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: Greenwich Time Signal; The Saint of Bleecker Street

A music drama.
[Starring] Virginia Copeland
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Granville Jones)
Conducted by Thomas Schippers
(A BBC telerecording of last Thursday's broadcast)


Words and music: Gian-Carlo Menotti
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Granville Jones
Conductor: Thomas Schippers
Repetiteur/Musical Associate: William Reid
Chorus-Master: Cyril Gell
Assunta: Janet Howe
Carmela: June Bronhill
Maria Corona: Rita McKerrow
Her dumb son: Barry Krost
Don Marco: Jess Walters
Annina: Virginia Copeland
Michele: Raymond Nilsson
Desideria: Rosalind Elias
Salvatore: Ronald Evans
Concettina: Marcia Manolescue
A young man: Lloyd Strauss-Smith
A young woman: Julia Shelley
Bartender: Rankin Bushby
A nun: Enid Lindsey
A young priest: Reginald Jessup

: International Football: Ireland v. England

Sportsview's film report of the season's first soccer international, played yesterday at Belfast.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent by viewers.
The members this week are Douglas Young, Jacquetta Hawkes, Bridget Boland,
Graham Hough.
Question-Master, Norman Fisher


Panellist: Douglas Young
Panellist: Jacquetta Hawkes
Panellist: Bridget Boland
Panellist: Graham Hough
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television

Harry Corbett brings 'Sooty' back again with another grand Variety show.
See facing page

Children's International Newsreel

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School: 5: Bunter on the Warpath
A new series for television by Frank Richards.
[Starring] Gerald Campion

Sunday at Six
The Rev. R.E.H. Dudley, Vicar of Edington, shows you something of the beautiful fourteenth-century church from which Harvest Thanksgiving is televised this evening
The church, which has remained practically unaltered for six hundred years, was built by William of Edington, Bishop of Winchester and Chancellor of England, who married the Black Prince to "the Fair Maid of Kent".

(to 18.05)


Puppeteer (Sooty): Harry Corbett
Writer (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): Frank Richards
Producer (Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School): Shaun Sutton
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Bob Cherry: Brian Roper
Harry Wharton: Anthony Valentine
Johnny Bull: David Coote
Frank Nugent: Laurence Harrington
Hurree Singh: Barry Barnett
Mr. Quelch: Kynaston Reeves
Skinner: Melvyn Hayes
Snoop: Alaric Cotter
Presenter (Sunday at Six): The Rev. R.E.H. Dudley

: Harvest Festival Evensong

from Edington Parish Church in Wiltshire; conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. R.E.H. Dudley.
The Bells
Sentence; Confession; Absolution; the Lord's Prayer
Versicles and Responses
Psalm 65
First Lesson: Deuteronomy 28, w. 1-4
Come. ye thankful people, come (E.H. 289)
Second Lesson: St. Mark 4, vv. 26-32
Nunc dimittis
Creed; Versicles and Responses
Anthem: Thou visitest the earth (Maurice Green)
We plough the fields (E.H. 293)
Now thank we all our God (E.H. 533)
Processional Hymn: To thee, O Lord, our hearts we raise (E.H. 292)
See page 6


Service conducted by: The Rev. R.E.H. Dudley
Organist: Doreen Miller
Captain of the Ringers: Arthur Wheeler

: The Jack Benny Programme

[Starring] Jack Benny
with Rochester, Mary Livingston
and guest artist: Isaac Stern, the world-famous violinist
(A film series)


Comedian: Jack Benny
Comedian: Rochester
Comedienne: Mary Livingston
Violinist/guest artist: Isaac Stern

: What's My Line?

Television's most popular panel game with Isobel Barnett, Bob Monkhouse, Gilbert Harding and a guest with Eamonn Andrews in the chair.

("What's My Line?" was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman, and is televised by arrangement with C.B.S. and Maurice Winnick)


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Bob Monkhouse
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: Queen Elizabeth Slept Here

A farcical comedy by Talbot Rothwell adapted from a play by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman.
[Starring] Brian Rix (by arrangement with Stanley French)

(Brian Rix, Lee Franklyn, Larry Noble, Diana Calderwood, Cicely Paget-Bowman, Hazel Douglas, Charles Cameron, Beryl Ede, and John Chapman are appearing in "Dry Rot" at the Whitehall Theatre, London)
See facing page


Author: Moss Hart
Author: George S. Kaufman
Adapted by: Talbot Rothwell
Setting: Rhoda Gray
Play directed by: Wallace Douglas
Television Presentation: Alan Chivers
Mr. Kimber: Larry Noble
Norah Fuller: Elspet Gray
Michael Fuller: Brian Rix
Madge Fuller: Diana Calderwood
Steve Hadlett: John Chapman
Katie: Beryl Ede
Mrs. Douglas: Cicely Paget-Bowman
Rita Leslie: Enid Lowe
Clayton Shaw: Frank Forsyth
Hester: Hazel Douglas
Raymond: Kevin Kelly
Colonel Prescott: Charles Cameron
Uncle Stanley: Leo Franklyn

: Music at Ten: Contrasts

with Robert Farnon and his Orchestra, Vanessa Lee, Edmund Hockridge, Denys Palmer, Jeanne Lusby, Joy Swanson, Harry Haythorne

(Edmund Hockridge is appearing in "The Pajama Game" at the Coliseum, London)


Musicians: Robert Farnon and his Orchestra
Singer: Vanessa Lee
Baritone: Edmund Hockridge
Dancer/Choreography: Denys Palmer
Dancer: Jeanne Lusby
Dancer: Joy Swanson
Dancer: Harry Haythorne
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Charles R. Rogers

: The Epilogue: The Christian Home in India

The Rev. Fenton Morley introduces Mrs. John Sadiq, who is Mothers' Union Secretary for India, Pakistan, Burma, and Ceylon.


Presenter: The Rev. Fenton Morley
Interviewee: Mrs. John Sadiq

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