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: The State Visit to France

(See above)

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.)


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby

: Mainly for Women

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.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Presenter (The Season's Best): Frances Perry
Presenter (An Easter Basket): Margaret Rourke
Producer: Ann Shead
Writer (Our Miss Pemberton): Philip King
Writer (Our Miss Pemberton): Falkland Cary
Producer (Our Miss Pemberton): Richard Gilbert
Geof Patterson: Terence Soall
Edward Simpson: Lennard Pearce
Mary Pemberton: Margot Boyd
George Pearce: Alan Rolfe
Mrs. Carter: Natalie Kent
Mrs. Simpson: Avril Conquest

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Only Fools and Horses... From Peckham to Beckham 6 September 2017

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Children's Television presents: Zoo Quest

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)


Presenter: David Attenborough
Film Cameraman: Charles Lagus
Film Editor: Victor Stocker
Director: Nancy Thomas

: Children's Television: Sketch Club

with Adrian Hill who announces this week's prize-winners and helps you with your picture-making.
Picture Gallery: Servants of the Public


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: Children's Television: Diary of a Dog

A film that shows you how to give your dog a full and happy life.

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People - Politics
Travel - Theatre - Cinema


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: The Jill Day Show

with Jill Day and Robert Ayres, The Redheads, Johnny Pearson, Teddy Broughton,
Terry Brown, Denny Bettis, The Laurie Johnson Orchestra.


Entertainer/script: Jill Day
[Actor]: Robert Ayres
Musicians: The Redheads
Pianist: Johnny Pearson
Bass: Teddy Broughton
Trumpeter: Terry Brown
Dancer/choreographer: Denny Bettis
Musicians: The Laurie Johnson Orchestra
Musical arrangements: Laurie Johnson
Designer: Norman James
Producer: G. B. Lupino

: Kelly's Eye

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.
See page 4


Presenter: Barbara Kelly
Pianist (musical interlude)/Orchestra director: Stanley Black
Singer (musical interlude): Larry Cross
Scriptwriter: Bob Kesten
Musical arrangements: Bruce Campbell
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: Harry Carlisle

: The Charlie Chester Show

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.


Comedian/presenter/script: Charlie Chester
Group: The Hedley Ward Trio
[Actor]: Eric 'Jeeves' Grier
Comedian: Len Lowe
Singer: Marian Miller
Pianist: Frank Davison
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Dancers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Musical associate: Bert Waller
Dance sequences produced by: Leslie Roberts
Script: Charlie Hart
Script: Bernard Botting
Designer: George Djurkovic
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: The Hands

by Rob Inglis and Robert Furnival
[Starring] George Howe
See page 7

"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)


Writer: Rob Inglis
Writer: Robert Furnival
Producer: Michael Elliott
Music arranged and composed by: George Hall
Designer: Roy Oxley
Mr. Bottomley: George Howe
Fred: Robert Hunter
Mr. Cutlaw-Burroughs: Raf de la Torre
Miss Lindstrom: Jennifer Phipps
Albert: Nicholas Amer
Landlady: Rita Webb
Conductress: Priscilla Morgan
Barman: Frank Pemberton

: Amateur Boxing: Imperial Services Boxing Association Championships

BBC Television Outside Broadcast cameras go to the Royal Naval Barracks, Portsmouth, to see some of the bouts.


Commentator: Harry Carpenter (Boxing Correspondent of the Daily Mail)
Presented for television by: John Fearon

: Look: Portraits of Birds

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


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest: G. Talbot Kelly
Guest: Eric Hosking
Producer: Tony Soper

: Christ in Majesty

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.


Presenter: Hywel Davies
Script: Harry Green
Producer: David J. Thomas

: News

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