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Steam transport on the roads faced bitter opposition from hostile stagecoach and railway owners, and the problems of weight of engine, refuelling, and poor roads delayed progress.
The invention of the internal combustion engine provided a new stimulus to road vehicles, and led to the development of the motor car as we know it.
Introduced by Arthur Garratt.
(BBC recording of the programme shown on May 6)
(to 11.45)

Contributors

Presenter:
Arthur Garratt
Illustrator:
Alfred Wurmser
Producer:
Donald Grattan

by Charles Dickens
Adapted in eight parts by John Keir Cross
[Starring] Mervyn Johns, Margaretta Scott and Peter Wyngarde

(BBC recording, first broadcast in 1957)

Contributors

Author:
Charles Dickens
Adapted by:
John Keir Cross
Producer:
Kevin Sheldon
Designer:
Gordon Roland
Sydney Carton:
Peter Wyngarde
Jerry Cruncher:
Ronald Radd
Young Jerry:
Malcolm Knight
Mrs. Cruncher:
Joan Duan
Mr. Lorry:
Mervyn Johns
Dr. Manette:
Fred Fairclough
Miss Pross:
Joan Ingram
Madame Defarge:
Margaretta Scott
Ernest Defarge:
Keneth Thornett
John Barsad:
Gordon Gostelow

Dress Sense Competition: Regional Final - No. 4 from Cardiff
Judged by Ailsa Garland, 'Owen', Ben Roberts.
With Doreen Stephens, Editor, Women's Programmes in the chair.
Introduced by Alun Williams.

3.20 Calabria
A film tour of the province made in Italy.

3.30 Dress Sense Competition: Welsh Regional Result

(to 15.35)

Contributors

Judge (Dress Sense Competition):
Ailsa Garland
Judge (Dress Sense Competition):
Ben Roberts
Chairman (Dress Sense Competition):
Doreen Stephens
Presenter (Dress Sense Competition):
Alun Williams
Director (Dress Sense Competition):
Arthur Williams

John Gilpin of London's Festival Ballet and Carla Fracci of La Scala, Milan.
Introduced by Peggy van Praagh.
In Cha-Cha-Cha, Polka and Le Spectre de la Rose
The Pro Arte Orchestra
(Leader, Raymond Cohen)
Conductor, Maurits Sillem
(BBC recording)
(John Gilpin appears by arrangement with the Director General of London's Festival Ballet)

Contributors

Dancer:
John Gilpin
Dancer:
Carla Fracci
Presenter:
Peggy Van Praagh
Choreography (Cha-Cha-Cha):
Paddy Stone
Music (Cha-Cha-Cha):
null Ruiz-Gunbel
Choreography (Polka):
John Cranko
Music (Polka):
null Shostakovich
Choreography (Le Spectre de la Rose):
null Fokine
Music (Le Spectre de la Rose):
Weber, arr. Berlioz
Musicians:
The Pro Arte Orchestra
Orchestra leader:
Raymond Cohen
Orchestra conductor:
Maurits Sillem
Designer:
Guy Sheppard
Producer:
Naomi Capon

A weekly school report
Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
[Starring] Professor Jimmy Edwards
With Arthur Howard
See page 4

Contributors

Writer:
Frank Muir
Writer:
Denis Norden
Incidental music composed and conducted by:
Alan Yates
Designer:
Stanley Dorfman
Production:
Douglas Moodie
Headmaster:
Jimmy Edwards
Mr. Pettigrew:
Arthur Howard
Masters - Mr. Halliforth:
Edwin Apps
Masters - Mr. Snaith:
Christopher Hodge
Masters - Mr. Posford:
William E. Raynor
Masters - Mr. Tuppington:
John Forbes-Robertson
Masters - Mr. Ramsay:
Maurice Hedley
Boys of the Lower Third - Phipps:
Robert O'Leary
Boys of the Lower Third - Crombie:
Jimmy Ray
Boys of the Lower Third - Phillpott:
Derek Needs
Boys of the Lower Third - Hotchkiss:
Anthony Wilson
Boys of the Lower Third - Rawlinson:
Geoffrey Paget
Boys of the Lower Third - Harper:
Jon Skinner
Mr. Bulenkov:
Alexis Chesnakov
Security escort:
Michael Kilgariff
Security escort:
Max Latimer
Taxi-driver:
Patrick Connor

Written and produced by John Elliot
A story about a group of young people who go for new music, live in new homes, face a new world.
With the Storyville Jazzmen and the Roy Speller Six.
(John Elliot writes on page 7)

Contributors

Writer/Producer:
John Elliot
Musicians:
The Storyville Jazzmen
Musicians:
The Roy Speller Six
Film Cameraman:
A.A. Englander, F.R.P.S.
Film Editor:
Leonard Trumm
Designer:
John Cooper
Composer (Roundabout theme tune):
Tony Hatch

Raymond Baxter reports.
Sqdn.-Ldr. S.J. Hubbard, D.F.C., A.F.C., flying in the supersonic record-breaking Fairey Delta II, shows how aerodynamic theories and wind-tunnel tests are checked in actual flight at speeds of over 1,000 miles per hour.
From the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Bedford
See page 5

Contributors

Reporter:
Raymond Baxter
Interviewee:
Squadron-Leader. S.J. Hubbard
Research and treatment:
G. Rattray Taylor
Producer:
Philip Daly
Producer:
Tom Millett
Series Editor:
Aubrey E. Singer

presenting Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra in thirty minutes of music in an informal manner with songs by Sheila Buxton and Roberto Cardinali.
Introduced by Roger Moffat.

Contributors

Musicians:
Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Singer:
Sheila Buxton
Singer:
Roberto Cardinali
Presenter:
Roger Moffat
Producer:
Barney Colehan

With hire purchase restrictions off, and Purchase Tax down in the Budget, there is a boom in buying goods for the home. But what do we think it most important to buy-a washing-machine or a television set, a refrigerator or a car? And what do they think in America and Russia?

Contributors

Compiled by:
Frank Blackaby
Charts designed and animated by:
Alfred Wurmser
Presented by:
Malcolm Brown

BBC Television

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