COMPULSIVE VIEWING

Are you bored with violence and bad language on television? Are you sick of left-wing drivel and the sheer inanity of even so-called serious programmes? Then ArgTel is for you. ArgTel is Argus Cable TV. ArgTel offers high-quality television that will stimulate without offending. Here is the schedule for today.

MORNING

6.00 TEST PATTERN (B&W)
7.30 INTERLUDE
Restful 1958 film of white swans on lily pond (2 hours) with music by Mantovani and his Orchestra. (B&W)
9.30 LADIES' HOME CIRCLE
Matters of interest to gentlewomen, incl. Housewife's Helpline (today: Family Cooking in the Servantless Age); Pursuits & Accomplishments (today: Drawing, Petit Point, Pianoforte, French); Care of Our Husbands (today: The Well Starched Collar); Etiquette (today: Do's and Don'ts of Fainting at Funerals). (B&W)
11.55 TIME CHECK
Set your watch by Melbourne's Floral Clock. (B&W)

AFTERNOON


12.00 ANGELUS
For RC viewers. (B&W)
12.03 WORLD CINEMA SHOWCASE
The Coronation (1953). Once-in-a-lifetime classic noted for its casting and soundtrack (incl. original score of "Zadok the Priest"). (B&W)
1.45 TELEVISION CLASSROOM
(For schools.) Incl. Health presented by "Medico" (today: Your Body Is Like a Motor Car); Singing Lesson (today: "Dashing Away With the Smoothing Iron", "Tree of Peace", "Linden Lea"); Our World (today: The Story of Coal); Wonders of Science (today: The Modern Ocean Liner, Will Man Ever Reach the Moon?); History (today: Caesar's Conquest of Gaul, Agrarian Reform Under the Later Plantagenets); Geography (today: Peoples of the Tundra, Principal Exports of Brazil); English (today: Regauntlet by Sir Walter Scott; Poems of Felicia Hemans); Mathematics presented by "Euclid" (today: The Isosceles Triangle). (B&W)
3.30 INTERLUDE
1959 film of old bridges of Tasmania (2 hours 30 min.) with music by George Melachrino's Magic Strings. (B&W)

EVENING

6.00 TRAVELLERS' TALES
Broaden your horizons with this programme of holiday slides sent in by viewers. This evening: On the Beach at Lorne, Vic.; By Caravan Through the Flinders Ranges, SA; Visit to the Golden Circle Pineapple Juice Factory, Qld; Puffing Billy, Vic; Taronga Park Zoo, NSW; the Invercargill Botanic Gardens, NZ. (B&W)
6.30 COCKTAIL TIME
Incl. News & Sport, Vice-Regal Diary. (B&W)
7.00 BEHIND THE HEADLINES
Hard-hitting investigative programme that tackles the issues that matter (tonight: False Pedigree Scandal at the Almanach de Gotha; Is Gothic or Classical the Ideal Style for Public Architecture?) followed by genteel studio discussion chaired by the late Sir Eric Pearce. (B&W)
7.40 DINNER GONG 
Courtesy J. Arthur Rank. (B&W)
7.45 DINNER IS SERVED
Music to dine by from the ArgTel Palm Court Orchestra conducted by Hector Crawford. (B&W)
8.30 PORT AND CIGARS
For gentlemen only: programme of politics and finance. (B&W)
9.00 FOR YOU IN YOUR DRAWING ROOM
Features Family Quiz (tonight: 597th appearance of world champion Barry Jones); What Am I? (competition to find Australia's best young charade performers); Ballads We Love with Peter Dawson and Florence Austral (tonight: "Velia", "Asleep on the Deep" (arr. Grainger), "The Happy Wanderer", "Trotting to the Fair", "The Lost Chord", "Pale Hands I Loved Beside the Shalimar"); Roll Up the Carpet (Dance Music with Dennis Farrington, concludes with "Goodnight Sweetheart"). (B&W)
10.15 A FILM BEFORE BEDTIME
Favourites from the 1939-1942 Sherlock Holmes series with Basil Rathbone. Tonight: Sherlock Holmes and the Gay Hussar (repeat). (B&W)
11.30 EPILOGUE
Favourite choruses from Sankey & Moody sung by George Beverley Shea. (B&W)
11.45 GOD SAVE THE KING and CLOSEDOWN (B&W)

EDIFYING, ENTERTAINING AND INFORMATIVE VIEWING ON ARGTEL, THE GENUINE ALTERNATIVE CHANNEL.


30 April 2012

2 comments:

  1. probably the definitive Sherlock Holmes.

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    1. Absolutely. Thank you for commenting.

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