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: The General Election

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: For the Schools: Travel Talks: Hunters, Herdsmen and Farmers: Land of the Tiwi

Filmed and introduced by Charles Mountford.
(First shown last Monday)
This programme may be cancelled should the result of the General Election be imminent at this time.


Filmmaker/presenter: Charles Mountford
Film editor: Alan Martin
Producer: Peggie Broadhead

: The General Election

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: Blue Peter

Introduced by Christopher Trace and Leila Williams.
Brigade of Guards: 5
Dressing a Doll
with Peggy Franks.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Item presenter (Dressing a Doll): Peggy Franks
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Whirlybirds: Matter of Trust

In this film, which is the first of a new series of Whirlybirds, Chuck and P.T. fly Mrs. Dudley to her log cabin for her holiday. 70,000 dollars have been stolen from the bank where Mrs. Dudley works, and she is suspected.


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

: Junior Sportsview

presents Riding with Pat Smythe and Shark Fishing with Bernard Venables.
A special film programme giving tips from the very top in sport.


Item presenter (Riding): Pat Smythe
Item presenter (Shark Fishing): Bernard Venables
Film cameraman: Alan Prentice
Film cameraman: Tony Leggo
Film editor: Alan Tetzner
Presented by: A. P. Wilkinson
Editor: Ronnie Noble

: Gardening Club

Apple and Pear varieties; Storing fruit for the winter; Renovations to the lawn after the summer drought; Pot plants for Christmas; Cyclamen and varieties of Primula
with Percy Thrower.
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Producer: Paul Morby

: Flying Standards

The All-Time Hit Parade.
featuring Shirley Eaton, Jo Shelton, Sylvia Sands, Johnny Hartman, Steve Arlen, The Three Barry Sisters and The music of Ken MacKintosh his Saxophone and Orchestra.

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Singer: Shirley Eaton
Singer: Jo Shelton
Singer: Sylvia Sands
Singer: Johnny Hartman
Singer: Steve Arlen
Singers: The Three Barry Sisters
Saxophonist: Ken MacKintosh
Musical associate: Bert Waller
Staging: Eleanor Fazan
Designer: Cephas Howard
Production: Stewart Morris

: The Third Man: The Man Who Died Twice

A new film series starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime.

Harry Lime and his assistant Brad have discovered a body in their hotel room, but the discovery is no sooner made than the body disappears. This embarrassing situation leads directly to a hot-bed of political intrigue in South America.
(BBC film release)


Story and teleplay: A. J. Carothers
Director: Paul Stanley
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris
Marta: Ilka Windish
Corrales: Rudolfo Hoyos
Grey: Arthur Batanides
Price: John Holland
Parker: Howard Culver
Maid: Nora O'Mahony
Lee: Kam Tong

: Election Round-Up

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: Hancock's Half-Hour

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
[Starring] Tony Hancock
Featuring Sidney James
with John Le Mesurier, Hugh Lloyd, William Mervyn, Robert Dorning, Penelope Parry.
(BBC recording)


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock: Tony Hancock
Sidney Balmoral James: Sidney James
National Trust official: John Le Mesurier
Awkward visitor: Hugh Lloyd
Council Official: William Mervyn
American tourist: Robert Dorning
[Actress]: Penelope Parry

: Father Takes a Wife

[Starring] Adolphe Menjou and Gloria Swanson in the film comedy Father Takes a Wife
with John Howard and Desi Arnaz
When father takes a wife, and she is a celebrated but temperamental actress, it is the son who has to provide the sound and sensible advice that finally leads to domestic bliss - but not before everyone else has had plenty of riotous fun.


Director: Jack Hively
Senior: Adolphe Menjou
Leslie Collier: Gloria Swanson
Junior: John Howard
Carlos: Desi Arnaz
Aunt Julie: Helen Broderick
Enid: Florence Rice

: News

: Make Way for Music

presenting Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra in thirty minutes of music in an informal manner with songs by Sheila Buxton and Roberto Cardinali and Norman George with his violin.
Introduced by Roger Moffat.
From the BBC's North of England television studio
(BBC recording)


Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Singer: Sheila Buxton
Singer: Roberto Cardinali
Violinist: Norman George
Presenter: Roger Moffat
Producer: Barney Colehan

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko the Genius

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.

Bilko persuades a scientific genius to design a special rocket for a special racket. But when they launch it, the balloon goes up!


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

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