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: For the Children

Join Television's Christmas Party
Old and new friends come to a Christmas party in the studio and Tony Branson invites you to join the fun and games.

Muffin the Mule
Muffin and Annette and some Christmas cheer.

Negro the Donkey
Muffin introduces his big French cousin just over from Paris.

Clown Keele
Our Christmas clown with his trombone, and tricks up his sleeve.

(to 17.00)


Presenter (Christmas Party): Tony Branson
Presenter (Muffin the Mule): Annette Mills
Clown: Clown Keele
Producer: Caryl Doncaster

: The Light of Heart

A play by Emlyn Williams.
[Starring] Donald Wolfit, Margaret Johnston, James Donald
The action of the play takes place in a room at the top of a house in Long Acre, London. W.C.2. The time is the present and covers a period of eleven months
(James Donald appears by arrangement with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios)
(Second performance on Wednesday, January 5)


Writer: Emlyn Williams
Settings designed by: James Bould
Producer: Desmond Davis
Mrs. Banner: Gladys Henson
Barty: George Benson
Fan: Doris Hare
Bevan: Edward Evans
Maddoc Thomas: Donald Wolfit
Cattrin: Margaret Johnston
Robert: James Donald
Mrs. Lothian: Margery Fleeson

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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