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: Greenwich Time Signal; Talk of Many Things

Richard Attenborough and his guests Talk of Many Things.
An informal discussion of people, places, and events between friends who have been invited to drop in after lunch.
(Richard Attenborough is appearing in "Double Image" at the Savoy Theatre, London)


Presenter: Richard Attenborough
Research: Ken Smith
Producer: G. B. Lupino

: Concert Hour

BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead)
Conductor, John Hopkins
Gyorgy Sandor (piano)
Introduced by Alec Robertson.
From the BBC's Northern television studio


Musicians: BBC Northern Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Reginald Stead
Orchestra conductor: John Hopkins
Pianist: Gyorgy Sandor
Presenter: Alec Robertson
Presented for television by: Paul Huband

: The Recording Angells: 4 - In This Town This Week

by R. F. Delderfield.
A fortnightly series of programmes set in a West-country seaside town.
From the BBC's West of England television studio


Writer: R. F. Delderfield
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond
Willy Angell: Cyril Wood
Jo Crispin: Jenny Davis
Thirza: Ethel Coleridge
Sid Kittle: Norman Tyrrell
Dick Wreford: Brian Smith
Blakeland Scott: Maurice Jones

: 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

meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent by viewers.
The members this week are: Dr. Enid Starkie, Dr. Glyn Daniel, Dr. W. Grey Walter, Dr. J. Bronowski.
Question-Master, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]
See facing page


Panellist: Dr. Enid Starkie
Panellist: Dr. Glyn Daniel
Panellist: Dr. W. Grey Walter
Panellist: Dr. J. Bronowski
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents...

Champion the Wonder Horse: Canyon of Wanted Men
There's trouble afoot when bad men plot to seize Champion's herd, but when the gangsters kidnap Ricky as well they betray their schemes. The alarm is given, and Champion and his friends swing into action.

5.25 All Your Own
A programme in which children from all over Great Britain have been invited to take part.
Introduced by Huw Wheldon.

6.0 Sunday at Six: For Always and Everybody
The Christmas paintings in the Sussex church of Berwick.

(to 18.10)


The Wonder Horse: Champion
Rebel, the dog: Blaze
'Ricky' North, the boy: Barry Curtis
Sandy, his uncle: Jim Bannon
Presenter (All Your Own): Huw Wheldon
Music directed by (All Your Own): Griff Lewis
Editor (All Your Own): Joanne Symons
Producer (All Your Own): Cliff Michelmore

: Greenwich Time Signal; Meeting Point: Christian Forum

Questions of faith and conduct put by members of the Sixth Forms of Clifton College and Clifton High School for Girls are discussed by Father Trevor Huddleston, Canon Eric Heaton, Mary Stocks.
Question-Master, Alan Gibson
From the BBC's West of England television studio


Panellist: Father Trevor Huddleston
Panellist: Canon Eric Heaton
Panellist: Mary Stocks
Question-Master: Alan Gibson

: The Jack Benny Programme

[Starring] Jack Benny
with Rochester, Don Wilson and their guests for this week Bing Crosby and George Burns.
(A film series)


Comedian: Jack Benny
Rochester Van Jones: Eddie "Rochester" Anderson
Announcer: Don Wilson
Himself: Bing Crosby
Himself: George Burns

: What's My Line?

Television's most popular panel game with Isobel Barnett, Bob Monkhouse, Gilbert Harding, and a guest.
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
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman

: Sunday-Night Theatre: Henry Sherek presents: Escapade

by Roger MacDougall
[Starring] Phyllis Calvert and Derek Farr
with Ernest Clark and Andrew Ray

The action takes place at the Hampdens home in London and in Dr. Skillingworth's study at Ferndale School
(Ernest Clark is appearing in "Double Image" at the Savoy Theatre, London)
See facing page


Author: Roger MacDougall
Designer: Eileen Diss
Producer: John Jacobs
Mrs. Hampden: Edith Sharpe
Stella Hampden: Phyllis Calvert
John Hampden: Derek Farr
Dr. Skillingworth: Ernest Clark
Miss Betts: Dorothy Turner
Paton: Richard O'Sullivan
Daventry: Andrew Ray
Andrew Deeson: Meredith Edwards
Mollie: Elizabeth Cheatle
George: Derek Nimmo

: Music at Ten

Paul Tortelier (cello), Ernest Lush (piano)

The distinguished French cellist, Paul Tortelier, was born in Paris in 1914. As a pupil at the Conservatoire, he showed great promise not only as a cellist but as a composer and conductor; but he finally decided to devote himself entirely to the cello. During the last twenty years he has won acclaim all over Europe and America for his outstanding technique, and powers of interpretation; yet, despite his arduous career as a virtuoso, he has still found time to write a number of works for his own instrument, including a concerto, a sonata, and a suite.
Deryck Cooke


Cellist: Paul Tortelier
Pianist: Ernest Lush
Presented by: Christian Simpson

: Time for Prayers

Conducted by the Rev. Oliver Hunkin.


Prayers conducted by: The Rev. Oliver Hunkin

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