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Today is a historic date in the Commonwealth. In Trinidad this afternoon H.R.H. Princess Margaret formally opens the newly-elected legislature of the new Federation of the British West Indies. Trinidad, with its multi-racial population, can almost be regarded as a miniature of the new nation now coming into being. Today's programme shows something of life and work on the island, the important oil industry, and the famous pitch lake. The lighter side is represented by calypsos and steel bands, which are now almost as well known here as in their native country.
Introduced by Errol John.

The sequence on oil drilling in Trinidad from the film 'New Explorers' is shown by courtesy of Columbia Pictures and British Petroleum.
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Errol John
Joseph Weltman

Family Affairs: Three Generations of Working Wives
Combining marriage with a career has never been easy. Three married women with university education join a young student of today to discuss changing attitudes and social circumstances since 1900.
Taking part are: Beryl Bolton, Peggy Jay, Janet Young, Marilyn Farr
In the chair, John Newsom

3.15 Different Places with Different People
John Chear in Portugal.

(to 15.30)


Panellist (Family Affairs:
Three Generations of Working Wives): Beryl Bolton
Panellist (Family Affairs:
Three Generations of Working Wives): Peggy Jay
Panellist (Family Affairs:
Three Generations of Working Wives): Janet Young
Panellist (Family Affairs:
Three Generations of Working Wives): Marilyn Farr
Chairman (Family Affairs:
Three Generations of Working Wives): John Newsom
Producer (Family Affairs:
Three Generations of Working Wives): Beryl Radley
Presenter (Different Places with Different People):
John Chear
Presented by (Different Places with Different People):
Richard Gilbert

A new magazine programme for railway enthusiasts from eight to eighty.
Introduced by Peter Cranmer.
This month's edition includes: 'City of Truro'; 'Can you guess?'; 'Something old and something new'; Guest, Ian Allan; 'Spotters' Notebook' and Forthcoming attractions.


Devised and filmed by:
John Adams
Devised and filmed by:
Patrick Whitehouse
Peter Cranmer
Ian Allan
Peggy Bacon

by Caryl Brahms
[Starring] Joseph O'Connor
A play with music in honour of Summer Time from the radio play by Caryl Brahms and Christopher Hassall

Hendon Grammar School Choir (Choir-Master, Charles Western)
Clocks filmed in the Gershom-Parkington Collection, Bury St. Edmunds
(Brewster Mason is in "Flowering Cherry" at the Haymarket Theatre, London)


Writer/Based on the radio play by:
Caryl Brahms
Based on the radio play by:
Christopher Hassall
Music arranged and conducted by:
Lionel Salter
Charles Lefeaux
Hendon Grammar School Choir
Charles Western
Norman James
Film Cameraman:
David Prosser
Film Editor:
Ron de Mattos
Thomas Tompion:
Joseph O'Conor
Thomas Tompion, as a boy:
Leonard Monaghan
His mother:
Dorothy Holmes-Gore
His grandad:
Beckett Bould
The Squire:
Hamlyn Benson
Samuel Pepys:
Eric Anderson
Professor Hooke:
John Moffatt
Master Banger:
Oscar Quitak
Martha Prittiwell:
Barbara Lott
King Charles II:
Brewster Mason
The Foreigner:
Trevor Martin

Written by Sidney Nelson and Maurice Harrison
[Starring] Charlie Chester as Educated Evans, the famous character created by Edgar Wallace.


Sidney Nelson
Maurice Harrison
Character created by:
Edgar Wallace
Lawrence Broadhouse
Eric Fawcett
Fred McNaughton
John Heller
Len Lowe
Arnold Diamond
Man in the Pub:
Michael Balfour
Myrtle Reed
Old Sam:
Leonard Sharp
Emma Toggs:
Patricia Hayes
Det.-Sgt. Miller:
Jack Melford
'Educated' Evans:
Charlie Chester
Mrs. Boltons:
Dorothy Summers
Ernest Butcher
Madame Clara:
Selma Vaz Dias

by John Mortimer
[Starring] Cornell Borchers, Alec McCowen
with Elwyn Brook-Jones, George Benson
(See this week's Supplement)


John Mortimer
Michael Elliott
Guy Sheppard
Rita Webb
Sammy Noles:
Alec McCowen
Lady Boarden:
Damaris Hayman
Business man:
Peter Bathurst
Professional man:
Tony Sympson
Mr. Pheeming:
Elwyn Brook-Jones
Martha Heinz:
Cornell Borchers
Man on park bench:
George Benson
Dr. Bowker:
Mark Heath
Swedish girl:
Patricia Raine
Bar Girl:
Ida Franklyn
Man in the Bar:
Charles Farrell

(organised by Mecca Dancing)
BBC Television outside broadcast cameras visit the Lyceum Ballroom, London, for the finals of this famous beauty contest.
Oscar Rabin and his Band
(Leader. David Ede)
Compere, Paul Carpenter


Oscar Rabin and his Band
[Orchestra] leader:
David Ede
Paul Carpenter
Arranged by:
Eric Morley
Presented for television by:
Robin Scott

How evolution looks today a hundred years after Darwin.

Were living things created as we know them today, or do we all share the same family tree?
Speakers in the programme include: R.B. Freeman, Professor P.B. Medawar, F.B.S., W.E. Swinton, Ph.D., D.R. Newth Ph.D.
The series introduced by William van Essen.
Film by Macqueen Film Organisation
The first of a series of six weekly programmes
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R.B. Freeman
Professor P.B. Medawar
W.E. Swinton
D.R. Newth
William van Essen
Animated diagrams:
Alfred Wurmser
James McCloy

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