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: Movie Museum: The Americano - Part 3

Douglas Fairbanks, Senior in the concluding sequence of one of the early silent films that brought him fame.


Blaze Derringer: Douglas Fairbanks, Senior

: The Burns and Allen Show: The Honest Safecracker

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film The Honest Safecracker


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Some stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television presents: Family Farm

In Northern Ireland many of the farms are worked entirely by the families who live on them. This is the filmed story of the life of Will Forsythe and his wife, Joyce, their two boys Wilson and Robert, not forgetting little Marian and the dog on their farm in County Antrim.
Written and produced by Harry Govan.
Made by the Northern Ireland Film Unit


Subject: Will Forsythe
Subject: Joyce Forsythe
Writer/producer: Harry Govan
Editor: Valerie Best
Cameraman: Robin Still

: Children's Television: Junior Picture Parade

Jess Yates introduces news and views from filmland.
Film extracts include scenes from "Action of the Tiger" and "High Flight."

Featured in this Battle of Britain Week are the Trumpeters and Band of the 296th (Stoke Newington) Squadron Air Training Corps (by permission of the Commanding Officer, Squadron-Leader L.V.M. Price) and pilots from the No. 43 Fighter Squadron Royal Air Force (by permission of the Station Commander)
See page 7


Presenter: Jess Yates
Presented by: Bill Parry Jones

: Children's Television: Marzipan

Another story told by Alicia.


Storyteller: Alicia

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Rory McEwen
Singer: Shani Wallis
Presented by: Alasdair Milne

: Edmundo Ros and his Orchestra

Edmundo Ros and his Orchestra take you to Cuba - the land of the rumba, mambo, and cha-cha-cha
with dances by Binnick and Brock
Guest artist: A mystery recording star
and Disc Jockeys including Sam Costa, Pete Murray and David Jacobs who test their musical knowledge with a panel of viewers.


Musicians: Edmundo Ros and his Orchestra
Dancers: Binnick and Brock
Panellist: Sam Costa
Panellist: Pete Murray
Panellist: David Jacobs
Script: Gavin Blakeney
Producer: Christopher Doll

: 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

: Eye to Eye: So Long to Learn

The life so short, the craft... So Long to Learn

Chaucer's comment, written 600 years ago, provides the key to this week's Eye to Eye picture of present-day young people.
It tells the story of a boat-load of students, from the rival colleges of Battersea and Chelsea, on a summer outing on the Thames; dancing, talking, and thinking about the past and the future.
Made with the help of Battersea College of Technology and Chelsea Polytechnic and School of Art
See foot of page

So Long 8.0 p.m.
The people in tonight's film are all young; and though perhaps not typical of all young people they are typical of students. They are a representative handful of the 100,000 who attend full-time courses (and to some extent are representative of the greater number who attend part-time courses) in our technical colleges and universities. They also represent the people who within the next generation will be the leaders in industry, academic life, and artistic thought.
For this edition of Eye to Eye we have chosen the rival colleges of Battersea and Chelsea, which by the end of the year will be among the first of the eight new colleges of advanced technology that are being set up by the Ministry of Education.
The film itself tells the story of a riverboat jazz party organised by the two colleges, and between dancing and enjoying themselves generally the students get involved in arguments. These, for example, deal with the advantages of going into industry as opposed to teaching; the narrowness of technical training - in which we see a lot of leg-pulling of the scientists by the artists - and finally, as the boat nears home, a discussion on religion. The programme also includes two big student raids.
The atmosphere of the whole programme is gay, and the title itself is part of a fuller Chaucer quotation - 'The Life so Short, the Craft So Long to Learn'.
(Rex Moorfoot)


Producer: Rex Moorfoot
Research and script: Michael Orrom
Film Cameraman: Kenneth Westbury
Film Editor: Victor Stocker
Sound Recordist: Maurice Everitt
Sound Recordist: John Vizard
Sound Recordist: Robert Saunders
Songs composed and sung by: Paul McDowell
Songs composed and sung by: Brian Wright
Songs composed and sung by: Gwenda More

: Theatre Flash: The Mousetrap

From the 1998th performance of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap.
From the Ambassadors Theatre, London.
Introduced by Richard Attenborough.
(By arrangement with Peter Saunders and Romulus Films)

With this performance "The Mousetrap" becomes the longest running straight play in the history of the British theatre. The record was previously held by "Blithe Spirit."
See page 4


Author (The Mousetrap): Agatha Christie
Presenter: Richard Attenborough
Presented for television by: Noble Wilson

: Swimming and Diving Championships

The finals of some of the sprint events in the Amateur Swimming Association
National Championships.
From the Derby Baths, Blackpool.


Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: Harry Walker
Presented for television by: Ray Lakeland

: Press Conference

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


Presented by: Hugh Burnett

: Vanity Fair: Part 4

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

The action takes place in and around Brussels: at the Duchess of Richmond's Ball, in Amelia's hotel, in Becky's lodgings, and on the battlefield near Waterloo.
Time, 1815
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on January 18)


Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Adapted by: Constance Cox
Adapted by: Ian Dallas
Producer: Campbell Logan
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Becky: Joyce Redman
George Osborne: David Peel
First Officer: Edward Jewesbury
Second Officer: J. MacArthur Gordon
Amelia: Petra Davies
Dobbin: Derek Blomfield
Rawdon Crawley: Alan Badel
Brigadier: Ivan Samson
Joseph Sedley: Jack May
Isidor: Dino Galvani
Sergeant: Philip Morant
Tom: Douglas Gibbon
Other parts played by: John Boewn
Other parts played by: Reginald Jessup
Other parts played by: Roger Ostime

: The Dill Jones Trio

with Bertice Reading and Joe Harriott.


Musicians: The Dill Jones Trio
Singer: Bertice Reading
Saxophonist: Joe Harriott
Presentation: Arthur Langford

: News

followed by Weather and Close Down

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