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: Interlude

: The Radio Show, 1950

Opening ceremony of the National Radio and Television show by the Rt. Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, at Castle Bromwich.
(to 12.30)

: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 16.00)

: For the Children: Prudence Kitten

with Annette Mills (who writes the songs) assisted by George Fry.


Presenter/songwriter: Annette Mills
Assisted by (Puppeteer): George Fry
Producer: Joy Harington

: For Older Children: Matchbox Village

An architect shows how a village grew up from earliest times.


Producer: Michael Westmore

: For the Children: Scones for Tea

Kitty Wilson shows you how to bake some scones. Assisted by Pierre of the Laurey Puppet Company.


Presenter: Kitty Wilson
Assisted by: Pierre
Producer: Pamela Brown

: From the Television studio at The Radio Show, 1950

at Castle Bromwich.
Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Boyer and Ravel


Soprano: Anne Ziegler
Tenor: Webster Booth
Dancers: Boyer and Ravel

: Orpheus in the Underworld

A film of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra playing Offenbach's well-known overture.


Musicians: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

: Television Sports Magazine

Dan Maskell, coach to the All-England Lawn Tennis Club, gives advice on serving, with the help of two competitors from the Junior Lawn Tennis Championships of Great Britain now being held at Wimbledon.

Problems of the sprint start, illustrated by one of Britain's leading sprinters, John Wilkinson, and the technique of weight-putting shown by the British record holder John Savidge, with comments by John Le Masurier, A.A.A. Southern Area coach.

Success Story
Bill Allenby introduces Lt.-Col. J.A. Talbot-Ponsonby, Captain of Britain's victorious Show Jumping Team, and Brian Butler and Peter Robeson together with two of their horses, 'Tankard' and 'Craven A'.

Introduced by Max Robertson.


Presenter: Max Robertson
Player (Tennis): Dan Maskell
Sprinter (Athletics): John Wilkin
Shot-putter (Athletics): John Savidge
Speaker (Athletics): John Le Masurier
Presenter (Success Story): Bill Allenby
Guest (Success Story): J.A. Talbot-Ponsonby
Guest (Success Story): Brian Butler
Guest (Success Story): Peter Robeson

: Don't Look Now

[Starring] Alfred Marks
with Paddie O'Neil, Wallas Eaton, Billie Baker, Dennis Bowen, Douglas Hurn, Fred Rawlings, The Hedley Ward Trio, Edna Fryer, Laon Maybanke, Juno Stevas, Mercy Haystead


Comedian: Alfred Marks
Performer: Paddie O'Neil
Performer: Wallas Eaton
Performer: Billie Baker
Performer: Dennis Bowen
Performer: Douglas Hurn
Performer: Fred Rawlings
Musicians: The Hedley Ward Trio
Performer: Edna Fryer
Performer: Laon Maybanke
Performer: Juno Stevas
Performer: Mercy Haystead
Script: Frank Muir
Producer: Bill Ward

: Newsreel

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.00)

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