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: Greenwich Time Signal; Let's Make a Date

Brian Reece says Let's Make a Date.

The Song that Made the Star
with Eddie Calvert.

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

Scored for the Screen
The theme music and an excerpt from the Paramount production in Vistavision
"The Proud and the Profane".

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

BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
From the BBC's North of England studios
(Brian Reece is appearing in Cabaret at Quaglino's Restaurant, London)


Presenter: Brian Reece
Trumpeter (The Song that Made the Star): Eddie Calvert
Musicians: BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conductor: Alyn Ainsworth
Script: Jack Bradley
Script: Ray Davies
Editor: John Ammonds
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Songs for the Asking

Rae Jenkins introduces and conducts Songs for the Asking.
with Maria Luisa Gavioli (soprano), William McAlpine (tenor), Larry Adler (harmonica)
Penarth Ladies Choir
(Chorus-Master, Hubert C. Williams)
Royal Welsh Male Choir
(Chorus-Master, Tom Griffiths)
and the BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Guest celebrity: Helen Cherry
(William McAlpine appears by permission of Sadler's Wells Trust, Ltd.)
See page 6


Presenter/Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Soprano: Maria Luisa Gavioli
Tenor: William McAlpine
Harmonicist: Larry Adler
Singers: Penarth Ladies Choir
Chorus-Master: Hubert C. Williams
Singers: Royal Welsh Male Choir
Chorus-Master: Tom Griffiths
Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Philip Whiteway
Guest celebrity: Helen Cherry
Interviewer: Max Robertson
Production: Selwyn Roderick
Production: Charles R. Rogers

: The Burns and Allen Show: Elephant on the Fender

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Elephant on the Fender


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Sports Special

Sportsview film cameras bring you the highlights of the weekend's sport.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Tom Millett

: The Brains Trust

The Brains Trust meets every Sunday afternoon.
The members this week are Margery Fry, Sir Ifor Evans, Barbara Wootton, Lionel Hale.
Question-Master, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]
See facing page


Panellist: Margery Fry
Panellist: Sir Ifor Evans
Panellist: Barbara Wootton
Panellist: Lionel Hale
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television

Harry Corbett presents Sooty in Sooty's Space Ship

5.10 Children's International Newsreel

5.30 Kidnapped: 2: The Brig Covenant
by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Adapted and produced by Joy Harington as a serial in six parts.
Dramatised by Kenneth Anderson.
Period 1752
(Willoughby Gray appears by permission of Sapphire Productions, Ltd.)

6.0 Sunday at Six: Come Aboard the Commodore
Roger Pilkington describes some journeys on England's waterways.

(to 18.10)


Puppeteer (Sooty): Harry Corbett
Author (Kidnapped): Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted by/Producer (Kidnapped): Joy Harington
Dramatised by (Kidnapped): Kenneth Anderson
Fights arranged by (Kidnapped): Peter Diamond
Film sequences - Cameraman (Kidnapped): Peter Sargent
Film sequences - Editor (Kidnapped): Ron de Mattos
Designer (Kidnapped): Lawrence Broadhouse
David Balfour: Leo Maguire
Mr. Riach: Kenneth Watson
Captain Hoseason: Willoughby Gray
Ransome, a cabin boy: Ian Thompson
Mr. Shuan: Colin Douglas
Alan Breck Stewart: Patrick Troughton
Sailor: Peter Diamond
Sailor: Larry Parker
Sailor: Patrick Milner
Sailor: Jack Stewart
Presenter (Sunday at Six): Roger Pilkington

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Patrick Troughton at 100: A Television Actor 24 March 2020

: Greenwich Time Signal; Meeting Point: This is My Story

A programme about people and God.
Chairman, Canon Bryan Green
From the BBC's television studio, Birmingham.


Chairman: Canon Bryan Green
Programme arranged for television by: William Purcell
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: The Jack Benny Programme

[Starring] Jack Benny
with Rochester and Don Wilson
(A film series)


Comedian: Jack Benny
Rochester Van Jones: Eddie "Rochester" Anderson
Announcer: Don Wilson

: 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: Ah, Wilderness!

by Eugene O'Neill.
The action of the play takes place in a small town in Connecticut in July, 1906.
See facing page


Author: Eugene O'Neill
Designed and produced by: Hal Burton
Nat Miller, owner of the Evening Globe: Alan Gifford
Essie, his wife: Estelle Brody
Their children - Arthur: Grant Reddick
Their children - Richard: Sean Barrett
Their children - Mildred: Mavis Sage
Their children - Tommy: Andrew Irving
Sid Davis, Essie's brother: George A. Cooper
Lily Miller, Nat's sister: Helen Horton
David McComber: Harry Hutchinson
Muriel McComber, his daughter: Judith Wyler
Wint Selby, a classmate of Arthur's at Yale: David Cargill
Belle: Mavis Villiers
Norah: Concepta Fennell
Bartender: Shay Gorman
Salesman: Michael Balfour

: Music at Ten

Max Jaffa introduces guest star: Alicia Markova
with The Trio: Max Jaffa (violin), Reginald Kilbey (cello), Jack Byfield (piano)
The Linden Singers
Conductor, William Llewellyn

(Jack Byfield appears by permission of the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne)


Presenter/Violinist: Max Jaffa
Dancer: Alicia Markova
Cellist: Reginald Kilbey
Pianist: Jack Byfield
Singers: The Linden Singers
Conductor: William Llewellyn
Producer: Christian Simpson

: The Epilogue: St. Martin

The story of St. Martin of Tours, who divided his cloak with a beggar, is known to many.
The Rev. Austen Williams, Vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, introduces a French film on the life of St. Martin and talks about Christian charity.
(to 23.10)


Presenter: The Rev. Austen Williams

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