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: Demonstration Film

(to 12.00)

: Readers and Writers

A new series of fortnightly programmes about books and literary personalities.
Frank Tilsley (novelist and critic) interviews Sir John Squire and shows books illustrating the fascination of London.


Interviewer: Frank Tilsley
Interviewee: Sir John Squire
Arranged by: David Bryson

: Designing Women

Joyce Grenfell appears in this film which is based on a story by herself and Stephen Potter. It deals in an amusing way with good design in the home.


Author: Joyce Grenfell
Author: Stephen Potter
Miss Arty: Joyce Grenfell

: Andy Pandy

A programme for the very young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children and invites them to join in songs and games.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(to 16.00)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson

: For the Children: Matilda Mouse: 3: Bill and Matilda Go To China

Written by Dora Broome.
Wilfred Pickles with another story about Matilda Mouse.


Writer: Dora Broome
Storyteller: Wilfred Pickles
Illustrator: Harry Rutherford
Producer: Nan MacDonald

: For the Children: The Malory Secret

An adventure story.
Freely adapted for television by Macgregor Urquhart from the novel by Gladys Mitchell.


Author: Gladys Mitchell
Adapted for television by: Macgregor Urquhart
Producer: Alan Bromly
Settings: Lawrence Broadhouse
Glenda: Jean Lester
Pam: Penelope Bartley
Olive: Pauline Tooth
Carol: Jill Stuart
Mr Adams: Dennis Bowen
Sir Selim Cortez: Anthony Cope
Miss Fortescue: Marie Hopps
Mr Castleton: Robert Woolnough
Janson: Robert Lankesheer
Glover: Brenda Beith

: Animals on the Move: 1: On Land and in the Water

G.S. Cansdale, Superintendent of the London Zoo, shows a wide variety of animals and examines how each is equipped to move about in its normal surroundings. Mr. Cansdale also answers questions put by a family viewing at home.


Presenter: G.S. Cansdale

: Goodness, How Sad!

A comedy by Robert Morley.
The action takes place in Mrs. Priskin's theatrical lodging house in a large provincial town.


Writer: Robert Morley
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Carol Sands: Carol Marsh
Christine Lawford: Avice Landone
Mrs Priskin: Mary Merrall
Selina Angst, 'Mother': Kathleen Boutall
Peter Thropp: Peter Hammond
Captain Otto Angst, 'Father': Hugo Schuster
Mrs Priskin's other guest: James Carney

: Newsreel

: News (sound only) followed by Budget Talk

The Chancellor of the Exchequer The Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell, C.B.E., M.P.


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell

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