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: Francis Redvers Miniature Theatre

Puppets make grand television material, and this afternoon a new troupe makes its debut. There are two points of interest about it: the figures are exceptionally small, some being no more than seven inches in height; and Francis Redvers manipulates them by himself, despite the fact that in one scene more than half a dozen puppets are on the stage at the same time.
Jan Bussell, an expert on puppets himself (viewers have seen his Hogarth troupe several times), will be in the control room.


Puppeteer: Francis Redvers
Producer: Jan Bussell

: Joan Collier

in songs
At the piano, Evel Burns


Singer: Joan Collier
Pianist: Evel Burns

: The Van Dyck

A one-act comedy by Cosmo Gordon Lennox.
[Starring] Tom Walls

(to 16.00)


Author: Cosmo Gordon Lennox
Presentation: Harry Pringle
Arthur Blair Woldingham: Tom Walls
John Peters: Campbell Gullan
Dr. Porter: Donald Findlay

: Henry Sherek's Chester Hale Girls

And Vera Haal from the Dorchester Hotel.


Dancers: Henry Sherek's Chester Hale Girls
Singer: Vera Haal

: Cabaret Cartoons


Cartoons: Harry Rutherford
Presentation: Cecil Madden

: Catch-As-Catch-Can

A demonstration of wrestling between Harry Anaconda and Dave Armstrong.
Described by E. R. Voigt.


Wrestler: Harry Anaconda
Wrestler: Dave Armstrong
Commentary: E. R. Voigt

: The Almost Perfect Murder

A 'Telecrime' by Mileson Horton.
with J. B. Rowe, Eric Maturin, Franklyn Bellamy, Bryan Powley, Frank Foster, Edmund Phelps.
Viewers will be given sufficient evidence to enable them to solve the problem that confronts Inspector Holt.
(This programme will be repeated on Friday, April 21)


Writer: Mileson Horton
Production: Stephen Harrison
Inspector Holt: J. B. Rowe
Archer: Eric Maturin
Colonel Gray: Franklyn Bellamy
Hammond: Bryan Powley
Dickinson: Frank Foster
Police Constable Barnes: Edmund Phelps

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