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: The Northern Lawn Tennis Tournament

Some of the semi-final matches from the Northern Lawn Tennis Club, West Didsbury, Manchester.


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Michael Henderson
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC Television Film)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Browne
Voices: Josefina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

: The Northern Lawn Tennis Tournament

From West Didsbury, Manchester.

: Children's Television: Children's Caravan

Children's Caravan arrives at Queen's Park, Glasgow.
Jeremy Geidt your Caravan Showman rings up the curtain on Elton Hayes, Don Tasker and Dorothy Fraser, John Hewer, Sasha Coco and Company, Krandon and Kama, Trio Chromatique.
Accompanied by the Caravan Quartet and assisted by the children of Glasgow.


Showman/Scriptwriter: Jeremy Geidt
Storyteller/Guitarist (Caravan Story Time)/Words and music for Caravan Story Time: Elton Hayes
Dancer: Don Tasker
Dancer: Dorothy Fraser
Performer: John Hewer
Entertainers: Sasha Coco and Company
Jugglers: Krandon and Kama
Entertainers: Trio Chromatique
Musicians: The Caravan Quartet
Scriptwriter/Producer: Peter Newington
Additional dialogue: John Hewer
Designer: Clifford Hatts

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
with Derek Hart and Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Movie Museum: His Trust

A film drama of the American Civil War, directed by D. W. Griffith, which served as a basis for his greater classic 'Birth of a Nation'.


Director: D. W. Griffith

: The Grove Family: Food for Thought

by Sheila Hodgson.


Writer: Sheila Hodgson
Based on the series devised by: Michael Pertwee
Based on the series devised by: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mr. Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Pat: Carole Mowlam
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Gran: Nancy Roberts
Miss Jones: Nan Braunton
Mrs. Dean: Grace Arnold
Jane Conway: Mary Holland
Dr. Henley: Ian Fleming

: What's in the Picture?

asks Denzil Batchelor.
Caroline Carter, Marshall Pugh, Norris McWhirter and a guest try to find the answers in 'The Newsreel Game'.


Chairman: Denzil Batchelor
Panellist: Caroline Carter
Panellist: Marshall Pugh
Panellist: Norris McWhirter
Producer: John Furness

: Royal Tournament 1957

Part of the First Half
From the Arena, Earls Court.
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: Eye to Eye: 4 - No Title to Life

The Plight of the Illegitimate is examined with the cooperation of some of those who can speak authoritatively on the effect on the individual of being born out of wedlock.
Every incident is based on an actual case history, but where it is necessary to preserve the anonymity of unmarried mothers and their children the faces seen are not those of the real people.


Researcher/scriptwriter: Michael Orrom
Film cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film Editor: James Colina
Producer: Rex Moorfoot

: A-Z: R

Alan Melville takes you from A-Z
The programme based on the A.B.C. of Show Business by Wolf Mankowitz.

This week's letter 'R' includes:
Ralph Richardson, Ethel Revnell, Ada Reeve, Edmundo Ros and his Latin-American Rhythm Section, Lita Roza and Flora Robson at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in a specially filmed discussion with the Principal of the school, John Fernald.
The music of Richard Rodgers with choreography by Irving Davies and not forgetting that the orchestra is directed by 'R' for Eric Robinson.

(Flora Robson is appearing in 'A House by the Lake' at the Duke of York's Theatre, London)


Presenter: Alan Melville
Based on "The A.B.C. of Show Business" by: Wolf Mankowitz
Interviewee: Ralph Richardson
Comedienne: Ethel Revnell
Comedienne: Ada Reeve
Musicians: Edmundo Ros and his Latin-American Rhythm Section
Singer: Lita Roza
Interviewee: Flora Robson
Interviewer: John Fernald
Choreography: Irving Davies
Orchestra Director: Eric Robinson
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Researcher: W. Macqueen-Pope
Researcher: Peter Noble
Compiled by: Ken Smith
Producer: Bryan Sears

: Press Conference

People who make the news face questions from people who write the news.


Presented by: Hugh Burnett

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