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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)

: Athletics

A preview of this afternoon's British Games meeting at the White City. It is hoped to introduce some of the well-known athletes from the U.S.A. and Europe who will be competing in the international events.
(to 12.15)

: Athletics: The British Games

'The British Games' incorporating the Inter-County Athletic Championships organised by the News of the World.
From the White City Stadium
Viewers see athletes from Britain, the U.S.A., Belgium, France, and Yugoslavia competing in international events and also in semi-finals and finals of the Inter-County Athletic Championships.
(to 16.30)


Commentator: Jack Crump
Commentator: Geoffrey Dyson
Commentator: Michael Henderson

: For the Children: Whirligig

A fortnightly Variety Magazine.
Introduced by Humphrey Lestocq and interrupted by Mr. Turnip (who is helped to move by Joy Laurey).

Box of Tricks with Geoffrey Robinson

Mr. Lumber's Shop
with John le Mesurier and Marcel Stellman.

In Search of the Shadow

Hank Rides Again


Devised and produced by: Michael Westmore
Presenter: Humphrey Lestocq
Puppeteer (Mr. Turnip): Joy Laurey
Magician (Box of Tricks): Geoffrey Robinson
[Actor] (Mr. Lumber's Shop): John le Mesurier
[Actor] (Mr. Lumber's Shop): Marcel Stellman
Script (In Search of the Shadow): Bryan Morgan
Anne Osborne: Marise Hepworth
Bobby Osborne: Michael Nicholls
Brian Burton: John Benson
Mrs Inskip: Kathleen St John
Alexander Scrope: Peter Hawkins
Captain Kennedy: Geoffrey Hibbert Devised and drawn by (Hank Rides Again): Francis Coudrill
Accompanist: Steve Race
Additional script: Peter Ling
Settings and gadgets: Richard Henry
Animations: Alfred Wurmser

: Living Chess: R. J. Broadbent (British Champion) v. N. Rossolimo (French Champion)

Viewers visit the South Bank Festival Arena to watch this international chess match played with living chessmen. The game is played with a time limit, and expert explanation and comment are given by Sir Ronald Storrs, and R. C. Noel-Johnson, former champion of Kent. Eamonn Andrews sets the scene.
Arranged by the Southern Counties Chess Union


Player: R. J. Broadbent
Player: N. Rossolimo
Expert: Sir Ronald Storrs
Expert: R. C. Noel-Johnson
Commentator: Kent Eamonn Andrews
Presented for television by: Derek Burrem-Davis

: The Warden: Part 1

by Anthony Trollope.
Adapted for television in six weekly instalments by Cedric Wallis.
[Starring] J. H. Roberts
The action takes place in the garden of Hiram's Hospital; the drawing-room of the Warden's house adjoining Hiram's Hospital; and Archdeacon Grantly's study in the Rectory at Plumstead.


Author: Anthony Trollope
Adapter: Cedric Wallis
Producer: Campbell Logan
Settings: Roy Oxley
The Reverend Septimus Harding, Precentor of Barcnester Cathedral and Warden of Hiram's Hospital: J. H. Roberts
Eleanor Harding, his daughter younger: Thea Holme
The Venerable Dr. Theophilus Grantly,Archdeacon of Barchester: Lockwood West
Mrs. Grantly, wife of the Archdeacon,and Mr Harding's elder daughter: Avice Landone
Bedesmen of Hiram's Hospital: Mr Bunce: Arthur Hambling
Abel Handy: Christopher Steele
John Bold: David Markham
The Warden's parlourmaid: Evelyn Moore
The Narrator: Leonard Sachs

: The Charlie Chester Show

with Erica Yorke, Frederick Ferrari, Edna Fryer, Len Marten, Molly Weir, Deryck Guyler, Henry Lytton, The Mitchell Maids.


Comedian/script by: Charlie Chester
Performer: Erica Yorke
Performer: Frederick Ferrari
Performer: Edna Fryer
Performer: Len Marten
Performer: Molly Weir
Performer: Deryck Guyler
Performer: Henry Lytton
Performers: The Mitchell Maids
Orchestra directed by: Frank Chacksfield
Settings: Richard Greenough
Scriptwriter: Harold Parsons
Producer: Walton Anderson

: Joan Gilbert

meets visitors to the Festival of Britain in the television studio on the South Bank Site.


Presenter: Joan Gilbert

: Newsreel

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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