Panorama is a BBC Television current affairs documentary programme. First broadcast in 1953, it is the world's longest-running public affairs television programme.
Malcolm Muggeridge talks with Spanish surrealist artist, Salvador Dali, who says that even if viewers only understand a little of his poor English, it will be a wonderful thing for them. Muggeridge questions him about how he cares for his magnificent moustache, his career as an artist and his interest in 'nuclear mysticism'.
In a segment entitled "Your Vote", the returning officer for Fulham talks with Max Robertson about various aspects of voting; Grace Wyndham Goldie talks about the BBC's plans for the reporting of the results of the upcoming election; and we are given a preview of some of the visual presentation methods that will be used in presenting the results. In "Queen of the Air", Max Robertson speaks with British Overseas Airways Corporation hostess Anne Price about winning a contest in Johannesburg. In "The Viscount", George Edwards of Vickers and J.H. Carmichael of Capital Airlines discuss the recent purchase of sixty Viscount planes by Capital Airlines.
First transmitted in 1955, Malcolm Muggeridge talks with American broadcast journalist Ed Murrow about the art of interviewing, commercial television, sponsorship and his memories of Britain during the war years. Including a filmed interview with Ed Murrow.
Poet John Betjeman participates in a discussion about canals.
This edition marks the re-launch of the programme in a weekly format. Including a report by Woodrow Wyatt from Malta whose leaders are engaged in round table talks with Britain on the island's future independence. Also also featuring filmed interviews with foreign tourists in Britain and a direct line to France using the Eurovision terrestrial microwave network.
Including a report about the popularity of coffee bars in Britain.
Including an item in which reporter Max Robertson dresses as Santa Claus in Selfridges and attempts to discover what is top of the Christmas wish lists for children in 1955.