A programme for children at home
In the story chair, Donald Bisset who today tells his own story: "Big Roar and Little Roar"
Author/Storyteller (Big Roar and Little Roar):
Ten leading designers are invited to solve ten domestic design problems for families who want to do some of the work themselves.
Accompanying pamphlet: see page 18
Martin and Helen Templeton's house in Leeds had no bathroom, so designer Alan Tye was asked to convert a small spare bedroom, with a somewhat dismal view, for the purpose. The couple's special requests: a vanitory unit, storage space, a shower, no visible pipes, something easy to clean, reasonably priced, and good to look at
The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson, Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News
followed by The Weather
Achievement... Happiness... Tragedy... Stress...
A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives
Reporters: Jim Douglas Henry, Jeremy James, John Percival, Desmond Wilcox,
This week: Remember, Remember...
the Fifth of November, Gunpowder Treason and Plot
But why should we remember? And, more important still, how many needless accidents does it cause each year? What really happened on that first gunpowder night under the House of Commons 350 years ago is vague; no one knows the facts for sure. But what is crystal clear - as far as the casualty departments of our hospitals are concerned - is that today, fireworks are an annual hazard which disable and scar thousands of children.
Millions of people get pleasure and enjoyment from fireworks. Firework displays can be exciting and picturesque. But we are still one of the few countries left that sell fireworks to children. The law now says that children must be over thirteen before they can buy. But those who are badly burned are frequently very much younger.
Is it worth it when we count the cost? Should we continue to put danger in the hands of children?
The American folk singer sings some of his own compositions
A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party
(Also on BBC-1 and BBC Wales)
A selection of musical milestones from the golden days of the silver screen
Tonight: the 1955 production of The Benny Goodman Story
Starring Steve Allen as Benny Goodman
and Donna Reed
with Harry James, Gene Krupa, Martha Tilton, Lionel Hampton, Ziggy Elman, Ben Pollack, Teddy Wilson, Edward 'Kid' Ory
Written and directed by Valentine Davies
Some of Benny Goodman's greatest hits, 'Sing, sing, sing,' 'Let's dance,' 'One o'clock jump,' 'Bugle Call Rag,' and many others are featured in this story of the famous band leader.
This film was a follow-up to the same studio's immensely popular The Glenn Miller Story, recently screened with great success in The Hollywood Musical series.
Benny Goodman (aged sixteen):
Benny Goodman (aged ten):
Trumpeter at Carnegie Hall:
A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Brian King and Sheridan Morley