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The State Visit to France of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh

11.25-11.40 The Queen and The Duke arrive at the Palace of Versailles for a State Luncheon in their honour

1 45-2.45 The Queen and The Duke attend a performance of Ballet des Fleurs from 'Les Indes Galantes'

This performance, specially arranged for The Queen, is given In the Louis XV Theatre in Versailles. This theatre, abandoned for centuries, has been completely restored for the Royal visit. The last Queen to attend this theatre was Marie Antoinette

The scenes described by Richard Dimbleby
The broadcasts are presented by courtesy of Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise

Evening programmes will be interrupted at approximately the following time:
7.45-8.10 The floodlit scene on the banks of the Seine as the President of France and his Royal Guests pass the Cathedral of Notre-Dame on board the Bordes-Fretigny


Music (Les Indes Galantes):
J.P. Rameau
Choreography (Les Indes Galantes):
Harold Lander
Richard Dimbleby

Women and the Law: 4 - Hire Purchase
Fenton Bresler

Summer Play: Clothes for Children
Claire Alexander

Let's Look into This
Geoffrey Johnson Smith examines astrology to see whether our lives are influenced by the stars.

Introduced by Betty Lait.

A Woman's Work
Bill Hartley introduces women from the Midlands with interesting or unusual jobs.

(From the BBC's Midland television studios)


Presenter (Women and the Law):
Fenton Bresler
Presenter (Summer Play):
Claire Alexander
Presenter (Let's Look into This):
Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Betty Lait
Beryl Radley
Presenter (A Woman's Work):
Bill Hartley
Producer (A Woman's Work):
John McGonagle

The story of the 1956 Schoolboys' Expedition.
In this film you can see the boys and their leaders working in 15 degrees of frost, crossing fierce torrents, washing in snow, bathing in hot springs, and taking scientific observations. Finally they climb 5,000 feet to the summit of an icecap, where no human foot has ever trod before.
Photographed, directed and introduced by A. A. Englander, F.R.P.S.


Photographed, directed and introduced by:
A. A. Englander
Presented by:
John Read

where Patricia Lewis introduces a light-hearted entertainment with The Brunette Toppers and Nat Temple and his Orchestra.


Patricia Lewis
The Brunette Toppers
Nat Temple and his Orchestra
Dance direction:
Larry Gordon
Richard Afton

From the King's Theatre, Hammersmith
with Rawicz and Landauer, The Keynotes introducing
Guest artist: Noucha Doina and her gypsy violin
The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes


Vera Lynn
Rawicz and Landauer
The Keynotes
Noucha Doina
The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes
Dance sequences produced by:
Leslie Roberts
Orchestra conducted by:
Eric Robinson
Orchestra Leader:
David McCallum
Richard Henry
Albert Stevenson

Written by Robert McKenzie and Huw Wheldon.
Four programmes illustrating the nature of the power wielded in their separate and differing ways by Hitler, Gandhi, Roosevelt, and Stalin.

Based on authentic records, on film, from captured and official archives, and including evidence from: Alan Bullock, Hugh Trevor-Roper and Ernst Hanfstaengl.
Introduced by Robert McKenzie.
(A BBC Film)
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Robert McKenzie
Huw Wheldon
Alan Bullock
Hugh Trevor-Roper
Ernst Hanfstaengl
Norman James
Research Assistant:
Therese Denny
Film Editor:
Keith Latham

A comedy by Eynon Evans.
The action of the play takes place in and around 'Bryngolau', Susan's house in a village in South Wales.
From the BBC's Welsh television studio


Eynon Evans
Dafydd Gruffydd
John Cooper
Susan, a widow:
Sally Havard
Martha Williams next door:
Harriet Lewis
Dai Lewis the Milk:
Jack Walters
John Morris:
Evan Morgan
Twm Jenkins the Bread:
Glanffrwd James
Gwyneth, Susan's niece:
Gwenyth Petty
Wyn Calvin
William, Gwyneth's father:
D.L. Davies
Job, a local councillor:
W.H. Williams

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