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: The Burns and Allen Show: The Bigamist

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film The Bigamist


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Songs for the Asking

Rae Jenkins introduces and conducts Songs for the Asking.
with Elizabeth Fretwell (soprano), Janina Jasinska (soprano), Owen Brannigan (bass)
Penarth Ladies Choir
Chorus-Master, Hubert C. Williams)
Royal Welsh Male Choir
(Chorus-Master, Tom Griffith)
and the BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)


Presenter/Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Soprano: Elizabeth Fretwell
Soprano: Janina Jasinska
Bass: Owen Brannigan
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
Interviewer: Franklin Engelmann
Production: Selwyn Roderick
Production: Charles R. Rogers

: Sir Gerald Kelly Remembers: 1: Early Days

Sir Gerald Kelly, K.C.V.O., Past President of the Royal Academy, recalls some of his early experiences as a painter.
(A BBC film)


Presenter: Sir Gerald Kelly
Photographed by: Terry Hunt
Recorded by: Norman Allen
Editor: Leonard Trumm
Producer: Bill Duncalf

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent by viewers.
The members this week are: Sir Colin Anderson, Don Salvador de Madariaga, Sir John Wedgwood, Bt., Sir John Maud.
Question-Master, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: Sir Colin Anderson
Panellist: Don Salvador de Madariaga
Panellist: Sir John Wedgwood
Panellist: Sir John Maud
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: 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

: Children's Television presents...

Champion the Wonder Horse
When oil is found on the ranch there is trouble brewing, with thousands of dollars at stake. A man is held for murder, but whose hand really fired the fatal bullet? Who buried a pair of oil-stained boots, and why was he so desperately anxious to conceal them?

5.10 The Bowl Ramayana
A tale in the manner of the Arabian Nights
Written and produced by Rex Tucker.

5.50 Crossing Over
from what, to which?
Tom Curr draws pictures while he tells stories.


The Wonder Horse: null Champion
Rebel, the dog: null Blaze
Ricky North, the boy: Barry Curtis
Sandy, his uncle: Jim Bannon
Writer/producer (The Bowl of Ramayana): Rex Tucker
Film Cameraman (The Bowl of Ramayana): Peter Sargent
Film Editor (The Bowl of Ramayana): Ron de Mattos
Designer (The Bowl of Ramayana): Tony Abbott
The Caliph: Laurence Hardy
The Vizier: Alfred Burke
The Chief of the Guard: Philip Rose
Alnaschar: Peter Doughty
Ibn-Almukaffa: Nigel Arkwright
Azurf: Hugh David
Princess Shirwane: Helena Hughes
Slave Girl: Brenda Bennett
Guards and Slaves: Tommy Eytle
Guards and Slaves: Edmundo Fraser
Guards and Slaves: Christopher O'Brien
Presenter (Crossing Over): Tom Curr

: Meeting Point: The Bishop Calls

The Rt. Rev. J. C. Heenan, Roman Catholic Bishop of Leeds, calls upon a family in his diocese to talk to them about how they kept Christmas and how the events of Christmas affect the rest of the year.
From the BBC's North of England television studios


Presenter: The Rev. J. C. Heenan

: Interlude

: News Summary

: The Jack Benny Programme

[Starring] Jack Benny
with Mary Livingstone, Rochester, Don Wilson and the Sportsmen Quartet
(A film series)


Himself: Jack Benny
Sadie Marks: Mary Livingstone
Himself: Rochester
Musicians: Don Wilson and The Sportsmen Quartet

: What's My Line?

Television's most popular panel game with Isobel Barnett, Bob Monkhouse,
Jean Dawnay and Denzil Batchelor, with Eamonn Andrews in the chair.


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Bob Monkhouse
Panellist: Jean Dawnay
Panellist: Denzil Batchelor
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Presented by: Harry Carlisle

: Sunday-Night Theatre: Clive of India

The story of an adventurer.
Adapted from the play by W. P. Lipscomb and R. J. Minney.
[Starring] Marius Goring and Jeanette Sterke
(Roy Pattison is appearing in "Fanny" at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London)


Author: W.P. Lipscomb
Author: R.J. Minney
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Designer: Norman James
Clerk of the East India Company - Robert Clive: Marius Goring
Clerk of the East India Company - Edmund Maskelyne: Richard Waring
Clerk of the East India Company - Miller: Frank Williams
Clerk of the East India Company - Stringer: Graham Rowe
Clerk of the East India Company - Vincent: John Fabian
Clerk of the East India Company - Johnson: Roy Pattison
Governor Pigot: Richard Caldicot
Merchant - Pemberton: Harold Kasket
Merchant - Manning: Vincent Lawson
Merchant - Warburton: Michael Bird
Merchant - Kent: Stanley Vine
Major Kilpatrick: Roger Gage
Sergeant Clark: Victor Platt
Ayah: Vida St Romaine
Margaret Maskelyne: Jeanette Sterke
Captain Walsh: Philip Morant
The Doctor: Vernon Smythe
Sentry: Arthur Bentley
Mir Jaffar, C-in-C of Suraj-ud-Dowlah's Army: Walter Gotell
Admiral Watson: George Woodbridge
Indian fruit seller: Madeleine Kasket
Mrs Clifford, housekeeper: Enid Lindsey
Betty, maid: Frances Cohen
Lord Chatham, the Prime Minister: Allan Jeayes
General Burgoyne: Andre van Gyseghem
Butler: J. Trevor-Davis

: Pau Casals

A visit to Prades, to the home of the world's greatest cellist who celebrated his eightieth birthday yesterday.
(A Film)


Cellist: Pau Casals

: News

: Time for Prayers

conducted by the Rev. Cyril Taylor.
followed by Weather and Close Down


Prayers conducted by: The Rev. Cyril Taylor

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