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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 12.00)

: The Circus

The first of three visits to Tom Arnold's Circus at Harringay during which viewers see part of the show which includes the ever popular Liberty Horses, presented by Albert Schumann and Max Schumann; Chipperfield's Lions, Zebras, Elephants, and Hippopotamus; Vaclay Benes' Polar Bears, and Black Bears; clowns, acrobats, and many other artistes of circus fame in both this country and abroad. Wynford Vaughan Thomas gives the ringside commentary.


Commentary: Wynford Vaughan Thomas

: We of the West Riding

A film about the life of a typical Yorkshire family in this great manufacturing district.
(to 16.00)

: Newsreel

(Repeat of Friday's edition)

: The Circus

A further visit to Harringay.

: Rooftop Rendezvous

To television's own nightspot to meet:
Billy Reid and Dorothy Squires (the composer and the voice), Jack Billings (Taps in Tempo), Stanelli (comedy and a violin), Peter Brough and Archie Andrews (the ventriloquist and his pal), Gaston Palmer (the famous juggler), Audrey Wayne (Receptionist), Harry Secombe (A troublesome guest), Michael Bentine (Just troublesome), Michael Moore (Voice of the stars), Laurie Watson (Funny little man),
The Rooftop Lovelies and Jack Jackson with the Rendezvous Orchestra


Composer: Billy Reid
Singer: Dorothy Squires
Tap dancer: Jack Billings
Comedy violinist: null Stanelli
Ventriloquist: Peter Brough
Juggler: Gaston Palmer
Performer: Audrey Wayne
Comedian: Harry Secombe
Comedian: Michael Bentine
Impressionist: Michael Moore
Comedian: Laurie Watson
Dancers: The Rooftop Lovelies
Musicians: Jack Jackson with the Rendezvous Orchestra
Choreographer: Leslie Roberts
Deviser/Producer: Richard Afton

: The Circus

Viewers return for a final look at Tom Arnold's Circus.

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.45)

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