Duration: 30 minutes

First transmitted in 1955, this edition of In Town Tonight includes a performance by Italian opera star Tito Gobbi and a new feature 'A Woman Wonders Why' where the interviewer 'seeks the feminine point of view' - this week's subject is women and driving.

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Wed 26 Oct 1955 16:15 BBC Television Service

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    This edition of In Town Tonight features an eclectic mix of stories including interviews with two women who nearly caused a riot in Baghdad, a pair of undergraduates who visited Portuguese Guinea (now Guinea-Bissau) to help fund their university expenses and a disguised Alastair Sim interviewing actor Bill Travers.
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John Ellison
Tito Gobbi
Cindy Parker
Eunice Royston-Gardner
Diana Williams
Michael Crowder
Michael Teague
Mrs Monteith-Ross
Yolande Turner
Stanley Clark
Alastair Sim
Bill Travers
Assistant Producer
Joyce Bullen
Peter Duncan


  • Sat 22 Oct 1955 19:30 BBC Television Service

  • Wed 26 Oct 1955 16:15 BBC Television Service

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