Adapted for television by Ted Allan and Alvin Rakoff.
A fable for Christmas and the other three hundred and sixty-four days of the year.
Willie the Squouse is played by the camera
The action of the play takes place in a state of mind called Dollarica. Time is ever present
Willie's harmonica played by:
An expedition, jointly sponsored by the London Zoo and the Television Service, has just returned from three months' filming and collecting rare birds and animals in the West African forest.
In this, the first of six programmes. Jack Lester, leader of the expedition and Curator of the Zoo's Reptile House, brings some of these animals to the studio, and with the aid of film tells the story of their capture.
Produced by David Attenborough who took part in the expedition and writes on page 6
with Peter Martyn in the chair and Josephine Douglas, Moira Lister, Kenneth Horne and Peter Noble finding the links between the challengers.
Special investigators, Pauline Forrester and Larry Forrester
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