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: International Football: Scotland v. England

A BBC telerecording of the highlights of yesterday's match at Hampden Park, Glasgow.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Let's Make a Date

Brian Reece says Let's Make a Date.

The Song that Made the Star
with Edmund Hockridge.

Look who's Here
Up-to-date news and views from the world of entertainment.

Scored for the Screen
The theme music from the British Lion-Colin Lesslie Production "Charley Moon".

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

BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth


Presenter: Brian Reece
Singer (The Song that Made the Star): Edmund Hockridge
Musicians: BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Script: Jack Bradley
Script: Ray Davies
Editor: John Ammonds
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Concert Hour

Introduced and conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent.
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Zara Nelsova (cello)
Given before an invited audience in the BBC studios, Maida Vale, London
(Simultaneous broadcast with the Home Service)


Presenter/Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Paul Beard
Cellist: Zara Nelsova

: Rivers of Europe: The Gudena

The course of Denmark's largest river passes through scenery that was known and loved by Hans Andersen. A small bubbling stream becomes a quiet river leisurely flowing into a broad harbour and then to the sea.
(A film)

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent by viewers.
The members this week are Dr. J. Bronowski, Diana Reader Harris, Paul Jennings,
Professor David Smithers.
Question-Master, Hubert Gregg
Questions should be addressed to: "The Brains Trust", [address removed]


Panellist: Dr. J. Bronowski
Panellist: Diana Reader Harris
Panellist: Paul Jennings
Panellist: Professor David Smithers
Question-Master: Hubert Gregg
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television

Sooty: Sooty at the Potter's Wheel
with Harry Corbett.

Children's Newsreel

Rex Milligan: 1: Introducing Rex Milligan
by Anthony Buckeridge.
(Anthony Marlowe is appearing in 'Sailor Beware' at the Strand Theatre, London) Anthony Buckeridge writes on page 7

Sunday at Six: The Best Book in the World
The Rev. Paul Morton-George continues the story of the making of the Bible.

(to 18.05)


Puppeteer (Sooty): Harry Corbett
Writer (Rex Milligan): Anthony Buckeridge
Producer (Rex Milligan): Pharic MacLaren
Designer (Rex Milligan): Donald Horne
Film Cameraman (Rex Milligan): David Prosser
Film Editor (Rex Milligan): John Pullen
Rex Milligan: Paul Streather
Jigger Johnson: Anthony Bryant
J.O. Stagg: Anthony Valentine
Alfie Cutforth: William Simonds
Spikey Andrews: Wilfrid Downing
Bubblegum Tucker: Melvyn Hayes
Mr Milligan: Anthony Marlowe
Mrs Milligan: Margaret Ward
Mr Hunter, Headmaster of Sheldrake Grammar: Anthony Sharp
Also taking part: Ivan Davis
Also taking part: Roger Page
Also taking part: James Warren
Also taking part: Graham Pyle
Also taking part: David Higson
Also taking part: Christopher Sandford
Presenter (Sunday at Six): The Rev. Paul Morton-George

: Jesus of Nazareth

Some of those concerned, both as producers and viewers, in the recent BBC Television cycle of plays on the life of Christ, discuss questions arising from the series.
Chairman, C.A. Joyce
Joy Harington, writer of the script of "Jesus of Nazareth"
The Rev. Robert Walton, Religious adviser
Miss B. L. Hill, Headmistress of Erdington Girls' Grammar School, Birmingham
Mrs. Emrys-Jones, J.P., A member of the Mother's Union
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Chairman: C. A. Joyce
Panellist: Joy Harington
Panellist: The Rev. Robert Walton
Panellist: Miss B. L. Hill
Panellist: Mrs. Emrys-Jones

: Interlude

: The Max Wall Show

Max Wall invites you to join him in half an hour of music and laughter.
This week's guests: Larry Adler and Bob Hammond with his feathered friends.


Presenter/comedian: Max Wall
Harmonica player: Larry Adler
Guest: Bob Hammond
Orchestra under the direction of: Eric Robinson
Director: John Street
Producer: George Inns

: Sunday-Night Theatre: The Seat Of The Scornful

A television mystery play by Ted Allan.
Based on the novel by John Dickson Carr.
[Starring] Basil Sydney and Finlay Currie
The action of the play takes place in Tawnish, a fictitious seaside village


Author: John Dickson Carr
Adapter: Ted Allan
Producer: Alvin Rakoff
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Cynthia Lee: Jacqueline Hill
Tony Morell: William Lucas
Sir Charles Hawkins: Gordon Bell
Jane Tennant: Patricia Marmont
Streeter: Graham Leaman
Mr Justice Ireton: Basil Sydney
Frederick Barlow: William Franklyn
Clerk: Percy Cartwright
Foreman: Dennis Edwards
Judge: Jefferson Clifford
Dr Gideon Fell: Finlay Currie
Joan: Rosemary Frankau
Ted: Frank Pendlebury
Edward Lypiatt: John Franklyn
Mr Appleby: Peter Elliott
Florence Swan: Jennifer Phipps
Dr Meadows: Neil Wilson
P.C. Weems: Alfred Burke
Inspector Graham: Arnold Bell

: Out of the Blue

Tyrone Power introduces Out of the Blue, featuring the 751st United States Air Force Band, Conductor, Chief Warrant Officer (First Class) Louis Kriebel
(By permission of Major-General Roscoe C. Wilson, Commander, Third Air Force)


Presenter: Tyrone Power
Musicians: 751st United States Air Force Band
Conductor: Chief Warrant Officer (First Class) Louis Kriebel
Musical arrangements: Arthur Wilkinson
Musical arrangements: Erik Leidzen
Presented by: Jess Yates

: Inside the Kremlin

A new U.S.S.R. film showing the art treasures and architecture of the many churches and palaces within the Kremlin walls.
Introduced by Cyril Ray Formerly correspondent of the Sunday Times in Moscow


Presenter: Cyril Ray
Presented by: Donald Baverstock

: Over the Hill

A film showing the story of the life of the refugee and what the Church is doing to help him rebuild it.
Every day hundreds of refugees are on the move or endure a seemingly pointless existence in camps. Many have no hope and look into the future with fear.
This film was made for the Inter-Church Aid and Refugee Service of the British Council of Churches, and filmed in Germany during the closing months of 1955 to show the situation in that and other countries.

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