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: Service of Remembrance

from The Cenotaph, Whitehall.
1914-1918; 1939-1945
Scene described by Richard Dimbleby.


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Television presentation: Antony Craxton

: Keeping Fit with Eileen Fowler: No. 6

A course of ten lessons in movement and how to use it in daily life.
A BBC Educational broadcast


Exerciser: Eileen Fowler
Director: Margaret Jay

: Home Dressmaking: No. 6

How to achieve a couture finish.

Bias-stopping necklines, armholes, tops of skirts, from stretching; Hanging and machining; Finding the true bias; Finishing darts, hems, scams
Introduced and demonstrated by Margaret Neale.
A BBC Educational broadcast


Presenter/dressmaker: Margaret Neale
Arranged by: Diana Crutchley
Director: Margaret Smith

: The Painter and His World: 6: Peter-Paul Rubens (1577 -1640)

An introduction to European Art 1300-1900.

Allegory of War (Pitti Palace, Florence)

Basil Taylor talks about Rubens the painter, diplomat, and man of affairs, whom he describes as being 'among the greatest celebrators of life, joy, and fertility'.
A BBC Educational broadcast


Presenter: Basil Taylor
Producer: Victor Poole

: The Science of Man: 6: Bloodstream

A course in human biology.

How the pumping action of the heart meets the changing demands of the blood capillaries.
Dr. Denis Melrose
Film facilities provided by the Royal College of Surgeons
A BBC Educational broadcast
Repeated on Tuesday at 11.25 p.m.


Presenter: Dr. Denis Melrose
Editor/producer: James McCloy

: O Sul I Sul

Detholiad o fnlmiau a newyddion yn dangos peth o weithgarwch Cymru a'r Cymry yn ystod yr wythnos
Welsh weekly news survey.
(Welsh transmitters, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Emynau'rfro

o Ddinbych
Awn I ymweld A rhat o fröydd yr Emyn yng Nghymru. Y tro hwn awn i gylch Dinbych
Cenir yr emynau gan eglwysl undebol y cylch
Organydd, V. ANTHONY LEWIS Y cyflwyno gan R. ALUN EVANS
Hymn-singing from Denbigh.
(Welsh transmitters, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Arwel Hughes
Unknown: V. Anthony Lewis
Unknown: R. Alun Evans

: Do It Yourself: 4

with Barry Bucknell
A series of fortnightly programmes in which Barry Bucknell demonstrates new methods and materials which will help people to make their homes more pleasant to live in.

Making a sewing-machine cabinet and a bookcase (with or without a sliding glass front). Thinking ahead to summer weekends-and deciding which boat to build.


Presenter: Barry Bucknell
Producer: Stanley Hyland

: Farming: Feeding

Introduced by John Cherrington

Straic Urea, as a source of protein, and to encourage the intake of roughages, is now being fed to store and dairy cattle. Dr. Clive Balch and Kenneth Russell discuss its value.
From the Midlands
followed by the Weather Situation for farmers and growers


Presenter: John Cherrington
Panellist: Dr. Clive Balch
Panellist: Kenneth Russell
Film directed by: Philip Hicks
Producer: John Kenyon

: Z Cars: The Whizzers

by Allan Prior.
A second showing of The Whizzers

A team of pickpockets and the attempt to track them down leads Jock Weir into serious trouble: with the public, and with the Chief Constable.


Writer: Allan Prior
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Shaun Sutton

: Film Matinee: Abilene Town

A Western.
Starring Randolph Scott, Ann Dvorak
with Lloyd Bridges, Rhonda Fleming, Edgar Buchanan
In 1870 Abilene Town is torn by a war between cattlemen and settlers. Only one man attempts to bring peace to the town but his efforts are distrusted by both sides.


Director: Edwin L. Marin
Dan Mitchell: Randolph Scott
Rita: Ann Dvorak
Henry Dreiser: Lloyd Bridges
Sherry Balder: Rhonda Fleming
Bravo Trimble: Edgar Buchanan

: Pinky and Perky: All at Sea

Written by Margaret Potter.
Pinky and Perky sail on a musical voyage around the world with John Slater as Cap'n Scuttle on board the paddle steamship Melodymaster.

In which viewers are introduced to Waterton Walrus.
From the North


Writer: Margaret Potter
Presented by: Jan Dalibor
Presented by: Vlasta Dalibor
Additional manipulator: Philip Rose
Additional manipulator: Elizabeth Rose
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Trevor Hill
Cap'n Scuttle: John Slater

: Kidnapped: Episode 5: The Flight in the Heather

by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Dramatised by Joy Harington in twelve episodes from the novels Kidnapped and Catriona.

Red Fox has been murdered. David and Alan are hunted men.


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Dramatised by: Joy Harington
Music composed by: Dudley Simpson
Film cameraman: Gordon Mackay
Film editor: Sheila S. Tomlinson
Script editor: Barry Thomas
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Gerard Glaister
Alan Breck: Roddy McMillan
David Balfour: Ian Cullen
James of the Glens: Kenneth MacKintosh
James More Drummond: Leonard Maguire
Mungo: David Orr
Sheriff's Officer: Ronald Muirhead
Redcoat Officer: Michael O'Halloran
First Ghillie: John Dunn-Hill
Cluny Macpherson: Paul Curran
Ebenezer: Duncan MacRae
Mr Rankeillor: Geoffrey Lumsden

: The Black and White Minstrel Show

Starring The Mitchell Minstrels
Conducted by George Mitchell
and also starring Leslie Crowther, George Chisholm, John Boulter, Dai Francis, Tony Mercer, Benny Garcia, The Jackpots, The Television Toppers, Margaret Savage
Guest star, Margo Henderson


Singers: The Mitchell Minstrels
Minstrels conducted by/Vocal arrangements: George Mitchell
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Musician/Orchestrations: George Chisholm
Singer: John Boulter
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Tony Mercer
Singer: Benny Garcia
Singers: The Jackpots
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Singer: Margaret Savage
Impressionist: Margo Henderson
Dance direction: Larry Gordon
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Orchestrations: Ray Terry
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Settings: Roger Andrews
Devised and produced by: George Inns

: The News

followed by The Weather Man

: Meeting Point: The Way Back

What has happened to those who survived the Nazi concentration camps? What are they doing today?
George Scott looks at the work of the Forgotten Allies Trust and talks to Sue Ryder and Three survivors of Ravensbruck and Majdanek.


Presenter: George Scott
Interviewee: Sue Ryder
Cameraman: Ken Willicombe
Film editor: Stan Hill
Producer: Oliver Hunkin

: Sunday Story: Jubilee: Part 4: Success

Written by Richard Wade.
How the Negro spiritual was given to the world at large.
Told and sung by Cy Grant with Brian Brocklehurst (double-bass).


Writer: Richard Wade
Storyteller/singer: Cy Grant
Double-Bass: Brian Brocklehurst
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: Songs of Praise

from Bingley Parish Church, Yorkshire.
led by the Parish Church Choirs of the town.
Conducted by Robert B. Andrews
Introduced by Donald Leggat.


Conductor: Robert B. Andrews
Organist: Brian Tetley
Prayer and Blessing: The Rev. J. Lennox
Presenter: Donald Leggat
Producer: Peter Hamilton

: Stromboli

An English version of the Italian film drama.
Starring Ingrid Bergman
with Mario Vitale, Benzo Cesana
and Mario Sponza

A beautiful woman's dream of a paradise home becomes an ugly reality when, as the bride of a young fisherman, she faces a strange new life on Stromboli, a volcanic island of uncompromising bleakness.


Produced and directed by: Roberto Rossellini
Karin: Ingrid Bergman
Antonio: Mario Vitale
The priest: Renzo Cesana
Lighthouse keeper: Mario Sponza

: First Night: Do Me No Favours

by Vincent Tilsley.
with Johnny Briggs, Lois Daine, Hazel Hughes

'I won't get caught, Barbara. 'Cos if I did, one thing's sure. You wouldn't wait seven years for me. Would you?'


Writer: Vincent Tilsley
Music composed by: Raymond Jones
[Music] conducted by: Harry Rabinowitz
Designer: Tony Abbott
Producer: John Elliot
Director: Eric Tayler
Ray: Johnny Briggs
Barbara: Lois Daine
Frank Starrett: Arnold Ridley
Customers: Patricia Pacy
Customers: Harry Shacklock
Priest: Arthur Ridley
Violet Starrett: Hazel Hughes
Mourners: Winifred Hill
Mourners: Gillian Francis
Mourners: Maxwell Foster
Mourners: Stanley Platts
Cashier: John Moore
Man in Bank: Ken Jones
Bank Manager: Arthur Hewlett
Keeper: Harry Littlewood
Judge: A. J. Brown
Clerk of Court: Robert Young

: The News

: Monitor

A fortnightly magazine of the arts.
Introduced by Huw Wheldon.

Tonight's programme includes:
A Sense of Order
A film study of the work of Edward Bawden landscape painter, book illustrator, Royal Designer for Industry, war chronicler, and commercial artist, whose work ranges from the design of postage stamps to murals of the Canterbury Tales.

I don't like the word craftsmanship-what you've got to be is a professional.
Human beings are about the most ferocious animals there are. I suppose I laugh at them to protect myself.
Liverpool Street Station? It's like another room in my house.


Presenter: Huw Wheldon
Subject (A Sense of Order): Edward Bawden
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Associate producer: Nancy Thomas
Associate producer: Christopher Burstall
Producer: David Jones

: Meeting Point: The Way Back

Previously shown at 6.15 p.m.

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