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: Waltzes from Vienna

Part of the New Year's Day Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
Conducted in the traditional Strauss' manner by Willy Boskovsky, Leader of the Orchestra.
(Broadcast by courtesy of the Austrian Television Service)
(to 12.15)


Musicians: The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Willy Boskovsky

: 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)

: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs: Acting for Young People
What can young people get out of acting? How can they get help and advice in mounting plays?
Jean Metcalfe interviews John Allen, and questions Peter Carpenter and Frances Mackenzie about the activities of the British Drama League.
Members of the Junior Drama League present a play.

3.15 Cookery Club
Marguerite Patten introduces the winner of the competition for yeast cakes and demonstrates her recipe.

(to 15.30)


Interviewer (Family Affairs: Acting for Young People): Jean Metcalfe
Interviewee (Family Affairs: Acting for Young People): John Allen
Panellist (Family Affairs: Acting for Young People): Peter Carpenter
Panellist (Family Affairs: Acting for Young People): Frances Mackenzie
Producer (Family Affairs: Acting for Young People): Beryl Radley
Cook/presenter (Cookery Club): Marguerite Patten
Producer (Cookery Club): Ann Shead

: Children's Television presents: Blue Peter

Toys, model railways games, stories, cartoons.
A weekly programme for younger viewers with Christopher Trace and Leila Williams.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Children's Television: Whirlybirds: Sky Hook

A coastguard on his lonely cliff patrol discovers two young people stranded on the rocks below. Chuck Martin and P.T. Moore are summoned to the rescue-but to land on the rocks is impossible and the tide advances rapidly. There's just one chance - and Chuck and P.T. decide to take it!


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

: Children's Television: Junior Sportsview

Peter Dimmock introduces Junior Sportsview
Today's edition includes:
'Improve Your Swimming'
with Olympic Gold Medallist Judy Grinham
and films and reports from the world of sport.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Swimmer (Improve Your Swimming): Judy Grinham
Presented by: Tom Millett
Editor: Ronnie Noble

: 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 Burns and Allen Show: The Magic Act

Starring George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film The Magic Act


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Tonight

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


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Singer/guitarist: Noel Harrison
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Vera Lynn Sings

in which Vera meets some old friends Rawicz and Landauer.
Some pages of her record album are turned by The Lynnettes.
Also with her are The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes and Guest Artists The Hedley Ward Trio, Bobby Watson


Singer: Vera Lynn
Pianists: Rawicz and Landauer
Singers: The Lynnettes
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Group: The Hedley Ward Trio
Dancer: Bobby Watson
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
[Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
Choreographer and associate producer: Leslie Roberts
Script: Freddie Robertson
Designer: Eileen Diss
Producer: Albert Stevenson

: Time Out of Mind

A play by Geoffrey Trease.
From the BBC's North of England studios
(Ann Firbank appears by permission of Ealing MGM Artists, Ltd.)


Writer: Geoffrey Trease
Producer: Desmond Davis
Designer: Keith Featherstone
The Rev. Arthur Rawley: Michael Aldridge
Jane Waverley: Ann Firbank
Mr. Larkdale: John Salew
Lord Nowell: Campbell Cotts
The Vicar: Frederick Piper
Mr. Manning: Alexander Dore
Mr. Babbington: Terence Alexander
Serjeant Cradley: Christopher Hodge
Mrs. Cradley: Elsie Arnold
Woodburn: Michael Darlow
Birkinshaw: Michael Cowdrey

: The Men Behind the Music

Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe present the music of 'My Fair Lady',
'Brigadoon' and introduce the European premiere of the score of MGM's latest musical film 'Gigi'.
The programme devised and produced by Charles R. Rogers with Sidney Torch and his Orchestra, Stephanie Voss, Edith Stevenson, Barry Sinclair, Alan Edwards
(Stephanie Voss appears by permission of Associated Television Limited)
See page 4


Presenter: Alan Jay Lerner
Presenter: Frederick Loewe
Devised and produced by: Charles R. Rogers
Musicians: Sidney Torch and his Orchestra
Singer: Stephanie Voss
Singer: Edith Stevenson
Singer: Barry Sinclair
Singer: Alan Edwards

: Lifeline: Corporal Punishment

Lifeline resumes its fortnightly series tonight to examine the psychological and moral problems of our time.
There is an increasing demand in Britain for tougher treatment of men and youths convicted of crimes of violence and cruelty.
The issue is simple - Can whipping reform?
Discussing this with a Consultant Psychiatrist are Sir Thomas Moore, Bt., C.B.E., M.P., Member (Conservative) for Ayr and C. A. Joyce, Headmaster of a special Home Office school.


Panellist: A Consultant Psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Panellist: Sir Thomas Moore
Panellist: C. A. Joyce
Producer: Hugh Burnett

: Pablo Casals

A film of the great cellist at his home in the Pyrenees and playing Suite No. 1, in G (Bach).


Cellist: Pablo Casals
Producer/Director: Robert Snyder

: News Summary

followed by Weather; Road Works Report and Close Down

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