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: R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)

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

: Kaleidoscope

A television magazine introduced by McDonald Hobley.

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

"Sir! I Have An Idea"
with Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne.

Memory Man
Can you defeat Leslie Welch on any question about sport? He answers impromptu and any viewer who 'stumps' 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
Our evening's musical guest.

A celebrity comes along to talk about his unusual hobby.

"Hogsnorton Calling"
with Gillie Potter.

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


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Editor and producer: Stephen McCormack
Comedian ("Sir! I Have An Idea"): Richard Murdoch
Comedian ("Sir! I Have An Idea"): Kenneth Horne
Memory Man: Leslie Welch
The Rev Simon Cherry ("Meet the Rev."): Hugh Morton
Charlie Banks ("Meet the Rev."): Roy Plomley
Comedian ("Hogsnorton Calling"): Gillie Potter

: The Film: Substance And Shadow

Roger Manvell discusses with Edward Carrick, who has been designing film settings for twenty-one years, the work of the film art director. The discussion is illustrated with designs and models from a number of British films.
Those interested in this side of film production may like to visit the exhibition 'British Film Art' at the Victoria and Albert Museum, which opened on February 27.
At the end of the programme Roger Manvell gives a short appreciation of the Russian film director-designer Eisenstein who died last month.


Presenter: Roger Manvell
Guest: Edward Carrick

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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