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: The Burns and Allen Show: The New Employer

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in a second showing of the film The New Employer


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Concert Hour

Vilem Tausky and Gerald Gentry conduct the combined orchestras of ninety-three players.
BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Arraon)
BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon)
with Lizbeth Webb and Bruce Trent.
Introduced by John Hobday.
From the Civic Hall, Wolverhampton.
This is the first part of a public concert. The second part can be heard in the Light Programme at 3.45 p.m.


Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Conductor: Gerald Gentry
Musicians: BBC Concert Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: William Arraon
Musicians: BBC Midland Light Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: James Hutcheon
Soprano: Lizbeth Webb
Singer: Bruce Trent
Presenter: John Hobday
Producer: David Martin

: House Magazine: Edition Nine

BBC Television presents House Magazine
Introduced by Alex Macintosh assisted by Maria Hanson.
Giving news and features about BBC Television, and 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
Co-presenter: Maria Hanson
Script research and layout: Pauline Forrester
Script research and layout: Larry Forrester
Producer: Frederick Knapman

: Stranger than Fiction

The first of a series of films about mysterious and unusual places and things in Great Britain.
(The series was first shown last winter)

: The Brains Trust

The members this week are Sir Eric James, Canon V. A. Demant, Nicholas Monsarrat, Arthur Calder-Marshall.
Question-Master, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: Sir Eric James
Panellist: Canon V. A. Demant
Panellist: Nicholas Monsarrat
Panellist: Arthur Calder-Marshall
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television

Children's Television Club
Hywel Davies welcomes a group of young people to "Children's Television Club" and introduces Guest of Honour: Dr. Glyn Daniel.

Having a wonderful time
Holiday reports by Glamorgan school children who have been on holiday in Italy and Iceland.

Clogs and Broomstick
An old Welsh dance by a young Welsh dancer, Meryl Jones of Portmadog in the Lleyn Peninsula, accompanied on the harp by Eleanor Dwyryd.

Past Possessions
Two children from Monmouth and Caernarvon mark the forthcoming World Museums Week by showing and talking about objects of their own choice from their local museums.
From the BBC's Welsh Television studio

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: 3: Billy Bunter's Double
A new series for Television by Frank Richards.
[Starring] Gerald Campion

Sunday at Six
George Cansdale brings a rather special animal to the studio - Polly the Bushbaby.

(to 18.05)


Presenter (Children's Television Club): Hywel Davies
Guest (Children's Television Club): Dr. Glyn Daniel
Dancer (Children's Television Club: Clogs and Broomstick): Meryl Jones
Harpist (Children's Television Club: Clogs and Broomstick): Eleanor Dwyryd
Producer (Children's Television Club): Lorraine Davies
Presented for television by (Children's Television Club): Meurig Jones
Writer (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): Frank Richards
Producer (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): Shaun Sutton
Film sequences (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): Peter Sargent
Film sequences (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): David Prosser
Film sequences (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): Ray Densham
Film Editor (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): John Pullen
Designer (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): Eileen Diss
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Coker: Peter Scott
Bob Cherry: Brian Roper
Harry Wharton: Anthony Valentine
Hurree Singh: Barry Barnett
Frank Nugent: Laurence Harrington
Johnny Bull: David Coote
Mr. Quelch: Kynaston Reeves
Wally Bunter: Gerald Campion
Maid: Jeanne Cook
Snoop/Other parts played by: Alaric Cotter
Lord Mauleverer/Other parts played by: Glyn Dearman
Presenter (Sunday at Six): George Cansdale

: The Show Band Show

Cyril Stapleton introduces The Show Band Show
with The Stargazers, Michael Holliday, Shirley Wilson, The Show Band Singers directed by Cliff Adams
Guest Star: Winifred Atwell


Presenter: Cyril Stapleton
Singers: The Stargazers
Singer: Michael Holliday
Singer: Shirley Wilson
Singers: The Show Band Singers
[Singers] directed by: Cliff Adams
Pianist: Winifred Atwell
Producer: Bill Cotton, Jnr.

: Sunday-Night Theatre: Henry Irving

The story of an actor by Christopher Hassall from the biography by Laurence Irving.
See below and facing page

At 8.15


Writer: Christopher Hassall
From the biography by: Laurence Irving
Produced and designed by: Hal Burton
Narrator: Christopher Hassall
Film Cameraman: Terry Hunt
Film Editor: Eddie Wallstab
Henry Irving (John Brodribb): Richard Pasco
Edward Russell: Richard Burrell
Charles Ford: James Bree
Mary Brodribb: Jean Anderson
William Hoskins: Richard George
Phelps: Jefferson Clifford
Samuel Brodribb: Gerald Cross
Mr. Davis: John Saunders
Tom Mead: Alfred Burke
Jakes: Frederick Piper
Charles Calvert: William Mervyn
Knowles: Willoughby Goddard
Nellie Moore: Jane Wenham
Joe Robins: Hal Osmond
Mrs. Moore: Joan Hickson
Dion Boucicault: Gerald Cross
W. H. Chippendale: Beckett Bould
Florence O'Callaghan: Shirley Cooklin
Mrs. O'Callaghan: Noel Hood
Laura Friswell: Gretchen Franklin
Clement Scott: Richard Burrell
Mrs. Franks: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
James Albery: William Mervyn
Mr. Bateman: Jefferson Clifford
Mrs. Bateman: Joan Hickson
Isobel Bateman: Anna Turner
Other parts played by: Christie Humphrey
Other parts played by: Diana van Proosdy
Other parts played by: Arthur Gross
Other parts played by: Derek Holmes
Other parts played by: Lane Meddick

: Nathan Milstein

Ernest Lush (piano)
See facing page


Violinist: Nathan Milstein
Pianist: Ernest Lush
Presented by: Christian Simpson

: The Epilogue

The Rt. Rev. L. J. Beecher, Bishop of Mombasa, speaks of the tensions which lie under the surface in Kenya and of the Church's contribution towards the easing of them.
Bishop Beecher has lived in Kenya for nearly thirty years and has been a representative for African interests in the Legislative Council of Kenya.


Presenter: The Rt. Rev. L. J. Beecher

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