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: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
Chairman: Dingle Foot
Speakers: Robert Boothby, M.P., Graham Hutton, Michael Foot, M.P., J. B. Hynd, M.P.
(A BBC telefilm of last Friday's programme)

(to 15.30)


Chairman: Dingle Foot
Speaker: Robert Boothby
Speaker: Graham Hutton
Speaker: Michael Foot
Speaker: J. B. Hynd
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: John Irwin

: For the Children: Puppet Party

The Teddy Bears' Picnic by A. R. White.
Cactus the Camel and other friends created by H W. Whanslaw, President of the British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild.


Writer: A. R. White
Creator: H W. Whanslaw
Producer: Jill Allgood

: For the Children: The Secret of Cocos Island

The story in film of an expedition in search of buried treasures in the Pacific.

: For the Children: Barrie Edgar

learns some of the secrets used by Madame Tussaud's staff in making their wax models. During the programme viewers see one of his hands cast from life.
(to 18.00)


Presenter: Barrie Edgar
Producer: Nan Macdonald

: Television Sports Magazine

Trials Special
A competition between Ken Wharton, of Birmingham, and Godfrey Imhof, of London, who took first and second places respectively in the R.A.C. Trials Championship.

Sporting Headlines
Topical events and personalities.

From the Headquarters of the 263 Anti-Tank Regiment, R.A., T.A., Brixton
Programme introduced by Max Robertson.


Driver (Trials Special): Ken Wharton
Driver (Trials Special): Godfrey Imhof
Commentator (Trials Special): Raymond Baxter
Presenter: Max Robertson
Producer: Berkeley Smith

: Vic's Grill

Let's call in at the little cafe round the corner to meet: Norman Wisdom, Eddie Leslie, Beryl Reid, John Hanson, Ernest Maxin, Rae Johnson, Hamish Menzies and the proprietor Vic Wise.


Proprietor: Vic Wise
Comedian: Norman Wisdom
Comedian: Eddie Leslie
Performer: Beryl Reid
Tenor: John Hanson
Dancer/dances arranged by: Ernest Maxin
Performer: Rae Johnson
Pianist: Hamish Menzies
Script: Sid Colin
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Producer: Bill Lyon-Shaw

: International Commentary: 5 - Poverty and the Great Powers

Christopher Mayhew examines some key factors in the present world struggle.
Illustrated by maps, diagrams, and film
Mr. Mayhew was Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs from 1946 to 1950.


Presenter: Christopher Mayhew
Producer: Grace Wyndham Goldie

: News

(sound only)

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