A special Bank Holiday edition from the pier, beach and promenade of Clacton-on-Sea
Story: Nobody Loses All the Time by PETER CHARLTON
Presenters this week
Miranda Connell , Lionel Morton
with Ted Ray
The Railway Stories by REV W. AWDRY Today:
Tank Engine Thomas Again
Fourth day: coverage up to the close of play direct from Lord's.
Last summer 700 boys and girls put down their pens and pencils, picked up violins, cellos, recorders and song-books and made their way to the Town Hall, Reading.
For Noel Hale, the town's Music Organiser, this was to be the last time he would conduct the junior Music Festival. After a lifetime devoted to teaching music in school he has retired, leaving behind a tradition of children's music in Reading of which the town is-justly proud.
Producer Tom Conway
What is happening to the seaside concert party as its traditional audience defects to the Costa Brava in ever-larger numbers? In this special Bank Holiday programme we visit the White Rock Pavilion, Hastings, and find that, while the names have changed, the tradition is living still.
In the studio Michael Dean talks to Roy Hudd and Tommy Trinder who, with his daughter Jane, sees the show-business wheel turn full circle.
Producer PETER CARR
A musical quiz
Joseph Cooper as question-master invites you for the last time in this current series to match your musical wits against Joyce Grenfell Bernard Levin Robin Ray
Guest musician Colin Davis
Director DENIS MORIARTY Producer WALTER TODDS
Some of the best from one of the best
Western film series ever made Survival
Big John and his son are captured by Apaches and submitted to an ordeal which only the bravest could hope to endure.
starring Spike Milligan with Kenneth Griffith , John Wells Allan Cuthbertson , Rose Hill John Cater , John Benson Derek Ware , Alan Chuntz
Barbara Wise , Veronica Griffiths Donald Groves
Written by spike milligan and JOHN ANTROBUS with additional material by ROY TUVEY and MAURICE SELLAR
' That Tune ' sung by KENNY RICHARDS arranged and conducted by LES WILLIAMS Design KEITH CHEETHAM , BARBARA GOSNOLD Producer MICHAEL MILLS
The Spanish Civil War, in the late 30s, could be said to be the first of the ideological wars of our time. Nazi Germany and fascist Italy used Spain as a rehearsal ground for the greater war to come. Thousands of volunteers poured into Spain to take up arms on the other side against Franco. Of the 2,000 volunteers who went from Britain, 500 were killed. The members of the British Battalion of the International Brigade were mainly workers: railwaymen, miners, trades unionists. In this programme they - and others who supported them - tell the story of the Civil War as they saw it.
Claud Cockburn, Bob Cooney, Tony Gilbert, Margaret Lesser, Wil Paynter, Jim Prendergast, Bessie Wild and Sam Wild
Narrator James Cameron
The folk songs of the American Negro echo the misery of a people oppressed, even after emancipation and the end of slavery.
The poverty-stricken lives they led are portrayed through contemporary illustrations and authentic recordings of blues singers of the period, including: J. B. LENOIR , SUNNYLAND SLIM SPECKLED RED, OTIS SPANN
LITTLE BROTHER MONTGOMERY LONNIE JOHNSON
JAMES STUMP JOHNSON
SAM LIGHTNIN HOPKINS and many others
Producer JOHN JEREMY
with John Edmunds ; Weather