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: Visit of Their Majesties The King and Queen to The South Bank Exhibition

(to 11.25)


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby

: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 15.55)

: For the Children: Harry Rutherford's Festival Sketchbook


Presenter/sketcher: Harry Rutherford
Producer: Dorothea Brooking

: For the Children: Cricket for Boys: 1: Batting

Devised and introduced by Pat McGrath.
With Andrew Sandham (England and Surrey), Alf Gover (England and Surrey), and pupils.


Deviser/presenter/script: Pat McGrath
Script: G. Brodribb
Script: Bill Latto
Cricketer: Andrew Sandham
Cricketer: Alf Gover
Producer: Michael Westmore

: Newsreel

: The South Bank Exhibition

Yesterday H.M. the King officially opened the Festival of Britain when he spoke from the steps of St. Paul's Cathedral. This afternoon the Exhibition on the South Bank of the Thames was opened to the public and tonight television is paying the first of a series of visits to the Exhibition grounds.


Commentator: Richard Dimbleby

: Kaleidoscope

An entertainment magazine.

Close-Up on the familiar and unfamiliar.

Actions Speak Louder than Words
A new novelty feature by Godfrey Harrison.

"Pictures in the Fire"
Buddy Bradley with Elizabeth Shelley.

Song Time with Petula Clark

Ronnie Waldman's Puzzle Corner including the Deliberate Mistake
This week's viewer competitor from the interview studio at the Festival of Britain.

Fools Rush In
A new comedy series written by Godfrey Harrison.
[Starring] Tony Hancock

Programme introduced by McDonald Hobley.


Writer (Action Speak Louder than Words/Fools Rush In): Godfrey Harrison
Dancer (Pictures in the Fire): Buddy Bradley
Performer (Pictures in the Fire): Elizabeth Shelley
Singer (Song Time): Petula Clark
Presenter (Puzzle Corner): Ronnie Waldman
George Knight (Fools Rush In): Tony Hancock
Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Dancers: The Kaleidoscope Girls
Dance Director: Joan Davis
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Settings: Richard Greenough
Producer: Graeme Muir

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Galton and Simpson 27 September 2015

: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
Chairman: Dingle Foot
Speakers: David Eccles, M.P., Air Vice-Marshal Bennett, Tom Driberg, M.P., A. J. P. Taylor


Chairman: Dingle Foot
Speaker: David Eccles
Speaker: Air Vice-Marshal Bennett
Speaker: Tom Driberg
Speaker: A.J.P. Taylor
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: John Irwin

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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