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: Winter Sports: The 1958 World Ski Championships

Direct from Austria
This is the opening day of the Championships, which are being held high in the Austrian Alps at Bad Gastein.
Today BBC Television joins the outside broadcast unit of the Austrian Television Service to see the closing stages of the Special Slalom for men.
Further relays from the Championships tomorrow, Wednesday, Saturday and next Sunday.
Commentator at Bad Gastein, Max Robertson
Max Robertson writes on page 3
(to 11.30)


Commentator: Max Robertson

: Gardening Club

A weekly date with Percy Thrower who shows the dividing and replanting of Michaelmas daisies and other herbaceous plants, sows vegetables and salads under cloches, brings strawberries into the greenhouse, and starts dahlia tubers into growth for cuttings.

Sydney Pearce, Assistant Curator at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, shows
colour in the winter greenhouse, shrubs and pot plants in flower or in berry at this season in the greenhouse.

Presented by Paul Morby from the BBC's Midland television studio
(A BBC telerecording)


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Guest: Sydney Pearce
Presented by: Paul Morby

: News Review

Seven Days in Thirty Minutes
A television news feature recalling the week's outstanding events on film, with personalities, reports, and expert analysis from studios at home and abroad.

Introduced by Robert Dougall.


Presenter: Robert Dougall

: Concert Hour

Gerald Gentry conducts the BBC Midland Light Orchestra (Leader, James Hutcheon)
with June Bronhill (soprano), Arnold Richardson (organ), Gregori Tcherniak (balalaika) accompanied by Geoffrey Sisley (guitar).
Introduced by Robert Irwin.
The organ solos filmed and recorded at Leominster Priory in Herefordshire.

From the BBC's Midland television studio
(June Bronhill appears by permission of the Sadler's Wells Opera Company)


Presenter: Robert Irwin
Conductor: Gerald Gentry
Musicians: The BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Orchestra leader: James Hutcheon
Soprano: June Bronhill
Organist: Arnold Richardson
Balalaika: Gregori Tcherniak
Guitarist: Geoffrey Sisley
Film Cameraman: Roy Fogwell
Producer: Philip Moore
Producer: David Martin

: The Brains Trust

meets this afternoon to answer your questions.
The members this week are: Mark Bonham Carter, Viscountess Kilmuir, Dr. J. Bronowski, Noel Annan
Question-Master, Norman Fisher
Questions should be addressed to 'The Brains Trust', [address removed]
Sound-track to be repeated on Monday at 3.30 p.m. (Home)


Panellist: Mark Bonham Carter
Panellist: Viscountess Kilmuir
Panellist: Dr. J. Bronowski
Panellist: Noel Annan
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: Circus Boy: The Dancing Bear

Events move fast when Corky's new friend Mitzi, a performing bear, escapes from the circus. The local townsfolk, thoroughly alarmed, demand the animal's recapture and destruction. Certain that Mitzi is still tame and harmless, Big Tim and Corky set out to find her. Neither of them realise the dangers in store for them, nor do they expect such an amazing climax to the hunt.


Corky: Mickey Braddock
Joey, the clown: Noah Beery
Big Tim Champion: Robert Lowery
Karl Hofer: Alex Gerry

: Children's Television: Sooty

Assisted by Sweep and Harry Corbett.


Puppeteer: Harry Corbett

: Children's Television: The Black Arrow: 3: The Room over the Chapel

by R. L. Stevenson.
Adapted by John Blatchley.


Author: R. L. Stevenson
Adapted by: John Blatchley
Producer: Naomi Capon
Fights arranged by: Patrick Crean
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Goody Hatch: Joyce Marlow
Clipsby: Alan Edwards
Selden: Ralph Nossek
Richard Shelton: Patrick Blackwell
Sir Daniel Brackley: Barry Letts
Hugh the ferryman: Colin Douglas
Lawless: Patrick Wymark
Ellis Duckworth: Patrick Crean
Sir Oliver Oates: Peter Sallis
Joanna Sedley: Ann Dickins

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: Heart and Voice

R.T. Brooks has again been visiting schools to join in their daily services. Now he tells the story of some of the words and music he heard in them.


Presenter: R.T. Brooks

: Winter Sports: The European Ice Skating Championships

Direct from Czechoslovakia

A visit to Bratislava to join outside broadcast cameras of the Czechoslovak Television Service to watch part of the Free skating section of the Ladies Championship.


Commentator: Alan Weeks

: Greenwich Time Signal; Meeting Point

Pere Aime Duval the guitar-playing Jesuit priest sings his songs to a studio audience.
Introduced by Fr. Bernard Basset, S.J.
See page 4


Presenter: Robert Irwin
Singer/Guitarist: Pere Aime Duval
Producer: Patricia Foy

: 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; David Nixon is in "Cinderella" at the Hippodrome, Manchester)


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

: Television World Theatre presents: Heartbreak House

by Bernard Shaw
(See above and page 4)

[Photo caption] Hesione Hushabye played by Judy Campbell and Hector Hushabye played by Tony Britton in "Heartbreak House" by Bernard Shaw

It is the eve of the First World War when young Ellie Dunn arrives at Captain Shotover's eccentric house in Sussex with its drawing-room furnished like a ship, and the general air of a lunatic household. It is against this background that Shaw's comic 'fantasia in the Russian manner on English themes' is brilliantly developed.

At 8.0

(Tony Britton appears by permission of British Lion Films, Ltd.)


Author: Bernard Shaw
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Michael Barry
Ellie Dunn: Josephine Stuart
Nurse Guinness: Marda Vanne
Captain Shotover: Mark Dignam
Lady Utterword: Diana Churchill
Hesione Hushabye: Judy Campbell
Mazzini Dunn: Colin Keith-Johnston
Hector Hushabye: Tony Britton
Boss Mangan: William Mervyn
Randall Utterword: David Markham
Billy Dunn: Harold Scott

: Monitor

(See below and page 4)

A look every fortnight at what's happening in Theatre, Films, Books, Painting, Sculpture, Music, Architecture

Tonight Huw Wheldon introduces:

Peter Brook on "Quarter Ear Music" - illustrated in the studio by a scene from the Stratford Memorial Theatre production of "The Tempest", and by demonstrations of music concrete filmed in the Club d'Essai in Paris.

John Schlesinger takes a film camera to Harringay

Kingsley Amis interviewed about his new novel "I Like it Here"

Joseph Cooper at the piano

Other items include
a view of Epstein's sculpture and a report on Tennessee Williams's play "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof".


Presenter/Editor: Huw Wheldon
Reporter (Quarter Ear Music): Peter Brook
Director (Circus): John Schlesinger
Interviewee: Kingsley Amis
Pianist: Joseph Cooper
Film Editor: Allan Tyrer
Associate Producer: Jack Ashley
Producer: Catherine Dove
Producer: Peter Newington

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: The history of Arts 4 October 2015

: Weather followed by The Epilogue

The Bishop of Middleton, the Rt. Rev. Robert Nelson looks at the story of the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple and asks what it has to teach us.
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Presenter (The Epilogue): The Rt. Rev. Robert Nelson

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