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A topical diversion with Alan Skempton.
Introducing people and events of the day.
Including:

Nonsense or not?
A sceptic versus a clairvoyant.

John Siddeley commenting on the choice of some visitors to the Furniture Exhibition

and a story from Valentine Dyall.
(Valentine Dyall is in 'Friends and Neighbours' at the Victoria Palace, London)
(to 15.30)

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Skempton
Reporter:
John Siddeley
Storyteller:
Valentine Dyall
Director:
Richard Gilbert
Producer:
Lorna Pegram

[Starring] Eamonn Andrews
with Roy Castle, Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson, Ronnie Corbett, Eddie Leslie, Alan Kemble and Christine Kemble
and "Double or Drop"

("Double or Drop" is devised by Eamonn Andrews; Bert Hayes is appearing at the Butlin's Hotels, Cliftonville)

Contributors

Presenter/"Double or Drop" devised by:
Eamonn Andrews
Entertainer:
Roy Castle
Singer:
Pearl Carr
Singer:
Teddy Johnson
Comedian:
Ronnie Corbett
Comedian:
Eddie Leslie
Entertainers:
Alan Kemble and Christine Kemble
Music:
Bert Hayes and his Sextet
Script:
Jeremy Lloyd
Producer:
Johnny Downes

Peter West introduces Good Companions
The programme of pets for people with pets from Cardiff with The Top Twelve Four more of the breeds you have chosen as the most popular.
Otto, with Andrew Montgomery
Maxwell Knight and Kit Wilson give advice on cats, birds, rabbits, and their young.
("Good Companions" from Banbury: Wednesday, February 18)

Contributors

Presenter:
Peter West
Guest:
Andrew Montgomery
Item presenter:
Maxwell Knight
Item presenter:
Kit Wilson
Series edited by:
Stanley Dangerfield
Producer:
Douglas Fleming

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith and this week, Rory McEwen

Contributors

Presenter:
Cliff Michelmore
Reporter:
Derek Hart
Reporter:
Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Singer/guitarist:
Rory McEwen
Producer:
Donald Baverstock

Based on tales by W. W. Jacobs.
Adapted for television by Donal Giltinan.
With Wally Patch as Bill, the Nightwatchman.
Meredith Edwards, Leslie Dwyer
From the BBC's Midland television studio

Contributors

Author:
W. W. Jacobs
Adapter:
Donal Giltinan
Producer:
Peter Dews
Music for the concertina composed and played by:
Alfred Edwards
Designer:
Margaret Peacock
Director:
Terence Dudley
Bill:
Wally Patch
P.C. Evans:
Meredith Edwards
Bob Grummit:
Leslie Dwyer
Mrs. Grummit:
Esma Cannon
Mrs. Evans:
Ann Wilton
Alf Smith:
Arthur Brough
Joe Stocks:
Leonard Rossiter
Landlord:
Frank Atkinson

Peter Dimmock introduces Sportsview from Switzerland
Television's weekly sports magazine visits the home of winter sport for skating, skiing bob-sleigh, curling and The European Ice Skating Championship.
The programme also includes:
The Ferodo Trophy
an Outside Broadcast at the presentation of this annual motor-racing award.
and
The Fourth Test
A film report from Adelaide.
Introduced by Denis Compton.
Presented by Bryan Cowgill direct from Davos, Switzerland
See page 4

Contributors

Presenter:
Peter Dimmock
Item presenter (The Fourth Test):
Denis Compton
Editor:
Paul Fox
Editor:
Ronnie Noble
Presented by:
Bryan Cowgill

Alan Melville takes you from A-Z through the world of entertainment
This week's letter deals with Letter 'I' and is produced by Bryan Sears.
Artists (Largely International) include:
Inia Te Wiata (from New Zealand)
The Ballet de Silvia Ivars (from Spain)
Inca Music represented by Florencio Coronado (from Peru)
'Ivor'
A dance sequence based on the melodies of Ivor Novello.
With choreography by Irving Davies.
Not forgetting the possibility of Impressions, Impersonations and Interruptions
(The Ballet de Silvia Ivars is appearing at the Savoy Hotel, London)
See page 4

Contributors

Presenter/Script:
Alan Melville
Producer:
Bryan Sears
Singer:
Inia Te Wiata
Dancers:
The Ballet de Silvia Ivars
Musician:
Florencio Coronado
Choreography:
Irving Davies
Research:
Therese McHugh
Based on an idea by:
Wolf Mankowitz
Orchestra directed by:
Eric Robinson

John Freeman brings you Face to Face with the great men of our time.
Lord Birkett has been one of Britain's great criminal advocates, appearing for either prosecution or defence in many murder trials. He was one of the judges at the Nuremburg Trials and was Lord Justice of Appeal from 1950 to 1957.

Contributors

Interviewer:
John Freeman
Interviewee:
Lord Birkett
Producer:
Hugh Burnett

A fortnightly programme in which a panel of experts is challenged to identify a number of unusual objects.
Tonight's Experts:
Sir Mortimer Wheeler, President of the Society of Antiquaries
T. L. Gwatkin, Director of the Museum and Art Gallery, Reading
E. Estyn Evans, Professor of Geography, Queen's University, Belfast
Tonight's Challengers: The National Museum of Wales and The Welsh Folk Museum, St. Fagans
Chairman, Glyn Daniel, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge University

Contributors

Expert:
Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Expert:
T. L. Gwatkin
Chairman:
Glyn Daniel
Presented by:
Brian Branston

On Monday Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother attended a special performance of 'The Horse's Mouth' at the Empire Theatre, Leicester Square.
Alex Macintosh introduces newsreel film of the occasion and interviews Alec Guinness, who plays the leading part in the picture.
The programme includes scenes from:
The Horse's Mouth with Alec Guinness and Kay Walsh
and The Lovers of the Seine, a short ballet film from France.
(Film by courtesy of United Artists and Unifrance)

Contributors

Presenter:
Alex Macintosh
Interviewee:
Alec Guinness
Presented by:
Alan Sleath

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