Story: "The Ugly Duckling" by Frank Loesser
Presenters this week Toni Arthur, Brian Cant
Author (The Ugly Duckling):
A special Bank Holiday presentation of the film, starring Gene Kelly, Kay Kendall, Mitzi Gaynor, Taina Elg. With music and lyrics by Cole Porter.
An Anglo-French-American quartet who once toured Europe as 'Barry Nichols and Les Girls' are reunited in London under somewhat strained circumstances.
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Lady Sybil Wren:
Sir Gerald Wren:
With Richard Whitmore
Reporting the world tonight
A Guided Tour of the British Way of Fun and Games written by John Lloyd.
The most popular leisure pastime in Britain, officially, is watching television. Second comes knitting. But, as seen from the air, we are a great deal more energetic - and eccentric - than that.
Match your musical wits against Joyce Grenfell, Richard Baker, Robin Ray.
Guest musician Sir William Walton.
Chairman Joseph Cooper
A second showing of the award-winning film.
This is a measure of the problem that faces us in the insect war, their powers of reproduction are pitched against our insecticides. But today these insecticides are fast becoming redundant not just because of their severe side effects but simply because they are fast losing their effectiveness. More and more pests are becoming resistant.
So alternatives must be found, and tonight's Horizon looks at the efforts both here and abroad to discover and apply them. It's work in which the scientists themselves may seem to display a fiendish cunning as they experiment with techniques that range from subtly interfering with the pest's sex life to a bizarre use of tin foil to fool the ubiquitous aphid.
But one fact stands out. The pest problem is nowhere more complicated than in an ordinary British field.
Eight writers in a Birmingham Season.
The games people play now: every night and every day now: never meaning what they say now: never saying...
in a special edition of The Dick Cavett Show
In a programme recorded for American television Fred Astaire recalls a long and uniquely successful career in conversation with Dick Cavett.
An ABC production