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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women: Countrywise

Norfolk Turkeys
Philip Wayre comments on the film made on his farm.

Rural Industries on Show
Introduced by A. W. Williams.

The Golden Eagle
Filmed and described by Charles Farmer.

Introduced by Maxwell Knight.


Presenter: Maxwell Knight
Item presenter (Norfolk Turkeys): Philip Wayre
Presenter (Rural Industries on Show): A. W. Williams
Filmmaker/Narrator (The Golden Eagle): Charles Farmer
Producer: Monica Sims

: Mainly for Women: I've Just Been Reading

Lionel Hale suggests some new books for your library list and introduces a personality connected with one of the books.


Presenter: Lionel Hale
Producer: Joyce Belfrage

: 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 presents: Bronco Busters

The film story of the Calgary Cowboy Show.

: Children's Television: A Parcel for Miss Kneebone-Smith

Devised by Charlotte Mitchell and Richard West.
[Starring] Leslie Henson
with Jean Telfer, Charlotte Mitchell, Bob Harris, Joe Greig

(Bob Harris and Joe Greig are appearing in "Salad Days" at the Vaudeville Theatre, London)


Devised by: Charlotte Mitchell
Devised by/Producer: Richard West
[Actor]: Leslie Henson
[Actress]: Jean Telfer
[Actress]: Charlotte Mitchell
[Actor]: Bob Harris
[Actor]: Joe Greig

: Children's Television: Six Days to Sydney: 6: Sail Ho!

Elisabeth and Max Robertson come to the end of their story of an Australian journey they made with 'Gladys.' With the help of films they introduce people, places, and animals they came across off the beaten highway 'Down Under.'


Presenter: Elisabeth Robertson
Presenter: Max Robertson
Film Cameraman: Mel Nicholls
Film Cameraman: Bill Trerise
Film Editor: John Pullen
Presented by: Peggy Bacon

: 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
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Hey, Jeannie!

[Starring] Jennie Carson
A film in the series about a charming young Scots girl who discovers America. Jeannie decides to live on her own but finds that Greenwich Village is not as romantic as she had expected.


Jeannie MacLennan: Jennie Carson

: Place the Face

Pete Murray challenges his guests to Place the Face
A new quiz devised by Ralph Edwards.
Music by George Clouston and his Masqueraders


Presenter: Pete Murray
Quiz devised by: Ralph Edwards
Musicians: George Clouston and his Masqueraders
Research: Nigel Ward
Producer: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Theatre Night presents: Nekrassov

An excerpt from the new French farce
by Jean-Paul Sartre
Translated from the French by Sylvia Leeson and George Leeson.

Televised direct from the Royal Court Theatre, London, by arrangement with the English Stage Company
See page 5


Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Translated by: Sylvia Leeson
Translated by: George Leeson
Director: George Devine
Decor: Richard Negri
Music: Thomas Eastwood
Presented for television by: John Vernon
Policeman: Nicolas Brady
Georges de Valera: Robert Helpmann
Veronique: Jane Downs
Sibilot: George Benson
Inspector Goblet: Roddy McMillan
Jules Palotin, Editor of "Soir a Paris": Harry H. Corbett
Tavernler: Kendrick Owen
Perigord: Ronald Barker
Secretary: Anna Steele
Mouton, Chairman of Soir a Paris: Felix Felton
Lerminier: George Merritt
Charivet: Percy Cartwright
Nerciat: Bernard Kay
Bergerat: Kerry Jordon

: The Dock Brief

A play by John Mortimer
[Starring] Michael Hordern and David Kossoff
See page 4

A Dock brief is a strange method of defending a prisoner which is still sometimes used in England. The prisoner, if he has no other legal help, is allowed to choose any barrister who is sitting in Court to appear for him. He takes his pick from the Dock, as you might try to pick out a winning race-horse with a pin, and prisoner and barrister then meet in the cells for a hurried consultation; a half-cooked defence is hastily brought to the boil; and the trial begins.

Tonight's play is about an elderly, unsuccessful barrister who finds himself one happy day picked out to defend an equally unsuccessful criminal. As they work together in the cell, becoming in imagination the Judge, the jury, and various favourable or ruthlessly destroyed witnesses, they become not only enthusiastic but deeply considerate of each other's tender feelings. Alone and happy they make a world which they can always control until they have to emerge, half way through the play, to face the rude reality of the trial.

The Dock Brief is designed as comedy; it is also designed to make the lawyers and the criminals of the world recognise their close affinity. (John Mortimer)


Writer: John Mortimer
Producer: Nesta Pain
Music specially composed by: Antony Hopkins
Designer: Donald Horne
Morgenhall: Michael Hordern
Fowle: David Kossoff
Prison Officer: Richard George

: Picture Parade

A weekly magazine of films and film personalities introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
This edition includes scenes from "Seven Thunders" with Stephen Boyd, Tony Wright, Anna Gaylor, and Kathleen Harrison.

(Film by courtesy of the Rank Organisation)


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter: Derek Bond
Director: Richard Evans
Producer: Alan Sleath

: See It Now: The Puerto Ricans: Americans on the Move

Fifty thousand immigrants from Puerto Rico enter the United States every year. A few find the new life they are looking for; many merely exchange a Caribbean for a mainland slum. This documentary film by the American "See It Now" team reports on the problems raised by this mass migration and describes Puerto Rico's attempts to improve its own living conditions and speed up the growth of its industry.
Produced by Edward R. Murrow and Fred Friendly for the Columbia Broadcasting System
See page 9


Producer: Edward R. Murrow
Producer: Fred Friendly

: News

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