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: President Eisenhower

(See panel)

At 8.40-9.5 app.
Departure from London Airport for Paris

The scene described by Richard Dimbleby


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)
(to 13.15)

: Mainly for Women: Wednesday Magazine

A topical diversion with David Jacobs.
Introducing people and events of the day including Janette Scott with an excerpt from the film "The Devil's Disciple," H.E. Bates talking to Duff Newton, John Siddeley looking at holiday souvenirs, Robert Kee on a filmed visit to Stratford-upon-Avon and a story from Beryl Reid.
(BBC recording)

(Beryl Reid is appearing in 'One to Another' at the Apollo Theatre, London)
(to 15.30)


Presenter: David Jacobs
Item presenter: Janette Scott
Interviewee: H.E. Bates
Interviewer: Duff Newton
Item presenter: John Siddeley
Reporter: Robert Kee
Storyteller: Beryl Reid
Director: Richard Gilbert
Producer: Lorna Pegram

: The Magic Gifts

A Polish cartoon film.
Story told by Johnny Morris.


Narrator: Johnny Morris
English presentation: Peggy Miller

: Ask Your Dad

The popular summer quiz game in which Peter West takes the chair and asks the questions. If the teams do not know the answers their 'Dads' may be able to help.
The Dads: Tony Hart who this week has 'borrowed' his family from Stirling and Brian Johnston whose 'family' is from Nottingham.
Mystery Voice: James Urquhart
(BBC recording)


Chairman: Peter West
The Dads: Tony Hart
The Dads: Brian Johnston
Mystery Voice: James Urquhart
Producer: Gerald Wiltshire

: 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 Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's War against Culture

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Bilko's Saturday gambling parties make Las Vegas look like a ghost town. No wonder the glamorous Lieutenant who tries to bring culture to Fort Baxter has a difficult task.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Tonight

Look around with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Cy Grant and the travelling reporters including Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson.


Presenter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Associate producer: Alasdair Milne
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Editor: Donald Baverstock

: News Summary

and Cricket: close of play scores

: Call Me Sam

A light comedy series set in Sam Callahan's restaurant.
[Starring] Eddie Byrne and Betty McDowall
with Paul Whitsun-Jones, Hugh Lloyd, Bill Shine, Helen Jessop, Gladys Spencer, Richard Curnock, Peter Hawkins, William Patenall, Dennis Edwards, Dennis Thorne.


Script: Lee Loeb
Incidental music composed by: Bruce Campbell
Settings: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Harry Carlisle
Sam Callahan: Eddie Byrne
Hetty: Betty McDowall
Mario: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Archie: Hugh Lloyd
[Actor]: Bill Shine
[Actress]: Helen Jessop
[Actress]: Gladys Spencer
[Actor]: Richard Curnock
[Actor]: Peter Hawkins
[Actor]: William Patenall
[Actor]: Dennis Edwards
[Actor]: Dennis Thorne

: A-Z: X, Y and Z

Alan Melville takes you from A-Z through the world of entertainment
This week's programme deals with letters 'X, Y and Z' Including:
'X' for Xylophone played by Sid Plummer
'Y' for The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, conducted by Walter Susskind
(BBC recording)
The music of Vincent Youmans
'Z' for Mai Zetterling, Doris Zinkeisen, Nicanor Zabaleta from Spain, Monica Zetterlund from Sweden


Presenter/Writer: Alan Melville
Producer: Bryan Sears
Xylophonist: Sid Plummer
Musicians: The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Conductor: Walter Susskind
Musical Director: Ruth Railton
Choreographer: Beryl Kaye
Performer: Mai Zetterling
Guest: Doris Zinkeisen
Harpist: Nicanor Zabaleta
Singer: Monica Zetterlund
Researcher: Therese McHugh
Based on an idea by: Wolf Mankowitz
Designer: Tony Abbott
Orchestra Director: Eric Robinson

: Sportsview

Peter Dimmock introduces Sportsview
Action... News... Personalities...
In a weekly sports magazine for the family.

Tonight's action films include:

Boxing: Dave Charnley v. Jimmy Brown

Tips from the Top: 2-Sailing
With Uffa Fox.


Presenter: Peter Dimmock
Boxer: Dave Charnley
Boxer: Jimmy Brown
Item presenter (Tips from the Top): Uffa Fox
Associate editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Bryan Cowgill
Editor: Paul Fox

: Woodrow Wyatt looks at the Football Association and the Football League

Do the players themselves get a fair deal? Are the Association and the League at odds with each other? Why do we lose so many Internationals, and what is being done to improve our teams?
Woodrow Wyatt discusses these and other problems with Sir Stanley Rous, Alan Hardaker, Billy Wright, Tom Finney, Tommy Trinder and other leading figures in the world of Soccer.
Produced for BBC Television by Telemat (United Kingdom) Ltd.


Presenter: Woodrow Wyatt
Panellist: Sir Stanley Rous
Panellist: Alan Hardaker
Panellist: Billy Wright
Panellist: Tom Finney
Panellist: Tommy Trinder
Director: Clive Donner

: The Interpreter

A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party by Dr. the Rt. Hon. Charles Hill, M.P., Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
(A telefilm)


Speaker: Dr. The Rt. Hon. Charles Hill

: Head Hunters and Giraffe Women

A second showing of the film made by Vitold De Golish during his expeditions in Upper Burma, when he lived with the Naga head hunters, with the elephant worshipping Kayah, and with the Padaung tribe whose women have their necks stretched and supported by long spirals of copper.
Narrated and produced by David Attenborough.


Filmmaker: Vitold de Golish
Editor: Larry Toft
Narrator/producer: David Attenborough

: Late Night Final

Evening prayers conducted by the Rev. A. C. Bridge.
Weather and Close Down


Conductor: The Rev. A. C. Bridge

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