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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 15.55)

: For the Children: Peter Rabbit's Friends: Peter says Goodbye

The last programme in the series of stories from the Thornton Burgess 'Bedtime Story Books', adapted for television by Sam Williams.


Author: (Bedtime Story Books); Thornton Burgess
Adapted for Television by: Sam Williams
Storyteller: George Hagan
Producer: Nan MacDonald

: For the Children: Cricket for Boys: 5: Bowling

Devised and introduced by Pat McGrath. With Andrew Sandham (England and Surrey), Alf Gover (England and Surrey), and pupils.
(to 17.35)


Devised and introduced by/script: Pat McGrath
Script: Bill Latto
Script: Gerald Brodribb
Cricketer: Andrew Sandham
Cricketer: Alf Glover
Presented by: Michael Westmore

: The Burma Reunion

Organised by the Burma Star Association from the Royal Albert Hall.
Principal speakers:
Vice-Admiral the Earl Mountbatten of Burma, K.G., P.C., D.S.O. and Field-Marshal Sir William Slim, G.C.B., G.B.E., D.S.O., M.C., Chief of the Imperial General Staff
Music by the Central Band of the Royal Air Force (by permission of the Air Council)
Conducted by Wing-Commander A. E. Sims O.B.E., Organising Director of Music
Royal Air Force


Speaker: Vice-Admiral the Earl Mountbatten of Burma [name uncredited]
Speaker: Sir William Slim
Musicians: The Central Band of the Royal Air Force
[Band] conductor: Wing-Commander A. E. Sims O.B.E.
Commentator: C. W. H. Allenby

: Kaleidoscope

An entertainment magazine.

Close-Up on the familiar and unfamiliar

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

Pictures in the Fire with Ernest Berk and Lotte Berk

Song Time with Marion Harris Jnr.

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 series of sketches written by Godfrey Harrison.
[Starring] Tony Hancock

Programme introduced by McDonald Hobley.


Writer (Actions Speak Louder than Words/Fools Rush In): Godfrey Harrison
Dancer (Pictures in the Fire): Ernest Berk
Dancer (Pictures in the Fire): Lotte Berk
Singer (Song Time): Marion Harris Jnr.
Presenter (Puzzle Corner): Ronnie Waldman
George Knight (When 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

: Sidney Harrison: 1: Chopin's favourite composers

Sidney Harrison talks to you at the piano
A series of six programmes.


Pianist/presenter: Sidney Harrison

: International Six-Day Cycle Race

From the Empire Pool, Wembley.
A further visit to report progress.


Commentator: Eamonn Andrews
Commentator: W. J. Mills

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