The State Visit to France of Her Majesty the Queen
and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh
9.5 to 9.45 The Queen and the Duke leave Le Bourget Airport, Paris for Lille on the final day of their State Visit to France
Scene described by Richard Dimbleby
(to 9.45 app.)
About the Home
Fashion for Husbands
Joan Gilbert looks at some of the latest developments in fabrics and design that are making fashion news for men this spring.
The Season's Best
Frances Perry shows the best values for this month in flowers, fruit, and vegetables.
An Easter Basket
Margaret Rourke shows how to make a decorative basket as an Easter present for the children.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.
Our Miss Pemberton: 15: By George...
Written by Philip King and Falkland Cary.
A story of life today in a small town.
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For the Very Young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC Television Film)
David Attenborough describes his adventures travelling through the islands of Indonesia in search of rare and interesting animals.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on November 9, 1956)
with Adrian Hill who announces this week's prize-winners and helps you with your picture-making.
Picture Gallery: Servants of the Public
A film that shows you how to give your dog a full and happy life.
Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People - Politics
Travel - Theatre - Cinema
with Jill Day and Robert Ayres, The Redheads, Johnny Pearson, Teddy Broughton,
Terry Brown, Denny Bettis, The Laurie Johnson Orchestra.
The Laurie Johnson
Barbara Kelly invites you to look in on life through Kelly's Eye.
An informal programme in which Barbara Kelly, guest celebrities, and the audience discuss topics of importance in everyday life.
Musical interludes feature Stanley Black and Larry Cross.
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Pianist (musical interlude)/Orchestra director:
Singer (musical interlude):
with Charlie Chester also appearing The Hedley Ward Trio, Eric 'Jeeves' Grier, Len Lowe, Marian Miller, Frank Davison, The Leslie Roberts Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers.
The Hedley Ward
The Leslie Roberts
The George Mitchell
Orchestra conducted by:
Dance sequences produced by:
by Rob Inglis and Robert Furnival
[Starring] George Howe
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"The Hands" - an Experiment
Thursday's play is a true experiment in television drama: a work which could be realised in no other medium than television. It has been conceived entirely, at every stage of writing and production, in terms of a coherent sequence of living images to express a private vision.
In the ordinary sense, it is not a play at all; there are no high dramatic peaks, no tense situations and intricate emotional conflicts. The hero - although this is too high a term for him - is an old man, Mr. Bottomley, living alone, a martyr to bronchitis and approaching his last hours.
Rob Inglis, the original creator of Mr. Bottomley and his bitter-sweet world, is a writer of integrity and promise. He came from Australia a year ago to learn about television, and started in the best possible place: on the studio floor, humping scenery and dodging the silent, tank-like cameras. He still works as a scene-man. At 24, he writes with considerable insight and with great compassion for the victims of life. (Robert Furnival)
Music arranged and composed by:
Raf de la
BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras go to the Royal Naval Barracks, Portsmouth, to see some of the bouts.
Harry Carpenter (Boxing Correspondent of the Daily
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A series of wild-life programmes.
Introduced by Peter Scott.
Peter Scott introduces G. Talbot Kelly, the artist, and Eric Hosking, the photographer.
They discuss the evolution of bird portraiture through the centuries and the more recent influence of photography.
From the BBC's Midland television studio
In January 1941, the Cathedral at Llandaff, Cardiff, was partially destroyed by enemy action. Now the work of restoration is complete, and Hywel Davies takes viewers on a visit to the Cathedral to see the restorations and some of its new features, the chief of which is a new work by Sir Jacob Epstein - Christ in Majesty.
Followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down