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: Concert Hour

Pierino Gamba conducts the London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Granville Jones)
Peter Katin (piano)
Introduced by Antony Hopkins.
The first of a regular series of Sunday afternoon concerts.
See facing page


Presenter: Antony Hopkins
Musicians: The London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Granville Jones
Conductor: Pierino Gamba
Pianist: Peter Katin
Presented by: Antony Craxton

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent by viewers.
The members this week are: Julian Huxley, F.R.S., George Edwards, C.B.E., John Nicholas, Peter Brook, Paul Bennett, V.C.
Question-Master, Hugh Ross Williamson
Questions should be addressed to: "The Brains Trust", [address removed]
Howard Thomas writes on page 3


Panellist: Julian Huxley
Panellist: George Edwards
Panellist: John Nicholas
Panellist: Peter Brook
Panellist: Paul Bennett
Question-Master: Hugh Ross Williamson
Arranged by: Howard Thomas
Presented by: John Furness

: Children's Television

Sooty on Holiday: 3: Sooty to the Rescue
Harry Corbett and his family see a mock naval battle. Sweep nearly gets sunk-but Sooty saves the day.
(A BBC Telefilm)
(Harry Corbett and Sooty are in "Family Fun" at the Floral Hall, Scarborough)

Children's Newsreel

The Prince and the Pauper: 3 - The Beggars
by Mark Twain.
Adapted by Rhoda Power.

Prince Edward, son of Henry VIII, and Tom Canty, the beggar are as alike as two peas. For fun, the prince changes clothing with Tom, and the two boys are mistaken for each other. The prince is chased from the palace and seized by John Canty, Tom's father.
Meanwhile Henry VIII dies, and Tom is hailed as King. Everyone thinks he has gone mad because he seems unable to remember his princely duties. John Canty thinks the same of Edward.
Tom rather enjoys the change, but Edward has a miserable time till a certain Miles Hendon, who thinks him a poor little mad beggar, befriends him and takes him to an inn. Miles goes out for a few minutes, leaving Edward asleep. He returns to find the bed empty. Where is Edward?

(to 18.00)


Puppeteer (Sooty on Holiday): Harry Corbett
Author (The Prince and the Pauper): Mark Twain
Adapter (The Prince and the Pauper): Rhoda Power
Producer (The Prince and the Pauper): Dorothea Brooking
Designer (The Prince and the Pauper): Gordon Rowland
King Edward VI: Tegid Wyn Jones
Tom Canty: Dwyryd Wyn Jones
Hugo, a beggar: Harry Landis
John Canty: Colin Douglas
Ruffler, Chief of the beggars: Harold Jamieson
The Beggars - Patch Eye: Jack MacGowran
The Beggars - Doxy: Gladys Spencer
The Beggars - Tramp: Dafydd Havard
Lord Hertford: James Raglan
Lord St John: Seymour Green
Whipping boy: Hale Hambleton
A sheriff: Christopher Hodge
A prisoner: Peter Grisewood
Old wayfarer: Frank Foster
Hermit: Leslie Frith
Miles Hendon: Alan Edwards

: Find the Link

In the chair, Kenneth Horne
Josephine Douglas, Carole Carr, Bruce Seton, David Tomlinson finding the links between the challengers.
Special investigators, Pauline Forrester and Larry Forrester


Chairman: Kenneth Horne
Panellist: Josephine Douglas
Panellist: Carole Carr
Panellist: Bruce Seton
Panellist: David Tomlinson
Special investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special investigator: Larry Forrester
Presented by: Duncan Wood

: Sunday-Night Theatre: Indoor Sport

A new American comedy by Jack Perry.
[Starring] Brian Reece, Barbara Murray and Harriette Johns
The action takes place in the New York apartment of Gary and Sheila Madison.

Gary Madison, one of the roving kind by nature and a foreign correspondent by profession, has spent most of the six years of his marriage travelling the globe in pursuit of 'copy' while his wife, Sheila, has remained impatiently at home in New York. He is due back, as the play opens, from a year or so in the Orient-a period during which Sheila, exposed to the loneliness and temptations of big-city life, has allowed her low spirits to sabotage her usual high fidelity. Gary walks in breezily to ignite an explosive domestic situation and a brash, wise-cracking comedy of American manners. - Kenneth A. Hurren
Tonight at 8.15


Writer: Jack Perry
Producer: Douglas Allen
Designer: John Cooper
Sheila Madison: Barbara Murray
Maggie Closky: Bessie Love
Ellen Harridge: Harriette Johns
Gary Madison: Brian Reece
Chip Reegan: Alan Tilvern
Jefferson Connally III: Dan Cunningham

: Christ Did Not Stop at Eboli

This film tells of the struggle in southern Italy against illiteracy and ignorance. It depicts day-today life in a village in the region to the south of Eboli, beyond which, according to the old Italian saying, Christ did not go.
See facing page

: Music at Ten

Ralph Kirkpatrick (harpsichord) with a String Ensemble.


Harpsichordist: Ralph Kirkpatrick
Director: Geraint Jones
Presented by: Christian Simpson

: Time for Prayers

conducted by the Rev. B. L. Spurgin.
followed by News Summary and Weather Report


Conductor: The Rev. B. L. Spurgin

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