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Look and Choose
An enquiry into fabrics for curtains and loose covers.
Conducted by Isobel Barnett.

and
Quick and Easy Dressmaking
The second showing of the film of the jersey dress demonstrated last Wednesday

and
As Time Goes By
A mixed bag of songs, topics, and personalities picked at random by your host-Billy Milton.

Contributors

Presenter (Look and Choose):
Isobel Barnett
Producer (Look and Choose):
Monica Sims
Presenter (As Time Goes By):
Billy Milton
Presented by (As Time Goes By):
Richard Gilbert

Vera McKechnie introduces:

George Cansdale and his animal guests.

Ion Trant who goes to the blacksmith's and meets some friends.

Neville Duke, D.S.O., O.B.E. and Bernard Wilkie who discuss your models of the airfield control section of an airport.

Seamus Ennis leaning on a gate.

John Bouchier who throws a party.

Packi
A Strip cartoon for television drawn by Tony Hart.

Contributors

Presenter:
Vera McKechnie
Item presenter:
George Cansdale
Item presenter:
Ion Trant
Item presenter:
Neville Duke
Item presenter:
Bernard Wilkie
Musician:
Seamus Ennis
Entertainer:
John Bouchier
Artist (Packi):
Tony Hart
Edited and produced by:
Peter Newington

Lee Lawrence introduces an informal half hour of popular music with songs from Cleo Laine, "The Mexican Hat Dance" portrayed by Peter Darrell and Noel Rossons and introducing The "New Look" Piano of Joe (Mr. Piano) Henderson.
Johnny Roadhouse (alto sax) plays the theme music from the Twentieth Century-Fox Cinemascope film "Anastasia" during the showing of an excerpt from the film.
Alyn Ainsworth conducts the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Jimmy Leach at the electronic organ

Contributors

Presenter:
Lee Lawrence
Singer:
Cleo Laine
Dancer (The Mexican Hot Dance):
Peter Darrell
Dancer (The Mexican Hot Dance):
Noel Rossons
Pianist:
Joe (Mr. Piano) Henderson
Saxophonist:
Johnny Roadhouse
Musicians:
The BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conductor:
Alyn Ainsworth
Organist:
Jimmy Leach
Choreography:
Peter Darrell
Producer:
John Ammonds

by Ian Main
[Starring] Margaret Lockwood and Zachary Scott

The action takes place in an apartment on the top floor of a block in central New York.
A special performance before an invited audience from the Savoy Theatre, London (by arrangement with Peter Saunders)
See foot of facing page

In tonight's excerpt from Subway in the Sky now running at the Savoy Theatre, London, all three worlds of stage, films, and television will be strongly represented, for Margaret Lockwood has achieved a great reputation in all three, and the American Zachary Scott, best known in this country for his film roles, has also made several stage appearances on Broadway.

The play itself is by Ian Main, whose more usual role is that of a theatre stage manager. It is a fast-moving slick-talking American crime play, with the kind of quick-fire American dialogue that one would expect to find from a writer well versed in the habits and idiom of the underworld. And yet, the author himself has never been to the States.

The action of the play takes place in a luxury penthouse apartment in New York which the attractive Englishwoman Dinah Holland has rented. Into the apartment one day comes Major Grant, explaining that he is on the run from the American Army authorities. His story seems plausible enough until the arrival on the scene of Gene Grierson, of the F.B.I., who proceeds to reveal a number of flaws in the Major's story. Nor do the surprises end there, for there is a Mrs. Grant to add confusion and drama to a situation already laced with thrills and comedy.
Tonight's excerpt, presented only four nights after the opening, marks a departure from the usual BBC Television policy of theatre visits to comedies, since Subway in the Sky is essentially a thriller.

Contributors

Author:
Ian Main
Director:
Murray MacDonald
Setting:
Disley Jones
Presented for television by:
Noble Wilson
Dinah Holland:
Margaret Lockwood
Baxter Grant:
Zachary Scott
Gene Grierson:
Nigel Stock
Anna Grant:
Valerie White
Joseph Hopkins:
Reed de Rouen

Jack Payne introduces Off the Record
Featuring Norman Wisdom, The Beverley Sisters, Gisela Griffel, Edmundo Ros, Lorrae Desmond, Bob Harvey, Don Rennie and Ronnie Aldrich and the Squadronaires with the Concert Orchestra and the George Mitchell Singers.
Conducted by Stanley Black

(Norman Wisdom is in "The Wonderful Lamp" at the London Palladium; Bob Harvey is appearing at the Berkeley Hotel, London)

Contributors

Presenter:
Jack Payne
Singer:
Norman Wisdom
Singers:
The Beverley Sisters
Singer:
Gisela Griffel
Singer:
Edmundo Ros
Singer:
Lorrae Desmond
Singer:
Bob Harvey
Singer:
Don Rennie
Musicians:
Ronnie Aldrich and the Squadronaires
Musicians:
The Concert Orchestra
Singers:
The George Mitchell Singers
Conductor:
Stanley Black
Producer:
Bill Cotton Jnr.

Introduced by Peter Haigh and Derek Bond.
This week's edition includes scenes from:
"Doctor at Large," starring Dirk Bogarde, Muriel Pavlow, Donald Sinden, and James Robertson Justice.
"Seven Waves Away," starring Tyrone Power, Mai Zetterling, and Lloyd Nolan.
"The Good Companions," starring Eric Portman, Celia Johnson, Hugh Griffith, John Fraser, and Janette Scott as Susie Dean.
(Films by courtesy of the Rank Organisation, Columbia Pictures, and Associated British-Pathe)

Contributors

Presenter:
Peter Haigh
Presenter:
Derek Bond
Presented by:
Christopher Doll

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