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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: John Street

: Concert Hour

Introduced and conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Elise Cserfalvi (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Before an invited audience in the BBC's studios, Maida Vale, London
(Simultaneous broadcast with the Home Service)


Presenter/orchestra conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Violinist: Elise Cserfalvi
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Paul Beard
Television presentation: Antony Craxton

: The Brains Trust

meets this afternoon in the BBC West of England studios.
The members are: Dr. J. Bronowski, James Fisher, Dr. W. Grey Walter, The Rt. Rev. B. C. Butler, O.S.B., The Abbot of Downside.
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: Dr. J. Bronowski
Panellist: James Fisher
Panellist: Dr. W. Grey Walter
Panellist: The Rt. Rev. B.C. Butler
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: Black Kachina

Thunder Sky, an Indian Chief, warns that the tribes are on the warpath. The cause is the discovery of an ancient skull reputed to spell doom for the white man. Uncle Sandy and Ricky set off into the hills in search of the skull, but they have reckoned without Indian treachery.


The Wonder Horse: Champion
Rebel, the Dog: Blaze
Ricky North: Barry Curtis
Uncle Sandy: Jim Bannon
Celeste, his daughter: Evelyne Cordeau

: Children's Television: Sooty

with Harry Corbett.


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett

: Children's Television: The Adventures of Peter Simple: 6: A Violent End

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

(Timothy Bateson is appearing in "No Time for Sergeants" at Her Majesty's Theatre, London; Eric Phillips is in "South Sea Bubble" at the Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth)


Author: Captain Marryat
Adapted by/Producer: Naomi Capon
Fight Arranger: Peter Diamond
Designer: John Cooper
Peter Simple: Timothy Bateson
Terence O'Brien: Thomas Heathcote
Peter's uncle: Michael Goodliffe
Highwayman: Peter Diamond
Parkinson: Sam Kydd
Wilkins: John Kidd
Woodcutter: Wilfrid Brambell
His wife: Bee Duffell
Mary O'Sullivan: Sally Travers
Captain Hawkins: Barry Letts
Doctor: Willoughby Goddard
Lord Marchmont: Eric Phillips
General O'Brien: John Serret
Other parts played by: Terry Baker
Other parts played by: John Roden

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: Clues on a Gatepost

Professor John Foster investigates.
(to 18.00)


Presenter: Professor John Foster

: Greenwich Time Signal; Meeting Point: Tooth and Claw

The cruelty of nature presents the Christian with one of his toughest problems, as tonight's short film shows.
Percy Cudlipp, Editor of The New Scientist, invites comment from a zoologist, Richard Freeman, and a theologian, Canon Eric Heaton


Presenter: Percy Cudlipp
Guest: Richard Freeman
Guest: Canon Eric Heaton
Director: Phil Lewis
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: The Jack Benny Programme

[Starring] Jack Benny
(A film series)


Comedian: Jack Benny

: What's My Line?

Television's most popular panel game with Isobel Barnett, Bob Monkhouse, Barbara Kelly, Eric Robinson
In the chair: Eamonn Andrews

("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: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: Eric Robinson
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: Harry Carlisle

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: Mayors' Nest

A farce by Pauline and John Phillips.
[Starring] Moira Lister and George Benson
See top of page and page 7

(Patsy Byrne appears by permission of the Guildford Repertory Theatre)


Author: Pauline Phillips
Author: John Phillips
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Stuart Burge
Mr. Purvis: William Lyon-Brown
P.C. George Bacon: Jeremy Burnham
Sidney Satterthwaite, M.R.C.V.S.: George Benson
Mrs. Hilda Yeo: Joan Hickson
Alderman Douglas Goodrich: David Bird
Susan Barwell: Patsy Byrne
Amelia Laurenson: Moira Lister
Henry Batchelor: Danny Green Alderman
Freddie Fox-Grimble, M.R.C.V.S.: David Stoll
Mitchell Rutherford: William Hodge
A Stranger: Frank Henderson

: Music at Ten presents: Contrasts

with Robert Farnon and his Orchestra, Vanessa Lee, Edmund Hockridge, Kevin Scott, Denys Palmer, Jeanne Lusby

(Edmund Hockridge is appearing in "The Pajama Game" at the London Coliseum; Kevin Scott is in "Fanny" at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London)


Musicians: Robert Farnon and his Orchestra
Singer: Vanessa Lee
Baritone: Edmund Hockridge
Singer: Kevin Scott
Dancer/Choreography: Denys Palmer
Dancer: Jeanne Lusby
Designer: Norman James
Producer: Charles R. Rogers

: 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.


Presenter: The Rev. Austen Williams

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