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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 St. James's Theatre, London)


Presenter: Richard Attenborough
Producer: John Street
Researcher: Ken Smith

: Concert Hour

BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie)
Conductor, Ian Whyte
Phyllis Sellick (piano)
Introduced by Alec Robertson.
From Glasgow


Musicians: BBC Scottish Orchestra
Orchestra leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte
Pianist: Phyllis Sellick
Presenter: Alec Robertson
Presented for television by: Alan Rees

: The Brains Trust

The Brains Trust meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent by viewers.
The members this week are: Dr. J. Bronowski, Hubert Phillips, Barbara Wootton,
Professor Max Gluckman.
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: Dr. J. Bronowski
Panellist: Hubert Phillips
Panellist: Barbara Wootton
Panellist: Professor Max Gluckman
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: Rails West

Engineers plan to drive a railroad through the valley. Things look bad for the great herd of wild horses that live there. Ricky takes McNab, the tough boss of the railroad, to see the herd and there is a stampede....


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

: Children's Television: Sooty: Sooty's Garage

with Harry Corbett.
In this film Sooty carries on bravely, regardless of the petrol shortage.


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett

: Children's Television: The Railway Children: 1: The Beginning of Things

A serial in eight parts adapted for television from the book by E. Nesbit and produced by Dorothea Brooking.
The action of the serial takes place in the year 1906.
Dorothea Brooking writes on page 8


Author: E. Nesbit
Adapted by/Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Film Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Eileen Diss
The Old Gentleman: Norman Shelley
Roberta (Bobbie): Anneke Willys
Peter: Cavan Kendall
Phyllis: Sandra Michaels
Mother: Jean Anderson
Father: John Richmond
Ruth: Ysanne Churchman
Cook: Vi Stevens
Perks, the porter: Richard Warner
Mr. Gill the stationmaster: Donald Morley
Carter: Paddy Ward

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: What's Your Question?

The Rev. Donald Macdonald, of Lylesland Parish Church, Paisley, invites boys and girls to the studio and hopes to be able to answer their questions.
Send your questions on a postcard to: "What's Your Question?" [address removed]
(to 18.00)


Presenter: The Rev. Donald MacDonald

: Greenwich Time Signal; Meeting Point: A Country Comes of Age

R.H. Ward considers, with three West Africans and a European, the influence of the Christian faith in the State of Ghana whose independence is to be proclaimed on March 6.
Those taking part are: Emelia Aryee, Isaac Aidoo, Joseph Danso, Kingsley Williams
From the BBC's West of England television studio
See page 5


Presenter: R.H. Ward
Panellist: Emelia Aryee
Panellist: Isaac Aidoo
Panellist: Joseph Danso
Panellist: Kingsley Williams
Producer: Martin Willson

: What's My Line?

with Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, Bob Monkhouse, Sir Tom O'Brien M.P.
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: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: Bob Monkhouse
Panellist: Sir Tom O'Brien
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: Harry Carlisle

: Grand Prix of the 1957 Eurovision Song Contest

Presented by the German Television Service from Broadcasting House, Frankfurt-on-Main, Germany.
Songs from Great Britain, Germany, France, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland, Austria compete tonight for the Grand Prix in this international contest.
Viewers throughout Europe are heard voting for the winning song.
Representing Great Britain: "All"
Winner of the 1957 Festival of British Popular Songs
Sung by Patricia Bredin
Accompanied by Eric Robinson conducting the Hessischer Rundfunk Orchestra
See page 11


Composer (UK song): Reynell Wreford
Lyrics (UK song): Alan Stranks
Singer (UK song): Patricia Bredin
Conductor: Eric Robinson
Musicians: Hessischer Rundfunk Orchestra
English commentary: Berkeley Smith
Producer: Michael Kehlmann

: Appeal on behalf of Family Service Units

by Sir John Wolfenden, K.B., C.B.E., Chairman of the Association.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to: Sir John Wolfenden, [address removed]


Presenter: Sir John Wolfenden

: Sunday-Night Theatre: Brian Rix presents: You,Too, Can Have a Body

A comedy-thriller by F.A. Robinson.

Tonight's play by F.A. Robinson features all the cast of the current successful farce "Dry Rot" now running at the Whitehall Theatre, and is somewhat unusual in form. Its heroes are two scriptwriters who retire to the peace and quiet of Creekwood Castle in order to write a comedy-thriller for television, but for some strange reason their script becomes all a little too real. There are plenty of laughs and enough puzzles and surprises to keep the audience guessing and, "of course, there are bodies as well" but they are not meant to be taken too seriously...
At 9.5

The picture shows Brian Rix as Chick Wade, Basil Lord as Lucky Wilson - and an unexpected intruder in the background

(Brian Rix, Basil Lord, Leo Franklyn, Larry Noble, Charles Cameron, Cicely Paget-Bowman, Diana Calderwood, Beryl Ede, Hazel Douglas, and Peter Mercier are appearing in 'Dry Rot' at the Whitehall Theatre; Kynaston Reeves is in 'The Diary of Anne Frank' at the Phoenix Theatre, London)


Author: F.A. Robinson
Setting: Rhoda Gray
The play directed by: Henry Kendall
Television Presentation: Alan Chivers
Pringle: Leo Franklyn
Mrs Porchester: Beryl Ede
Lord Leverdale: Kynaston Reeves
June Rivers: Diana Calderwood
Lucky Wilson: Basil Lord
Chick Wade: Brian Rix
Laura Harvey: Cicely Paget-Bowman
Mervyn Harvey: Larry Noble
Shirley Drake: Elizabeth Chambers
Maud Tarrant: Hazel Douglas
Detective-Inspector Bolton: Charles Cameron
Police-Sergeant Bell: Peter Mercier
Police: Anthony Broughton
Police: Garth Adams
Police: Bill Bailey
Police: Toby Perkins
Police: Raymond Cooney
Police: Sheila Mercier
Children: Damaris Hayman
Children: Morris Bennis
Children: Anne Cooke
Children: David Franks

: The Epilogue: Christian missionaries - are they out of date?

Cecil Northcott, Bishop Stephen Neill, and Jack Dain say emphatically "no" and tell viewers why they think so.


Speaker: Cecil Northcott
Speaker: Bishop Stephen Neill
Speaker: Jack Dain

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