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Children's Television


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The Sand Castle: 5 - Wheels against Eels
by Patrick Harrington.
An entertainment in six parts designed by Sam Williams from an idea by Kim Taylor.
(Kenneth Connor is appearing in 'Trelawny of the Wells' at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith)

5.15 This Was News
Gerard Fay helps you to understand some of the important events of recent weeks.

5.35 Cricket: England v. India
Alf Gover, former England and Surrey cricketer, and Cliff Michelmore give a commentary for children on the play in the first Test Match at Headingley.


Writer (The Sand Castle): Patrick Harrington
Designer/puppets created and animated by (The Sand Castle): Sam Williams
From an idea by (The Sand Castle): Kim Taylor
Music composed and played by (The Sand Castle): James Turner
Puppets created and animated by (The Sand Castle): Elizabeth Williams
Puppets created and animated by (The Sand Castle): Jennifer Hughes
Additional animator (The Sand Castle): John Vinden
Producer (The Sand Castle): Pamela Brown
Jill: Margaret McCourt
John: Anthony Green
Narrator/Crab: Alan Reid
Bert/Puffin/Shrimp: Kenneth Connor
Kate: Virginia Hewett
Presenter (This Was News): Gerard Fay
Commentator (Cricket): Alf Glover
Commentator (Cricket): Cliff Michelmore

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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