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: Star Choice: Clown

[Starring] Henry Fonda
with Dorothy Malone.
A series of film plays presenting stars in stories of their own choice.
(Previously televised on May 8)


[Actor]: Henry Fonda
[Actress]: Dorothy Malone

: An English Village

In the Sussex Downs, far from town and traffic, lies Harting. In this film you meet some of the people who live there, and see their way of life.

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Children's Television: Studio E

Vera McKechnie in Studio 'E' introduces:

Popular Tunes
chosen by children in Queen Mary's Hospital for Children, Carshalton, and played by Phil Tate and his Quartet.

Holiday Snaps
Neville Maude tells you how to get the best out of your camera.

Miss Nutts
[Starring] Ethel Revnell as 'Miss Nutts'
with Judy Raymond and Veronica Strong.

Semprini with his piano

Geoffrey Dyson who offers some hints on the winning of jumping events in your school sports.


Presenter: Vera McKechnie
Musicians (Popular Tunes): Phil Tate and his Quartet
Photographer (Holiday Snaps): Neville Maude
Scriptwriter (Miss Nutts): Mavis Ward
Miss Nutts: Ethel Revnell
[Actress] (Miss Nutts): Judy Raymond
[Actress] (Miss Nutts): Veronica Strong
Pianist: Semprini
Coach: Geoffrey Dyson
Editor/producer: John Hunter Blair

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People - Politics
Travel - Theatre - Cinema
With Derek Hart and Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


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

: The O. Henry Playhouse: Christmas by Injunction

The story of a rich and generous settler who avoids children, told by Thomas Mitchell as O. Henry. He refuses to give a Christmas party. But coincidence brings back to him his long-lost son and wife and his heart is softened.


O. Henry: Thomas Mitchell

: It Pays to be Ignorant

with Murray Kash, Michael Bentine, Kitty Bluett, Harold Berens, Corinne Grey and Syd Seymour and his Mad Hatters.
Written by Talbot Rothwell.


Presenter: Murray Kash
Panellist: Michael Bentine
Panellist: Kitty Bluett
Panellist: Harold Berens
Panellist: Corinne Grey
Musicians: Syd Seymour and his Mad Hatters
Writer: Talbot Rothwell
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Drake's Progress

[Starring] Charlie Drake
featuring Warren Mitchell and Paul Hardtmuth, Robert Dorning, Totti Truman Taylor.


Scriptwriter: George Wadmore
Scriptwriter: Charlie Drake
Incidental music: Jackie Brown
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Director: Philip Barker
Devised and produced by: George Inns
Comedian: Charlie Drake
[Actor]: Warren Mitchell
[Actor]: Paul Hardtmuth
[Actor]: Robert Dorning
[Actress]: Totti Truman Taylor

: Blackpool Show Parade: The Big Splash of 1957

An excerpt from Will Hammer and George Baines' Aqua Revue at the Derby Baths, Blackpool.
Artists currently appearing include: Albert Burdon and Company, Robert Earl, Tarzan Junior and Cheetah, The Diving Aces, The Aqua Goons, The Sixteen Mermaids
Freddie Platt at the organ with the Top Drum Four
A special performance before an invited audience from the Derby Baths, Blackpool

(See page 4)


Performers: Albert Burdon and Company
Singer: Robert Earl
Divers: The Diving Aces
Divers: The Aqua Goons
Performers: The Sixteen Mermaids
Organist: Freddie Platt
Musicians: The Top Drum Four
Producer: George Baines
Television Presentation: Barney Colehan

: Panorama

Richard Dimbleby opens Television's Window on the World.
The Panorama team of special contributors focuses on events and personalities of the moment.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Michael Peacock
Producer: Charles Wheeler

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine of films and film personalities introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
Including scenes filmed during the making of Otto Preminger's 'Saint Joan'. This edition also introduces scenes from 'Lizzie'.
Films by courtesy of United Artists and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter: Derek Bond
Producer: Alan Sleath

: Behind the Camera: 4

The last of a series of fortnightly programmes in which modern photographers have discussed their work and methods.
This week Houston Rogers introduces J. Allan Cash, landscape photographer, who takes his camera with him on his travels.


Presenter: Houston Rogers
Interviewee: J. Allan Cash
Producer: Christopher Doll

: News; Weather; and The New Rent Act

Talk by the Rt. Hon. Henry Brooke M.P., Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs.
(Recording of the broadcast at 9.15 in the Home Service)
(sound only)

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Speaker (The New Rent Act): The Rt. Hon. Henry Brooke

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