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: Children's Television

Muffin and the Metronome
Muffin the Mule presents a film
helped by Annette Mills (who writes the songs) and Ann Hogarth (who pulls the strings).

5.15 Children's Newsreel

5.25-6.5 The End of a Fairy Tale
The Caryl Jenner Mobile Theatre production of The End of a Fairy Tale
A play about the Brothers Grimm translated from the German by Violet Rutter.
The play takes place in the year 1825.


Presenter/songwriter (Muffin the Mule): Annette Mills
Puppeteer (Muffin the Mule): Ann Hogarth
Author (The End of a Fairy Tale): Violet Rutter
Presented by (The End of a Fairy Tale): Naomi Capon
Jacob Grimm: Charles Alexander
William Grimm: Kenneth Ratcliffe
Aunt Gertrude: Ann Reach
Louisa: Ann Way

: Weekly Review

Richard Dimbleby recalls events from last week's Television Newsreels.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby

: Gerald Moore

The accompanist speaks his mind.
The last of three fortnightly talks at the piano on music and musicians.


Pianist/presenter: Gerald Moore
Presented by: Philip Bate

: The Tea Cosy

A new comedy thriller written for television by Alfred Shaughnessy.
The action takes place in and about a London teashop on a foggy autumn evening, and the following morning.


Writer: Alfred Shaughnessy
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Setting designer: Barry Learoyd
Hilda Wyndham: Katie Johnson
Mr Salusbury: Arthur Goullet
Doris Potter: Diana Hope
Sybil Blythe-Waters: Jean Cadell
Col Wedderburn: Maurice Colbourne
Max: Olaf Olsen
Susan: Jill Raymond
A woman in black: Beatrice Rowe
Det-Sgt Cape: Campbell Singer
[Actor]: Terence Cook
[Actor]: Kenneth Fortescue

: Excerpts from Penny Plain

An intimate revue devised and directed by Laurier Lister.
[Starring] Joyce Grenfell, Elisabeth Welch, Max Adrian, Desmond Walter-Ellis
From the St. Martin's Theatre, London
Presented by Prometheus Productions (P.D.M.A. Ltd.)
Under the direction of John K. Gibson
[Starring] Dare Clingberg, and Laurier Lister with Rose Hill, Moyra Fraser, Marjorie Dunkels, Patrick Brawn, Daphne Peretz, Jimmy Thompson, Delia Williams, Julian Orchard, Richard Waring.
At the pianos, John Pritchett and Kenneth Broadberry
At the drums, Chris Blades


Devised and directed by: Laurier Lister
Performer/Lyrics and sketches: Joyce Grenfell
Performer: Elisabeth Welch
Performer: Max Adrian
Performer: Desmond Walter-Ellis
Performer: Dare Clingberg
Performer: Laurier Lister
Performer: Rose Hill
Performer: Moyra Fraser
Performer: Marjorie Dunkels
Performer: Patrick Brawn
Performer: Daphne Peretz
Performer: Jimmy Thompson
Performer: Delia Williams
Performer: Julian Orchard
Performer: Richard Waring
Pianist: John Pritchett
Pianist: Kenneth Broadberry
Drummer: Chris Blades
Lyrics and sketches: Michael Flanders
Lyrics and sketches: Nicholas Phipps
Lyrics and sketches: Patrick Brawn
Lyrics and sketches: Charlotte Mitchell
Lyrics and sketches: Godfrey Harrison
Lyrics and sketches: Jack Gray
Lyrics and sketches: Richard Waring
Music: Richard Addinsell
Music: Donald Swann
Music: John Pritchett
Music: Hugh Martin
Music: Francis Essex
Decor: Hutchinson Scott
Decor: Joan Burton
Decor: Gladys Cobb
Presented for television by: Alan Chivers

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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