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For the Children: The Final Edition of Telescope


We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.

Your Puppy
Elizabeth Cruft with a popular breed.

Table-Top Fairyland
Hugh Gee shows you how to make your own.

Ship Ahoy!
Timothy Telescope and Cactus the Camel with Valerie Hobson.

Competition Corner
Results of the summer holiday painting competition.

Musical Child

How To with Valerie Hobson

Party Dances Past and Present
Introduced by Doris Langley-Moore.


Edited and produced by: Jill Allgood
Devised by: Cecil Madden
Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Item presenter (Your Puppy): Elizabeth Cruft
Item presenter (Table-Top Fairyland): Hugh Gee
Item presenter(Ship Ahoy!/How To): Valerie Hobson
Editor (Competition Corner): MacGregor Urquhart
Item presenter (Party Dances Past and Present): Doris Langley-Moore
Pianist: Roma Clarke

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For the Children: The Final Edition of Telescope

BBC Television, 4 August 1951 17.00

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