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Children's Television


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Meet the Penguins: Surprise Roly-Poly
Story by J.M. Smith-Wright.

Children's Newsreel

Steps into Ballet
The last of three programmes.
[Starring] Peggy van Praagh
The Ballet: "Cinderella"
Music by John Addison played by the Melos Ensemble.
(Donald Britton, Maureen Bruce, and John Lanchbery appear by arrangement with Sadler's Wells Trust, Ltd.; Jill Denning is a pupil of Nora Roche)

Something to Read
Ursula Eason and two children talk about some of the books they have been reading.

(to 18.00)


Writer (Meet the Penguins): J.M. Smith-Wright
Pictures (Meet the Penguins): Sam Williams
Pictures (Meet the Penguins): Elizabeth Williams
Assisted by (Meet the Penguins): Caroline Guthrie
Music (Meet the Penguins): John Hooper
Music played by (Meet the Penguins): Tom McCall
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Madi Hedd
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Kenneth Connor
Special Effects (Meet the Penguins): Alfred Davis
Special Effects (Meet the Penguins): Douglas Mair
Producer (Meet the Penguins): Peter Newington
Dancer (Steps into Ballet): Peggy van Praagh
Dancer (Steps into Ballet): Donald Britton
Dancer (Steps into Ballet): Maureen Bruce
Dancer (Steps into Ballet): Jill Denning
Music (Steps into Ballet): John Lanchbery
Music (Steps into Ballet): John Addison
Musicians (Steps into Ballet): The Melos Ensemble
Choreography (Steps into Ballet): Gilbert Vernon
Producer (Steps into Ballet): Naomi Capon
Presenter (Something to Read): Ursula Eason

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We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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