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: Greenwich Time Signal; My Friend Charles: Episode 1

A Francis Durbridge serial in six episodes.
[Starring] Stephen Murray
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on March 10)


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Producer: Alan Bromly
Dr. Howard Latimer: Stephen Murray
Nurse Kay: Anne Ridler
Grace Frobisher: Ena Moon
Geoffrey Windsor: Bryan Coleman
Frieda Veldon: Marianne Brauns
Laura James: Gillian Raine
Detective-Inspector Dane: John Arnatt
Walt Armstrong: Victor Brooks

: La Boheme

An opera by Giacomo Puccini.
From the novel by Henri Murger.
Adapted for television and produced by George R. Foa.
The action takes place in Paris, 1830
Part 1: In the attic; The Latin Quarter
Part 2: A gate of Paris; In the attic
A section of the Covent Garden Opera Chorus
(Chorus-Master. Douglas Robinson)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
(Led by Harold Parfitt)
Conducted by Edward Renton
There is an interval from 3.20-3.29
(A BBC telerecording of last Thursday's broadcast)


Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Illica and Giacosa
Author: Henri Murger
Adapter/producer: George R. Foa
Singers: A section of the Covent Garden Opera Chorus
Chorus-Master: Douglas Robinson
Musicians: London Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] led by: Harold Parfitt
[Orchestra] conducted by: Edward Renton
Repetiteur: William Reid
Rudolph a poet: Raymond Nilsson
Marcel, a painter: Thomas Hemsley
Schaunard a musician: Ronald MacOnaghie
Colline a philosopher: Forbes Robinson
Benbit a landlord: Edmund Donlevy
Alcindoro, a roue: Ivor Evans
Mimi: Heather Harper
Musetta: Louise Traill

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent by viewers.
The members this week are Virginia Cowles, Gwyn Thomas, Denis Mack Smith, Sir Ifor Evans.
Question-Master, Alan Melville
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: Virginia Cowles
Panellist: Gwyn Thomas
Panellist: Denis Mack Smith
Panellist: Sir Ifor Evans
Question-Master: Alan Melville
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television

Children's Television Club
Wilfred Pickles introduces another programme in which a group of young people meet in the "Children's Television Club".
This week the Club is held in Manchester.

The Dragon Embellishment
A play by Antony Brown.
Adapted for television from the story by Ernest Bramah.
(Gerald C. Lawson appears by permission of Jack Waller)

Sunday at Six: The birth of a butterfly
A film to show one of the marvels taking place in our gardens and the countryside at this time of year.
(The extract from the film of "God of Creation" is shown by arrangement with Fact and Faith Films, Ltd.)

(to 18.05)


Presenter (Children's Television Club): Wilfred Pickles
Designer (Children's Television Club): Kenneth Lawson
Presented by (Children's Television Club): Trevor Hill
Author (The Dragon Embellishment): Ernest Bramah
Adapted by (The Dragon Embellishment): Antony Brown
Production (The Dragon Embellishment): Rex Tucker
Designer (The Dragon Embellishment): Tony Abbott
Wong T'sin, a potter: Philip Ray
Fa Fai his daughter: Rosemary Miller
Wei Chang, a young workman: Hugh David
Fang: Gerald C. Lawson
Workman: Frank Atkinson
Workman: Reginald Barratt
Tong Yu, a rich merchant: Philip Stainton

: Greenwich Time Signal; As Others See Us

In this programme Huw Wheldon asks a group of Africans and West Indians working and studying in Liverpool and Manchester how their time in Britain has affected their outlook-especially their view of the Christian faith.
Professor John Foster, of Glasgow University, tries to show how their experience challenges the religious life of Britain today.
From the BBC's television studio, Manchester


Presenter: Huw Wheldon
Co-presenter: Professor John Foster

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: The Strong Are Lonely

by Fritz Hochwalder.
Adapted by Eva Le Gallienne from the French version by J. Mercure and R. Thieberger.
[Starring] Donald Wolfit, Robert Harris, Ernest Milton, Derek Oldham
(Ernest Hare appears by permission of the Old Vic Trust, Ltd.)
See facing page


Author: Fritz Hochwalder
Author (French version): J. Mercure
Author (French version): R. Thieberger
Adapted by: Eva Le Gallienne
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Producer: Adrian Waller
Father Rochus Lieberman: Will Leighton
Candia: Anthony Chin
Naguacu: George Eugeniou
Father Provincial: Donald Wolfit
Father Ladislaus Oros: David Oxley
Jose Bustillos: Ernest Hare
Father Reinegg: Leslie Smith
Andre Cornells: Derek Oldham
Father William Clarke: Douglas Quayle
Don Pedro de Miura: Robert Harris
Sergeant: Peter Noel Cook
Spanish Soldier: David Turnbull
Captain Villano: Colin Douglas
Captain Arago: Ronald Harwood
Lorenzo Querini: Ernest Milton
Archbishop Carlos Gervanzoni: Llewellyn Rees
Garcia Queseda: Joseph Chelton
Alvaro Catalde: Alan Wilson
Acatu: Saul David
Barrigua: Horace Sequeira
Also taking part: Alice Allenby
Also taking part: Tony Burton
Also taking part: Winston Bygraves
Also taking part: John Doye
Also taking part: Castell Ferron
Also taking part: David Grahame
Also taking part: Vincent Hitchcock
Also taking part: Neville Pearson
Also taking part: Carlos Raphael
Also taking part: Edith Rebello
Also taking part: Andrew Somair
Also taking part: Paul Stassino
Also taking part: Laurel Thompson
Also taking part: Alexander Xavier

: The Jack Benny Show

See above and page 9
Written by Sam Perrin and George Balzer.
America's great comedy star Jack Benny makes his first television appearance in Great Britain.
From the stage of the King's Theatre, Hammersmith.
at 9.30


Comedian: Jack Benny
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Arrangements: Peter Knight
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Writer: Sam Perrin
Writer: George Balzer
Executive Producer/Director: Ralph Levy
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Max Rostal (violin)

At the piano, Ernest Lush


Violinist: Max Rostal
Pianist: Ernest Lush
Presented by: Christian Simpson

: Time for Prayers

conducted by the Rev. F.W. Hilborne.


Prayers conducted by: The Rev. F.W. Hilborne

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