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: For the Children

The Letter Garden
A play for very young children, written by Alice Wilson with dances arranged by Grace Cone.

The Great Adventure of Hare
Another episode from the stories of "The Squirrel, the Hare, and the Little Grey Rabbit", by Alison Uttley.
Told by Jan Bussell and Ann Hogarth with their glove puppets.

For Older Children

Poems by William Wordsworth
This programme commemorates the centenary of the death of the poet Wordsworth (1770-1850) who lived in the Lake District. Some of his short poems are illustrated by Richard Lambert.

The Young Athlete: 1: Sprinting and Hurdling
This News Chronicle coaching film made for the Schools Athletic Association, together with a studio demonstration. shows young athletes how they can improve their style.

(to 18.00)


Writer (The Letter Garden): Alice Wilson
Dances arranged by (The Letter Garden): Grace Cone
Presented by (The Letter Garden): Joy Harington
Writer (The Great Adventure of Hare): Alison Uttley
Voices/puppeteer (The Great Adventure of Hare): Jan Bussell
Voices/puppeteer (The Great Adventure of Hare): Ann Hogarth
Illustrated by (Poems by William Wordsworth): Richard Lambert
Presented by (Poems by William Wordsworth): John Read
Producer: Peter Thompson

: Promise of Tomorrow

A television play written and produced by Michael Barry.
[Starring] Marius Goring and Jill Balcon
The story takes place in England and Scotland during recent years


Writer/producer: Michael Barry
Settings: Barry Learoyd
David Blake: Richard Bebb
Bill Runter, a commercial traveller: Desmond Keith
Ann Harlow: Jill Balcon
Ticket Inspector: Brian Haines
Mrs Marble, a landlady: Gretchen Franklin
Charles Roberts: Jack Allen
Tommy Savidge: Marius Goring
Millicent Grey: Katie Johnson
Mr Barfield: Alec Finter
Mrs Hanson-Moorspeed: Lesley Deane
Humphrey Rhodes: Alan Wheatley
Diana Neame: Jane Cotton
Cayley Hamilton: Stanley Drewitt
A manager: Oliver Burt
Derek Rock, an agent: Alan Bromly
Robert Courtney: Robert Atkins
Sonia: Gretchen Franklin
Julia Monk, a casting director: Lesley Deane
Steve Lariat, a film director: Basil Appleby
Kirsty Donald: Molly Weir
Cove, a dresser: Duncan Lewis
Allen Campbell: John Laurie
Other parts: Campbell Cotts
Other parts: Sibell Gill
Other parts: Shelley Lynn
Other parts: Violet Parry
Other parts: Reginald Atkinson
Other parts: Maisie Lawrence

: News

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(to 22.25)

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