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: Greenwich Time Signal; Royal Journeys

A film review of some of the journeys of 1955 made by the Royal Family overseas and across the Scottish and Welsh borders of the United Kingdom.
(A BBC Television Film)

: Hollywood Hit Parade

Scenes from some of the film musicals produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer during the last twenty-six years, including: "The Broadway Melody", "Cuban Love Song", "Peg O' My Heart", "Naughty Marietta", "The Great Ziegfeld", "New Moon", "Meet me in St. Louis", "Anchors Aweigh", "Easter Parade", "On the Town", "Annie Get Your Gun", "An American in Paris", "Singin' in the Rain", "The Band Wagon", "Kiss Me. Kate" and their latest musical "It's Always Fair Weather".
Among the stars are Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Judy Garland, Jack Buchanan, Gene Kelly, Vera Ellen and Frank Sinatra.
(By arrangement with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Ltd.)


Introductions: Bruce Wyndham
Compiled by: Graham Woodford
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon.
The members this week are: Dr. J. Bronowski, Noel Annan, O.B.E., Glyn Daniel, Mrs. Mary Stocks
Question-Master, Alan Melville
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: Dr. J. Bronowski
Panellist: Noel Annan
Panellist: Glyn Daniel
Panellist: Mary Stocks
Question-Master: Alan Melville
Producer: John Furness

: I Married Joan

[Starring] Joan Davis in the film I Married Joan
Brad's Uncle Edgar is a Don Juan, but Joan's attempts to reform him only result in further intrigues.


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: Children's Television

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll.
Adapted for television from the play by Herbert M. Prentice.
Drawing by permission of Macmillan and Company
(Peter Bull is appearing in "Waiting for Godot" at the Criterion Theatre; Michael Morgan in "Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker" at the New Theatre; Jeremy Geidt in "May Fever" at the New Lindsey Theatre, London)

Sunday at Six
On New Year's Day the Rev. Paul Morton-George welcomes you to his church at Kenton.

(to 18.05)


Author (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland): Lewis Carroll
Adapter (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland): Herbert M. Prentice
Music (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland): Alfred Reynolds
Orchestra directed by (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland): James Turner
Mime and dances arranged by (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland): Paddy Ward
Designer (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland): Gordon Roland
Producer (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland): Peter Newington
Lewis Carroll: Barry Letts
Alice: Lisa Barnett
Alice's Sister: Tarn Bassett
White Rabbit: Michael Segal
Caterpillar: Charles Hawtrey
Old Father William: Billy Tweedlie
Young Man: Paddy Ward
Frog Footman: Patrick Newell
Fish Footman: Hugh Dickson
Duchess: Peter Bull
Cook: Sally Miles
Cat: Peter Hawkins
March Hare: Kenneth Connor
Dormouse: Catherine George
Mad Hatter: Patrick Cargill
Two: Jeremy Geidt
Five: Bruce Sharman
Seven: Michael Morgan
Queen of Hearts: Violet Gould
King of Hearts: Raymond Rollett
Knave of Hearts: Hugh Dickson
Executioner: Charles Wade
Gryphon: John Frankly
Mock Turtle: Miles Malleson
Others taking part: Desmond Scott
Others taking part: Philip Latham
Others taking part: Terence Bayler
Others taking part: Hugh Wills
Others taking part: Carole Shelley
Others taking part: Irene Corcoran
Others taking part: Gillian Muir
Others taking part: Pamela Binns
Others taking part: Cynthia Wilkins
Others taking part: Penelope Allen
Others taking part: Linda Coyne
Presenter (Sunday at Six): The Rev. Paul Morton-George

: Covenant Service

From the Methodist Church, Kenton, Middlesex; conducted by the Minister, the Rev. Paul Morton-George and the Rev. Basil Clutterbuck, General Secretary, Methodist Missionary Society.

Fill thou my life, O Lord my God (M.H.B. 604)
Lesson: St. John 15, vv. 1-8
The Invitation to the Covenant
An Act of Adoration
An Act of Thanksgiving
An Act of Confession
Let him to whom we now belong (M.H.B. 382)
The Covenant
When I survey the wondrous Cross (M.H.B. 182)
Holy Communion
Dear Lord and Father of mankind (M.H.B. 669)

(to 19.15 app.)


Service conducted by: The Rev. Paul Morton-George
Service conducted by: The Rev. Basil Clutterbuck
Organist: Raymond Suthren

: National Institute for the Deaf

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John Slater makes an appeal on behalf of the Television Fund of the National Institute for the Deaf.
at 7.45
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to John Slater, [address removed]

Deafness in one form or another affects the lives of two and a half million people in Britain. Fifty thousand are totally deaf and will never hear a sound in their lives.
To all these people sound radio means nothing as a medium of interest and pleasure. But Television is a medium they can follow, particularly the programmes which have a high visual content. Television sets have already been installed in some of the special schools for deaf children, Homes, Institutes, and Clubs for the Deaf all over the country. Many more are needed. One of the ambitions of the National Institute for the Deaf is to see all such places equipped with television. All contributions to the Appeal will be used for this purpose.


Presenter: John Slater

: 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 deviser: Ralph Edwards
Music: James Turner
Music conducted by: Eric Robinson
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: In Writing

A play of detection by Raymond Bowers.
[starring] Terence Morgan and Bernard Lee
The action takes place at the Clostins' house, off Knightsbridge in London.
(Terence Morgan appears by permission of George Minter Productions)

Clostin is not a pleasant man to have dealings with. He is agreeable enough to meet for he has charm and an easy manner. But he is in all things an opportunist, a schemer. He married for money, calculatingly, and for all his casual airs there is something calculating about everything he does. From the very beginning of tonight's play Clostin is planning something. For much of the time he is improvising, feeling his way, trying cleverly to find out what his wife Anne has in mind, where Peebles fits in, what Hurst has learnt from the others. And if this shrouds the play in mystery that is as it should be, for it is a play of detection, a subtle account of a battle of wits.


Writer: Raymond Bowers
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Clostin: Terence Morgan
Anne: Patricia Marmont
Peebles: Reginald Beckwith
Hurst: Bernard Lee
Dr. Bowman: John Stuart
Sergeant: John Howlett
Waitress: Rosemary Davis

: Stranger than Fiction

Have you ever seen a cottage cut in a rock?
This film, the seventh of a series about the mysterious and the unusual, shows that such curiosities exist.

: Music at Ten

presents the Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet in La Commedia.

A pantomime from The Lady and the Fool
with Kenneth Macmillan and Johaar Mosaval.

Les Patineurs
with Donald Britton, Sara Neil, Brenda Bolton, Maureen Bruce, Donald MacIeary, Yvonne English, Dorinda Brown and Susan Alexander, Joan Blakeney, Diane Forhan, Valerie Reece, Bryan Lawrence, David Harding, David Sheilds, Walter Trevor.
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Granville Jones)
Conducted by John Lanchbery


Choreography (The Lady and the Fool): John Cranko
Music (The Lady and the Fool): Verdi
Arr (The Lady and the Fool): Charles MacKerras
Dancer (The Lady and the Fool): Kenneth MacMillan
Dancer (The Lady and the Fool): Johaar Mosaval
Choreography (Les Patineurs): Frederick Ashton
Decor and costumes (Les Patineurs): William Chappell
Music (Les Patineurs): Meyerbeer
Arr (Les Patineurs): Constant Lambert
Dancer (Les Patineurs): Donald Britton
Dancer (Les Patineurs): Sara Neil
Dancer (Les Patineurs): Brenda Bolton
Dancer (Les Patineurs): Maureen Bruce
Dancer (Les Patineurs): Donald MacIeary
Dancer (Les Patineurs): Yvonne English
Dancer (Les Patineurs): Dorinda Brown
Dancer (Les Patineurs): Susan Alexander
Dancer (Les Patineurs): Joan Blakeney
Dancer (Les Patineurs): Diane Forhan
Dancer (Les Patineurs): Valerie Reece
Dancer (Les Patineurs): Bryan Lawrence
Dancer (Les Patineurs): David Harding
Dancer (Les Patineurs): David Sheilds
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Granville Jones
[Orchestra] conducted by: John Lanchbery
Producer: Margaret Dale

: Time for Prayers

Conducted by the Rev. B.L. Spurgin.


Conductor: The Rev. B.L. Spurgin

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