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: I'm the Law: The Wish and the Shoplifter

[Starring] George Raft in the film The Wish and the Shoplifter
(Previously televised on October 30, 1954)


Lieutenant Kirby: George Raft

: That Golf Game

A short comedy film.

: Sicilian Mosaic

A travel film, with English commentary spoken by Brian Begg.


Narrator: Brian Begg

: 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

Painting in Oils
First of a new series of talks by Mervyn Levy.

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

For Deaf Children
Pamela Russell introduces a special programme including swimming and life saving.
(to 17.45)


Artist/presenter (Painting in Oils): Mervyn Levy
Presenter (For Deaf Children): Pamela Russell

: Norwegian Journey

A record of the recent visit of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh to Oslo.
(A BBC Television Film)

: Le Mans 1955

The story in film of this year's '24 Heures du Mans' beginning with behind-the-scene pictures of the preparations of cars and the circuit for the race, and showing the events of this day and night contest.
An Associated British Pathe film


Director: Terry Ashwood
Producer: Howard Thomas

: International Commentary: Peaceful Co-Existence: 6: Future Prospects

Christopher Mayhew, M.P. concludes his examination of the relations between Communist and non-Communist worlds.
The last programme in this series.


Presenter: Christopher Mayhew
Film editor: Geoffrey Baines
Producer: Michael Peacock

: Stage by Stage: 5: Sarah Siddons

(Born July 5, 1755)
A programme to commemorate the bicentenary of her birth.
A series of programmes about the British Theatre, showing something of its life and the character of the buildings and the people who have enriched its heritage.
Edith Evans and Peggy Ashcroft discuss the life and work of this great actress.
Introduced by Jack Hawkins.
See pages 6 and 15


Speaker: Edith Evans
Speaker: Peggy Ashcroft
Presenter: Jack Hawkins
Presented by: Hal Burton

: Summertime at Cafe Continental

with Annie Cordy introducing The International Cabaret
Maitre d'Hotel, Pere Auguste at your service
Edmundo Ros and his Rhythm
l'Orchestre Continentale
Conducted by Sydney Jerome


Presenter: Annie Cordy
Devised and produced by: Henry Caldwell
Maitre d'Hotel: Pere Auguste
Musicians: Edmundo Ros and his Rhythm
Musicians: L'Orchestre Continentale
[Orchestre] conducted by: Sydney Jerome

: People in Russia

as seen by two American students, Peter Juviler and George Sherman illustrated with film taken by them in Moscow, Leningrad, and Kiev during their unofficial visit to the U.S.S.R. this year.


Presenter/filmmaker: Peter Juviler
Presenter/filmmaker: George Sherman
Presented by: Donald Baverstock

: News

(sound only)

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