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Come Dancing

with Peter West
Heat one of the second round in this year's nation-wide amateur ballroom dancing contest between fourteen regions for the BBC Television Award and Formation Team Cup.

Central London: From The Lyceum in the Strand with Cyril Stapleton and his Orchestra.
Compere, Meryl O'Keeffe
v.
East Midlands: From The Palais, Nottingham with Gene Mayo and his Orchestra.
Compere, Michael Aspel

Before a panel of Judges nominated by members of the Official Board of Ballroom Dancing Ltd. including the Welsh Alliance.
BBC Television

Film Matinee presenting: A Night in Casablanca

The Marx Brothers, Groucho... Harpo... Chico in their hilarious comedy film.
BBC Television

Come Dancing

for the Final of the BBC Inter-Regional Dancing Contest
Organised by Mecca Dancing for the BBC Television Award and Formation Team Cup
Introduced by Peter West.

East Midlands
From the Palais Ballroom, Nottingham.
Gene Mayo and his Orchestra
Compere, Alan Weeks
v.
North London
from the Lyceum Ballroom, Strand.
Cyril Stapleton and his Orchestra
Compere, Judith Chalmers

Before a panel of judges nominated by members of the Official Board of Ballroom Dancing Ltd. including the Welsh Alliance.
BBC Television

Come Dancing

for the BBC Inter-Regional Dancing Contest
Organised by Mecca Dancing
Peter West introduces the first semi-final in the nation-wide amateur ballroom dancing contest between twelve regions for the BBC Television Award and Formation Team Cup.

North-East
From the Locarno Ballroom, Bradford.
Harry Gray and his Orchestra
Compere, Harold Williamson
v.
East Midlands
From the Palais Ballroom, Nottingham.
Gene Mayo and his Orchestra
Compere, Alan Weeks

Before a panel of judges nominated by members of the Official Board of Ballroom Dancing Ltd. including the Welsh Alliance.
BBC Television

The Marx Brothers: A Night in Casablanca

Groucho... Harpo... Chico in their hilarious comedy film.
BBC Television

Come Dancing

for the BBC Inter-Regional Dancing Contest
Organised by Mecca Dancing
Peter West introduces the sixth heat in the nation-wide amateur ballroom dancing contest between twelve regions for the BBC Television Award and Formation Team Cup.

Wales
From the Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff with Joe Loss and his Orchestra.
Compere, Michael Aspel
v.
East Midlands
From the Palais Ballroom, Nottingham with Gene Mayo and his Orchestra.
Compere, Alan Weeks

Before a panel of judges nominated by members of the Official Board of Ballroom Dancing Ltd. including the Welsh Alliance
BBC Television

Come Dancing

for the BBC Inter-Regional Dancing Contest
Organised by Mecca Dancing
Peter West introduces the second heat In the nation-wide amateur ballroom dancing contest between twelve regions for the BBC Television Award and Formation Team Cup.

The West
From The Winter Gardens Pavilion, Weston-super-Mare with Johnny Baines and his Band.
Compere, Tom Salmon
v.
East Midlands
From The Palais Ballroom, Nottingham with Gene Mayo and his Orchestra.
Compere, Alan Weeks

Before a panel of judges nominated by members of the Official Board of Ballroom Dancing Ltd. including the Welsh Alliance
BBC Television

International Come Dancing: Oslo v. Nottingham

Second of four programmes in which a Continental capital competes against a British city.

In Oslo
Kjell Karlsen and his Orchestra
Produced by Johnny Beron in the Samfundssalen

In Nottingham
Gene Mayo and his Orchestra
Produced by Philip Lewis in the Palais Ballroom

Judges:
Keith Jones, Bob Garganico, England
Rander Band Gullord, Norway
Paul Doorme, Belgium
BBC Television

Barbara in Black: Episode 1

A new serial for television by Elaine Morgan.
Starring Tracey Lloyd, Anthony Newlands, John Cairney, John Gill, Neil McCarthy, Jack Rodney
with Edward Evans and Douglas Blackwell
From Wales
BBC Television

Come Dancing

for the BBC Inter-Regional Dancing Contest
Organised by Mecca Dancing
See panel
BBC Television

Film Matinee presents: Devil's Canyon

[Starring] Virginia Mayo, Dale Robertson, Stephen McNally

In a prison scorched with the blazing heat of the Arizona desert, a former U.S. Marshal serves his sentence for a crime he committed in self-defence. Trouble arises when he meets an outlaw there whom he had been instrumental in bringing to justice.
BBC Television

Roll on the Boat

A play specially written for television by John Green.
Starring John Turner, Harry Locke and Errol John
The action of the play takes place In a Naval Barracks on the west coast of Africa.
From Wales
BBC Television

Come Dancing

Peter West introduces the fourth round of the BBC Inter-Regional Professional Challenge Cup between East Scotland - North West - East Midlands and The selection of the West Scotland team for the BBC Inter-Regional Amateur Dancing Contest.
To the music of Gene Mayo and his Orchestra
Organised by Mecca Dancing
Produced by Alan Rees from The Locarno, Glasgow
BBC Television

The Ken Dodd Show

from the Grand Continental Theatre, Bolton.
Starring Ken Dodd with Dennis Spicer, Janie Marden, Elizabeth and Collins, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes, Valli Newby, Christina Mayo, Mildred Dyson, Victor Gilling, Leonard Williams, Peter Goodwright, John McHugh, Rex Rashley, Alec McKenzie, Dennis Winn, Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra.
BBC Television

Devil's Canyon

[Starring] Virginia Mayo, Dale Robertson and Stephen McNally in the Western film Devil's Canyon

In a prison scorched with the blazing heat of the Arizona desert, a former U.S. Marshal serves his sentence for a crime he committed in self-defence. Trouble arises when he meets an outlaw there whom he had been instrumental in bringing to justice.
BBC Television

The Whistling Sands

A thriller by Ernest Dudley.
Adapted from his novel by Sheila Hodgson.
[Starring] Noelle Middleton, Laurence Payne with Russell Napier
The action of the play takes place in and around The Whistling Sands, Alice Ames's house on the North Wales coast, and in a hotel in London.
From the BBC's Welsh television studio
BBC Television

Home Winner

A football comedy by Gadfan Morris.
[Starring] Eynon Evans with Glyn Houston and Aubrey Richards
The action of the play takes place mainly at the Headquarters of the Treparry Association Football Club, and at Wembley.
From the BBC's Welsh television studio
BBC Television

Come Dancing

with Sylvia Peters
for the Finals of the BBC Inter-Regional Dancing Contest
(Organised by Mecca Dancing)
Outside broadcast cameras in Scotland, the Midlands, and in London, bring you the final in this nation-wide amateur ballroom dancing knock-out contest for the BBC Television Award.

Scotland
From the Palais, Edinburgh with Ray Gordon and his Band.
Compere, Bill Jack

Midlands
From the Palais, Nottingham with Gene Mayo and his Orchestra.
Compere, Peter West

South
From the Locarno Ballroom, Streatham with Nat Allen and his Orchestra.
Compere, Alex Macintosh

Before a panel of judges nominated by members of the Official Board of Ballroom Dancing Ltd. including the Welsh Alliance
Master of the Scoreboard, John Langham

The story behind any television Come Dancing programme has something of the fairy tale about it. As the formation dancers move out on to the floor for their intricate manoeuvres and the couples swing round in the glare of the arc-lights, their identities are lost in a sudden glamour which touches them for a moment and passes on. The contest has been with them as a background to their lives for many months They have practised and worried about dresses and hair-do's until anxiety at times almost replaced the excitement. And tonight comes the final between London, Scotland and the Midlands
Who are the young men and girls who go in for these contests? First of all, they are all amateurs. A few may finish up as professionals, but, for the main part, they enter the Come Dancing competitions because they enjoy the business of ballroom and formation dancing and are particularly skilful at it. They are clerks and housewives, shop girls and electricians, mechanics and factory workers.
Although the judges for this important annual contest do not award points for production, the producers concerned with each regional entry are an essential part of the team, for the better the camera-work, the more clearly will the judges be able to see the standard of performance.
Tonight's spectacle will be introduced by Sylvia Peters, and although it may not produce the kind of ballroom dancing our grandfathers and grandmothers went in for, it has at least some qualities in common-enthusiasm and enjoyment.
BBC Television

Come Dancing: First Semi-final: Midlands v. Scotland

with George Elrick for the BBC Inter-Regional Dancing Contest
(organised by Mecca Dancing)

Tonight outside broadcast cameras in Nottingham and Edinburgh bring you the first semi-final in this nation-wide amateur ballroom dancing knock-out contest for the BBC Television Award.
•
Midlands who defeated Wales (the holders) by 82 points to 72 in Heat 2
From the Palais, Nottingham with Gene Mayo and his Orchestra.
Compere, Peter West
•
Scotland who defeated the West of England by 83 points to 81 in Heat 1
From the Palais, Edinburgh with Ray Gordon and his Orchestra.
Compere, Bill Jack

Before a panel of judges nominated by members of the Official Board of Ballroom Dancing Ltd. including the Welsh Alliance
Mistress of the Scoreboard, Sylvia Peters






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