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: Weekly Review

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

: Concert Hour

Light orchestral music played by the BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead)
Conducted by Vilem Tausky
Marina de Gabarain (mezzo-soprano)
Douglas Swallow (saxophone)
Introduced by Antony Hopkins.
From the BBC's North Regional studio, The Milton Hall, Manchester.


Musicians: BBC Northern Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Reginald Stead
[Orchestra] conducted by: Vilem Tausky
Mezzo-Soprano: Marina de Gabarain
Saxophonist: Douglas Swallow
Presenter: Antony Hopkins
Presented by: Gordon Thorne

: I Married Joan

[Starring] Joan Davis in the film I Married Joan
Joan's efforts to provide a suitor for her aunt nearly involve her husband in a heavy financial loss.


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon.
The members this week are: Dr. J. Bronowski, Wendy Hiller, Commander A. B. Campbell, Alan Bullock
Question-Master, Hugh Ross Williamson
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: Dr. J. Bronowski
Panellist: Wendy Hiller
Panellist: Commander A. B. Campbell
Panellist: Alan Bullock
Question-Master: Hugh Ross Williamson
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television

Cabby tells of the one big difference between his Bessie and all other taxis.
Written and told by David Kossoff.

Children's Newsreel

St. Ives: 4 - The Two Viscounts
A play in six parts from the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Adapted for television and produced by Rex Tucker.
St. Ives, a French prisoner-of-war in Edinburgh Castle in the year 1813, accidentally kills another prisoner, Goguelat, in a duel. He is told by a lawyer, Mr. Romaine, that a fortune awaits him if he can reach Amersham Place, his uncle's house in Buckinghamshire. He escapes from the Castle and makes his way to Amersham Place, where Romaine joins him.

Sunday at Six
George Cansdale, with the help of a film, shows the wonder of a bat's 'radar equipment'.

(to 18.05)


Writer/storyteller (Cabby): David Kossoff
Author (St. Ives): Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapter/producer (St. Ives): Rex Tucker
Designer (St. Ives): John Cooper
St Ives: William Russell
Mr Romaine: Arthur Young
Alain: Douglas Wilmer
The Count: Carl Jaffe
Rowley: Robert Scroggins
Mrs McRankine: Edna Petrie
Flora: Noelle Middleton
Other parts played by: William Thornley
Other parts played by: Peter Diamond
Other parts played by: Maria Hanson
Other parts played by: Bart Allison
Other parts played by: Kim Grant
Other parts played by: Bernard Dudley
Presenter (Sunday at Six): George Cansdale

: This Is Your Life

Written by Gale Pedrick.
Eamonn Andrews says This is Your Life to tonight's principal subject in a programme devised by Ralph Edwards.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Programme deviser: Ralph Edwards
Writer: Gale Pedrick
Music written by: James Turner
[Music] conducted by: Eric Robinson
Production: T. Leslie Jackson

: Sunday-Night Theatre: Idiot's Delight

by Robert Emmet Sherwood.
Henry Sherek presents Idiot's Delight
[Starring] Robert Beatty and Mai Zetterling


Writer: Robert Emmet Sherwood
Producer: Victor Menzies
Composer: John Hotchkis
Choreography: Leslie Roberts
Designer: Reece Pemberton
Dumptsy: John Ruddock
Orchestra leader: Eugene Pini
Pianist: Jimmy Bailey
Saxophonist: Billie Allen
Drummer: Tommy Blades
Donald Navadel: Philip Keatley
Pittatek: Dino Galvani
Auguste: Michael Rittermann
Captain Kirvlin: Anton Diffring
Dr Waldersee: Martin Miller
Mr Cherry: Owen Holder
Mrs Cherry: Margaret Anderson
Harry Van: Robert Beatty
Shirley: Wyne Gray
Beulah: Janet Moss
Bebe: Virginia Buckland
Francine: Ann Taylor
Elaine: Jackie Joyner
Edna: Mary Mitchell
Major: Robert Rietty
Officers: Peter MacArte
Officers: Tony Thornton
Officers: Michael Partridge
Officers: James Bullock
Quillery: Alec McCowen
Achille Weber: Gerard Heinz
Irene: Mai Zetterling

: Stranger than Fiction: Have you ever seen a witch's stone?

The third film of a series about the mysterious and the unusual shows that such curiosities can exist.

: Music at Ten: Ballet en Bleu

[Starring] Stars of the Paris Grand Opera

The Bluebird Pas de Deux
with Christine Vaussard and Jean Paul Andreani.

Rhapsody in Blue
with Monique Bianchi, Michel Descombey, Pierre Auburtin and Miles J. Dubarry, C. Motte, B. Poncet, Mm. M. Dussaigne, A. Labis. S. Reynald.

A section of the London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Granville Jones)
Conducted by John Hollingsworth
Zandel Skolowsky (piano), Gervase de Peyer (clarinet)


Music (The Bluebird Pas de Deux): Tchaikovsky
Choreography (The Bluebird Pas de Deux): Petipa
Dancer (The Bluebird Pas de Deux): Christine Vaussard
Dancer (The Bluebird Pas de Deux): Jean Paul Andreani
Music (Rhapsody in Blue): George Gershwin
Choreography/dancer (Rhapsody in Blue): Michel Descombey
Dancer (Rhapsody in Blue): Monique Bianchi
Dancer (Rhapsody in Blue): Pierre Auburtin
Dancer (Rhapsody in Blue): Miles J. Dubarry
Dancer (Rhapsody in Blue): C. Motte
Dancer (Rhapsody in Blue): B. Poncet
Dancer (Rhapsody in Blue): Mme. M. Dussaigne
Dancer (Rhapsody in Blue): A. Labis.
Dancer (Rhapsody in Blue): S. Reynald
Musicians: A section of the London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Granville Jones
[Orchestra] conducted by: John Hollingsworth
Pianist: Zandel Skolowsky
Clarinetist: Gervase de Peyer
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Director: Charles R. Rogers
Producer: Christian Simpson

: Master of the House?

As another week begins the Rev. Harry Whitley comes into your home to suggest how a man can be the true head of his house.


Presenter: The Rev. Harry Whitley

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