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: The Burns and Allen Show: Happy Hmmm Hmmm to You

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in a second showing of the film Happy Hmmm Hmmm to You


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: The Wallace Collection

A film in which Bernard Braden looks at some of the outstanding works of art that are on view to the public in the Wallace Collection in Hertford House, London.
Written and directed by John Read.
Produced by the BBC Television Service in association with the Educational Television and Radio Centre of the United States
(Previously televised on August 28, 1955)


Presenter: Bernard Braden
Research: Ann Turner
Photography: Terence Hunt
Editor: Robert Verrall
Writer/director: John Read

: Concert Hour

BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon)
Conductor, Gerald Gentry
Heather Harper (soprano), Eileen Croxford (cello), Valerie Tryon (piano)
Introduced by Christopher Stagg.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Musicians: BBC Midland Light Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: James Hutcheon
[Orchestra] conductor: Gerald Gentry
Soprano: Heather Harper
Cellist: Eileen Croxford
Pianist: Valerie Tryon
Presenter: Christopher Stagg
Presented by: David Martin
Presented by: Peter Haysom Craddy

: House Magazine

BBC Television presents Edition Eight of its House Magazine.
Introduced by Alex Macintosh.
Giving news and features about BBC television, the people who make it - and the people it makes.
Programmes to come
Studio news and show talk
TV stars off duty and a wide variety of other items of interest to viewers of all ages and tastes.


Presenter: Alex Macintosh
Script, research, and lay-out: Pauline Forrester
Script, research, and lay-out: Larry Forrester
Producer: Frederick Knapman

: The Brains Trust

The members this week are Barbara Wootton, V.S. Pritchett, James Laver, Dwight Macdonald.
Question-Master, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: Barbara Wootton
Panellist: V.S. Pritchett
Panellist: James Laver
Panellist: Dwight Macdonald
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television

Children's Television Club
Wilfred Pickles assisted by Mabel invites you to join him at the 'Children's Television Club' meeting again in its original home, Manchester, with Besses Boys' Band
Conductor, Fred Cowburn
Spot the Celebrity
A quiz devised by Phoebe Snow.
Some of the Club members trying their hand at stage make-up
Two teenagers who have just returned from the Arctic
and 'Conker'.
From the BBC's North of England studios

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: 1 - Backing Up Bunter
A new series for television by Frank Richards.
[Starring] Gerald Campion
(Paul Whitsun-Jones is appearing in 'Kismet' at the Stoll Theatre, London)
See facing page

Sunday at Six: If you lived in Moscow...
Mr. Chad Varah, who has recently travelled in Russia, tells you about his visit.

(to 18.05)


Presenter (Children's Television Club): Wilfrid Pickles
Musicians (Children's Television Club): Besses Boys' Band
Band conductor (Children's Television Club): Fred Cowburn
Quiz devised by (Children's Television Club, Spot the Celebrity): Phoebe Snow
Programme arranged by/Producer (Children's Television Club): Trevor Hill
Writer (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): Frank Richards
Producer (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): Shaun Sutton
Designer (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): Eileen Diss
Gosling: Christopher Hodge
Coker: Peter Scott
Mr Quelch: Kynaston Reeves
Harry Wharton: Anthony Valentine
Bob Cherry: Brian Roper
Frank Nugent: Lawrence Harrington
Hurree Singh: Barry Barnett
Johnny Bull: David Coote
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Mr Bunter: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Lucius Tregg: Robert Perceval
Skinner/Other parts played by: Melvyn Hayes
Lord Mauleverer/Other parts played by: Glyn Dearman
Snoop/Other parts played by: Alaric Cotter
Presenter (Sunday at Six): Mr. Chad Varah

: The Show Band Show

Cyril Stapleton introduces The Show Band Show
The Stargazers, Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group, Shirley Wilson
The Show Band Singers Directed by Cliff Adams
Guest star, Tony Martin
See page 6


Presenter: Cyril Stapleton
Singers: The Stargazers
Musicians: Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
Singer: Shirley Wilson
Singers: The Show Band Singers
The Show Band Singers directed by: Cliff Adams
Singer/guest star: Tony Martin
Producer: Bill Cotton, Jnr.

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: You Touched Me!

A romantic comedy by Tennessee Williams and Donald Windham.
[Starring] Fay Compton and Wilfrid Lawson with Andre van Gyseghem
The time is 1943.
The action of the play takes place in an old house built on the grounds of a disused pottery in an English provincial town.
(Wilfrid Lawson is appearing in 'The Rain-maker' at the St. Martin's Theatre, London; Joan Plowright appears by permission of the English Stage Company)
See facing page


Writer: Tennessee Williams
Writer: Donald Windham
Suggested by a short story of the same name by: D. H. Lawrence
Producer: Michael Elliott
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Matilda Rockley: Avril Elgar
Emmie Rockley: Fay Compton
Phoebe: Joan Plowright
Hadrian: Jerry Stovin
Cornelius Rockley: Wilfrid Lawson
The Rev Guildford Melton: Andre Van Gyseghem
A policeman: Edward Dentith

: About Horses

This film shows how horses-from the wild "Brumbles" to well-trained animals-help on large farms and in the cities in the daily life of Australia.

: Music at Ten

Moura Lympany (piano)


Pianist: Moura Lympany
Presented by: Patricia Foy

: The Epilogue: White Man's Burden

The Rev. Philip Potter of Jamaica, The Secretary in Geneva of the Youth Department of the World Council of Churches, talks of the new challenge to the Christian Church arising from the growing self-consciousness among African and Asian peoples as they emerge into independence and claim their place in the community of nations.


Presenter: The Rev. Philip Potter

: News Summary

followed by The Weather and Close Down

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