Programme Index

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In Britain alone there are many thousands of bridges. They range from simple arch and beam bridges over railways and canals to magnificent suspension and cantilever bridges with long spans. This programme explains some of the problems of the designer and the engineer.
Introduced by Arthur Garratt.


Arthur Garratt
Tony Hart
Donald Grattan

Your Own Time
A light-hearted magazine for younger women introduced by Robert Gladwell.

It's a Woman's World
Introducing Fleur Cowles, correspondent of Look magazine and President Eisenhower's personal representative at the Coronation, to prove the point.

Words and Music
Barbara Young sings to her guitar.

Goodbye to All That
A debutante of the last season talks to a working girl.

3.15 I've Just Been Reading
Gilbert Harding talks about books old and new and introduces a personality connected with one of the books.

(to 15.30)


Robert Gladwell
Item presenter (It's a Woman's World):
Fleur Cowles
Singer/guitarist (Words and Music):
Barbara Young
Presenter (I've Just Been Reading):
Gilbert Harding
Arranged and presented by:
Lorna Pegram

Eamonn Andrews opens Playbox and a team of British children in Paris take part, through Eurovision, with a team from Birmingham.
Tony Hart helps with the drawings and Ivan Owen with the games including
The Playbox Detective Agency
Written by Vere Lorrimer in which you can try your hand at detection.
The programme directed by Leonard Chase in London and Gerald Wiltshire in Paris
Written and produced by Cliff Michelmore.


Eamonn Andrews
Tony Hart
Ivan Owen
Writer (The Playbox Detective Agency):
Vere Lorrimer
Director (London):
Leonard Chase
Director (Paris):
Gerald Wiltshire
Cliff Michelmore

Good Companions visits Leamington.
Peter West introduces the programme of pets for people with pets featuring
The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association; Ponies and Pick of the Post-Bag
(The eighth of a fortnightly series)
(The next programme in this series will come from Birmingham on Wednesday, May 7)


Peter West
Stanley Dangerfield
Douglas Fleming

The Adventures of a Friendly Duckling.

Bertil Danielsson, a Swedish cameraman, shows how he found and reared a young tufted duck which had become separated from its family one spring. Tufty is fed on ants' eggs, mussels, and other delicacies, and becomes great friends with the Danielsson family and their dog.
Many viewers who saw this film when it was previously televised found it one of the most unusual and enjoyable programmes they had seen for a long time. BBC Television presents it tonight for the benefit of those who have asked to see it again, and those who missed it before.
The story told by Johnny Morris.
Filmed and directed by Bertil Danielsson for the Swedish Television Service


Johnny Morris
Roland Bengtsson
Filmed and directed by:
Bertil Danielsson

Written by Arthur Swinson.
The series in which television brings you great moments of history with the news coverage of today.

With Ernest Thesiger, Austin Trevor, Harold Scott, Jane Henderson, John Salew, Catherine Feller, Ruth Taylor, Michael Ward, Margot van Der Burgh, Martin Boddey. Max Brimmell, Elton Hayes, Yvonne Hills, Cecil Brock, Peter Tuddenham, Michael Partridge, Rose Howlett, Anthony Howard, Elizabeth Forbes-Robertson
('You Are There' is televised by arrangement with CBS Television)


Arthur Swinson
Stephen Bundy
Sonia Kerr
Ann Ferriggi
Michael Mills
News editor:
Frank Owen
News reporter:
Wynford Vaughan Thomas
News reporter:
Francis Williams
News reporter:
John Ellison
News reporter:
Raymond Baxter
Ernest Thesiger
Austin Trevor
Harold Scott
Jane Henderson
John Salew
Catherine Feller
Ruth Taylor
Michael Ward
Margot van Der Burgh
Martin Boddey
Max Brimmell
Elton Hayes
Yvonne Hills
Cecil Brock
Peter Tuddenham
Michael Partridge
Rose Howlett
Anthony Howard
Elizabeth Forbes-Robertson

A television platform where members of a West-Country audience have one minute to express their views for discussion by: John Arlott, Jennie Lee, M.P., Gerald Nabarro, M.P.
Chairman, Alan Bullock
From the Y.M.C.A. Hall, Bournemouth


John Arlott
Jennie Lee
Gerald Nabarro
Alan Bullock
Presented by:
Peter Bale

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