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: Movie Museum: Phantom of the Opera

Lon Chaney in his classic role of the maniac who abducts a singer from the Paris Opera, and, after a chase through the cellars and sewers, meets his death in the Seine.


The Phantom: Lon Chaney

: Amos 'n' Andy: The Gun

[Starring] Amos 'n' Andy in the film The Gun

: 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)
(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: Children's Caravan

Children's Caravan arrives at Northampton.
Jeremy Geidt your Caravan Showman rings up the curtain on Elton Hayes, Don Tasker, Jasmine Greenfield, Clive Dunn, The Cooper Twins, Sally Logan, The Bouncing Dillons, Bobbie Kimber, The Duo Russmar.
Accompanied by the Caravan Quartet and assisted by the children of Northampton.


Showman/script: Jeremy Geidt
Storyteller/guitarist/words and music for Caravan Story Time: Elton Hayes
Dancer: Don Tasker
Performer: Jasmine Greenfield
Comedian: Clive Dunn
Entertainers: The Cooper Twins
Singer: Sally Logan
Entertainers: The Bouncing Dillons
Ventriloquist: Bobbie Kimber
Acrobatics: The Duo Russmar
Musicians: The Caravan Quartet
Script/producer: Peter Newington
Additional dialogue: Clive Dunn

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - Politics - People - Cinema - Theatre - Travel
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Rory McEwen.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Rory McEwen
Producer: Alasdair Milne

: Eddie Calvert

The man with the golden trumpet with Bryan Blackburn, The man with the mildewed mind, introduces some friends old and new including Ann Howard, Chief Petty Officer William McDermaid, The Jackpots, Denny Bettis, Maureen Hill, Mary Reynolds.
Accompanied by Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra


Trumpeter: Eddie Calvert
Comedian: Bryan Blackburn
Singer: Ann Howard
Guest: Chief Petty Officer William McDermaid
Singers: The Jackpots
Dancer/choreography: Denny Bettis
Dancer: Maureen Hill
Dancer: Mary Reynolds
Musicians: Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra
Script: Bryan Blackburn
Designer: Charles Carroll
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
Producer: John Furness

: National Radio Show: A-Z: X, Y, Z

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 final edition is divided into three sections X, Y, Z:

Boris Karloff: The famous film star talks about X Certificate films

Yana: specially telerecorded for this programme
Jimmy Young
The Yodeller: Willi Mathyer from Canton Berne, Switzerland
Youth Theatre: A Shakespearean excerpt performed by a group of teenage actors
The music of Victor Young and Vincent Youmans interpreted by Bruce Trent, Elizabeth Larner and Dennis Lotis.
With The A-Z Dancers and the George Mitchell Singers.
Yugoslavia: from Zagreb the Yugoslav National Folk Dance Group-Lado dancers and musicians who have travelled here specially to make their first Television appearance in this country.

Zither and Shirley Abicair (which returns us to A)


Presenter: Alan Melville
Author (A.B.C. of Show Business): Wolf Mankowitz
Interviewee: Boris Karloff
Singer: Yana
Singer: Jimmy Young
Yodeller: Willi Mathyer
Singer: Bruce Trent
Singer: Elizabeth Larner
Singer: Dennis Lotis
Dancers: The A-Z Dancers
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Choreography: Alfred Rodrigues
Group: The Yugoslav National Folk Dance Group
Zitherist: Shirley Abicair
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Research: W. Macqueen Pope
Research: Peter Noble
Compiled by: Ken Smith
Producer: Bryan Sears

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Abicair Bassey & Cogan 12 June 2016

: Swimming: Scottish Amateur Swimming Association Championships

A visit to Airdrie Baths, Lanarkshire.


Commentator: Max Robertson
Commentator: Harry Walker
Presented for television by: Bill Stevenson

: Eye to Eye: The Big Gamble

Written and directed by Pamela Bower and Richard Cawston.
Commentary spoken by Jack Warner.
'Eye to Eye' looks at just some of the millions of people who take the Big Gamble every summer, and just one of the many seaside resorts where they take it.
See page 7


Narrator: Jack Warner
Writer/Director: Pamela Bower
Writer/Director/Producer: Richard Cawston
Photography: James Balfour
Film Editor: Allan Tyrer

: Press Conference


Presented by: Hugh Burnett

: Vanity Fair: Episode 2

by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Adapted for television by Constance Cox and Ian Dallas.
[Starring] Joyce Redman and Alan Badel
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on January 4)


Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Adapted by: Constance Cox
Adapted by: Ian Dallas
Producer: Campbell Logan
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Becky Sharp: Joyce Redman
Sir Pitt Crawley: Lloyd Pearson
Pitt Crawley: Lockwood West
Rawdon Crawley: Alan Badel
Horrocks, Sir Pitt's butler: Alban Blakelock
Osborne Senior: Henry Oscar
George Osborne: David Peel
Miss Crawley: Marda Vanne
Miss Briggs: Barbara Leaks
Waiter at Stock Exchange: Norman Scace
Gentleman at Stock Exchange: Charles Maunsell
Gentleman at Stock Exchange: Graham Leaman
Gentleman at Stock Exchange: Geoffrey Bellman
Mrs. John Sedley: Marion Spencer
John Sedley: Graham Stuart
Captain Dobbin: Derek Blomfield
Amelia Sedley: Petra Davies
Bowls, Miss Crawley's butler: Peter Morny
Other parts played by: Terry Baker
Other parts played by: Alexander Beaumont
Other parts played by: John Bown
Other parts played by: Reginald Jessup
Other parts played by: Roger Ostime

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