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For the Children: Saturday Special


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Introduced by the Boss and Porterhouse.

Did You Spot It?
with Colin Douglas as Chief Inspector Bourne.

Peculiar Pets with Alfred Leutscher

Snakes and Ladders played by four young viewers

Spanish Gold

Peter Akister and his Quintet

(to 18.30)


Chief Inspector Bourne (Did You Spot It?): Colin Douglas
Sir Anthony Fairfax: Richard Baker
Dr Jocelyn Skye Hester: Paton Brown
George Washington Jones: Graham Stark
Lt-Commander Hill: Gerald Lennan
Angela Fairfax: Angela Monk
Item presenter (Peculiar Pets): Alfred Leutscher
Musicians: Peter Akister and his Quintet
Script: Hazel Adair
Script: Robert Tronson
Script: George Buckley
Puppetry: Sam Williams
Producer: Michael Westmore

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For the Children: Saturday Special

BBC Television, 24 November 1951 17.30

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