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: Winter Sports: The 1958 World Ski Championships

Direct from Austria
Another visit to Bad Gastein to see part of the Giant Slalom for ladies.
Presented by the Austrian Television Service
(There will be a final relay from the Championships tomorrow)


Commentator: Max Robertson

: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynciau'r dydd mewn sgwrs a ffilm - a chyfle i gwrdd a rhai sy'n amlwg yn y newyddion
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 13.30)

: Rugby Union Football: England v. Ireland

Direct from Twickenham.


Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: Alun Williams
Presented for television by: Peter Webber

: Cruft's Dog Show

Peter West and Stanley Dangerfield bring dogs of many breeds to the special BBC ring on the second day of the Show-the gamekeeper's day out.
From Olympia, London.


Presenter: Peter West
Presenter: Stanley Dangerfield
Presented by: Humphrey Fisher

: Children's Television presents: Whirlybirds: Fire Flight

Three mountaineers are trapped on a high ledge and surrounded by a raging forest fire. Chuck Martin and P. T. Moore race to the rescue in their Whirlybird, only to find, upon arrival, that there is nowhere to land. If you were Chuck Martin would you give up the situation as hopeless?


P. T. Moore: Craig Hill
Chuck Martin: Kenneth Tobey

: Children's Television: The Riddle of the Red Wolf: 2: Poor Rufus!

by C. E. Webber.
Based on the novel "Detectives and Togas" by Henry Winterfeld.


Author: Henry Winterfeld
Adapted by: C.E. Webber
Producer: Desmond O'Donovan
Designer: Marilyn Roberts
Rufus: Kevin Kelly
Rompus: Bernard Horsfall
Mucius: Vernon Morris
Publius: Bunny May
Antonius: Michael Maguire
Flavius: Sam Jephcott
Xanthos: Oliver Burt
Sulpicius: Guy Deghy
Claudia: Jill Carson
Caius: Paul Cole
Vinicius: Ian Colin
Scribonus: Nigel Arkwright
Soldier: Robert Hollyman
Livia: Peggy Thorpe-Bates

: Today's Sport

Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.
Association Football
Rugby Union-Racing
This afternoon's results by Leonard Martin.
Presented by the Sportsview Unit


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Results announcer: Leonard Martin

: Six-Five Special

with Josephine Douglas and Pete Murray introducing among others
Rosemary Squires, Jimmy Lloyd, The Southlanders, Freddie Mills and the music of Mick Mulligan and his Band with George Melly, The Betty Smith Quintet, The City Ramblers, Don Lang and his Frantic Five.


Presenter: Josephine Douglas
Presenter: Pete Murray
Singer: Rosemary Squires
Singer: Jimmy Lloyd
Singers: The Southlanders
Performer: Freddie Mills
Musicians: Mick Mulligan and his Band
Singer: George Melly
Musicians: The Betty Smith Quintet
Musicians: The City Ramblers
Musicians: Don Lang and his Frantic Five
Scriptwriter: Trevor Peacock
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

: Wells Fargo: The General

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

During the war between the Sioux Indians and the settlers Jim Hardie is made responsible for the safe transport of General Sheridan to a peace meeting at Fort Laramie. The stagecoach is attacked - but not by Indians.


Jim Hardie: Dale Robertson

: Dixon of Dock Green: All Buttoned Up

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: Richard Henry
Production: Douglas Moodie
P.C. George Dixon: Jack Warner
Sgt. Flint: Arthur Rigby
Sgt. Grace Millard: Moira Mannion
P.C. Bob Penney: Anthony Parker
P.C. Hughes: Graham Ashley
P.C. Downing: Anthony Bate
Mary: Jeannette Hutchinson
Andy Crawford: Peter Byrne
Scully: Frank Middlemass
Nightwatchman: Erik Chitty
Hogan: Trevor Morgan
McKay: Wayman MacKay

: The World Our Stage: Dance

The World Our Stage presents tonight Dance


Gotta Dance
Irving Davies with the Dancers

Can't Dance
But a description of those who can by Jacqueline Mackenzie.


A direct transmission from Holland: The Dancing Lesson
A short play by Vincent Tilsley
with John Gregson, Leslie Phillips, Sarah Lawson

Continental Dance
including Hashes of internationally famous artists in direct transmissions from Europe.

Let's Dance
Elizabeth Seal with Irving Davies

About Dance
Written by Alan Melville
[Starring] Jack Hawkins

Rowena Jackson and Philip Chatfield from the Royal Ballet

Music for dance performed by Eric Robinson conducting The Concert Orchestra and the George Mitchell Singers

(Rowena Jackson and Phillip Chatfield appear by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)
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Narrator/[Actor] (About Dance): Jack Hawkins
Dancer (Gotta Dance/Let's Dance): Irving Davies
Reporter (Can't Dance): Jacqueline Mackenzie
Mime artist: Chin-Yii
Writer (The Dancing Lesson): Vincent Tilsley
[Actor]: John Gregson
[Actor]: Leslie Phillips
[Actress]: Sarah Lawson
Dancer (Let's Dance): Elizabeth Seal
Writer (About Dance): Alan Melville
Dancer (Ballet): Rowena Jackson
Dancer (Ballet): Philip Chatfield
Music for dance performed by: Eric Robinson
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Special orchestrations written by: Arthur Wilkinson
Designer: Audley Southcott
Eurovision sequences arranged by: Alan Adair
Eurovision sequences arranged by: Paul van Dessel
Eurovision sequences arranged by: Jack Dixon
Production: Francis Essex

: Sports Special

Sportsview film cameras bring you today's sport tonight.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.
Among the films it is hoped to include:
Rugby Union: England v. Ireland
Association Football: Manchester United v. Wolverhampton Wanderers

10.50-11.0 Sport in the West
(Rowridge only)


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

: War in the Air: 6: Combined Ops

A series of thirteen BBC television films telling the story of air power during the years 1935-1946. and how it brought about the defeat of the Axis Powers in the greatest conflict history has known.

This film shows the role of Allied Air Forces in combined operations in Europe and North Africa from early 1942 to spring 1943.

Written and produced by John Elliot.

This series of films made by the BBC Film Unit and originally shown in 1954 is being repeated every Saturday night.


Service Adviser: Sir Philip Joubert. K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O.
Narrator: Robert Harris
Other voices: Reginald Tate
Other voices: Tita Dane
Other voices: Sam Kydd
Other voices: Dermot Palmer
Other voices: Stephen Grenfell
Writer/producer: John Elliot
Series directed by: Philip Dorte

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