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: Hans and Lotte Hass: Diving to Adventure: 1: The Caribbean

A second showing of the series of programmes in which Dr. Hans Hass and his wife present films shot during their exploration below the sea.
See page 5


Presenter/Filmmaker: Dr. Hans Hass
Presenter/Filmmaker: Lotte Hass
Script: Roy Cole
Producer: Geoffrey Baines

: Songs for the Asking

Rae Jenkins introduces and conducts Songs for the Asking
with Adele Leigh, Diane du Barry, Norman Foster and Raymond Nilsson
Penarth Ladies Choir
(Chorus-Master, Hubert C. Williams)
Royal Welsh Male Choir
(Chorus-Master, Tom Griffiths)
and the BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Guest: Madame Marie Rambert, founder of the Ballet Rambert

(Raymond Nilsson appears by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)


Presenter/Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Soprano: Adele Leigh
Singer: Diane du Barry
Bass: Norman Foster
Tenor: Raymond Nilsson
Singers: Penarth Ladies Choir
Chorus-Master: Hubert C. Williams
Singers: Royal Welsh Male Choir
Chorus-Master: Tom Griffiths
Musicians: The BBC Welsh Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Philip Whiteway
Guest: Madame Marie Rambert
Interviewer: Raymond Baxter
Production: Selwyn Roderick
Production: Charles R. Rogers

: The Burns and Allen Show: Never Help a Stranger

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film Never Help a Stranger


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent by viewers.
The members this week are: Julian Huxley, F.R.S., Sir Eric James, Hesketh Pearson, Lady Violet Bonham Carter D.B.E.
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: Julian Huxley
Panellist: Sir Eric James
Panellist: Hesketh Pearson
Panellist: Lady Violet Bonham Carter
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: Champion The Wonder Horse: Bad Men of the Valley

Bandits are planning a big bank robbery and shoot the sheriff in order to draw off the townsfolk on a wild-goose chase. The plot thickens when one of the outlaws' horses goes lame and they seize another from a former associate. But Rebel picks up the scent and it's not long before Champion and the others are hot on the trail.


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

: Children's Television: Muffin the Mule

Ann Hogarth presents Muffin the Mule
with Jan Bussell.


Puppeteer: Ann Hogarth
Presenter: Jan Bussell

: Children's Television: The Railway Children: 4: Prisoners and Captives

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.

(Michael Segal is in "No Time for Sergeants" at Her Majesty's Theatre, London)


Author: E. Nesbit
Adapted by/Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Film Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Eileen Diss
Bobbie: Anneke Willys
Mrs. Viney: Hilda Barry
Dr. Forrest: John Stuart
Perks, the porter: Richard Warner
Engine driver: Ivor Salter
Fireman: Michael Segal
Peter: Cavan Kendall
Phyllis: Sandra Michaels
The Lovenian: Denis de Marney
Countrywoman: Madge Brindley
Farmer: Owen Berry
Man passenger: Geoffrey Denton
Mr. Gill the stationmaster: Donald Morley
Mother: Jean Anderson
Other parts played by: Violet Parry
Other parts played by: Nelly Griffiths
Other parts played by: Arthur Hosking

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: It's a Wonderful World

Hugh David brings Geoffrey Lewis to the studio to show how the sun's energy makes plants grow.
(Extracts from the films 'Dust or Destiny' and 'God of Creation' by arrangement with Fact and Faith Films)
(to 18.15)


Presenter: Hugh David
Guest: Geoffrey Lewis

: Greenwich Time Signal; Meeting Point: The Rights and the Wrongs of it

A Christian discussion on some topics of the day.
Those taking part: Professor G.W.H. Lampe, The Rev. Mervyn Stockwood, Michael de la Bedoyere.
Chairman, C.A. Joyce
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Panellist: Professor G.W.H. Lampe
Panellist: The Rev. Mervyn Stockwood
Panellist: Michael de la Bedoyere
Chairman: C.A. Joyce
Programme arranged by: William Purcell
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: 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, Barbara Kelly, Bob Monkhouse, 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: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: Bob Monkhouse
Panellist: Eric Robinson
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: Harry Carlisle

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: The Second Man

[Starring] Jeremy Hawk, Helen Horton
(See top of page and page 7)

A comedy by S.N. Behrman

The action of the play takes place in Clark Storey's flat on the west side of New York City.


Author: S.N. Behrman
Producer: Joy Harington
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Kendall Frayne: Helen Horton
Clark Storey: Jeremy Hawk
Austin Lowe: Errol MacKinnon
Monica Grey: Judith Wyler

: Music at Ten

Geza Anda plays Variations on a Theme of Paganini by Brahms.

(Geza Anda appears by arrangement with Harold Holt, Ltd.)


Pianist: Geza Anda
Presented by: Patricia Foy

: The Epilogue: Talking About Prayer

William Purcell asks some questions and the Bishop of Coventry gives some answers.


Interviewer: William Purcell
Interviewee: The Bishop of Coventry [Cuthbert Bardsley]

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