A programme for children at home
Today's story: "The Jackal and the Lizard"
(Repeated on BBC-1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 p.m.)
Ten programmes for home dress-makers who want to extend their skill and keep up to date with fashion trends
Fashion comments: David Bond
Demonstration: Ann Ladbury
Fitting: Beryl Rouse
(Accompanying booklet: see facing page)
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The World Tonight
Reporting: John Timpson, Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News
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Reporters: Jim Douglas Henry, Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, John Percival, Gillian Strickland, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson
This week: Stars and Stripes Down at the Bull
"You are our American ambassadors. It is through your actions that the British people are able to judge us Americans as we really are and not as some people think that we are..."
So spoke the United States Air Force officer at this month's briefing when thirty airmen learnt the realities of being foreigners in Britain. The subject was 'Host Nation Irritants': in peacetime learning to live at peace with the natives is the main concern.
There are 52,000 American servicemen and their families in Britain. Eight thousand of them are stationed at two nuclear alert air bases within five miles of Woodbridge (pop. 6,650), a Suffolk market town. Those who cannot face the strangeness of it all never leave the base - an island of America in Constable country: gas stations and air conditioning, canned beer and bowling, clothes care coin-ops, and big American cars. American schools, American hospitals, even the meat is flown in from Washington D.C.
Those who brave the outside world, the country pubs, the thatched cottages, the world of the village bobby, see the England the tourist learns about. How different from the ad-man's dream do these uniformed American 'ambassadors' find us? How different do we find them?
with Percy Thrower
From the Midlands
See page 28
A selection of musical milestones from the golden days of the silver screen
Tonight: the 1934 production The Gay Divorce
Starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers
This film is being shown to mark the opening of "Mame" in London's West End with Ginger Rogers in the starring part.
"The Gay Divorce" is one of the most famous of the Astaire-Rogers musicals. Guy Holden (Fred Astaire), an American dancer, is mistaken by Mimi (Ginger Rogers) for a professional co-respondent in her divorce case.
The spectacular finale features 'The Continental' and other numbers include Cole Porter's 'Night and day.'
From the musical play by:
The end of today in front of tomorrow with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley and tonight's guests