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: 52nd Street

A film directed by Harold Young.
[Starring] Ian Hunter and Pat Paterson
The bright lights of New York night life invaded the brownstone houses of 52nd Street during the 1920s. Ian Hunter plays a New York society man whose daughter insists on going into show business.
(Previously televised on Dec. 29, 1956)


Director: Harold Young
Rufus Rondell: Ian Hunter
Adela Rondell: Dorothy Peterson
Letitia Rondell: Zasu Pitts
Margaret Rondell: Pat Paterson
Fiorelli Zamarelli: Leo Carrillo
Benjamin Zamarelli: Kenny Baker
Evelyn Macy: Marla Shelton
Betty Malina: Ella Logan

: Children's Television presents: The Lone Ranger: Cannonball McKay

Cannonball is a crack stagecoach driver on the gold-shipment run. Holdups are frequent and one day a man is murdered in the course of a robbery. Cannonball's assistant is framed for the crime, but the bandits have yet to reckon with Lone Ranger and Tonto.


Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels
Cannonball McKay: Louise Lorimer

: Children's Television: Meeting People

Introduced by your host, Robert Gladwell.


Host: Robert Gladwell

: Children's Television: Thunder in the West: 4: The Alchemist

The adventures of a young Royalist during Monmouth's Rebellion.
Written in six parts by Constance Cox.


Writer: Constance Cox
Producer: Desmond O'Donovan
Film Cameraman: Leonard Newson
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Laurence Broadhouse
Mr. Drummond: Joseph O'Conor
Mrs. Drummond: Hilary Mason
Sarah Drummond: Barbara Brown
Jonathan Carey: John Forrest
Anthony Drummond: Barry Foster
Simon Woodall: Meadows White
Nicholas Turnbull: Michael Meacham
The Duke of Monmouth: John Westbrook
The Alchemist: Arthur Goullet

: Today's Sport

Kenneth Wolstenholme gives today's major sports results.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Six-Five Special

with Josephine Douglas and Pete Murray
introducing among others: Petula Clark, Freddie Mills, Don Lang and his Frantic Five, Les Hobeaux, The Solos.


Presenter: Josephine Douglas
Presenter: Pete Murray
Singer: Petula Clark
Co-presenter: Freddie Mills
Musicians: Don Lang and his Frantic Five
Musicians: Les Hobeaux
Musicians: The Solos
Script: Trevor Peacock
Producer: Jack Good

: Wells Fargo: John W. Hardin

The exciting adventures of the famous Western Stagecoach Service.
[Starring] Dale Robertson

Jim Hardie is the only witness in a murder trial. To prevent him from giving evidence the most dangerous 'trick shooter' alive is brought into town....


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Dixon of Dock Green: Fireworks

Some stories of a London policeman by Ted Willis.
[Starring] Jack Warner as Dixon of Dock Green


Writer: Ted Willis
Script Associate: Rex Edwards
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Production: Douglas Moodie
P.C. George Dixon: Jack Warner
Sgt. Flint: Arthur Rigby
P.C. Bob Penney: Anthony Parker
P.C. Hughes: George Lee
Don Meadows: Malcolm Knight
James Gresley: Michael Logan
Andy Crawford C.I.D.: Peter Byrne
Mary: Jeannette Hutchinson
Mrs. Meadows: Natalie Kent
Rose Gresley: Hazel Hughes
Maud Maitland: Pearl Winkworth
Sgt. Grace Millard: Moira Mannion
Mrs. Maitland: Grace Webb

: The World Our Stage

(See panel and pages 4, 5 and 7)

An entertainment to celebrate the twenty-first anniversary of BBC Television.


The Curtain's Rising
written by Alan Melville and Arthur Wilkinson.
[Starring] Shirley Eaton, Wendy Toye, Irving Davies Geraldo and his Orchestra

Twenty-One Years
[Starring] Ted Ray, Charlie Drake, Kenneth Connor

Cabaret Night in Paris
featuring Georges Guetary from an RTF studio in Paris.

The Man on a Balcony
Written by Andre de Launay.
[Starring] Peggy Cummins and Bob Monkhouse

Anniversary Toast
[Starring] Dickie Valentine with Bill Maynard

Outside Broadcasts
Variety from Germany
Burns and Allen on film from America
Line Renaud from Paris
Experimental Colour Television from Alexandra Palace
Sound Radio from 'Saturday Night on the Light' in Broadcasting House, London.

And Finale from the British Isles
'The Isle is full of noises' (composed for this programme by Benjamin Frankel)
Sung by A section of the Royal Choral Society in London
The Scottish Junior Singers in Edinburgh
The Treorchy Male Voice Choir in the Rhondda Valley
The Symphony Orchestra conducted by Eric Robinson
At 8.0

(Trevor Howard appears by arrangement with Open Road Films Ltd.)


Narrator: Trevor Howard
Writer (The Curtain's Rising): Alan Melville
Writer (The Curtain's Rising): Arthur Wilkinson
[Actress] (The Curtain's Rising): Shirley Eaton
Dancer (The Curtain's Rising): Wendy Toye
Dancer (The Curtain's Rising): Irving Davies
Musicians (The Curtain's Rising): Geraldo and his Orchestra
Comedian (Twenty-One Years): Ted Ray
Comedian (Twenty-One Years): Charlie Drake
Comedian (Twenty-One Years): Kenneth Connor
Singer (Cabaret Night in Paris): Georges Guetary
Writer (The Man on a Balcony): Andre de Launay
[Actress] (The Man on a Balcony): Peggy Cummins
[Actor]: (The Man on a Balcony): Bob Monkhouse
Singer (Anniversary Toast): Dickie Valentine
Singer (Anniversary Toast): Bill Maynard
Performers (Outside Broadcasts): Burns and Allen
Singer (Outside Broadcasts): Line Renaud
Composer (The Isle is full of noises): Benjamin Frankel
Singers: The Scottish Junior Singers
Singers: The Treorchy Male Voice Choir
Musicians: The Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Eric Robinson
Choreography: Irving Davies
Film sequences photographed by: Peter Hamilton
Film sequences edited by: Alf Chapman
Wardrobe Supervision: Maureen Henegan
Special Make-up Effects: Toni Chapman
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Live sequences directed by/programme producer: Francis Essex
Live sequences directed by: John Street
Live sequences directed by: Andre Hughes
Live sequences directed by: John Vernon
Live sequences directed by: Barry Learoyd
Live sequences directed by: Bill Stevenson
Live sequences directed by: Selwyn Roderick

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: What's My Line?

Television's most popular panel game with Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, Gilbert Harding, David Nixon.
In the chair, Eamonn Andrews

("What's My Line?" was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman and is televised by arrangement with CBS and Maurice Winnick)


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: David Nixon
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: Harry Carlisle

: Sports Special

Sportsview film cameras bring you today's sport tonight.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Tom Millett

: Adventures in Siberia: 1: Vladivostok to Omsk

Three short talks by Lieut.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
See page 7


Presenter: Lieutenant-General Sir Brian Horrocks
Producer: Huw Wheldon

: BBC Television Twenty-First Anniversary

A special film report on last night's dinner at the Dorchester Hotel, London.

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