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: Fabian of Scotland Yard: Brides of the Fire

[Starring] Bruce Seton in the film Brides of the Fire
(Previously shown on January 22)


Inspector Robert Fabian: Bruce Seton

: Sudan White Gold

A film about cotton growing in the Sudan under the Gezira scheme.

: The Blue Danube

A film, with music by Johann Strauss and Schubert conducted by Morelli.


Conductor: Morelli

: 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

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.

Devon and Cornwall
A film about these two counties for young people who are wondering where to spend a holiday.

(to 18.00)


The Cisco Kid: Duncan Renaldo
Pancho: Leo Carrillo
The Range Rider: Jack Mahoney

: Westward Ho!

A West of England Magazine.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.

Coast to Coast
Reports of topical events and interviews with personalities of the moment.

Padstow Hobby Horse
Television film cameras join the crowds taking part in the annual May Day celebrations.

Around the West Country: Food for Thought
A visit to the Gastronomic Festival of the South West at Torquay.

and Stenalees Girls Quartet

(Wenvoe, Rowridge, North Hessary Tor, Truleigh Hill, and Alexandra Palace only)
(to 19.15)


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Film sequences (Food for Thought): Bert Foot
Musicians: Stenalees Girls Quartet
Presented by: Peter Bale

: Election Broadcast: Your Money's Worth

on behalf of the Labour Party
The Rt. Hon. Dr. Edith Summerskill and The Rt. Hon. Harold Wilson, O.B.E.


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Dr. Edith Summerskill
Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Harold Wilson

: Showcase

With Dave King introducing artists and acts new to television, including Margaret Bond, Ann Lancaster, Sheila Holt and Tom Gillis, The Three Imps.
Steve Race and his Orchestra


Presenter/Comedian: Dave King
Singer: Margaret Bond
Performer: Ann Lancaster
Dancer: Sheila Holt
Dancer: Tom Gillis
Musicians: The Three Imps
Musicians: Steve Race and his Orchestra
Director: Albert Stevenson
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: The English Opera Group presents: A Dinner Engagement

An opera in one act by Lennox Berkeley.
English Opera Group Orchestra
Conducted by Vilem Tausky

The action takes place in the Chelsea kitchen of the impoverished Earl of Dunmow. Time, the present
Second performance: Thursday at 9.45 p.m.
(Frederick Sharp appears by permission of the Sadler's Wells Trust, Ltd.)

In the kitchen of their Chelsea home the impoverished Earl of Dunmow (late Envoy Extraordinary to the Grand Duchy of Monteblanco) and his Countess (aided by the hired 'help', Mrs. Kneebone), are preparing dinner for the Grand Duchess of Monteblanco and her gourmet son Prince Philippe, whom they hope to interest in their daughter Susan. But - are there perhaps too many cooks? - things go wrong. Susan spurns the alluring bit of haute couture which her parents have bought at great sacrifice and the 'Tomatoes Monteblanco' (the projected pièce de resistance) are ruined. It is at this moment of crisis that the Ducal guests take them by surprise and come in through the backdoor, which happens to be more imposing than the front...


Composer: Lennox Berkeley
Libretto: Paul Dehn
Setting and costumes: Peter Snow
Repetiteur: Leonard Hancock
Musicians: English Opera Group Orchestra
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Producer: William Chappell
Presented for television by: George R. Foa
Assistant Producer: Charles R. Rogers
An errand boy: John Ford
The Earl of Dunmow: Frederick Sharp
The Countess of Dunmow: Emelie Hooke
Susan, their daughter: April Cantelo
Mrs. Kneebone, a hired 'help': Catherine Lawson
H.R.H. The Grand Duchess of Monteblanco: Flora Nielson
H.R.H. Prince Philippe, her son: Alexander Young

: Golden Gloves Boxing: Scotland v. U.S.A.

A ringside seat at the closing bouts in this tournament.
From St. Andrew's Halls, Glasgow.


Commentator: Fred Verlander
Commentator: John Blair
Presented for television by: Bill Stevenson

: News

(sound only)

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