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: Hold Tight!

A cartoon film about the trams of Prague.

: Britain Can Make It

A film about tea-planting, and the making of puppets.

: Seaside Concert Parties Gay Parade

Richard Jerome's presentation as playing at The Pier Pavilion, Worthing.
with Eddie Henderson, Peggy Payne, Freddy Payne, Roy Mitchell, Violet Victoria,
Charles King, Max and Maxa, Joan Wood, Harold Taylor, John Catlin, The Dancing Debutantes.
At the pianos: Bertram Phillips and Stanley Holt
Drums: Charles Huggett
(to 16.00)


Presentation: Richard Jerome
Performer: Eddie Henderson
Performer: Peggy Payne
Performer: Freddy Payne
Performer: Roy Mitchell
Performer: Violet Victoria
Performer: Charles King
Performer: Joan Wood
Performer: Harold Taylor
Performer: John Catlin
Pianist: Bertram Phillips
Pianist: Stanley Holt
Drums: Charles Huggett
Producer: Walton Anderson

: Boys in Brown

A play by Reginald Beckwith.
'Boys in Brown' is being presented at the Duchess Theatre by Sherek Plays, Ltd., in association with the Arts Council.
The play is set in a Borstal Institution at the present time.
(Nigel Stock appears by permission of the Boulting Brothers)

The first Borstal institution was opened in 1908 at Borstal, a village in Kent. There are now twelve training Borstals. Boys are admitted from the age of sixteen to twenty-three. The maximum sentence is three years, but this may be extended following an attempted escape, giving an over-all age-group of sixteen to twenty-six. In 1946 over two thousand youths were sentenced to Borstal detention.


Writer: Reginald Beckwith
Theatre production directed by: Norman Marshall
Presented for television by: Michael Barry
Bill Poster: Alwyne Whatsley
Fatty Mathews: Gerald Campion
Alfie Rawlings: John Carol
Sparrow Thompson: Tony Halfpenny
Bossy Phillips: Frank Coburn
Gormy Evans: Hugh Munro
Jackie Knowles: Nigel Stock
Plato Cartwright: Anthony Oliver
Spud Barker: Robert Desmond
Casey: Michael Ripper
Basher Walker: Jordan Lawrence
Bobby: Dennis Egan
Harry: Neville Phillips
Jimmie: Denis Bedford
Jock: Patrick Westwood
Richard Blatchley, the Governor: Andre Morell
James Tigson, a housemaster: Richard Warner
Mrs. Cooper, the matron: Enid Lindsey
Johnson, an officer: William Douglas
John Knight, laundry instructor: John Stobart
Major Anderson, a visitor: Walter Beck

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.30)

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