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: The State Visit to the Netherlands of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh

The Arrival in Amsterdam
The Queen and the Duke arrive in Amsterdam Harbour on board R.M.Y. Britannia and are greeted at the Prins Hendrik Quay by Her Majesty Queen Juliana and His Royal Highness the Prince of the Netherlands.
After the inspection of the Guard of Honour, the Procession drives to the Royal Palace where the Queen makes an appearance on the balcony.

10.25 Royal Welcome
A filmed tour of Amsterdam and its Royal Palace where the Queen and the Duke will stay during their visit to the capital of the Netherlands.

10.40 The Queen lays a wreath at the foot of the National Monument in the Palace Square.

The scenes described by Richard Dimbleby.
Presented for television by courtesy of Nederlandse Televisie Stichting
See page 3

(to 11.00 app.)


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby

: 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)

: For the Schools: Living in the Commonwealth: Malaya: 4: Singapore

The port of Singapore is the largest in South-East Asia and second only to London in the Commonwealth. Its prosperity, founded on safe anchorages, free trade, and law and order, depends also on its efficient trading services. This programme deals with the trade of Singapore and those who live and work there.
Introduced by Leonard Thorne.


Presenter: Leonard Thorne
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs

Fashion for Mothers-to-be
Ideas for the spring and summer.

Natural Childbirth
Dr. Grantly Dick Read is interviewed on his return from a visit to the U.S.A.

Introduced by Gwen Farrow.

3.15 Keep Fit with Eileen Fowler
From the BBC's Midland television studios

(to 15.30)


Interviewee (Natural Childbirth): Dr. Grantly Dick Read
Presenter (Family Affairs): Gwen Farrow
Producer (Family Affairs): Beryl Radley
Exerciser (Keep Fit): Eileen Fowler
Arranged by (Keep Fit): Ann Shead
Music arranged and played by (Keep Fit): Helen Shields
Presented by (Keep Fit): Desmond O'Leary

: Children's Television presents: The Challenge

A dramatised documentary
Introduced on film by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh

Every year some four thousand boys from all parts of Great Britain are sent by their employers or their schools on 'Outward, Bound' courses. What is 'Outward Bound'? What is the object of these courses and what happens to the boys who go on them?

To find the answer to these questions the BBC Television Service sent three young actors, a film unit, and the writers and producer of this programme to an 'Outward Bound' mountain course on the Cumberland Fells. The boys went through the training, sharing every part of it; and the camera team, too, found themselves climbing with their equipment in all weathers to obtain film that forms part of the programme.
Written by Leonard Cottrell and Richard Wade.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on January 7)


Writer/Producer: Leonard Cottrell
Writer: Richard Wade
Film Cameraman: Kenneth Higgins
Film Editor: Alfred Chapman
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Leonard Cottrell
Presenter: HRH the Duke of Edinburgh

: News Headlines; Sports News; The Weather

On transmitters serving the areas:
6.10 News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions
News from Wales: 6.15-6.20

: The O. Henry Playhouse: The Tainted Tenner

Thomas Mitchell plays the part of the famous American author in the film series based on his short stories.

This story concerns a forged ten-dollar bill and how it passed through a strange assortment of hands before coming home to roost.


O. Henry: Thomas Mitchell

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Maxine Daniels, Noel Harrison


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer: Maxine Daniels
Singer/guitarist: Noel Harrison
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: My Pal Bob

As told by his friend, partner and chief victim Denis Goodwin.
[Starring] Bob Monkhouse
featuring Terence Alexander, Pat Coombs, Cameron Hall, Anthea Askey, Hugh Lloyd, Phil Burn, Philip Howard, Ronald Mayer and guests: James Hayter, Cardew Robinson
Written by Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin.
(A BBC telerecording)


Writer: Bob Monkhouse
Writer: Denis Goodwin
Producer: Ronald Marsh
Narrator: Denis Goodwin
Himself: Bob Monkhouse
Terry: Terence Alexander
[Actress]: Pat Coombs
[Actor]: Cameron Hall
[Actress]: Anthea Askey
[Actor]: Hugh Lloyd
[Actor]: Phil Burn
[Actor]: Philip Howard
[Actor]: Ronald Mayer
Guest: James Hayter
Guest: Cardew Robinson

: Davy Jones' Clock

A New 'Signal Box' comedy by T. C. Thomas.
From the BBC's Welsh television studio


Writer: T. C. Thomas
Producer: David J. Thomas
Fred: Steve Roderick
Davy Jones: Jack Walters
Liza Hargest: Harriet Lewis
P.C. Prosser: Gareth Jones
Potter: Jack Newmark
William Morgan: Evan Morgan
Sergeant Richards: Emrys Leyshon
Radio Commentator: Michael Brown

: Professional Boxing

International Lightweight contest between Willie Toweel (South Africa) (Empire Lightweight Champion) and Fernand Nollet (France) over ten rounds.
Direct from a Harry Levene Promotion at the Empress Hall, London


Boxer: Willie Toweel
Boxer: Fernand Nollet
Commentator: Eamonn Andrews
Presented for television by: Colin McIntyre

: Your Life in their Hands: 7: Diverting the Stream

A series of outside broadcasts from hospitals in England, Scotland, and Wales.
From The Royal Infirmary, Bristol
The series is introduced by a physician in the Department of Medicine in a London hospital.


Presenter: A physician [name uncredited]
Television direction in London: Tom Millett
Television direction in Bristol: Ron Webster
Series prepared and produced by: Bill Duncalf

: Straight Choice

The Rt. Hon. Sir David Eccles, K.C.V.O., M.P., President of the Board of Trade
A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Conservative Party


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Sir David Eccles

: Picture Parade

Introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
This edition includes:
An excerpt from 'Bonjour Tristesse'-the film of Francoise Sagan's novel, with Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Jean Seberg, and Mylene Demongeot.
Scenes at the premiere of the new British film 'Dunkirk', attended by Her Majesty the Queen, and an excerpt from the film which features John Mills, Richard Attenborough and Bernard Lee.
An excerpt from 'The Quiet American', with Michael Redgrave. Audie Murphy, Claude Dauphin, and Giorgia Moll, and a filmed interview with Michael Redgrave.
Films by courtesy of Columbia, M.G.M., and United Artists


Presenter: Peter Haigh
Presenter: Derek Bond
Interviewee: Michael Redgrave
Director: Richard Evans
Producer: Alan Sleath

: News Summary

Including a film report from the Netherlands of today's events in The State Visit
(Presented in co-operation with Nederlandse Televisie Stichting)

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