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: Unveiling of the National Memorial Statue of his late Majesty King George VI

Sir George Wilkinson, BT, Chairman of the King George VI National Memorial Fund invites the Queen to unveil the Memorial. After the unveiling Her Majesty replies. Nigel Birch, O.B.E., M.P., Minister of Works accepts the Memorial on behalf of the Government.
From Carlton Gardens, overlooking the Mall.
at 10.50 a.m.
(to 11.30)


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby

: Information Desk

Viewers' Queries Answered
At the desk: Nan Winton and Peter Haigh
Introducing Elkan Allan's It's an Odd World


Presenter: Nan Winton
Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter (It's an Odd World): Elkan Allan
Devised by: George Campey
Producer: Christopher Doll

: Sally Ann Howes and Jacques Pills

Fifteen minutes of Anglo-French songs.
(Sally Ann Howes and Jacques Pills are appearing in 'Romance in Candlelight' at the Piccadilly Theatre, London)


Singer: Sally Ann Howes
Singer: Jacques Pills
Presented by: Charles R. Rogers

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC Telefilm)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Brown
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and Music: Maria Bird

: Film Time

Film Profile of David Lean
The well-known British film director, in an interview with Berkeley Smith, introduces scenes from his films: Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, Sound Barrier, Hobson's Choice, and his latest film Summer Madness.
(By arrangement with J. Arthur Rank Organisation and London Films)

Film Profile of Frank Lloyd
The celebrated American film director, in an illustrated interview with Alexander Moyes, introduces scenes from his films: Mutiny on the Bounty, Cavalcade, Under Two Flags, and his latest film The Last Command.
(By arrangement with M.G.M.. Twentieth Century-Fox, and Republic Pictures)


Interviewee (Film Profile of David Lean): David Lean
Interviewer (Film Profile of David Lean): Berkeley Smith
Presented by (Film Profile of David Lean): Alan Lawson
Interviewee (Film Profile of Frank Lloyd): Frank Lloyd
Interviewer (Film Profile of Frank Lloyd): Alexander Moyes
Presented by (Film Profile of Frank Lloyd): Alan Sleath

: Children's Television

The Friday Western: Dead Man's Shoe
The Range Rider finds a secret plan for a gold mine that belongs to a girl living on a nearby ranch. Bad men capture the plan, but the Range Rider foils the gang.

The Nelson Touch
One-hundred-and-fifty years ago today the British Fleet, commanded by Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson, won the Battle of Trafalgar, but Nelson was killed. This play in his honour tells how he took command of the Fleet.
Adapted by George Nash of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich and Naomi Capon from a play by David Scott Daniell.
Michael Aldridge is in Salad Days at the Vaudeville Theatre; Donald Eccles is in Kismet at the Stoll Theatre; Wolfe Morris is in The Teahouse of the August Moon at Her Majesty's Theatre, London)

(to 18.00)


Adapter (The Nelson Touch): George Nash
Adapter/producer (The Nelson Touch): Naomi Capon
Author (The Nelson Touch): David Scott Daniell
Designer (The Nelson Touch): Lawrence Broadhouse
Captain the Hon Henry Blackwood: Michael Aldridge
Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson: Barry Letts
Lord Barham, First Lord of the Admiralty: Laurence Hardy
William Marsden, Secretary of the Admiralty: Donald Eccles
William Pitt, the Prime Minister: Andre van Gyseghem
Captain Thomas M. Hardy: Norman Mitchell
Powder Monkey: Richard Palmer
Old Salt: Wolfe Morris
Bo'sun's Mate: Gilbert Vernon
Rear-Admiral Sir Robert Calder, BT: Eric Phillips
Lieutenant-John Pasco: David Aylmer

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today.
Introduced by Macdonald Hastings.


Presenter: Macdonald Hastings

: Ask Pickles

Wilfred Pickles invites you to Ask Pickles for the things you would like to see on your television screen.
Special investigators: Pauline and Larry Forrester


Presenter: Wilfred Pickles
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Special investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special investigator: Larry Forrester
Production: Brian Tesler

: Meet Jeanne Heal

You are invited to Meet Jeanne Heal and personalities who discuss with her a topic of her choice.


Presenter/interviewer: Jeanne Heal
Presented by: Michael Barsley

: It's Magic

David Nixon presents It's Magic
A miscellany of mystery with Paula Marshall, Howard de Courcy, The Great Marlo and a panel of guests to see fair play.


Presenter/magician: David Nixon
Assistant: Paula Marshall
Conjurer: Howard de Courcy
Magician: The Great Marlo
Orchestra directed by: George Clouston
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Starlight: Janet Brown


Performer: Janet Brown

: Battle of Trafalgar 150th Anniversary Dinner in the presence of H.M. The Queen

and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.
The Rt. Hon. J.P.L. Thomas, M.P., First Lord of the Admiralty, proposes the toast of Her Majesty the Queen. Her Majesty replies. Admiral Earl Mountbatten of Burma, K.G., First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, proposes the toast of "The Immortal Memory of Lord Nelson".
From the Painted Hall of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.


Commentator: Lieutenant-Commander Peter Scott, R.N.V.R. (Retd.)
Presented for television by: John Vernon

: News

: The Burns and Allen Show: The Prize Winner

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen
Gracie wins a television quiz programme -anyway, that's what she thinks.


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Facts and Figures

Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Prepared by: Frank Blackaby
Charts: Alfred Wurmser
Commentary: Leonard Miall
Presented by: Rex Moorfoot

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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