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: Crock of Gold

(Second performance this week: for details see Thursday, 8.30 p.m.)
(to 16.30)

: The Ghost Train

by Arnold Ridley.
A visit to The Intimate Theatre, Palmers Green (by permission of Frederick Marlow) to see The Ghost Train
The action of the play takes place in the small general waiting-room at Fal Vale, a wayside station on the South Cornwall Joint Railway, during the course of four hours


Writer: Arnold Ridley
Stage Producer: J. Grant Anderson
Presented for television by: Campbell Logan
Saul Hodgkin, stationmaster at Fal Vale Station: Arnold Ridley
Richard Winthrop: Peter Walter
Elsie, his wife: Diana Fairfax
Charles Murdock, junior partner in Murdock and Son: Robert Long
Peggy Murdock, his newly-married wife: Lysbeth Harley
Miss Bourne: Marjorie Zeidler
Teddie Deakin: Edward Jewsbuiy
Julia Price: Monica Stutfield
Herbert Price: Ernest Haines
John Sterling: David Raven
Jackson: Richard Preston

: Kaleidoscope

A television magazine introduced by McDonald Hobley.

Out of the Bag
Everyday objects come out of the 'Kaleidoscope' bag.

Rough Stuff
The 'Tight Spot' team in the newest methods of self defence.

Memory Man
Can you defeat Leslie Welch on any question about sport? He answers impromptu and any viewer who 'stump' him will be sent two savings certificates.

Meet the Rev.
In which Hugh Morton brings to the television screen the adventures of Gale Pedrick's famous clergyman detective, with Roy Plomley as Charlie Banks.

Time for Music
Presenting our evening's musical guest.

A celebrity comes along to talk about his unusual hobby.

Hogsnorton Calling!
with Gillie Potter as Station Director.

All correspondence in connection with this programme should be addressed to 'Kaleidoscope', [address removed]


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Editor and Producer: Stephen McCormack
Memory Man: Leslie Welch
The Rev Simon Cherry (Meet the Rev.): Hugh Morton
Charlie Banks (Meet the Rev.): Roy Plomley
Station Director (Hogsnorton Calling!): Gillie Potter

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.30)

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