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: 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

: Patricia Burke and Roger Dann

Fifteen minutes of Anglo-French songs.
(Patricia Burke and Roger Dann are appearing in 'Romance in Candlelight' at the Piccadilly Theatre, London)
See facing page


Singer: Patricia Burke
Singer: Roger Dann
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/Music: Maria Bird

: Film Time

Film Profile of Margaret Lockwood
Margaret Lockwood, in an interview with Peter Haigh, introduces scenes from her well-known films: "The Lady Vanishes", "The Stars Look Down", "The Wicked Lady", and her latest film "Cast a Dark Shadow".
(By arrangement with the J. Arthur Rank Organisation, Grand National Pictures, and Eros Films)

Disneyland: Operation Undersea
In this film Walt Disney introduces photographers and technicians who worked on "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea", and shows some of their difficulties.


Interviewee (Film Profile): Margaret Lockwood
Interviewer (Film Profile): Peter Haigh
Presented by (Film Profile): Alan Sleath
Presenter (Disneyland): Walt Disney

: Children's Television

The Friday Western: Texas Trail
For older children
Hopalong Cassidy and 'Gabby' Hayes are given the job of finding horses for 'Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders'. Crooks try to discredit the friends by introducing branded horses among the wild ones. Hopalong foils the plan and is appointed Lieutenant in the Rough Riders.
See facing page

Down in the Forest
A film about baby kangaroos at play.

(to 18.00)

: Looking at Cardiff

(See above)

This week Cardiff celebrates its fiftieth anniversary as a city. With the aid of film, BBC outside broadcast cameras, and the 'Roving Eye', viewers visit the docks and dockland, the main shopping centres, the floodlit buildings of the civic centre, and the castle.
Film sequences by the BBC Television Film Unit
at 7.20


Script: Harry Green
Narrator: John Darran
Commentator: Alun Williams
Producer: Dafydd Gruffydd

: Forces' Requests

Josephine Douglas invites you to meet men and women of H.M. Forces serving overseas and to hear their musical requests for the people at home.
The requests come from Berlin and are answered by: Carole Carr with Bruce Trent,
Tutte Lemkow, Ann Lascelles, Kirk Stevens, The Northerners, Forces' Requests Orchestra.
Directed by George Clouston


Presenter: Josephine Douglas
Singer: Carole Carr
Singer: Bruce Trent
Dancer: Tutte Lemkow
Dancer: Ann Lascelles
Singer: Kirk Stevens
Performers: The Northerners
Musicians: Forces' Requests Orchestra
[Orchestra] directed by: George Clouston
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Josephine Douglas

: Puzzle Corner

Introduced by Ronnie Waldman.
This week's viewer competitor from Dudley, Worcestershire including Which Year? with Edna Savage, Gene Baxter, Pamela Harrington, Harry Naughton, The George Mitchell Four.

Viewers who live in Dudley are invited to place this copy of Radio Times in their window by noon today if they wish to offer themselves as the viewer competitor.


Presenter: Ronnie Waldman
Singer (Which Year?): Edna Savage
Singer (Which Year?): Gene Baxter
Dancer (Which Year?): Pamela Harrington
Dancer (Which Year?): Harry Naughton
Singers (Which Year?): The George Mitchell Four
Choreographer: Daphne Kiernander
Material: Dennis Yates
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Orchestrations: Malcolm Lockyer
Producer: Walton Anderson

: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion.
Speakers: The Hon. John Hare, O.B.E., M.P., Wilfred Fienburgh M.P., Kenneth Younger, M.P., Julian Amery, M.P.
Chairman, Frank Byers


Speaker: The Hon John Hare
Speaker: Wilfred Fienburgh
Speaker: Kenneth Younger
Speaker: Julian Amery
Chairman: Frank Byers
Presented by: Rex Moorfoot

: International Jumping

The concluding stages of an international horse jumping competition held at the Palais des Sports, Paris.
Presented by the French Television Service


Commentator (in Paris): Dorian Williams

: The Burns and Allen Show: Flying Lessons

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen

George sends for a plane to ease a door, and naturally Gradcie's thoughts quickly take wings.


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Music in View

Alec Robertson takes a look at your music programmes for the next fortnight.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Presenter: Alec Robertson

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