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A programme for children at home
Pets Day
Valerie Pitts , Johnny Ball
In the story chair, Donald Bisset who today tells his own storyi I Big Roar and Little Roar '


Unknown: Valerie Pitts
Unknown: Johnny Ball
Unknown: Donald Bisset


Ten leading designers are invited to solve ten domestic design problems for families who want to do some of the work themselves
9: A Bathroom in Leeds
Designer. ALAN Tye
Drawings, DON KIDMAN
Do-It- Yourself, Roy DAY
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


Designer: Alan Tye
Unknown: Don Kidman
Presenter: Peter Glynn Smith
Producer: Sheila Innes
Producer: Helen Templeton
Designer: Alan Tye


The World Tonight
John Timpson , Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News followed by THE WEATHER


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Peter Woods


Achievement ... Hoppmest.... 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
Harold Williamson
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?
Director, David FILKIN
Edited by DESMOND Wilcox and BILL MORTON


Reporters: Jim Douglas Henry
Unknown: Jeremy James
Unknown: John Percival
Unknown: Desmond Wilcox
Unknown: Harold Williamson
Director: David Filkin
Edited By: Desmond Wilcox
Edited By: Bill Morton


The American folk singer sings some of his own compositions
Presentation, Tom Corcoran


Unknown: Tom Corcoran


A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the LABOUR PARTY
Also on BBC-1 and BBC Wale*


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
Produced by Aaron Rosenberg
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.


Unknown: Steve Allen
Unknown: Benny Goodman
Unknown: Donna Reed
Unknown: Harry James
Unknown: Gene Krupa
Unknown: Martha Tilton
Unknown: Lionel Hampton
Unknown: Ziggy Elman
Unknown: Ben Pollack
Unknown: Teddy Wilson
Produced By: Aaron Rosenberg
Directed By: Valentine Davies
Unknown: Benny Goodman
Unknown: Glenn Miller Story
Benny Goodman: Steve Allen
Alice Hammond: Donna Reed
Mom Goodman: Berta Gersten
John Hammond: Herbert Anderson
Pop Goodman: Robert F Simon
Fletcher Henderson: Sammy Davis Sr
Gil Rodin: Dick Winslow
Benny Goodman (aged sixteen): Barry Truex
Benny Goodman (aged ten): David Kasday
Mr Hammond: William Graff


A last look around the daily scene with Michael Dean , Joan Bakewell Tony Bilbow , Brian King and Sheridan Morley


Unknown: Michael Dean
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Tony Bilbow
Unknown: Brian King
Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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