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: Demonstration Film

(to 12.00)

: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 16.00)

: For the Children: Crackers for Christmas

A holiday programme.
The entertainers in order of appearance:
Jack Watson, Daphne Anderson and Johnnie Heawood, Eric Lukis, Billy McComb assisted by Timothy, and Victor Baring and Patrick Benson disguised as Rudolph
Four Choirboys from Holy Trinity Church, Southall, Middlesex and the Schichtl-Rulyans Marionette show.
Devised and produced by Dorothea Brooking who writes on page 45
(to 18.00)


Incidental music composed and played by: John Hooper
Settings: Richard Henry
Devised and produced by: Dorothea Brooking
The: family -
Father: Donald Bisset
Mother: Marjorie Wilde
Grannie: Vera Harley
Bobbie: Robert Dickens
Brenda: Brenda Carter
A neighbour: Lilian Ellis
Entertainer: Jack Watson
Entertainer: Daphne Anderson
Entertainer: Johnnie Heawood
Entertainer: Eric Lukis
Magician: Billy McComb
Entertainer: Victor Baring
Rudolph: Patrick Benson

: Babes in the Wood on Ice

Excerpts from Claude Langdon's Second Ice Pantomime
From the Empress Hall, London
Written and produced by Eve Bradfield.
Music specially written and orchestrated by Robert Farnon with the Robert Farnon Orchestra and The Empress Hall Choir
Starring Belita as Robin Hood
Eugene's Flying Ballet


Written and produced by: Eve Bradfield
Music specially written and orchestrated by: Robert Farnon
Musicians: Robert Farnon Orchestra
Singers: The Empress Hall Choir
Commentator: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Commentator: Barrie Edgar
Presented for television by: Alan Chivers
Harlequin: Robert Ogilvie
Columbine: Joan Ogilvie
Clown Pantaloon: The Kermond Brothers
Hall and Heather, The Babes: Gordon Holloway
Hall and Heather, The Babes: Heather Belbin
Robin Hood: Belita
Much the Miller: Reg Park
Baron Stanley of Barter: John Moss
Maid Marian: Olive Robinson
Nurse Boffin: Diana Grafton
The 'Twins': Jan Tors
Jester: Dinkie Stapleton
Panther: Vivi-Anne Hulten
Trainer: Gene Theslof
Will Scarlet: Doreen Russell Roberts
Allan-a-Dale: Jerina Nekelova
Friar Tuck: Derrick Baxter
Village Belle: Jack Oldfield
Village Belle: Bert Stevenson
The Robbers - Willy Freeman: The Three Scarecrows
The Robbers - Colin Hardy: The Three Scarecrows
The Robbers - Harry Willis: The Three Scarecrows
Queen of the Fairies: Jane Conlon

: How Do You View

[Starring] Terry-Thomas
with Avril Angers, Brian Johnston, Gordon Bell, Herbert C. Walton, Peter Butterworth, Victor Piatt and Jack and Daphne Barker.


Comedian: Terry-Thomas
Rosie Lee: Avril Angers
[Actor]: Brian Johnston
[Actor]: Gordon Bell
Moulting: Herbert C. Walton
Lockitt: Peter Butterworth
Television Critic: Victor Platt
Singers: Jack and Daphne Barker
Orchestra under the direction of: Eric Robinson
Script: Sid Colin
Script: Talbot Rothwell
Producer: Bill Ward

: International Commentary: 4: Burma

Christopher Mayhew, Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1946 to 1950 surveys some of the world's danger areas in this series.
Specialist Contributor: Daw Mya Sein who represented Burma at the Unesco Conference in Paris, 1946
Illustrations by film, animated maps and diagrams
Film taken specially in Burma by George Rottmer
Produced by Grace Wyndham Goldie who writes on page 44


Presenter: Christopher Mayhew
Expert: Daw Mya Sein
Cameraman: George Rottmer
Producer: Grace Wyndham Goldie

: Newsreel

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.40)

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