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Children's Television: Saturday Special


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with John Hewer, Diana Morrison and Porterhouse.

Simple Science
Explained by E. R. Roberts, Ph.D.

Hooray for Humpty Dumpty
Written by Peter Ling.

Saturday Special Medley
Harold Smart plays your favourite tunes.

The Man at the Wheel: Episode 5


Devised by: Michael Westmore
Producer: Douglas Hurn
Presenter: John Hewer
Presenter: Diana Morrison
Porterhouse (voice): Peter Hawkins
Porterhouse (puppeteer): Sam Williams
Item presenter (Simple Science): E. R. Roberts
Drawings and models (Hooray for Humpty Dumpty): Anthony Hart
Writer (Hooray for Humpty Dumpty): Peter Ling
Animated by (Hooray for Humpty Dumpty): Alfred Wurmser
Organist (Saturday Special Medley): Harold Smart
Script (The Man at the Wheel): Robert Tronson
Script (The Man at the Wheel): Hazel Adair
Stephen Loftus: David Garth
Amos Hobbs: Victor Platt
Bill Roberts: Eddie Sutch
Logan Douglas: Spencer Hale

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Children's Television: Saturday Special

BBC Television, 21 June 1952 17.00

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