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Children's Television


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The new adventures or Billy Bean and his Funny Machine: 6 - The Secret of the Machine Puppetry
by Elizabeth Donaldson.
Written and produced by Vere Lorrimer.
(Programme devised by Chuck Luchsinger and presented by arrangement with Monty Bailey Watson)

Stranger than Fiction: A bridge hanging in the air
Another film in a series about the unusual and the curious.

Treasure Hunt
Norman Cook, Director of the Guildhall Museum tells another exciting story of treasure trove.

Olympic Gymnastics
Bill Latto discusses Olympic gymnastics with Frank Turner four times British Champion who gives demonstrations on the high horizontal bar parallel bars, and vaulting horse.

(to 18.00)


Author (The new adventures or Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Elizabeth Donaldson
Adapter/producer (The new adventures or Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Vere Lorrimer
Voices (The new adventures or Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Peter Hawkins
Voices (The new adventures or Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Cameron Hall
Animations (The new adventures or Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Reginald Jeffryes
Programme devised by (The new adventures or Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Chuck Luchsinger
Presenter (Treasure Hunt): Norman Cook
Devised and presented by (Treasure Hunt): Michael Barsley
Interviewer (Olympic Gymnastics): Bill Latto
Interviewee/gymnast (Olympic Gymnastics): Frank Turner

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