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: War in the Air: 13: Eastern Victory

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 covers air operations in Burma and the Pacific during the last year, of the war against Japan.

Commentary spoken by Robert Harris, James Drake, Guy Kingsley Poynter
(Previously televised on January 31)


Writer/Producer: John Elliot
Service Adviser: Air Chief Marshal Sir Philip Joubert K.C.B., C.M.G., D.B.O.
Narrator: Robert Harris
Narrator: James Drake
Narrator: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Series Director: Philip Dorte

: Fabian of Scotland Yard: The Purple Mouse

[Starring] Bruce Seton
(Previously televised on February 26)
(to 16.00)


Inspector Robert Fabian: Bruce Seton

: Children's Television

Disneyland: Operation Undersea
In this film Walt Disney introduces photographers and technicians who worked on his latest picture "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" and shows some of the difficulties they had to tackle.
(Previously televised on May 26)

Admirals All Training Afloat
Television pays another visit to the Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the building of the college.
From the banks of the River Dart cameras watch the cadets handling small craft of all kinds.
(Previously televised on June 27)


Presenter (Disneyland): Walt Disney
Commentator (Admirals All Training Afloat): Cliff Michelmore
Producer (Admirals All Training Afloat): Nicholas Crocker

: Appointment with Drama: 3: Absence of Mind

A short story by John Keir Cross
Adapted for television by Ian Dallas

Mrs. Carpenter is an amiable and respectable woman. She plays her part in local affairs. To her friends, and in her own opinion, she is quite normal, even a little commonplace. The one catch is her memory. She is terribly absent-minded. On occasions she accentuates this failing; it makes her, she thinks, a little less ordinary. She is in no sense prepared for the trouble this absentmindedness has in store for her.


Author: John Keir Cross
Adapted by: Ian Dallas
Producer: Tony Richardson
Director: John Knight
Mrs. Maud Carpenter: Nora Nicholson
Mabel: Dorothy Dewhurst
Shop assistant: Margherita Parry

: Serpentine Regatta

Organised by the News of the World
A visit to the Serpentine, Hyde Park, to see some of the preliminary events in the Open Sprint Championships.


Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: Ronald Symonds
Commentator: Richard Burnell
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: Harding Finds Out

The fifth of a series of programmes in which Gilbert Harding answers questions put by viewers.
Investigators: Jacqueline MacKenzie and Peter Baker
Questions should be addressed to: 'Harding Finds Out', [address removed]


Presenter: Gilbert Harding
Investigator: Jacqueline MacKenzie
Investigator: Peter Baker
Producer: Rex Moorfoot

: 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
(Previously televised on July 4)


Director: Terry Ashwood
Producer: Howard Thomas

: Music for Romance

presents Peter Yorke and his Orchestra with Anne Shelton, Peter Darrell and Jenny Trevelyan.
See page 15


Musicians: Peter Yorke and his Orchestra
Singer: Anne Shelton
Dancer: Peter Darrell
Dancer: Jenny Trevelyan
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Presented by: Graeme Muir

: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
Chairman, Dingle Foot
Speakers: Derek Walker-Smith, M.P., The Rt. Hon. Hector McNeil, M.P., Gerald Nabarro, M.P., George Woodcock


Chairman: Dingle Foot
Speaker: Derek Walker-Smith
Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Hector McNeil
Speaker: Gerald Nabarro
Speaker: George Woodcock
Presented by: David Attenborough

: The Inquiring Mind

A life story of electrical engineers at work on everything from great hydro-generators to electronics.
[Starring] Edward Chapman
(A Verity film)


Producer: Oswald Skilbeck
Director: Seafield Head
[Actor]: Edward Chapman

: News

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