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: Weekly Review

A record of the week's film pictures from News and Newsreels.

: Concert Hour

BBC West of England Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frederick Lunnon)
Conductor, Frank Cantell
Daphne Spottiswoode (piano)
Introduced by Charles Brewer.


Musicians: BBC West of England Light Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Frederick Lunnon
[Orchestra] conductor: Frank Cantell
Pianist: Daphne Spottiswoode
Presenter: Charles Brewer
Presented by: Peter Bale

: Television Goes Flying

Airborne with the Royal Air Force
An edited telerecording of the broadcast of August 27 in which live Outside Broadcast cameras for the first time joined the crew of a Varsity aircraft.


Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Presented by: Alan Chivers

: I Married Joan

[Starring] Joan Davis
First of a series of comedy films.
See facing page


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent by viewers.
The members this week are: Julian Huxley F.R.S., Peter Masefield, Marghanita Laski, G. J. Renier.
Question-Master, Hugh Ross Williamson
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: Julian Huxley
Panellist: Peter Masefield
Panellist: Marghanita Laski
Panellist: G. J. Renier
Question-Master: Hugh Ross Williamson
Arranged by: Howard Thomas
Presented by: John Furness

: Children's Television

Some more adventures of the Boxer puppy drawn by Tim.

Children's Newsreel

The Prince and the Pauper: 6: The Coronation
by Mark Twain
Adapted by Rhoda Power
Part Five of the serial left Tom Canty, the beggar, still in the Palace dressed in the clothes that should have been worn by the young King Edward VI.
Meanwhile the real King is hastening to London with his friend, Miles Hendon, who still has no notion that the boy is not the mad little pauper.

(to 18.00)


Artist (Bengo): Tim (William Timym)
Author (The Prince and the Pauper): Mark Twain
Adapted by (The Prince and the Pauper): Rhoda Power
Producer (The Prince and the Pauper): Dorothea Brooking
Wardrobe Supervisor (The Prince and the Pauper): Helen Malcolm
Designer (The Prince and the Pauper): Gordon Roland
King Edward VI: Tegid Wyn Jones
Tom Canty: Dwyryd Wyn Jones
First man: George Tovey
Second man: John Baker
Miles Hendon: Alan Edwards
Night-watchman: Frank Foster
Archbishop of Canterbury: Raymond Rollett
Lord Hertford: James Raglan
Lord St. John: Seymour Green
First halberdier: James Bulloch
Second halberdier: Harold Jamieson
Mistress Canty: Vera Cook
Officer: Ivan Owen

: This Is Your Life

A programme devised by Ralph Edwards and introduced by Eamonn Andrews.


Devised by: Ralph Edwards
Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: Sunday-Night Theatre: Mr. Maypole

A new comedy by R.J. Atkins.
Henry Sherek presents Mr. Maypole

The action of the play takes place in a flat over a public house in Hampstead and in the music pavilion of a country house in Sussex.
Time: the present

(Robert Urquhart appears by permission of Associated British Picture Corporation Limited)
See page 3


Author: R.J. Atkins
Producer: Alan Bromly
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Kashman: George Coulouris
Dewie: Sam Kydd
Eyelock: Tony Sympson
Maypole: Robert Urquhart
Jenners: Cameron Hall
Mollie: Jean Harvey
Sebastian Forge-Abbott: Philip Stainton
Hercules: Jack Newmark
Ruthena: Maureen Davis
Bennett: Carl Bernard
P.C. Ruffle: Richard Pearson
Peter Precious: Alan Townsend

: Person to Person: Bob Hope

Ed Murrow from New York, interviews Mr. Bob Hope and Mrs. Bob Hope and their family in their California home.
(Telerecorded by arrangement with Columbia Broadcasting System)
To be repeated on Tuesday at 4.45


Interviewer: Ed Murrow
Interviewee: Bob Hope
Interviewee: Mrs. Bob Hope [Dolores (DeFina) Reade]

: Music at Ten: Les Sylphides

A ballet by Fokine to the music of Chopin.
with Nina Vyroubova, (Premiere Danseuse Etoile), Youly Algaroff, (Premier Danseur Etoile)
with Patricia Dyer, Patricia Ashworth, Thelma Litster, Selena Wylie, Valda Briggs, Valerie Marsh, Selma Siegertsz, Marcia Walden, Alison Norwood, Sylvia Singleton, Naomi Ben-Ari, Sheila Alletson, Patricia Cassie, Olwen Haught.
A section of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
(Leader, Charles Taylor)
Conducted by John Hollingsworth

(Nina Vyroubova and Youly Algaroff appear by permission of the General Administrator of the Paris Opera; Julia Farron (of the Sadler's Wells Ballet) and the Covent Garden Orchestra appear by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)


Dancer: Nina Vyroubova
Dancer: Youly Algaroff
Dancer: Patricia Dyer
Dancer: Patricia Ashworth
Dancer: Thelma Litster
Dancer: Selena Wylie
Dancer: Valda Briggs
Dancer: Valerie Marsh
Dancer: Selma Siegertsz
Dancer: Marcia Walden
Dancer: Alison Norwood
Dancer: Sylvia Singleton
Dancer: Naomi Ben-Ari
Dancer: Sheila Alletson
Dancer: Patricia Cassie
Dancer: Olwen Haught
Musicians: A section of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Orchestra leader: Charles Taylor
Conductor: John Hollingsworth
Designer: Norman James
Production under the direction of: Madame Rambert
Presented by: Christian Simpson
Prelude: Julia Farron
Valse: Helen Constantine
Coryphees: Ann Horn
Coryphees: Gillian Martlew

: The Epilogue: The Way

Alan Gibson visits an exhibition in Bristol that shows the power of the Christian faith at work in the lives of well-known men and women.
(See page 7)


Presenter: Alan Gibson

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