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: For the Children: Peter Rabbit's Friends: Striped Chipmunk and the Squirrels

From the Thornton Burgess "Bedtime Story Books" adapted and designed for television by Sam Williams.


Author (Bedtime Story Books): Thornton Burgess
Adapted and designed for television by: Sam Williams
Producer: Peter Thompson

: For the Children: Clever Cycling

Are You Master of Your Bicycle?
Introduced by Barrie Edgar.
A visit to Ravensbourne School, Deptford, where three young cyclists who have passed the Proficiency Test of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents show how it should be done; father, mother, son, and daughter of a local family compete in the tests under the eye of an R.S.P.A. judge; a special squad of Deptford police shows some of the ways in which cyclists come to grief on the roads. And Mr. Pastry is there with his bicycle to show what he can do in the proficiency test.
(to 18.00)


Presenter: Barrie Edgar

: Youth at the Helm

A comedy by Hubert Griffith.
An adaptation of Paul Vulpius' German play
The action of the play takes place in the office of the London and Metropolitan Bank.
(Second performance on Thursday at 8.30 p.m.)


Adapter: Hubert Griffith
Author: Paul Vulpius
Producer: Malcolm Baker-Smith
Settings: Barry Learoyd
Fitch: Walter Horsbrugh
William: Ivan Craig
Dorothy Wilson: Elizabeth Melville
Office boy: James Kenney
Randolph Warrender: Olaf Pooley
Old gentleman: Herbert C. Walton
Chairman of the London and Metropolitan Bank: Erik Chitty
Ponsonby: Ronald Simpson
Yvonne: Philippa Hiatt
Nicholson: Alexander Archdale
Hollman: Don Gemmel
Lord Farley: James Dale
Roberts: Philip Ashley

: Television Crosses the Channel

(See top of page and page 36)

To see Calais en Fete at 9.30 on Sunday

Tonight brings another exciting moment in the history of the BBC Television Service. Exactly a hundred years after the first message was sent by submarine telegraph cable between England and France, the first television pictures are transmitted across the sea from one nation to another.

One of the television's outside broadcast units is on the floodlit Place de l'Hotel de Ville, the square in front of the Town Hall, where thousands of citizens are gathered to watch the Carnival Procession and to join in the dancing Richard Dimbleby and Alan Adair help you to follow events and introduce some of the citizens from Calais and the surrounding countryside.
The Full Story on Page 36


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Presenter: Alan Adair

Blog post that mentions this programme:

On This Day, 1950: Television crosses the Channel 27 August 2015

: News

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(to 22.45)

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