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: Greenwich Time Signal; Sir Alexander Korda (1893-1956)

A film programme of his outstanding contribution to British films.
Introduced by Kenneth More.
Told by Charles Laughton, Robert Donat, Flora Robson, Margaretta Scott, Sir Ralph Richardson, Vivien Leigh, Muir Mathieson, Sir Carol Reed, Ann Todd, David Lean and concluded by Sir Laurence Olivier with scenes from some of his films: "The Private Life of Henry VIII", "The Ghost Goes West", "Things to Come", "Rembrandt", "Fire Over England", "Lady Hamilton", "The Fallen Idol", "The Third Man", "The Sound Barrier", "Summer Madness", and "Richard III".

(Scenes from the films televised by courtesy of London Film Productions, Ltd, who co-operated with the BBC in preparing the programme)
(To be repeated on Friday at 4.0)


Presenter: Kenneth More
Speaker: Charles Laughton
Speaker: Robert Donat
Speaker: Flora Robson
Speaker: Margaretta Scott
Speaker: Sir Ralph Richard
Speaker: Vivien Leigh
Speaker: Muir Mathie
Speaker: Sir Carol Reed
Speaker: Ann Todd
Speaker: David Lean
Speaker: Sir Laurence Olivier
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: The Burns and Allen Show: The Stolen Car

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Let's Make a Date

Brian Reece says Let's Make a Date.

The Song that Made the Star

Lee Lawrence with "Clue in View"
You too can be a detective.

Scored for the Screen
The theme and scene from a recent film.

The Better Half
A well-known comedian's wife introduces her husband.


Presenter: Brian Reece
Item presenter (Clue in View): Lee Lawrence

: The Brains Trust

The members this week are Begum Shaista S. Ikramullah, Dr. Julian Huxley,
Malcolm Muggeridge, Peter Fleming.
Question-Master, Alan Melville


Panellist: Begum Shaista S. Ikramullah
Panellist: Dr. Julian Huxley
Panellist: Malcolm Muggeridge
Panellist: Peter Fleming
Question-Master: Alan Melville
Producer: John Furness

: I Married Joan

Joan Davis in a film in this series.


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: Children's Television

Sooty: Sooty's All Star Variety
with Harry Corbett.

Children's Newsreel

Jesus of Nazareth: Part 4
A cycle of eight plays on the life of Our Lord.
Written and produced by Joy Harington.

(to 18.00)


Puppeteer (Sooty): Harry Corbett
Writer/Producer (Jesus of Nazareth): Joy Harington
Narrator (Jesus of Nazareth): John Glen
Religious Adviser (Jesus of Nazareth): Robert C. Walton
Designer (Jesus of Nazareth): Richard Henry
Film Cameraman (Jesus of Nazareth): Peter Sargent
Film Editor (Jesus of Nazareth): John Pullen
Jesus: Tom Fleming
Simon: Powys Thomas
Andrew: John Glen
James: Richard Grant
John: Michael Bryant
Matthew: Robert Gillespie
Philip: Philip Guard
Thomas: John Dunbar
Judas: Anthony Jacobs
Nathaniel Bartholomew: Hugh Dickson
Simon Zealot: Jack Stewart
James Alphaus: John Baker
Thaddeus: Alan Rolfe
Scribe: Robert Rietty
Pharisee: Derek Birch
A Stonemason: Victor Maddern
Mary: Gwendolyn Watford
Elder in the Synagogue: Michael Malnik
Elder in the Synagogue: John Paul
A young soldier: David Spenser

: The Max Wall Show

Max Wall invites you to join him in half-an-hour of music and laughter.


Comedian: Max Wall
Producer: George Inns

: The Whole Truth

A television play by Philip Mackie.
[Starring] Griffith Jones and Sarah Lawson
The action takes place at the Paultons' home in North-West London
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on July 17 1955)


Writer: Philip Mackie
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Deenie: Ellen Blueth
Lewis Paulton: Griffith Jones
Brenda Paulton: Sarah Lawson
Hugh Carliss: Michael Brill
Marion Gray: Margot Lorenz
Police Constable: Oswald Laurence
Det.Inspector Brett: Arnold Bell
Det.Sergeant Petty: John Howlett

: Stranger than Fiction: A water tap in a tree

Another film in a series about the unusual and the curious.

: Film Profile of Richard Burton

Including scenes from films televised by courtesy of British Lion Films and Twentieth Century-Fox
(Richard Burton appears by permission of the Directors of the Old Vic Trust Ltd)


Interviewee: Richard Burton
Interviewer: Peter Haigh
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Our Bible: how it came to us

Part 1 of Bible Background - a shortened version made by the British and Foreign Bible Society, of a longer film made in America.
Tonight's film tells the story of the Bible from New Testament times to the Middle Ages.
Part 2: March 18 followed by The Weather and Close Down

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