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: Greenwich Time Signal; The Burns and Allen Show: The Raccoon Coat

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Talk of Many Things

Richard Attenborough and his guests Talk of Many Things.
An informal discussion of people, places, and events between friends who have been invited to drop in after lunch.


Presenter: Richard Attenborough
Director: Russell Turner
Producer: Bryan Sears
Researcher: Ken Smith

: Concert Hour

BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon)
Conducted by Gilbert Vinter
Colin Horsley (piano)
From the BBC's Midland television studios


Musicians: BBC Midland Light Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: James Hutcheon
[Orchestra] conducted by: Gilbert Vinter
Pianist: Colin Horsley
Presented by: David Martin
Presented by: Peter Haysom Craddy

: I Married Joan

[Starring] Joan Davis in the film series I Married Joan


Joan Stevens: Joan Davis

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent by viewers.
The members this week are Dr. Julian Huxley, Joyce Grenfell, Alan Bullock, John Betjeman.
Question-Master, Alan Melville
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: Dr. Julian Huxley
Panellist: Joyce Grenfell
Panellist: Alan Bullock
Panellist: John Betjeman
Question-Master: Alan Melville
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television

David Kossoff as "Cabby" tells of further adventures with Bessie his taxi, which is different from any other taxi.

Children's International Newsreel

Jesus of Nazareth: Part 7
A cycle of eight plays on the life of Our Lord.
Written and produced by Joy Harington.

(to 18.00)


Cabby: David Kossoff
Writer/producer (Jesus of Nazareth): Joy Harington
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

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

: Sunday-Night Theatre: The Return

by Bridget Boland.
Adapted for television by Vincent Tilsley.
[Starring] Flora Robson, William Devlin and Helen Haye
The action of the play takes place in the Convent parlour of an order of enclosed nuns and in the Swithins' flat in London.


Author: Bridget Boland
Adapter: Vincent Tilsley
Producer: Harold Clayton
Designer: Richard Wilmot
The Prioress: Helen Haye
The Chaplain: William Devlin
Sister Agatha: Flora Robson
A porteress: Coral Fairweather
Angela Swithin: Jane Griffiths
Peter Swithin: William Lucas
Cyril Plummer: Roy Malcolm

: The Way of a River

A film following the course of the River Clyde. From its source in quiet hillsides it passes the noisy shipyards of Glasgow and the holiday Islands in its estuary, before widening into the sea.


Photography: Ken Higgins
Producer: Geoffrey Baines

: Music at Ten: Pierre Fournier (cello)

At the piano, Ernest Lush

Pierre Fournier was born in Paris in 1906 and graduated with the highest distinction from the Paris National Conservatoire where from 1941 to 1949 he was professor of the master class In the violoncello. He has travelled widely In Europe. North and South America. South Africa and the Far East and has an international reputation as one of the outstanding cellists of today He also has a second reputation In the field of chamber music and with Solomon and the violinist Francescatti formed the Edinburgh Festival trio last year. Fournier's immense repertoire Includes concertos, sonatas and classical pieces: among contemporary composers Martinu and Poulenc have dedicated works to him.


Cellist: Pierre Fournier
Pianist: Ernest Lush
Presented by: Christian Simpson

: Easter - What will it mean to you?

The Rev B. Arthur Shaw, Minister of Hinde Street Methodist Church, talks it over with three students who are members of the London University Methodist Society.


Presenter: The Rev. B. Arthur Shaw

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