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Story: "Three Little Fishes" by Saxie Dowell
Illustrated by Lawrence Henry

(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.10 pm)


Author (Three Little Fishes):
Saxie Dowell
Illustrator (Three Little Fishes):
Lawrence Henry
Toni Arthur
Johnny Silvo

HM The Queen visits the BBC and opens an exhibition which celebrates and illustrates its 50 years of broadcasting.
Scene described by Tom Fleming

(For details of exhibition see highlights at 2.55 pm, BBC1. See pp 3, 5, 6-7)


Tom Fleming
Antony Craxton
David Kenning

Joan Bakewell talks with John Buchan's widow, Susan, Lady Tweedsmuir
For nearly 20 years John Buchan, author of The Thirty-Nine Steps, wrote a book every year. He was a publisher, an MP and subsequently Governor-General of Canada. What was life like living with such an energetic man?


Joan Bakewell
Susan, Lady Tweedsmuir
James Kenelm Clarke

Like the violin playing of Paganini, who influenced him profoundly, Franz Liszt stretched the powers of the piano to previously unheard-of limits. Like Paganini he too travelled constantly, applauded as the supreme virtuoso of his instrument.
London saw Liszt as the Infant prodigy, as the glamorous sex-symbol and gifted virtuoso, and as the legendary and much venerated composer of old age.

David Wilde, winner of the International Liszt-Bartok competition in Budapest, tonight plays music from each period and talks about Liszt in London.


David Wilde
Kenneth Corden

Reporters Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, John Pitman, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

This week: What Is the Sky?
A child born into a world he will never see needs special love, and care. The number of children born blind is much smaller than it was; but, nowadays, a high proportion suffer other handicaps as well. Man Alive shows a film portrait of the Sunshine Home in Northwood, Middlesex, where blind children learn to prepare themselves for the outside world. Is enough being done to provide work and facilities for them to lead reasonably independent lives when they leave school?


Henry Herbert
Adam Clapham

The first of three films starring one of Britain's all-time comedy favourites, Will Hay with Graham Moffatt and Moore Marriott

Ben Cutlet is tricked into taking command of the Rob Roy , a ship which the owners intend to scuttle. Ben and two stowaways escape to an island - inhabited by cannibals.


William Beaudine
Captain Ben Cutlet:
Will Hay
Jeremiah Harbottle:
Moore Marriott
Graham Moffatt
Olivia Potter Porter:
Norma Varden
Kenneth Warrington
Dennis Wyndham
Emma Harbottle:
Amy Veness

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