A programme for children at home
Carol Cheli , Lionel Morton
' Hiawatha ' by H. W. Longfellow
The World Tonight
John Timpson , Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News followed by THE WEATHER
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A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives
Reporters: Jim Douglas Henry Jeremy James , John Percival Desmond Wilcox
' GO BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM '
... is the ugly phrase of prejudice, the discordant command of bigotry, too frequently heard in the streets of our cities these days. The row about Enoch Powell 's suggested ' ministry of repatriation ' still rages; and the problem for coloured immigrants living in this country is hardly lessened when our vocabulary finds a new word added-' Powellism.'
Supporters of Mr. Powell may not see this programme, may not be interested in the story of three West Indian families who did return home after trying to make a go of life in this country; who did, with reluctance and disillusionment, give meaning to the slogan they'd been shocked to find on walls here: Go back where you came from.' They came to Britain full of hope, holding British passports, confident of welcome from the mother country. Now they've undertaken their own ' voluntary repatriation.'
Carl and Bernice Constantin-e. the hard-working students who went back to the prospect of an idyllic family life in Trinidad. Daphne Tyson, the middle-aged mother who went back to be reunited with her family in Jamaica. Juanita and Othnel Graham , the young couple who went back to hopes of a new life in Tobago ... Man Alive's cameras filmed them in their homes in England before they left and then followed them on their journeys to see how their expectations stood up to reality.
All of them were disappointed by their experience of Britain and the British. But all of them hoped for better things back home in the West Indies. This is a record of their hopes and fears when they first arrived here, their illusions and sad awakenings later, then their hopes for a return to something better; and perhaps their disillusion there too. But, more important, this programme is a true story, not a political theory or a speech.
Report by JOHN PERCIVAL
Edited by DESMOND Wilcoi and BILL Morton
Jeremy Thorpe , M.P.
Leader of the Liberal Party talks to
Lester Pearson the former Canadian Liberal Prime Minister
A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the LIBERAL PARTY
Also on BBC-1 and
A selection of musical milestones
Tonight: the 1957 production of Carousel starring
GORDON MacRAE , SHIRLEY JONES with Cameron Mitchell , Barbara Ruick
Screenplay by PHOEBE AND HENRY EPHRON
Music by RICHARD RODGERS
Book and lyrics by OSCAR HAMMEFSTEIN II from their musical play based on Liliam by FERENC MOLNAR
Produced by Henry Ephron
Directed by Henry King
The film version of one of Rodgers and Hammerstein's most popular musicals, featuring some of their famous songs: If I loved you,' ' Mister Snow,' ' June is busting out all over,' ' You'll never walk alone,' and many others.
A last look around the daily seen*