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: In the Zone

A one-act play by Eugene O'Neill.
For details, see Thursday 9.0


Writer: Eugene O'Neill
Producer: Joel O'Brien

: Stars in Your Eyes

For details, see Thursday 8.30
(to 16.00)

: Kaleidoscope

A television magazine programme televised every second Friday at 8.30

Collector's Corner
Iris Brooke shows viewers antiques she has bought, antiques she would like to buy, and some priceless treasures none could buy

The Boys in the Back Room
A worker from Britain's Television Service comes out of his back room to face the cameras and in an interview with McDonald Hobley tells viewers about his job

Word Play
Act 1 - First syllable
Act 2 - Second syllable
Act 3 - The whole word
Script written by Rodney Hobson and the play performed by The Company of Youth by permission of the J. Arthur Rank Organisation

Memory Man
Leslie Welch challenges all viewers to defeat him on any question about sport. He will give his answers impromptu and any viewer who 'stumps' him will be sent a National Savings Certificate

The Tight Spot
A demonstration for the benefit of the ordinary public of simple rules which may be effective against burglars, bag snatchers, etc. Presented by Captain Jack Easton's Stunt Team

The Little Man
An example in mime of little things that come to try us-played by Joe Linnane

How to -
An expert will come along each fortnight to show you how to do an everyday task

Programme introduced to viewers by McDonald Hobley and is edited and produced by John Irwin
All correspondence in connection with this programme should be addressed to: Kaleidoscope,' (address removed)


Expert (Collector's Corner): Iris Brooke
Interviewer (The Boys in the Back Room): McDonald Hobley
Writer (Word Play): Rodney Hobson
Memory Man: Leslie Welch
Actor (The Little Man): Joe Linnane
Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Editor/producer: John Irwin

: Turkey with Decorations

Philip Harben and F. Streeter join forces in showing you how the turkey should be prepared, stuffed, and carved, and how the Christmas table can be decorated to receive it.


Cook/presenter: Philip Harben
Presenter: F. Streeter
Presented by: Mary Adams
Presented by: A. Miller Jones

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.10)

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