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: Greenwich Time Signal; The Burns and Allen Show: A Mistake in the Market

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film "A Mistake in the Market"


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Concert Hour

Gerald Gentry conducts the BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon)
Frederick Harvey (baritone)
Dutch piano duettists: Debora and Boukje Land
Four hands, one piano
and from Austria:
Tyrolean interlude with the Seefeld Schuhplattler Group
Introduced by Bruce Trent.


Musicians: BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conductor: Gerald Gentry
Orchestra leader: James Hutcheon
Baritone: Frederick Harvey
Pianist: Debora Land
Pianist: Boukje Land
Performers: The Seefeld Schuhplattler Group
Presenter: Bruce Trent
Presented by: David Martin
Presented by: Peter Haysom Craddy

: The Brains Trust

The members this week are: Dr. Julian Huxley, F.R.S., Rebecca West, Alan Bullock,
Professor A. J. Ayer, F.B.A.
Question-Master, Malcolm Muggeridge


Panellist: Dr. Julian Huxley
Panellist: Rebecca West
Panellist: Alan Bullock
Panellist: Professor A. J. Ayer
Chairman: Malcolm Muggeridge
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: A Bugle for Ricky

Ricky is learning to be a bugler at an army camp, but his musical efforts cause more laughter than action. When rustlers trap Champion, however, and Uncle Sandy is in a tight corner it is the bugle that saves the day and the soldiers ride to the rescue.


The Wonder Horse: Champion
Rebel, the dog: Blaze
Ricky North: Barry Curtis
Uncle Sandy: Jim Bannon

: Children's Television: Lenny the Lion

with Terry Hall.


Ventriloquist: Terry Hall

: Children's Television: The Adventures of Peter Simple: 1: The Plot Against Peter

A serial play in six parts from Captain Marryat's novel.
Adapted and produced by Naomi Capon.
With Timothy Bateson as Peter Simple and Thomas Heathcote as Terence O'Brien.
Historical adviser, George Naish of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

(Timothy Bateson is appearing in "No Time for Sergeants" at Her Majesty's Theatre; Joe Greig in "Salad Days" at the Vaudeville Theatre; Denise Hirst in "The Boy Friend" at Wyndham's Theatre; John Phillips in "Romanoff and Juliet" at the Piccadilly Theatre; and Kynaston Reeves in "The Diary of Anne Frank" at the Phoenix Theatre, London)
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Author: Captain Marryat
Adapted by/Producer: Naomi Capon
Fight Arranger: Peter Diamond
Historical Adviser: George Naish
Designer: John Cooper
Peter Simple: Timothy Bateson
Terence O'Brien: Thomas Heathcote
Peter's father: Peter Bull
Lord Privilege, his grandfather: Kynaston Reeves
His Uncle: Michael Goodliffe
Captain Savage, R.N.: John Phillips
Sailor: Patrick Cargill
Waiter: Peter Diamond
Midshipmen - Fletcher: Gawn Grainger
Midshipmen - Robinson: David Edwards
Midshipmen - Thompson: Cavan Malone
Dolly, an actress: Denise Hirst
Landlady: Madge Brindley
Mrs. Trotter: Rosamund Greenwood
Mr. Trotter: Joe Greig
Other parts played by: Terry Baker
Other parts played by: Kenneth Gilbert

: Children's Television: Come Aboard the Commodore

Roger Pilkington describes some journeys on the waterways of England and Holland.
(to 18.00)


Presenter: Roger Pilkington

: Greenwich Time Signal; Meeting Point: Hunger

A programme on the hungry people of the world and the Christian's responsibility to them, arranged jointly by Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise and the BBC.

In France
A short service from the buildings of the Abbaye de Royaumont. an ancient abbey twenty-four miles north of Paris associated with St. Louis of France, with Abbe Pierre, and the Petits Chanteurs.
A Film in which the problem of hunger throughout the world is stated.

In England
A service from the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square. London, led by the Vicar, the Rev. Austen Williams.

See facing page


Service led by: The Rev. Austen Williams
Commentator in France: Alan Adair
Arranged by: Pere Pichard
Arranged by: Colin Beale
Transmission in England presented by: Bill Duncalf

: The Jack Benny Programme

[Starring] Jack Benny
with Mary Livingstone, Rochester, Don Wilson, John Sutton and this week's guests:
Ronald Colman and his wife, Benita Hume
(A film series)


Comedian: Jack Benny
Herself: Mary Livingstone
Rochester Van Jones: Eddie "Rochester" Anderson
Announcer: Don Wilson
Jack Wellington: John Sutton
Himself: Ronald Colman
Herself: Benita Hume

: What's My Line?

with Isobel Barnett, Bob Monkhouse, Jean Dawnay, Eric Robinson.
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)
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Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Bob Monkhouse
Panellist: Jean Dawnay
Panellist: Eric Robinson
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: Harry Carlisle

: Dick Whittington

Written and produced by Emile Littler.
George Formby in an excerpt from Emile Littler's pantomime.
From the Palace Theatre, London
The Palace Girls, The Terry Children, The Tudor Singers
Phil Martell's Orchestra directed by Arthur Logan
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Author/Producer: Emile Littler
Music and lyrics: Hastings Mann
Costumes designed by: Doris Zinkeisen
Choreography: Cherry Willoughby
Children trained by: Phyllis Blakston
Musicians: Phil Martell's Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Arthur Logan
Television Presentation: Alan Chivers
Tommy, the Immortal Cat: Jeanne Craig
Town Crier: Don Murray
Alice Fitzwarren: Joyce Mandre
Sarah, the Cook: Ernest Arnley
Idle Jack: George Formby
Alderman Fitzwarren: Humphrey Heathcote
Dick Whittington: Beryl Stevens
King Rat: Roy Pannell
Captain Nelson/Half Nelson, His Mate: The Two Pirates
Titania: June Clare
Principal Dancer: Margaret Thackray
Emperor of Morocco: Martin Lawrence
Dancers: The Palace Girls
Performers: The Terry Children
Singers: The Tudor Singers

: Sunday-Night Theatre: Gaslight

A Victorian thriller by Patrick Hamilton
[Starring] Mary Morris, Peter Cushing and Mervyn Johns
See facing page


Author: Patrick Hamilton
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Mr. Manningham: Peter Cushing
Mrs. Manningham: Mary Morris
Elizabeth: Beatrice Varley
Nancy: Billie Whitelaw
Rough: Mervyn Johns

: Time for Prayers

Followed by Weather and Close Down

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