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: For the Schools: Spotlight: The Middle East

Television and film cameras bring to the classroom people and places in the news.
This week: The Middle East
Introduced by Christopher Chataway.


Presenter: Christopher Chataway
Producer: Ivan Gilman

: Mainly for Women: About the Home

Shopping Suggestions
New ideas for the housewife by Margaret Douglas.

Cookery Club
Nell Heaton shows how to make a butterscotch pie.

Here's an Idea
Christine Veasey offers some suggestions for covering eiderdowns.

My Friend Sheltie
A weekly series in which Stanley Dangerfield, Chief Steward of Cruft's, reports on the care and training of Sheltie, his Shetland sheepdog puppy, and suggests other animals that make attractive pets.
Introduced by Joan Gilbert.


Item presenter (Shopping Suggestions): Margaret Douglas
Cook (Cookery Club): Nell Heaton
Item presenter (Here's an Idea): Christine Veasey
Reporter (My Friend Sheltie): Stanley Dangerfield
Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Producer: Ann Shead

: Racing at Ascot

BBC Television outside broadcast cameras visit Ascot -Racecourse to see three of the principal events on the first day of the Ascot Heath September meeting.

3.30 The Buckingham Palace Stakes
A handicap for three-year-olds and upwards over five furlongs

4.0 The Clarence House Stakes
For two-year-olds over six furlongs

4.30 The Marlborough House Handicap
For three-year-old fillies over the Old Mile

Clive Graham identifies the horses and riders in the Paddock before each race.
See page 9


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Presented for television by: Harry Middleton

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.
Sam Williams and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(A BBC television film)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Movie Museum: The Lesser Evil

Blanche Sweet is the heroine in this fast-moving D. W. Griffith film drama of death or dishonour made in 1912. On the same bill is one of Edison's earliest creative efforts filmed in the New York Show of 1906.


Director: D. W. Griffith
The Young Woman: Blanche Sweet

: Children's Television presents: Champion, the Wonder Horse: Bad Men of the Valley

Bandits are planning a big bank robbery, and shoot the sheriff in order to draw off the townsfolk on a wild-goose chase. The plot thickens when an outlaw's horse goes lame, and they seize another from a former associate. But Rebel picks up the scent and it is not long before Champion and the others are hot on the trail.


The Wonder Horse: Champion
Rebel, the dog: Blaze
Ricky North: Barry Curtis
Uncle Sandy: Jim Bannon

: Children's Television: Junior Sportsview

Introduced by Max Robertson.
A fortnightly series presenting news and views from the world of sport.


Presenter: Max Robertson
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Tom Millett

: Children's Television: The Spear of Fire

A favourite tale of long ago.
Told and sung by Jan Carew.


Storyteller/singer: Jan Carew

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer/guitarist: Rory McEwen
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Sportsview Special

World Cup: Wales v. East Germany
European Cup: Shamrock Rovers v. Manchester United
Sportsview film cameras present on-the-spot film reports of last night's international matches in Cardiff and Dublin.


Presented by: Paul Fox

: Hits and Misses

[Starring] Dennis Lotis
with Sheila Buxton, Mark Baker, Max Geldray, The Barry Sisters, The Martin Slavin Music Group.
From the BBC's Midland television studio.


Singer: Dennis Lotis
Singer: Sheila Buxton
Singer: Mark Baker
Harmonicist: Max Geldray
Singers: The Barry Sisters
Musicians: The Martin Slavin Music Group
Script: John Briley
Producer: Philip Lewis

: At Home: Sir Compton Mackenzie

Introduced by Hywel Davies.
Outside broadcast cameras visit this distinguished writer at his Edinburgh home.
(The excerpt from 'Whisky Galore' shown by courtesy of the Rank Organisation)
See page 4


Interviewee: Sir Compton Mackenzie
Presenter: Hywel Davies
Presented by: Alan Rees

: Salome

A tragedy in one act by Oscar Wilde.
Set to music by Richard Strauss.
[Starring] Helga Pilarczyk, Jon Vickers, Norman Foster
See panel and page 11

London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Hugh Maguire)
Conducted by Walter Goehr

The action takes place on the night of Herod's birthday celebrations In his palace at Machaerus on a hilltop above the Dead Sea, in the time of Christ. In the background of the great courtyard Is the disused well where John the Baptist is kept prisoner.

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Author: Oscar Wilde
Music: Richard Strauss
English text revised by: Eric Crozier
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Hugh Maguire
[Orchestra] conducted by: Walter Goehr
Repetiteur: William Reid
Wardrobe supervision: Pamela Glanville
Make-up supervision: Christine Hillcoat
Designer: Norman James
Choreography: Margaret Dale
Herod Antipas, Tetrarch of Judaea: Jon Vickers
Herodias, his wife: Monica Sinclair
Salome, her daughter by her first marriage: Helga Pilarczyk
Jokanaan, John the Baptist, a Prophet: Norman Foster
Narraboth, a young Syrian, Captain of the Guard: Raymond Nilsson
A Page of Herodias: Josephine Veasey
First Jew: Parry Jones
Second Jew: Rene Soames
Third Jew: Herbert Hainsworth
Fourth Jew: Frank Sale
Fifth Jew: Ronald Lewis
First Nazarene: John Holmes
Second Nazarene: John Carol Case
First soldier: Forbes Robinson
Second soldier: George Prangnell
The Executioner: Rashidi Okinoyi
Guests, noblemen, High Captains and Chief Estates, slaves, musicians: [uncredited]

: Professional Tennis: The London Indoor International Championships

Outside broadcast cameras are at the Empire Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley, to see some of the world's best players in action during The London Indoor International Championships.


Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Michael Henderson
Presented for television by: Bryan Cowgill

: Early to Braden

with A Baby, A Bird, Some People and Bernard Braden.
Scripts by a host of others


Presenter: Bernard Braden
Material at piano written by: Ted Allan
Producer: Philip Barker

: News

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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