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: War in the Air: 14: The Unquiet Peace

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 deals with the tactical uses of air power in the years following the Second World War.
(Previously televised on February 7)


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.
Narrator: Robert Harris

: Fabian of Scotland Yard: Little Girl

[Starring] Bruce Seton
(Previously televised on March 12)
(to 16.00)


Inspector Robert Fabian: Bruce Seton

: Children's Television

The Pelicans and the Pirates: 3: The Mountain Lair
Written and produced by Desmond O'Donovan.
(The Bedlams are appearing in Bill Scott Gordon's 'Revels of 1955' at the Pavilion, Sandown)

Battle of Toyland
The display of the R.A.O.C. boys in the Grand Ring of the Royal Lancashire Agricultural Show at Blackpool.

(to 18.05)


Writer/Producer (The Pelicans and the Pirates): Desmond O'Donovan
Designer (The Pelicans and the Pirates): Eileen Diss
Shirley: Carole Lorimer
Bob: Anthony Lang
Bosun: John Gray
Captain Skillett: David Garth
Ribs: Michael Corcoran
Tallow: Clive Baxter
Blackdog: James de La Mare
Captain Hanger: Nigel Arkwright
Grappel: Anthony Newlands
Lofty: Michael Mulcaster
Scud: Desmond Montgomery
Reuben: Barry Barnett
The Pelicans: Johnny Morris
The Pelicans: Robert Harbin
The Pelicans: Terry James
The Pelicans: The Bedlams
The Pelicans: The Tait Trio
Commentator (Battle of Toyland): Bill Allenby

: Preview British Games: Great Britain v. Hungary

Organised by the News of the World incorporating an international match.
Organised by the British Athletics Board.


Commentator: Norris McWhirter
Commentator: Michael Henderson
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: Show Jumping: North of England Championships

From the Royal Lancashire Agricultural Show at Blackpool.


Commentator: Bill Allenby
Presented for television by: William Cave

: Fashion Spotlight

Robb and Lyn Curry discuss and illustrate autumn trends.


Presenter: Robb Curry
Presenter: Lyn Curry
Presented by: Paul Johnstone

: The World is Ours: 7 - Wealth from the Wilderness

Written by Ritchie Calder and Michael Orrom.
A series of documentary films on world problems that are the urgent concern of the United Nations.

To grow more food man is learning to tame the deserts. One of them, the Negev in Israel, is the location of this film.


Writer: Ritchie Calder
Writer: Michael Orrom
Photographed by: Kenneth Higgins
Editor: Ian Callaway
Narrator: James McKechnie
Producer: Norman Swallow
Director: Michael Orrom

: Music for Romance

presents Ron Goodwin and his Concert Orchestra with Edna Savage, The Peter Knight Singers and Adelaide Hall.
See page 15


Musicians: Ron Goodwin and his Concert Orchestra
Singer: Edna Savage
Singers: The Peter Knight Singers
Singer: Adelaide Hall
Presented by: Walton Anderson

: Press Conference

People who make the news face questions from the people who write the news.


Presented by: Rex Moorfoot

: Appointment with Drama: The Apollo of Bellac

by Jean Giraudoux.
Translated by Henry Mara.
[Starring] Denholm Elliott and Natasha Parry
(Denholm Elliott appears by permission of the British Lion Film Corporation)


Author: Jean Giraudoux
Translated by: Henry Mara
Producer: Tony Richardson
Porter: Gerald C. Lawson
Agnes: Natasha Parry
M. de Bellac: Denholm Elliott
Secretary General: Mark Dignam
President: Campbell Cotts
Secretary: Violet Gould
Teresa: Jane Henderson

: News

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