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: Greenwich Time Signal; My Son Alone

After the American Civil War the advent of the railroad seemed to some cattle ranchers to be a threat of disaster rather than a promise of development. This is the story of one man who tried to impede the march of progress.
(A film, previously shown on November 17, 1956)


Dan Taylor: Richard Dix
Dominique Beauchard: Leo Carrillo
Paxton Bryce: Preston Foster
Abby Taylor: Frances Gifford
Paxton Bryce, Jr: Merrill Guy Rodin

: The Kilt Is My Delight

A St. Andrew's Day edition.
A programme of Scottish songs and dances.
Alistair McHarg, Alasdair Gillies, Dancers from the Edinburgh Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Jimmy Shand and his Band
Introduced by Alastair MacIntyre.
From the BBC's television studio in Scotland


Singer: Alistair McHarg
Singer: Alasdair Gillies
Dancers: The Edinburgh Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
Musicians: Jimmy Shand and his Band
Presenter: Alastair MacIntyre
Producer: Alan Rees

: Children's Television presents: The Lone Ranger: Outlaw Town

The Lone Ranger, posing as a wanted man, rides into Outlaw Town. Jack Burke, the leader of the outlaws, accepts Lone Ranger, who plans to trap the whole gang by staging a hold-up. However, Jack Burke discovers that Lone Ranger is not all that he appears to be, and leaves him tied to a chair to be disposed of later. But he reckons without Tonto.


Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
Tonto: Jay Silverheels

: Children's Television: Meeting People

Introduced by your host, Robert Gladwell.


Presenter: Robert Gladwell

: Children's Television: The Thompson Family: Part 2: The New Neighbours

A serial written for television by Noel Streatfeild


Writer: Noel Streatfeild
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Film Director: Leonard Newson
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
John Thompson: John Paul
Elizabeth Thompson: Marion Jennings
Their children - Susan: Diana Beevers
Their children - Andrew: Nigel Lambert
Their children - Caroline: Sandra Michaels
Mr. Thompson, Snr: Charles Carson
Leonard: Roger Kemp
Sarah: Elsie Arnold
Guy James: Cavan Kendall
Percy James: Peter Stephens

: 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: David Hughes, The King Brothers, Freddie Mills, Jon Pertwee, Jimmy Lloyd, Joyce Shock, The Vernons Girls and the music of Don Lang and his Frantic Five, Kenny Baker and his Baker's Dozen, The Confrey Phillips Trio, The Vic Ashe Group and The Disc of the Week.


Presenter: Josephine Douglas
Presenter: Pete Murray
Singer: David Hughes
Singers: The King Brothers
Performer: Freddie Mills
Comedian: Jon Pertwee
Singer: Jimmy Lloyd
Singer: Joyce Shock
Singers: The Vernons Girls
Musicians: Don Lang and his Frantic Five
Musicians: Kenny Baker and his Baker's Dozen
Musicians: The Confrey Phillips Trio
Musicians: The Vic Ashe Group
Script: Trevor Peacock
Producer: Jack Good

: Wells Fargo: Belle Starr

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

In his job as Special Agent for Wells Fargo, Jim Hardie has many unpleasant duties to perform. But when he takes a beautiful woman prisoner he really meets trouble.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Dixon of Dock Green: The Love of Phil

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
Sergeant Flint: Arthur Rigby
Pearly Wain: Jack Newmark
P.C. Bob Penney: Anthony Parker
Phil Dunmore: Lane Meddick
Aub Reynolds: Frank Atkinson
Debby Ryden: Joy Parker
James Ryden: Hugh Moxey
Sgt. Grace Millard: Moira Mannion
Mary: Jeannette Hutchinson
Andy Crawford, C.I.D.: Peter Byrne

: The Saturday Show presents: The Jimmy Logan Show

(See panel)

Saint Andrew's Day
Jimmy Logan, Scotland's favourite comedian, in The Jimmy Logan Show

With Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson, Margo Henderson
and Deryck Guyler, Joan Young, Joanna Rigby, Duncan McIntyre, Robert Dorning, John Mulvaney, Brian Jones, George Neil, Douglas Goodwin, Shirley Cooklin, Ann Greenland, June Rodney, Roberta Wooley, Bryan Kendrick, Alan Coleshill, Burt Kwouk, Mansy Yusuf Michael
Bobby MacLeod and his Scottish Dance Band, The George Mitchell Singers, The Television Toppers

At 8.0 this evening

(Jimmy Logan is appearing in Stewart Cruickshank's "Babes in the Wood" at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh; Margo Henderson appears by arrangement with Tom Arnold)


Comedian: Jimmy Logan
Singer: Pearl Carr
Singer: Teddy Johnson
Singer: Margo Henderson
Performer: Deryck Guyler
[Actress]: Joan Young
[Actress]: Joanna Rigby
[Actor]: Duncan McIntyre
[Actor]: Robert Dorning
[Actor]: John Mulvaney
[Actor]: Brian Jones
[Actor]: George Neil
[Actor]: Douglas Goodwin
[Actress]: Shirley Cooklin
[Actress]: Ann Greenland
[Actress]: June Rodney
[Actress]: Roberta Wooley
[Actor]: Bryan Kendrick
[Actor]: Alan Coleshill
[Actor]: Burt Kwouk
[Actor]: Mansy Yusuf Michael
Musicians: Bobby MacLeod and his Scottish Dance Band
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Script: Stan Mars
Script: Jimmy Logan
Orchestra Director: Malcolm Lockyer
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: George Inns
Producer: Eddie Fraser

: The Phil Silvers Show: It's for the Birds

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko in the film "It's for the Birds"

Bilko decides to cash in on a quiz programme. Will he get the bird? - that is the 64,000-dollar question.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: 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

: International Ice Hockey: Wembley Lions v. U.S.S.R.

A visit to the Empire Pool, Wembley, to see the last period of this International match.


Commentator: Alan Weeks
Presented for television by: Dennis Monger

: 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: 2: Retreat in the Winter

Three short talks by Lieutenant-General Sir Brian Horrocks.


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

: The Weather

followed by The Rt. Hon. Selwyn Lloyd, C.B.E., M.P., Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Conservative Party
(Sound only)


Speaker (Party Political Broadcast): The Rt. Hon. Selwyn Lloyd, C.B.E., M.P.

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