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: Greenwich Time Signal; Weekly Review

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

: Concert Hour

BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Led by James Hutcheon)
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter
Jacqueline Delman (soprano), Phyllis Sellick and Cyril Smith (two pianos) and the Choir of Waverley Grammar School, Birmingham.
From Queensbridge School, Birmingham.


Musicians: BBC Midland Light Orchestra
[Orchestra] led by: James Hutcheon
[Orchestra] conductor: Gilbert Vinter
Soprano: Jacqueline Delman
Pianist: Phyllis Sellick
Pianist: Cyril Smith
Singers: The Choir of Waverley Grammar School
Assistant producer: Peter Haysom Craddy
Producer: David Martin

: Sidney Harrison

talks about Smetana's opera "The Bartered Bride", scenes from which will be televised tomorrow evening, and introduces some of the artists taking part.


Presenter: Sidney Harrison

: I Married Joan

[Starring] Joan Davis
Circumstantial evidence erupts into the domestic affairs of the Judge and Joan.


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., Geoffrey Gorer, Hugh Ross Williamson, Marghanita Laski
Question-Master, Alan Melville
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: Julian Huxley
Panellist: Geoffrey Gorer
Panellist: Hugh Ross Williamson
Panellist: Marghanita Laski
Question-Master: Alan Melville
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television

Sooty: Sooty's Pantomime
with Harry Corbett.

Children's International Newsreel

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: 2: Bunter the Hypnotist
by Frank Richards.
[Starring] Gerald Campion
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on July 23)

Sunday at Six: "There was no room for them..."
The story of the Christmas crib.

(to 18.10)


Puppeteer (Sooty): Harry Corbett
Writer (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): Frank Richards
Director (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): Pharic MacLaren
Producer (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): Joy Harington
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Bob Cherry: Brian Roper
Skinner: Henry Davies
Snoop: Alaric Cotter
Harry Wharton: John Charlesworth
Frank Nugent: Peter Marden
Johnny Bull: Colin Campbell
Hurree Singh: Ronald Moodie
Mr. Quelch: Raf de La Torre
Lord Mauleverer: Anthony Valentine

: God Rest You Merry

In their medieval hall and wearing traditional costume the schoolboys of Chetham's Hospital, Manchester, celebrate the end of term and the coming of Christmas.
Introduced by Philip Robinson.
See page 7


Presenter: Philip Robinson
Musical Director: Gerald Littlewood
Presented by: William Cave

: 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.


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

: The Devil's General

Adapted for television from Robert Gore Brown's translation of the play by Carl Zuckmayer.
[Starring] Marius Goring

Scene 1: "The Infernal Machine" A private room in Otto's Restaurant in the fashionable quarter of Berlin (11.45 p.m.)
Scene 2: "Gallow's Grace":- A fortnight later, in General Harras's studio flat (4.0 p.m.)
Scene 3: "Damnation": Ten days later, in General Harras's office in an aircraft research station outside Berlin (7.0 a.m. and 4.0 p.m.)
See facing page


Author: Carl Zuckmayer
Translated by: Robert Gore Brown
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Harras, General of the Luftwaffe: Marius Goring
Korrianke, his driver: Michael Brennan
Colonel Friedrich Eilers, Leader of a fighter squadron: Ian Colin
Fighter pilot - Captain Pfundmayer: Hugh Moxey
Fighter pilot - Lieutenant Hartmann: John Stone
Sigbert von Mohrungen, President of the Ministry of Supply: Austin Trevor
His daughters - Anne Eilers: Isabel Dean
His daughters - Waltraut, called 'Putzchen': Naomi Chance
Baron Pflungk, of the German Foreign Office: Douglas Wilmer
Dr. Schmidt-Lausitz, of the Ministry for Propaganda: Cyril Shaps
Oderbruch, Technical Adviser to the Air Ministry: Rupert Davies
Olivia Geiss, actress: Margaretta Scott
Diddo Geiss her niece: Helena Hughes
Buddy Lawrence, an American journalist: Marvin Kane
Otto, restaurant owner: Scott Harrold
Waiter - Francois: Yves Chanteau
Waiter - Detlev: Gerik Schjelderup
First workman: John Rae
Second workman: Desmond Jordan
Police Commissar: Eric Lugg
An officer: Tom Clegg
Officers, Guests, Waiters and S.S. Guards: [artists uncredited]

: Christians Be Joyful

A festival of Christmas music from the Church of St. Gabriel the Archangel, Cricklewood with Robert Speaight and the Geraint Jones Singers and Orchestra
Conductor, Geraint Jones
Winifred Roberts and Marjorie Lavers (violins)
Opening Chorus from the Christmas Oratorio (Bach)
The Christmas Story: St. Luke 2, vv. 1-20
Carol: The Infant King
Thomas a Becket's Christmas Sermon from "Murder in the Cathedral" by T. S. Eliot
Slow movement from the Double Concerto in D minor (Bach)
"New Prince, New Pomp", by Robert Southwell
"Christmas Eve", by Christina Rossetti
Gloria in excelsis from Mass in B minor (Bach)


Reader: Robert Speaight
Singers: The Geraint Jones Singers
Conductor: Geraint Jones
Violinist: Winifred Roberts
Violinist: Marjorie Lavers
Presented by: Antony Craxton

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