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: The City of London welcomes home His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

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The City of London welcomes home His Royal Highness at a luncheon given in his honour by the Corporation of London at the Mansion House The Duke of Edinburgh
replies to the toast of his health proposed by the Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor of London on the occasion of His Royal Highness's return from his Commonwealth Tour.
Richard Dimbleby describes the scene in the Mansion House.
at 2.15 app.

Contributors

Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Television presentation: Antony Craxton

: Movie Museum: The Black Pirate

Douglas Fairbanks, Senior, in his famous swashbuckling role of a daring buccaneer on the high seas.

Contributors

The Black Pirate: Douglas Fairbanks, Senior

: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs
Problems of Living
The "Family Affairs" panel of experts discusses problems sent by viewers.
Dr. Winifred de Kok, Hilary Halpin, The Rev. Joseph McCulloch, Cyril Bibby.
Olive Shapley in the chair.
Letters to the panel should be sent to: "Family Affairs", [address removed]

and
Talk It Over
Arranged and introduced by the Rev. Elsie Chamberlain.

Contributors

Panellist (Problems of Living): Dr. Winifred de Kok
Panellist (Problems of Living): Hilary Halpin
Panellist (Problems of Living): The Rev. Joseph McCulloch
Panellist (Problems of Living): Cyril Bibby
Chairman (Problems of Living): Olive Shapley
Producer (Problems of Living): Beryl Radley
Arranged and introduced by (Talk It Over): The Rev. Elsie Chamberlain

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)

Contributors

Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird

: Children's Television: The Watch Tower

Written and produced by Shaun Sutton.
A play for older children
In 1940, when England stood in peril of invasion and defeat by the Germans, enemy bombers poured over the coast in hundreds and many were shot down. What happened to the pilot of one of them is the story of "The Watch Tower".
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on November 13, 1956)

Contributors

Writer/Producer: Shaun Sutton
Mrs. Fraser: Christine Russell
Joanna Fraser: Margaret Barton
Paul Fraser: Nigel Anthony
Mr. Bradley: Paul Whitsun-Jones
The German Pilot: Barry Letts
P.C. Wheatland: Garth Adams

: Children's Television: Evening Rehearsal

At Charterhouse.
BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras watch rehearsals for the school's forthcoming concert and drama productions.

Contributors

Commentator: Douglas Fleming
Producer: Bill Duncalf

: Tonight

A topical programme for all the family.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.

Contributors

Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: It's Up to You

You are invited to choose the most promising new television artists and to help you to do this the artists are given advice and encouragement by a panel of experts:
Dick Hurran, Issy Bonn, Paul Boyle.
Introduced by Peter West.
BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
From the BBC's North of England studios

Contributors

Panellist: Dick Hurran
Panellist: Issy Bonn
Panellist: Paul Boyle
Presenter: Peter West
Musicians: BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The First and the Last

by John Galsworthy.
Adapted for television by Robert Furnival.
[Starring] Geoffrey Keen and Laurence Payne

The action of the play takes place in London in the year 1910, mostly at night.
From the BBC's Midland television studio
See page 6

Contributors

Author: John Galsworthy
Adapter: Robert Furnival
Production: Victor Menzies
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Policeman: Victor Platt
Keith Darrant: Geoffrey Keen
Larry Darrant: Laurence Payne
John Evan: Wilfred Babbage
Wanda: Patricia Cree
Newsboy: Brian Peck
Fat Man: Raymond Rollett
Thin Man: Eric Francia
Woman: Eileen Barry
Passer-by: Philip Garston-Jones
Passer-by: Eric Skelding
Passer-by: Neville Hodgson

: Mostly Maynard

in which you see Patti Lewis, Len Lowe, The Kentones, Betty Marsden, Dennis Chinnery, The Roy Marsh Trio, Mary Midwinter but it's mostly Bill Maynard.
From the King's Theatre, Hammersmith.
See pages 4 and 11

Contributors

Comedian/Singer: Bill Maynard
Singer: Patti Lewis
[Actor]: Len Lowe
Singers: The Kentones
[Actress]: Betty Marsden
[Actor]: Dennis Chinnery
Musicians: The Roy Marsh Trio
[Actress]: Mary Midwinter
Orchestra conducted by: George Clouston
Musical associate: Bert Waller
Script: Eric Merriman
Designer: Richard Henry
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Family Farm

Written and produced by Harry Govan.
The Forsythe family invite you to visit their Family Farm.
The story told by Will Forsyth.
Father and mother, two sons, and a little girl - a farm family. How do they live and how do they like living in the country? This is their life and the way they see their countryside, village, market town, and big city.

Contributors

Narrator: Will Forsyth
Film cameraman: Robin Still
Film editor: Valerie Best
Writer/Producer: Harry Govan

: The City of London welcomes home His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

A BBC telerecording of part of this afternoon's broadcast from the Mansion House.

: Sea and Ships: The Cruise of the "Conrad"

Alan Villiers discusses his films with Peter Scott.
Peter Scott and Alan Villiers look at the second part of Villiers's film of his ship the Joseph Conrad. She sails out of Sydney Harbour to New Zealand and from there to Papua and Tahiti, and finally round Cape Horn and to the end of the voyage.
From the BBC's West of England television studio
The second of three programmes
See page 5

Contributors

Filmmaker: Alan Villiers
Presenter: Peter Scott
Producer: Ian Curtis

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