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You Too Can Write for Television II

The Guardian reports on the appointment by the BBC of a Mr R Taylor “as a television produced in the North Region with special concern for light entertainment.”

Intriguingly, and for the second time in three days, The Guardian’s “Books Received” column notes receipt of a book entitled “Writing for Television”. This one, by Sir Basil Bartlett, is published by Allen & Unwin and is priced at 9s 6d.

The Guardian again: the Rugby League Council has rejected an application by the BBC to television three matches between Great Britain and New Zealand on the grounds that attendances at League matches would suffer. No object was raised with regard to the televising of the matches between the Other Nationalitiesand France in October, and between Great Britain and France later in the season.

The Guardian’s London Correspondence column reports that Associated Broadcasting’s Norman Collins is the new president of the London branch of the Incorporated Sales Managers’ Association.

Philip Fothergill’s address to the Women’s Liberal Federation in London is reported in The Guardian where it records his attack on the 14-day rule which he called a “clumsy act of censorship.”

Not so clumsy, I hope, is the centerpiece of this evening’s viewing: a romantic comedy called Kathleen. With Hazel Hughes in the title role, support comes from Harry Towb, Liam Redmond, Alfred Burke and Harry Hutchinson among others. This play is something which is becoming increasingly rare on BBC weekday evenings – a 90-minute programme.

It’s followed by half-an-hour of the Edinburgh Festival revue After The Show which stars Rachel Roberts, Pat Lancaster, Marcia Ashton, Hermione Harvey, Jimmy Thompson, Charles Ross, Richard Waring and Peter Reeves. Might be fun.

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