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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 12.00)

: Southend Carnival

An advance visit to Southend-on-Sea to watch the fun as the crowds assemble to see the Grand Carnival Procession go by.

: Around the Zoo

Television mobile cameras take viewers on a Saturday-afternoon visit to the London Zoo to meet some of the larger animals and their keepers.
G. S. Cansdale, Superintendent of the London Zoo
Wynford Vaughan Thomas and Jennifer Gay


Commentator: G. S. Cansdale
Commentator: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Commentator: Jennifer Gay
Presented for television by: Aubrey Singer

: Grand Carnival Procession

at Southend-on-Sea.
A visit to the seaside to see the procession of over three miles of decorated floats, bands, and tableaux as it passes by to begin a season of ten days' festivity.
Another visit to Southend next Monday evening


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Presented by: Michael Henderson

: For the Children: Michele and Rene: 6: Visit to the Zoo

Michele and Rene, the French guests of Television, pay a visit to the London Zoo.
(to 17.30)


Commentator: G. S. Cansdale
Commentator: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Commentator: Jennifer Gay
Presented for television by: Aubrey Singer

: Treasure Island: 1: The Old Buccaneer

by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Adapted for television in seven episodes and produced by Joy Harington.
The action takes place in the 'Admiral Benbow' Inn and Squire Trelawney's study
(Raymond Rollett is appearing in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, London)


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted for television and produced by: Joy Harington
Settings: Richard Henry
Narrator: Peter Hawkins
Captain Billy Bones: Ernest Borrow
Jim Hawkins: John Quayle
Black Dog: Robert Marsden
Blind Pew: Willoughby Gray
Mrs. Hawkins: Christine Lindsay
Dr. Livesey: Valentine Dyall
Squire Trelawney: Raymond Rollett
Pirate: Robert Cawdron
Pirate: Anthony Cope
Pirate: Reginald Hearne

: Summer Follies

[Starring] Ethel Revnell and Sonnie Hale
with Olga Gwynne, Charles Hanison, Brenda Ralston, Jerry Desmonde, Patricia Clare, Len Hayes.
At the pianos, Billy Mayerl and George Middleton


Comedienne: Ethel Revnell
Performer: Sonnie Hale
Performer: Olga Gwynne
Performer: Charles Hanison
Performer: Brenda Ralston
Performer: Jerry Desmonde
Performer: Patricia Clare
Performer: Len Hayes
Pianist: Billy Mayerl
Pianist: George Middleton
Settings: Richard Greenough
Producer: Walton Anderson
Producer: Harry S. Pepper

: Speaking Personally: Eric James, High Master of Manchester Grammar School

A series of programmes in which eminent men and women speak on a subject of their own choosing.


Speaker: Eric James

: Newsreel

(Friday's edition repeated)

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