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: Movie Museum: The Americano: Part 2

Douglas Fairbanks, Senior in one of his earliest romance and adventure films made in 1916. In the second instalment he sets out to rescue the President and his daughter, played by Alma Rubens, from the revolutionaries of Paragonia.


Blaze Derringer: Douglas Fairbanks, Senior
Juana de Valdez: Alma Rubens

: The Burns and Allen Show: The Testimonial Dinner

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film The Testimonial Dinner


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: 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 presents: All Your Own

A programme in which children from all over Great Britain have been invited to take part.
Introduced by Huw Wheldon.


Presenter: Huw Wheldon
Music directed by: Griff Lewis
Editor: Joanne Symons
Producer: Vere Lorrimer

: Children's Television: Railway through the Dolomites

A little train makes a daily journey in the shadow of the Italian Alps through the gay winter sports centre of Cortina and back again.

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - Politics - People
Cinema - Theatre - Travel
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
Presented by: Alasdair Milne

: Edmundo Ros

Edmundo Ros takes you by film to Monte Carlo and on a musical trip to the land of the Calypso where Brit Ros meets Frank Holder showing how the bongos should be played, Boscoe Holder with his dancers and Michael Flanders and Donald Swann doing some musical research.
Guest Artist, Kitza Kazacos

(Michael Flanders and Donald Swann are appearing in "At the Drop of a Hat" at the Fortune Theatre, London)


Presenter: Edmundo Ros
Item presenter: Brit Ros
Bongo player: Frank Holder
Musician: Boscoe Holder
Guest: Michael Flanders
Guest: Donald Swann
Singer: Kitza Kazacos
Script: Gavin Blakeney
Film Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Producer: Christopher Doll

: What's in the Picture?

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


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

: National Radio Show: Show Band Parade

Cyril Stapleton presents Show Band Parade featuring his Show Band in popular music of yesterday, today, and tomorrow and starring Alma Cogan and Ronnie Hilton with Alice Babs, Marie Benson and The Londonairs, The Dene Boys, Michael Desmond, The Show Band Singers Directed by Cliff Adams and The Dancers.
See page 4


Presenter/Conductor: Cyril Stapleton
Singer: Alma Cogan
Singer: Ronnie Hilton
Singer: Alice Babs
Group: Marie Benson and the Londonairs
Singers: The Dene Boys
Singer: Michael Desmond
Singers: The Show Band Singers
The Show Band Singers directed by: Cliff Adams
Production scenes staged by: Alfred Rodrigues
Designer: Douglas Smith
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Eye to Eye: 10: I Was a Stranger

(See facing page)

In Spa Road, Bermondsey, immediately opposite a new block of council flats stands a group of buildings which its most affectionate supporters would hesitate to describe as attractive. It looks like a converted warehouse - which in point of fact is not so very far from the truth: it is a factory and a hostel run by the Salvation Army. Here, a stone's throw from Tower Bridge, and across the road from young families in their new flats, lives a community of men, a floating population that is never less than a hundred and is often four times as many.
Some of the men both live and work on the premises, in the laundry, making mattresses, or sorting and packing waste-paper. A few of them have been here only a few weeks, but some of them have lived in Spa Road for years. One of them by profession an analytical chemist, has been here since 1921. For the most part they are men without families, or who for some reason have lost touch with their relatives and old friends. Ask them why they choose to live here, and many of them shrug their shoulders and simply say "Oh, domestic trouble".
One of the buildings is a hostel, where a man can stay the night for three shillings (with breakfast), and where no questions are asked. Even here there are "regulars", men who will spend the rest of their days here because they have no other home.
"I Was A Stranger" is a portrait of this community, though "essay" is perhaps a more exact description of it. It uses no professional narrator or interviewer, and the faces and voices you will see are those of the men themselves, residents and officers.


Scriptwriter/Producer: Norman Swallow
Producer: Anthony de Lotbiniere
Photographer: A.A. Englander
Recordist: Michael Colomb
Recordist: Bob Saunders
Editor: Alfred Chapman

: Press Conference

Norman Hartnell, Dressmaker to H.M. The Queen answers questions put to him by a panel of journalists.
See page 4


Interviewee: Norman Hartnell
Presented by: Hugh Burnett

: Blackpool Illuminations

On the first night of this twenty-fifth annual display, outside broadcast cameras take you along part of Blackpool Promenade to see some of 'The Lights'.


Commentator: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Presented by: Ray Lakeland

: Vanity Fair: Episode 3

by William Makepeace Thackeray
Adapted in six weekly instalments by Constance Cox and Ian Dallas
[Starring] Joyce Redman and Alan Badel

The action takes place in London in Mr. Sedley's house, Russell Square, and in his house at Fulham; in Mr. Osborne's house, Russell Square; and in Hulker, Bullock and Co., Bankers; in a coach on the Brighton Road; at Becky's lodgings in Brighton and in Miss Crawley's private suite; and on a packet-boat bound for Ostend.
Time, 1814
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on January 11, 1957)


Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Adapted by: Constance Cox
Adapted by: Ian Dallas
Producer: Campbell Logan
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Auctioneer: Horace Sequeira
Gentleman at auction: Denis Edwards
Gentleman at auction: Philip Howard
Captain Dobbin: Derek Blomfield
Becky: Joyce Redman
Rawdon Crawley: Alan Badel
Amelia Sedley: Petra Davies
Mrs. John Sedley: Marian Spencer
John Sedley: Graham Stuart
George Osborne: David Peel
Mr. Osborne's butler: Walter Horsbrugh
Miss Crawley: Marda Vanne
Joseph Sedley: Jack May
Miss Briggs: Barbara Leake
Mrs. Bute Crawley: Katharine Page
Mr. Quill, cashier: Sidney Monckton
Mr. Driver, bank clerk: Jeremy Longhurst
Other parts played by: John Boewn
Other parts played by: Terry Baker
Other parts played by: Anne Marryott

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