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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 12.00)

: International Rugby Football

Festival of Britain Match between D. W. Swarbrick's XV and A. M. Rees' XV.
Both sides consist entirely of international players.
The match is preceded by a short game with rules and dress of 1862.
From the Rectory Field, Blackheath.
(to 16.30)


Captain: D. W. Swarbrick
Captain: A. M. Rees
Commentator: Robert Hudson
Commentator: Peter West

: For the Children

Climbing the Eiffel Tower
In this film four mountaineers scale the Eiffel Tower, just as if they were climbing an Alpine precipice.

5.20-6.0 Festival Frisk
[Starring] Arthur Askey
Seaside Variety
Introduced by Clive Dunn and Judy Harris.
The Skating Typhoons, Alec Halls, Billy McCombe
Music by the Malcolm Mitchell Trio


Presenter (Festival Frisk): Clive Dunn
Presenter (Festival Frisk): Judy Harris
Comedian (Festival Frisk): Arthur Askey
Skaters (Festival Frisk): The Skating Typhoons
Comedian (Festival Frisk): Alec Halls
Magician (Festival Frisk): Billy McCombe
Musicians (Festival Frisk): The Malcolm Mitchell Trio
Sketches (Festival Frisk): Con West
Producer (Festival Frisk): John Warrington

: Treasure Island: 4: Going Ashore

by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Adapted in seven episodes and produced by Joy Harington.
The action takes place on board the Hispaniola and on the island.
(Previously televised on May 29)


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted and produced by: Joy Harington
Settings: Richard Henry
Narrator: Peter Hawkins
Jim Hawkins: John Quayle
Captain Smollett: Derek Birch
Job Anderson: Robert Cawdron
Doctor Livesey: Valentine Dyall
Squire Trelawney: Raymond Rollett
Long John Silver: Tony Quinn
Merry: Robin Cull
Dick: Norman Osborne
Israel Hands: Douglas Blackwell
Alan: Keith Lee
Tom: Christopher Hodge
Redruth: Howell Davies
Harry: Anthony Cope
Abe Gray: Patrick Crean
Johnny: Reginald Hearne
Ben Gunn: Leonard Sharp
Hunter: Peter Hawkins
Morgan: John Gill

: Music-Hall

from a London theatre.
Variety in the modern style including: Les Compagnons de la Chanson, Jay Howard, Leslie Randall, Leslie Roberts' Music-Hail Maids.
(Les Compagnons de la Chanson are appearing at the London Palladium)


Singers: Les Compagnons de la Chanson
Performer: Jay Howard
Comedian: Leslie Randall
Dancers: Leslie Roberts' Music-Hail Maids
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Producer: Richard Afton

: Your Treasures

Introduced by Bernard Miles.
A review of some of the more frivolous, curious, and ingenious 'bygones' viewers have kept and treasured in their homes.


Presenter: Bernard Miles
Producer: John Read

: Newsreel

(Friday's edition repeated)

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