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Children's Television


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Children's Newsreel

The Dam Busters
A film programme on the story of the preparations for the 1943 R.A.F. raid on the Mohne and Eder Dams as told in the Associated British Picture film 'The Dam Busters' produced by Robert Clark.
Compiled by Associated British Pathe, Ltd.
(Previously televised last Friday)

The Jackdaw
Freely adapted by J.M. Smith Wright from Richard Harris Barham's poem 'The Jackdaw of Rheims'.
Incidental music and carol setting by Tristram Cary played on the guitar by John Roberts.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on May 8)

(to 17.55)


Author (The Jackdaw): Richard Harris Barham
Adapted by (The Jackdaw): J.M. Smith Wright
Producer (The Jackdaw): Dorothea Brooking
Incidental music and carol setting (The Jackdaw): Tristram Cary
Guitarist (The Jackdaw): John Roberts
Designer (The Jackdaw): John Cooper
The Cardinal, Lord Archbishop of Rheims: Percy Marmont
The Abbot: Raymond Rollett
Friar Augustine: Toke Townley
Adrienne, a washerwoman: Dorothy Blythe
Jean, her husband: Philip Dale
Michel, their son: Colin Gibson
Jacques: A Jackdaw
Guest: Kara Aldridge
Guest: Gillian Webb
Guest: George Bradford
Guest: Patrick Dowling
Monk: Ian Ainsley
Monk: David Crane
Monk: Patrick Dowling
Monk: Derek Pratt
Monk: Anthony Viccars
Monk: Michael Hall
Boy chorister: Barry Barnett
Boy chorister: Irving Child
Boy chorister: David Langford
Boy chorister: Michael Walker
Boy chorister: Robin Willett

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