall
Musicians (Marching Round the World): Central Band of the Royal Air Force
[Band] conducted by (Marching Round the World): Wing-Commander A. E. Sims
Presenter (For Deaf Children): Jasmine Bligh
Illustrator (For Deaf Children): Pat Harrison

: Western Approaches

A British film made in 1944 as a tribute to the Merchant Navy.


Producer: Ian Dalrymple
Director: Pat Jackson
Photographed by: Jack Cardiff

: Bless 'Em All!

Sixty minutes of Variety for the tenth anniversary of VE-Day.
Presenting some of the stars who have lightened the dark hours, and reviving memories of the war years.
(See top of page and page 15)

From the Television Theatre, London, before an audience of the British Legion and Service men and women.

[Starring] Vera Lynn, Jack Warner and Bobby Alderson, Robert Easton, Richard Murdoch, Kenneth Horne, Sam Costa, Eric Barker, Pearl Hackney, Charlie Chester, Teddy Haskell and Renee Baxter
with the Windmill Girls
and an outside broadcast from the Merchant Navy Hotel
with Doris Hare, Bob Harvey, and guest stars
Introduced by John Snagge, Richard Dimbleby, Jean Metcalfe and Ralph Reader

The Air Raid Shelter scene presented with the co-operation of the Civil Defence Corps, Stepney Division

(Teddy Haskell, Renee Baxter, and The Windmill Girls appear by permission of Vivian Van Damm)


Presenter: John Snagge
Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Presenter: Jean Metcalfe
Presenter: Ralph Reader
Singer: Vera Lynn
Monologist: Jack Warner
Pianist: Bobby Alderson
Performer: Robert Easton
Comedian: Richard Murdoch
Comedian: Kenneth Horne
Singer: Sam Costa
Comedian: Eric Barker
Performer: Pearl Hackney
Comedian: Charlie Chester
Dancer: Teddy Haskell
Dancer: Renee Baxter
Dancers: The Windmill Girls
Entertainer: Doris Hare
Singer: Bob Harvey
Orchestra directed by: George Melachrino
Designer: Charles Carroll
Arranged by: Robin Scott
Producer: Derek Burrell-Davis

: The Cup Final: Manchester City v. Newcastle United

A BBC telerecording of the match played last Saturday at the Empire Stadium, Wembley.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: News

(sound only)

followed by Election Broadcast
The Rt. Hon. James Griffiths (Labour)
(Recording of the broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15 p.m.)
(Sound only)


Speaker (Election Broadcast): The Rt. Hon. James Griffiths

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