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: Boy Scouts Jubilee 1907-1957: St. George's Parade of Queen's Scouts

In the Quadrangle, Windsor Castle.
(See above)

Her Majesty The Queen reviews at Windsor the annual gathering of Scouts from all over the United Kingdom.


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Television Presentation: Antony Craxton

: Badminton Horse Trials

A BBC telerecorded summary of the highlights of last week's three-day event.

: Concert Hour

Introduced by Sidney Harrison.
BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead)
Conductor, John Hopkins
Abbey Simon (piano)
Overture: The Italian Girl in Algiers
Intermezzo: School for Fathers
Piano Concerto No. 1. in G... Beethoven
From the BBC's Northern Television studio


Presenter: Sidney Harrison
Musicians: BBC Northern Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: John Hopkins
Pianist: Abbey Simon
Presented for television by: Paul Huband

: The Burns and Allen Show: Gracie Adopts a Dog

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film series Gracie Adopts a Dog


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: The Brains Trust

meets every Sunday afternoon to answer questions sent in by viewers.
The members this week are: Professor A. J. Ayer, F.B.A., Honor Croome, Larry Adler, Sir John Maud.
Question-Master, Bernard Braden
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed]


Panellist: Professor A. J. Ayer
Panellist: Honor Croome
Panellist: Larry Adler
Panellist: Sir John Maud
Question-Master: Bernard Braden
Producer: John Furness

: 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 Smith Family

An opera for children written and composed by John Hunter Blair.
with a section of the London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Hugh Maguire)
Conducted by Bryan Balkwill


Writer/composer: John Hunter Blair
Producer: Shaun Sutton
Musicians: A selection of the London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] Leader: Hugh Maguire
[Orchestra] Conducted by: Bryan Balkwill
Designer: John Cooper
The Characters: Tony: Richard Palmer
The Characters: Sheila: Sandra Walden
The Characters: Grandfather: Maurice Colbourne
The Smith Family: Aminta: Adele Leigh
The Smith Family: The Captain: Duncan Robertson
The Smith Family: The Bear Keeper: Owen Brannigan
The Smith Family: The Bear: Dennis Ramsden

: Sunday Special: It's a Wonderful World

Hugh David uses film to show the marvellous mechanism of our eyes.
A programme specially planned for deaf children.

(Extracts from the film "Dust or Destiny" shown by arrangement with Fact and Faith Films)
(to 18.10)


Presenter: Hugh David

: Meeting Point: God's Word for Living

I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that despitefully use you and persecute you (St. Matthew 5. v. 44)
How possible is it to obey this injunction of Jesus Christ in modern industrial society? For six weeks, in and out of strike conditions, four men have been trying to find out. They are:
Ian McCallum, an engineer
George Taylor, a draughtsman
John Bingham, a Managing Director
The Rev. George Wilkie, Industrial Chaplain

(From Scotland)


Participant: Ian McCallum
Participant: George Taylor
Participant: John Bingham
Participant: The Rev. George Wilkie

: Hey, Jeannie!

[Starring] Jeannie Carson in the comedy film series Hey, Jeannie!
A gangster kidnaps Jeannie as a hostage when he sets out to hold up a store, but Jeannie gives him more trouble than he bargains for!


Jeannie MacLennan: Jennie Carson

: Sunday-Night Theatre: Brian Rix: Jane Steps Out

A farce by Kenneth Horne.

(Brian Rix, Larry Noble, Charles Cameron, Cicely Paget-Bowman and Hazel Douglas are in "Dry Rot" at the Whitehall Theatre, London)
(See page 7)


Writer: Kenneth Horne
Settings: Rhoda Gray
Director: Richard Bird
Television Presentation: Alan Chivers
Beatrice Wilton: Elspet Gray
Briggs: Larry Noble
Mrs. Wilton: Cicely Paget-Bowman
Major-General Wilton: Charles Cameron
Jane Wilton: Ann Firbank
Margot Kent: Hazel Douglas
Mrs. Simmonds: Evelyn Kerry
Basil Gilbert: Brian Rix

: The Winifred Atwell Show

featuring Winifred Atwell, Her piano, her other piano and her harpsichord with Guest artists.

(Winifred Atwell appears by permission of Bernard Delfont)


Presenter/Pianist/Harpsichordist: Winifred Atwell
Choreography: Joan Davis
Continuity: Les Perrin
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Producer: Russell Turner

: Men, Women and Clothes: 2: Sense and Nonsense in Fashion

A series of six films of authentic clothes from the Museum of Costume at Eridge Castle, Sussex.
The cast includes: Sir Basil Bartlett, Joan Heal, Lady Rose Bligh, Rachel Kempson, Dora Bryan, Mary Malcolm, Elizabeth Cruft, Robert Mayhew, Alan Edwards, Ron Moody, Moyra Fraser, Margaret Rawlings, Camilla Hasse, Veronica Turleigh, Jeremy Hawk, Irene Worth.
(A BBC Television Film)


Devised, written, and spoken by: Doris Langley Moore
Producer: Charles R. Rogers
Cast member: Sir Basil Bartlett
Cast member: Joan Heal
Cast member: Lady Rose Bligh
Cast member: Rachel Kempson
Cast member: Dora Bryan
Cast member: Mary Malcolm
Cast member: Elizabeth Cruft
Cast member: Robert Mayhew
Cast member: Alan Edwards
Cast member: Ron Moody
Cast member: Moyra Fraser
Cast member: Margaret Rawlings
Cast member: Camilla Hasse
Cast member: Veronica Turleigh
Cast member: Jeremy Hawk
Cast member: Irene Worth
Editor: Maurice Harvey
Photography: Ken Higgins
Make-up and hairdressing: Maureen Winslade

: Max Jaffa

introduces Ian Wallace with The Trio: Max Jaffa (violin), Reginald Kilbey (cello), Jack Byfield (piano) and The Linden Singers.
Conductor, William Llewellyn

(Ian Wallace is appearing in "Fanny" at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London)


Presenter/Violinist: Max Jaffa
Singer: Ian Wallace
Cellist: Reginald Kilbey
Pianist: Jack Byfield
Singers: The Linden Singers
Conductor: William Llewellyn
Producer: Christian Simpson

: Time for Prayers: Peace Be Unto You

Conducted by the Rev. Roderick Smith, of the Braid Church, Edinburgh.
From Scotland.
followed by Weather and Close Down


Prayers conducted by: The Rev. Roderick Smith

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