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: Greenwich Time Signal; The Burns and Allen Show: Uncle Harvey's Invention

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in another showing of the film Uncle Harvey's Invention


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: St. George's Parade of Queen's Scouts

(See above)

Her Majesty the Queen reviews the annual gathering at Windsor of Scouts from all over the United Kingdom

From the Quadrangle, Windsor Castle


Scene described by: Richard Dimbleby
Television Presentation: Antony Craxton

: 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
Research: Ken Smith
Producer: Bryan Sears

: BBC Welsh Orchestra

(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Beryl Kimber (violin), Julian Bream (guitar)
Programme introduced by Denis Matthews.
Before an invited audience in Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff


Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Philip Whiteway
Orchestra conductor: Rae Jenkins
Violinist: Beryl Kimber
Guitarist: Julian Bream
Presenter: Denis Matthews
Presented for television by: Dafydd Gruffydd

: The Scheldt

From the plains of Picardy where it rises the Scheldt follows a pastoral course through picturesque Flemish countryside. At Antwerp it passes the shipyards of one of the world's largest ports, and then broadens into the sea.
(A film)

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent by viewers.
The members this week are: Dr. Julian Huxley, F.R.S., Virginia Cowles, O.B.E., George Woodcock, C.B.E., Sir Colin Anderson
Question-Master, Hubert Gregg
Questions should be addressed to: "The Brains Trust", [address removed]


Panellist: Dr. Julian Huxley, F.R.S.
Panellist: Virginia Cowles, O.B.E.
Panellist: George Woodcock, C.B.E.
Panellist: Sir Colin Anderson
Question-Master: Hubert Gregg
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television

Circus on Strings
Martin Granger assisted by Heather Lea presents his "Circus on Strings".

Children's International Newsreel

Rex Milligan: 2: The Unexploded Rumour
by Anthony Buckeridge.
(Anthony Marlowe is appearing in 'Sailor Beware' at the Strand Theatre, London)

Sunday at Six
The Rev. Paul Morton-George, with the help of a film, completes the story of the making of the Bible.

(to 18.05)


Puppeteer (Circus on Strings): Martin Granger
Assisted by (Circus on Strings): Heather Lea
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
Mr. Hunter, Headmaster of Sheldrake Grammar: Anthony Sharp
Policeman: Peter Welch
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

: Greenwich Time Signal; In the Face of Jeopardy

In this film about Douglas Crane, who runs a tin mine in Malaya, you see the problems that face him and Ah Sin, his Chinese servant, as the result of an attempt by terrorists on his life.


Subject: Douglas Crane
Subject: Ah Sin

: This is Your Life

Eamonn Andrews says This is Your Life to tonight's principal subject in a programme devised by Ralph Edwards.
Written by Gale Pedrick.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Programme deviser: Ralph Edwards
Writer: Gale Pedrick
Music: James Turner
Conductor: Eric Robinson
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: Arrow to the Heart

A television play based on the novel by Albrecht Goes.
Written and produced by Rudolph Cartier.
With additional dialogue by Nigel Kneale.
The action takes place between 6.0 p.m. and 8.0 a.m. in the little garrison town of Proskurow in the German-occupied Ukraine in January 1943
(see facing page)


Writer/Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Additional dialogue: Nigel Kneale
Based on the novel by: Albrecht Goes
The Padre: Robert Harris
The Courier-Pilot: Ian Colin
Reception Officer: Trevor Reid
Major Kartuschke, Legal Officer: Cyril Shaps
Lieutenant Ernst: Eric Lander
Legal Orderly: John Scott
The Corporal in charge of the Officers' Transit Billet: John Cazabon
Sentry: Frank Pemberton
Sergeant-Major Mascher, guard at the military prison: Thomas Gallagher
Private Baranowski: Martin Starkie
The General, Commander-in-Chief of the German Forces in the Ukraine: William Devlin
Captain Brentano: John van Eyssen
Sister Melanie: Sarah Lawson
Army Doctor: Vernon Smythe
Liuba: Vera Fusek
Flight Captain Fubrmann: Peter Fontaine
Prisoner: John Baker
Prisoner: Brian Kendrick
Prisoner: Charles Brody
Prisoner: Victor Hughes
Prisoner: Richard Wharton
Prisoner: Sheldon Allen
Prisoner: Barry Foster
Prisoner: Lane Meddick
Prisoner: Ian Wilson

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Nigel Kneale 18 December 2016

: Sir Gerald Kelly Remembers: 1: Early Days

Six films in which Sir Gerald Kelly, K.C.V.O., past President of the Royal Academy, recalls some of his early experiences.
Sir Gerald Kelly made his television debut in January 1953, when as President of the Royal Academy he led BBC Outside Broadcast cameras through the famous galleries at Burlington House during the Winter Exhibition of Dutch Art. His impact on viewers was immediate and considerable.
At 9.45 tonight he appears in the first of six films in which he talks of his early days as a painter in Paris, and about some of the notable people with whom he came into contact there. The stirring of his memory has resulted in a spate of reminiscences about people and circumstances - meetings with Cezanne, Rodin, Monet, and others - told with affection and without notes, freely and spontaneously.
The films were made in Sir Gerald's studio. Around him in his workshop are massed the paraphernalia of his craft, the air is fragrant with the perfume of linseed oil, and turpentine, and he sits, comfortable in his painting overall, unfinished portraits pushed aside, and just talks.


Presenter: Sir Gerald Kelly
Photographed by: Terry Hunt
Recorded by: Norman Allen
Editor: Leonard Trumm
Producer: Bill Duncalf

: Music at Ten: Marie-Therese Fourneau


Pianist: Marie-Therese Fourneau
Presented by: Patricia Foy

: Time for Prayers

Conducted by Donald Miller.


Prayers conducted by: Donald Miller

: News Summary; The Weather and Close Down

The copyright of the painting of the Queen by Pietro Annigoni shown with the National Anthem at the end of television transmission is reserved by "The Times"

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