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: For the Children

Picture Story
Golliwogg and his friends have an adventure at the North Pole (from the book by Florence Upton). Read by Mary O'Farrell.

More Magic
John Thompson is in the studio to show you some conjuring tricks.

Make Your Own Christmas Presents: 3 - How to make your own Christmas cards

Annette's Song Cupboard
Annette Mills and 'Mr. Lightning', her handyman, make an extraordinary discovery in her song cupboard.
(The part of Mr. Lightning is played by Anthony Spurgeon. The dancers are from the Arts Educational Schools.)
(to 17.00)


Author (Picture Story): Florence Upton
Reader (Picture Story): Mary O'Farrell
Magician (More Magic): John Thompson
Singer/presenter (Annette's Song Cupboard): Annette Mills
Mr. Lightning (Annette's Song Cupboard): Anthony Spurgeon
Producer: Caryl Doncaster

: Celestial Fire

by Gerard Tyrrell.
[Starring] Andre Morell
The time is July, 1944
(Revival of the play first televised on June 15)


Writer: Gerard Tyrrell
Producer: George More O'Ferrall
Settings: James Bould
John Wickham, Brigade Commander: Julian Somers
Watkins, Brigade Intelligence Officer: Michael Ashwin
American Sergeant: Ray Byrnes
Private Ponsonby, A. T. S.: Moyra Sheldon
Erica Hart-Smith, A. T. S. Platoon Officer: Daphne Arthur
Sheila Arnold, A. T. S. Senior Commander: Ruth Lodge
Bowles, Staff Lieutenant 'G': Patrick Troughton
Charles Urquhart, Staff Captain 'G': Andre Morell
Ella Wickham, wife of John: Margaret Delamere
Mrs James, A. T. S. Controller: Margaret Boyd
The General, G. O. C., A. A. Command: H. G. Stoker

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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