A programme for children at home.
In the story chair, Elisabeth Welch
Today's story is called 'A Train to Spain' by Wade Ray
Author (A Train to Spain):
Eleven programmes for people who want to know more about the background of the countryside around them.
Introduced by Gwynedd Pierce, Senior Lecturer in Welsh History, University College, Cardiff.
Written by Richard Wade.
Starring Dudley Foster as Edward Hastings, Marjie Lawrence as Georgina Hastings and Arthur Askey as Mr. A. Askey
If you subscribed to Radio Times in 1932 you might have noticed at the end of the evening's listening the following terse announcement:
Television Transmission: By the Baird Process
(Vision, 261.3 m.; Sound, 398.9 m.)
To Humphrey Hastings it meant an opportunity to take part in a 'great' experiment - building his own television receiver in an old writing desk. The original television studio in which Arthur Askey gave his first television performance in 1932 has been re-created for this production: you will see him as he was in the studio and as he was seen by the Hastings family in their suburban house in Twickenham on 30-line television.
Mr. A. Askey:
Elizabeth, the maid:
A look at the world through European eyes.
Introduced this week by Derek Hart with the help of the cameras of the European television networks.
...is the bid of a family seeking roots in the newly won West
...is the threat to the new settlers from Mexicans and Indians
...and spells adventure in the Arizona territory of 1870
Determination alone cannot fight off two enemies at once, so John Cannon seeks an alliance with his Mexican neighbour against the Apaches.
Big John Cannon:
Billy Blue Cannon:
Don Sebastian Montoya:
A Hallas and Batchelor cartoon
An amusing comment on how moving pictures began and what the film industry has made of them.
by W.M. Thackeray.
A second chance to see this dramatisation in five parts by Rex Tucker.
Starring Susan Hampshire
The Sedleys have become bankrupt and Amelia's engagement to George broken off. Becky, now governess to the younger children of Sir Pitt Crawley, has met his second son, Rawdon.
(Shown on Saturday)
A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King, Sheridan Morley.