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: Sailing on the Thames

By courtesy of the Tamesis Club, viewers visit the Autumn Regatta at Teddington to watch part of the race in the 18 ft. National Class.


Commentator: John Shuter
Commentator: Howard V. Lobb
Presented for television by: Alan Chivers

: For the Children

Muffin the Mule
Muffin springs a surprise on Annette Mills and Ann Hogarth.

Okkic Gingernut
The adventures of a friendly little Dutch gnome who lived in a tree.
Adapted from the original story by Leonard Roggeveen and told by Mary O'Farrell.

The South Seas
Robert Gibbings, who has just returned from Tonga and Tahiti, is in the studio to tell you how the natives catch whales, octopus, and sharks, fish for pearls, and catch flying fish and turtles.

(to 17.00)


Puppeteer (Muffin the Mule): Ann Hogarth
Presenter (Muffin the Mule): Annette Mills
Author (Okkic Gingernut): Leonard Roggeveen
Storyteller (Okkic Gingernut): Mary O'Farrell
Presenter (The South Seas): Robert Gibbings
Producer: Caryl Doncaster

: The Rose Without a Thorn

A play by Clifford Bax.
[Starring] Arthur Young and Victoria Hopper
The action of the play starts in the year 1540 and takes place at Westminster Palace, Hampton Court, and the Tower of London.


Writer: Clifford Bax
Masque arranged by: Donald Journeaux
Music arranged and directed by: William Cox-Ife
Settings designer: Barry Learoyd
Producer: Desmond Davis
Katherine Tilney, Lady-in-Waiting to Katheryn Howard: Betty Cooper
Katheryn Howard: Victoria Hopper
Francis Derham: Denis Cannan
Henry VIII: Arthur Young
Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury: Keith Pyott
Thomas Culpeper: Patrick Troughton
Margery Morton, Lady-in-Waiting to Katheryn Howard: Christine Lindsay
Mary Lassells: Ann Lancaster
John Lassells: Brian Oulton
The Earl of Hertford: R. Stuart Lindsell
Sir Thomas Audley, Lord Chancellor: Richard Hurndall
First player: Ronald Richie
Second player: Morris Sweden
Third player: John Scott

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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