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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 Shirley Bassey.

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 Twentieth Century-Fox production in CinemaScope "Bus Stop".

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

BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
(Brian Reece is appearing in cabaret at Quaglino's Restaurant, London)


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

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Abicair Bassey & Cogan 12 June 2016

: Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women Annual Remembrance Service and Parade

(See foot of page)

Admiral of the Fleet Earl Mountbatten
Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women Annual Remembrance Service and Parade, London in memory of fallen comrades.

2.30 Parade of Standards

2.38 Service conducted by The Very Rev. Dr. Israel Brodie Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth of Nations and The Rev. Dr. I. Levy, O.B.E. Senior Jewish Chaplain to H.M. Forces

2.55 Inspection
Inspecting Officer Admiral of the Fleet Earl Mountbatten of Burma K.G., G.C.B., C.C.S.I., G.C.I.E., O.C.V.O., D.S.O., Parade Commander Lt.-Colonel L. M. Dale D.S.O., M.C.
The scene described by Alexander Moyes.


Service conducted by: The Very Rev. Dr. Israel Brodie
Service conducted by: The Rev. Dr. I. Levy
Commentator: Alexander Moyes

: Concert Hour

with Campoli (violin) and Phyllis Sellick (piano)
BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon)
Conductor, Gerald Gentry
Introduced by Christopher Stagg.


Violinist: Campoli
Pianist: Phyllis Sellick
Musicians: BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Orchestra leader: James Hutcheon
Orchestra conductor: Gerald Gentry
Presenter: Christopher Stagg
Presented by: David Martin
Presented by: Peter Haysom Craddy

: Sports Special

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


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

: The Brains Trust

The Brains Trust meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent by viewers.
The members this week are: Kate O'Brien, Professor David Smithers, J.W. Lambert, Don Salvador de Madariaga.
Question-Master, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to: "The Brains Trust", [address removed]
See facing page


Panellist: Kate O'Brien
Panellist: Professor David Smithers
Panellist: J.W. Lambert
Panellist: Don Salvador de Madariaga
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television

Appeal for Children In Need of Help
by Harry Corbett.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Appeal for "Children in Need of Help" aims to help those who are invalids, crippled, mentally handicapped, or homeless. This appeal is sponsored by the BBC and the proceeds are distributed on the advice of the BBC's Appeal Advisory Committees. Charitable organisations which consider that their work falls within the terms of the appeal should write for information to the Appeals Organiser at the BBC Offices in the Region concerned.

5.15 Children's Film Magazine
Showing recent items of interest and news events.

5.30 Kidnapped: 4: The Flight in the Heather
by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Adapted and produced by Joy Harington as a serial in six parts.
Period 1752
(James Copeland is appearing in 'Sailor Beware' at the Strand Theatre, London)

Sunday at Six
Professor John Foster tells you about a Secret Society and about Andrew, one of its first members.

(to 18.15)


Presenter (Appeal for Children In Need of Help): Harry Corbett
Author (Kidnapped): Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted by/Producer (Kidnapped): Joy Harington
Film sequences - Cameraman (Kidnapped): Peter Sargent
Film sequences - Editor (Kidnapped): Ron de Mattos
Designer (Kidnapped): Lawrence Broadhouse
Alan Breck: Patrick Troughton
David Balfour: Leo Maguire
James Stewart: James Copeland
Mrs. Stewart: Jean Taylor-Smith
Their sons: Roy Hines
Their sons: Howard Vaughan
Their daughter: Caroline Denzil
John Breck Stewart: Campbell Godley
Redcoat soldier: Patrick Milner
Redcoat soldier: Alexander Beaumont
Gaelic Adviser: James McPhee
Presenter (Sunday at Six): Professor John Foster

: Greenwich Time Signal; Meeting Point: Of One Blood

A consideration of the colour problem.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. In Britain today there is no official colour bar, but there is prejudice and discrimination.
The Rev. James Maitland, Warden of Community House, Glasgow, discusses this problem with Anthony H. Richmond, sociologist and writer on race relations, Lionel Derban, a medical student from the Gold Coast, and the Rev. Scott Hutchison, Chaplain to overseas students.


Presenter: The Rev. James Maitland
Panellist: Anthony H. Richmond
Panellist: Lionel Derban
Panellist: The Rev. Scott Hutchison

: The Jack Benny Programme

[Starring] Jack Benny
with Don Wilson and this week's guest artists: Irene Dunne, Vincent Price, Gregory Ratoff.
(A film series)


Comedian: Jack Benny
Announcer: Don Wilson
Guest artist: Irene Dunne
Guest artist: Vincent Price
Guest artist: Gregory Ratoff

: 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: Dark Victory

by George Brewer, Jnr. and Bertram Bloch.
[Starring] Edana Romney and Stephen Murray
The action takes place on Judith Traherne's estate, an hour's drive from London, and ends at David Steele's house in Scotland.
Time, the present
See facing page


Writer: George Brewer, Jnr.
Writer: Bertram Bloch
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
David Steele, Ph.D., M.B., B.Sc., F.R.C.S: Stephen Murray
Miss Wainwright: Ruth Gower
Messenger: Scott Harrold
Dr. Parsons: Allan Jeayes
Judith Traherne: Edana Romney
Alden Blaine: Naomi Chance
Bill Ewing: Terence Alexander
Connie Ewing: Annabel Maule
Elsie: Ellen Blueth
Janette Borden: Jill Melford
Michael: Shay Gorman
Leslie Clarke: Richard Waring
Miss Jenny: Jean Cadell
Postman: Eric Lugg

: Music at Ten presents: Contrasts

with Robert Farnon and his Orchestra, Vanessa Lee, Doreen Duke, Denis Martin, Denys Palmer, Joan Elvin, Jeanne Lusby, Mavis Traill, June Wood, Harry Haythorne, David Lusby.


Musicians: Robert Farnon and his Orchestra
Singer: Vanessa Lee
Singer: Doreen Duke
Singer: Denis Martin
Dancer/Choreography: Denys Palmer
Dancer: Joan Elvin
Dancer: Jeanne Lusby
Dancer: Mavis Traill
Dancer: June Wood
Dancer: Harry Haythorne
Dancer: David Lusby
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: Charles R. Rogers

: Time for Prayers

Conducted by the Rev. Hugh O. Douglas.


Prayers conducted by: The Rev. Hugh O. Douglas

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