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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 12.00)

: Swimming and Water Polo Match: Birmingham and District v. London

This afternoon, television takes you to the Moseley Road Baths Birmingham.
The swimming events include breast-stroke, back-stroke, freestyle, and medley team races.
There is also an exhibition of diving during the interval of the water polo match.
(to 16.00)


Commentator: Harry Walker
Commentator: Peter Dimmock

: For the Children: Whirligig

A Children's Variety Magazine introduced by Humphrey Lestocq, and interrupted by 'Turnip'.

Box of Tricks
with Geoffrey Robinson.

Flying Visit
A travel quiz by Marcel Stellman.

Write it Yourself
devised by Frank Coven, who asks young viewers to write a serial play of their own.

The Adventures of Hank
with Francis Coudrill.

Programme produced by Michael Westmore, who writes on page 45
(to 18.00)


Presenter: Humphrey Lestocq
Magician (Box of Tricks): Geoffrey Robinson
Item presenter (Flying Visit): Marcel Stellman
Deviser (Write It Yourself): Frank Coven
Ventriloquist (The Adventures of Hank): Francis Coudrill
Settings and Gadgets: Richard Henry
Producer: Michael Westmore

: Carissima

[Starring] Norman Lawrence, Barbara Kelly and Hartley Power in the musical romance.
A special television adaptation from the original book and lyrics by Eric Maschwitz from a story by Armin Robinson.


Original writer and lyricist: Eric Maschwitz
Author: Armin Robinson
Music: Hans May
Singers: The George Mitchell Choir
Special orchestrations by: Arthur Wilkinson
Special orchestrations by: Stanley Andrews
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Settings designer: Richard Greenough
Associate Producer: Trevor Clark
Producer: Walton Anderson
Fleischmann: Victor Baring
Laboratory Assistant: Tom Linden
Snowy Adams: Milo Lewis
Edith: Rosemary Morgan
Lisa Marvin: Barbara Kelly
Giovanni: Peter Raymond
Tony: Tom Chatto
Rocco: Guy de Monceau
Paolo Marinelli: Norman Lawrence
Joe Erdman: Hartley Power
Comtessa Spoldini: Cicely Paget-Bowman
Lord Poleigh: Alan Reid
Caporelli: Max Russell
Pietro: Ivan Berold
Binci: Dino Galvani
Bazzini: Leo de Pokorny
Testi: Edmund Purdom
Giulietta Binci: Eugenie Castle
Barolo: David Daviee
Maitre d'Hotel: Guy de Monceau
Cabaret Act: Tom Linden
Cabaret Act: Mary Reynolds
Camera Man: Tom Chatto

: Newsreel

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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