Today's story: "Danny Fox" by David Thomson
(Repeated on BBC-1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 p.m.)
Author (Danny Fox):
Ten programmes for home dress-makers who want to extend their skill and keep up to date with fashion trends
Fashion comments: David Bond
Demonstrations: Ann Ladbury
Fitting: Beryl Rouse
Accompanying booklet: see page 17
Programme arranged by:
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This week: Football Manager
Half a million people go to Football League matches every Saturday, and for every one who goes ten watch a game on television. Association Football is more than a game, an industry, or a way of life. It is an institution. Players become heroes, winning teams become symbols of national pride. But a football team is only as successful as its manager, and in football only the successful survive. If the team wins, the players get the credit; if it loses, too often the manager gets the sack. Already this season nearly half the ninety-two Football League managers have lost their jobs. Since the war more than 700 have been fired or have resigned.
Two years ago, when Arsenal were an indifferent middle-of-the-first division side, the club physiotherapist, Bertie Mee, was appointed manager. Now they are in the final of the League Cup, and are challengers for the League Championship. For the last two years, Bradford Park Avenue have been at the bottom of the fourth division and this season have to seek re-election for the third successive year. Their hopes rest on the new appointment of player-manager Laurie Brown, formerly an English amateur international, centre-half with Arsenal, Tottenham, and Norwich.
What does it mean to be a football manager, to have one of the most precarious jobs in show business where success is measured in goals and failure means almost certain dismissal?
See colour feature on page 34
with Percy Thrower
From the Midlands
See page 39
A selection of musical milestones from the golden days of the silver screen
Tonight: the 1954 production "Carmen Jones"
Starring Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge
with Pearl Bailey
The tragic lovers are Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte, the music is still Bizet's, but the lyrics are in the jazz idiom by Oscar Hammerstein.
The seductive Carmen is Negro instead of gypsy and she works in a second world war parachute workshop and not a cigarette factory. The transposition of the sultry opera works wonderfully.
American showman Billy Rose started it all when he scored a tremendous success on Broadway with a modern version of Carmen. Oscar Hammerstein provided fresh treatment of the music.
Ten years later Otto Preminger combined with Hammerstein to create one of the most off-beat Hollywood musicals ever made.
Book and lyrics:
Produced and directed by:
Joe, voice of:
Carmen, voice of:
Husky, voice of:
by Aldo Nicolaj
A series of plays specially written by famous authors featuring distinguished English and Continental actresses in solo performances
[Starring] Lila Kedrova
Francesca has an obsession with cleanliness. When her wartime attempt to buy soap in Milan fails she embarks on an unusual course to procure some.
The end of today in front of tomorrow
with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley and tonight's guests