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: The Burns and Allen Show: The Trouble with Rumours

A second showing of the film.

: Let's Make a Date

Brian Reece says Let's Make a Date.

The Song that Made the Star
with Edna Savage.

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

Scored for the Screen
The theme music from the Paramount picture "The Vagabond King".

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

BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
(From the BBC's Manchester studio)


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

: Concert Hour

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


Presenter/Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Pianist: Gina Bachauer
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Paul Beard
Presented by: Philip Bate

: The Main

This film follows the course of the river Main, a journey of some three hundred miles from the Fir Mountains, past the vineyards of Franconia to industrial Frankfurt.

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent in by viewers.
The members this week are Dr. J. Bronowski, Marghanita Laski, The Earl of Harewood, Sir Compton Mackenzie.
Question-Master, Hubert Gregg
Questions should be addressed to: "The Brains Trust", [address removed]


Panellist: Dr. J. Bronowski
Panellist: Marghanita Laski
Panellist: Sir Compton Mackenzie
Question-Master: Hubert Gregg
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television

Sooty: Sooty the Waiter
with Harry Corbett.

Children's Newsreel

Rex Milligan: 3: The Land Yacht
A series of plays by Anthony Buckeridge.
(Anthony Marlowe is appearing in "Sailor, Beware" at the Strand Theatre, London)

Sunday at Six: The Best Book in the World
The Rev. B. J. Tidball of the British and Foreign Bible Society uses film and Bibles in many languages, to show you how "the best book" is distributed "in the world".

(to 18.05)


Puppeteer (Sooty): Harry Corbett
Writer (Rex Milligan): Anthony Buckeridge
Producer (Rex Milligan): Pharic MacLaren
Film cameraman (Rex Milligan): David Prosser
Film editor (Rex Milligan): John Pullen
Designer (Rex Milligan): Donald Horne
The Sheldrake Juniors: Rex Milligan: Paul Streather
The Sheldrake Juniors: Jigger Johnson: Anthony Bryant
The Sheldrake Juniors: J. O. Stagg: Anthony Valentine
The Sheldrake Juniors: Alfie Cutforth: William Simonds
The Tech Juniors: Spikey Andrews: Wilfrid Downing
The Tech Juniors: Bubblegum Tucker: Melvyn Hayes
The Tech Juniors: Mr Milligan: Anthony Marlowe
The Tech Juniors: Mrs Milligan: Margaret Ward
The Tech Juniors: Mr Johnson: Kenneth Edwards
The Tech Juniors: Mr Birkinshaw, master at Sheldrake Grammar: Jefferson Clifford
Others taking part: Esme Easterbrook
Others taking part: Roger Page
Others taking part: Glenna Wilson
Others taking part: Graham Pyle
Others taking part: Ivan Davis
Others taking part: James Warren
Others taking part: David Higson
Others taking part: Christopher Sandford
Presenter (Sunday at Six): The Rev. B. J. Tidball

: You're Asking These Questions

About your daily work, About bringing up your children, About your personal problems
You're asking them every day of industrial padre Bill Cattanach and day-school chaplain Donald MacDonald. Fraser McLuskey, to whom scores of you put questions after his recent People's Services in the Light Programme, introduces the speakers and discusses your difficulties with them.
(From the BBC's Edinburgh Studio)


Speaker: Bill Cattanach
Speaker: Donald MacDonald
Presenter: Fraser McLuskey

: Interlude

: The Max Wall Show

Max Wall invites you to join him in half an hour of music and laughter.
This week's guests: "Hutch", Pierre Bel


Presenter/comedian: Max Wall
Pianist/singer: "Hutch"
Juggler: Pierre Bel
Orchestra under the direction of: Eric Robinson
Director: John Street
Producer: George Inns

: Stagecoach

This film, accepted as a classic among Westerns, tells the story of an exciting and hazardous journey through the Arizona border country in the '80s.


Director: John Ford
The Ringo Kid: John Wayne
Dallas: Claire Trevor
Hatfield: John Carradine
Doc Boone: Thomas Mitchell
Buck: Andy Devine
Peacock: Donaid Meek
Lucy Mallory: Louise Platt
Lieut Blanchard: Tim Holt
Curly Wilcox: George Bancroft

: Royal Opera House: 1946-1956

The Covent Garden Theatre
"The Sleeping Beauty"
"The Magic Flute"
See facing page

: News Summary

: Reading the Bible

The Rev. E. H. Robertson shows some of the available aids to the reading and understanding of the Bible. He also talks about the work he is about to start in Geneva, as Study Secretary for the United Bible Societies.


Presenter: The Rev. E. H. Robertson

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