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: Movie Museum: The Lost World

A film made in the early twenties featuring Bessie Love and Lewis Stone and a dinosaur at large in the streets of London.


Paula White: Bessie Love
Sir John Roxton: Lewis Stone

: The Burns and Allen Show: The Crowded House

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film The Crowded House


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(to 16.00)


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

: Children's Television presents: Let's Go Fishing

for grayling, trout, stickleback and minnow with fisherman and river-keeper Frank
Sawyer assisted by Bernard Venables.
Outside broadcast cameras join them and a party of young fishermen on the banks of the River Avon in Wiltshire.
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Fisherman: Frank Sawyer
Assisted by: Bernard Venables
Presented by: Peter Bale

: Children's Television: Junior Picture Parade

Jess Yates invites you to join him for news and views from the world of films.


Presenter: Jess Yates
Presented by: Bill Parry Jones

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Cy Grant


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Glee Club

George Mitchell presents his Glee Club
in a show of songs for all lovers of music with Denny Bettis, Mary Reynolds, Maureen Hill, Johnny Greenland and The Jackpots.
Accompanied by the Dennis Wilson Quartet


Presenter: George Mitchell
Dancer/choreography: Denny Bettis
Dancer: Mary Reynolds
Dancer: Maureen Hill
Dancer: Johnny Greenland
Singers: The Jackpots
Musicians: The Dennis Wilson Quartet
Orchestrations: Dennis Wilson
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

: What's in the Picture?

asks Lionel Hale.
Susan Chitty, Norris McWhirter, Marshall Pugh and Sylvia Cheeseman try to find the answers in 'The Newsreel Game'.


Chairman: Lionel Hale
Panellist: Susan Chitty
Panellist: Norris McWhirter
Panellist: Marshall Pugh
Panellist: Sylvia Cheeseman
Presented by: Roy Hayward

: A-Z: W

Alan Melville takes you from A-Z through the world of entertainment and some of its more unusual aspects.Based on the A.B.C. of Show Business by Wolf Mankowitz.
This week's letter 'W'
Artists include: Norman Wisdom, Elsie and Doris Waters, Elisabeth Welch, Bransby Williams, Godfrey Winn, Sam Wanamaker, Bert Weedon.


Presenter: Alan Melville
Author (A.B.C. of Show Business): Wolf Mankowitz
Interviewee: Norman Wisdom
Comedienne: Elsie Waters
Comedienne: Doris Waters
Singer: Elisabeth Welch
Storyteller: Bransby Williams
Interviewee: Godfrey Winn
Interviewee: Sam Wanamaker
Guitarist: Bert Weedon
Choreography: Beryl Kaye
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Research: W. Macqueen-Pope
Research: Peter Noble
Compiled by: Ken Smith
Producer: Bryan Sears

: Eye to Eye: Elba Boomerang

Being the lament of a barber on the island of Elba and the experiences of six customers having a shave in his shop.
Written and produced by Stephen Hearst.


Photographed by: Douglas Wolfe
Editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Writer/producer: Stephen Hearst

: International Swimming: Great Britain v. Sweden

Outside broadcast cameras bring you some of the main events from this evening's programme.
From Smethwick Baths, Staffordshire.


Commentator: Harry Walker
Commentator: Daphne Wilkinson
Presented for television by: John McGonagle

: Edinburgh Film Festival 1957

A selection introduced by Anthony Havelock-Allan.
Film makers from all over the world bring their latest productions to Edinburgh. Here you have a preview of some of them, chosen for their originality and imagination as being the best of the year.


Presenter: Anthony Havelock-Allan

: Press Conference

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


Presented by: Hugh Burnett

: News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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