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: Motor Racing

at the Crystal Palace
Organised for the London County Council by the Half-Litre Car Club
(to 16.15)


Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: Children's Television


What's In Store?: 4: One Move Ahead
by Robert Tronson and Hazel Adair.
[Starring] Bruce Gordon

(to 18.00)


Producer (Variety/What's In Store?): Kevin Sheldon
Writer (What's In Store?): Robert Tronson
Writer (What's In Store?): Hazel Adair
Settings (What's In Store?): Michael Yates
Oliver Watt: Bruce Gordon
Miss Buttercup: Joan Ingram
Mr Porridge: Fred Lake
Mr Groat: Paul MacHell
Sir Mortimer Wrench: Jack Stewart
Brimstone: Peter Claughton
Treacle: James Bree

: The Week's Newsreels

Monday's edition, 7.0 app.
Tuesday's edition, 7.12 app.
Wednesday's edition, 7.24 app.
Thursday's edition, 7.36 app.
Friday's edition, 7.48 app.

: Face the Music

Henry Hall presents Max Miller in Face the Music
with melodies and songs, old and new, famous artists, and interesting personalities, including Elton Hayes, Sally Barnes, Lucille Graham, Bill Maynard, Peter Glover, Bobby Beaumont, Albert Marland, Ann Rogers, Michael Hall, Ena Baguley, Norma Elliot, Stephanie Dane.


Presenter/Orchestra directed by: Henry Hall
Comedian: Max Miller
Guitarist: Elton Hayes
Performer: Sally Barnes
Performer: Lucille Graham
Comedian: Bill Maynard
Dancer: Peter Glover
Performer: Bobby Beaumont
Pianist: Albert Marland
Singer: Ann Rogers
Performer: Michael Hall
Performer: Ena Baguley
Performer: Norma Elliot
Performer: Stephanie Dane
Dance Director: Peter Glover
Musical associate: Albert Marland
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Last Night of the Proms

Television cameras are at the Royal Albert Hall, London, for the second half of the closing concert in the 1953 summer series of Henry Wood Promenade Concerts.
Constance Shacklock (contralto)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
Introduced by Alvar Lidell.

March: Pomp and Circumstance No. 1. in D - Elgar
Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell - Benjamin Britten
Rule, Britannia - Arne—Sargent
Jerusalem - Parry


Contralto: Constance Shacklock
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Presenter: Alvar Lidell

: The Twelve Pound Look

A one-act play by J. M. Barrie.
The action takes place in a house in Kensington.


Author: J. M. Barrie
Producer: Harold Clayton
Settings: Stephen Taylor
Lady Sims: Rosemary Scott
Harry Sims: William Mervyn
Kate: Dorothy Alison
Tombes: Francis Drake

: Weather Forecast and News; followed by Party Political Broadcast

The Rt. Hon. C. R. Attlee, O.M., C.H., M.P. Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition
(Sound only)


Speaker (Party Political Broadcast): The Rt. Hon. C. R. Attlee

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