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Children's Television


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The Running Tide
A play by Sheilah Ward.
"I must go down to the seas again, For the call of the running tide Is a wild call and a clear call That may not be denied." (John Masefield)
The action takes place in the latter part of the eighteenth century.

No Ordinary Ship: 1: Steaming to Windward
Portrait of an aircraft carrier.
Outside broadcast cameras go on board H.M.S. Bulwark to show some of the problems of running an airfield at sea.
Produced by Alan Chivers with the co-operation of the Admiralty and H.M.S. Bulwark, Captain J.M. Villiers O.B.E.. R.N.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on July 6)

(to 18.00)


Writer (The Running Tide): Sheilah Ward
Producer (The Running Tide): Robert Tronson
Traditional music specially arranged for concertina by (The Running Tide): Alfred Edwards
Designer (The Running Tide): Charles Lawrence
The Rector: John Welsh
His children - Susanna: Perlita Neilson
His children - William: Michael Maguire
His children - Horace: Richard Bellaers
His children - Classic Jones: Peter Halliday
Jeremy: Bruce Sharman
John: Melvyn Hayes
Nurse Blackett: Patricia Field
Captain Miller: Philip Dale
Mrs. Miller: Pauline Winter
Sailor: Donald Leaver
Commentator (No Ordinary Ship): Richard Dimbleby
Commentator (No Ordinary Ship): Berkeley Smith
Producer (No Ordinary Ship): Alan Chivers

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Children's Television

BBC Television, 23 August 1955 17.00

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