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: Secret Evidence

Marjorie Reynolds and Charles Quigley in an exciting film of crime and detection.
(to 16.00)


Linda Wilson: Marjorie Reynolds
David Harrison: Charles Quigley

: For the Children: Western Gold

An adventure film with Heather Angel and Smith Ballew.
In this film a special investigator breaks up a gang of outlaws who are robbing stage coaches.
(to 17.55)


Jeannie Thatcher: Heather Angel
Bill Gibson: Smith Ballew

: Television Election Broadcast

Viscount Samuel, V.C., G.C.B., G.B.E. (Liberal)


Speaker: Viscount Samuel

: Dance Designs

Contrasting dance styles with Sally Gilmour, Hanne Mouche, Jack Billings.


Ballet dancer: Sally Gilmour
Dancer: Hanne Mouche
Tap dancer: Jack Billings
Orchestra conducted by: Charles Mackerras
Settings: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Christian Simpson

: A Job for Johnny

Howard Marshall introduces A Job for Johnny
A film made for the British Iron and Steel Federation.
Mr. Marshall discusses this film with Humphrey Swingler, who directed it, and with G. F. Satow, a representative of the steel industry.
Presented by John Elliott with the co-operation of the Association of Specialised Film Producers


Presenter: Howard Marshall
Director (of film)/panellist: Humphrey Swingler
Panellist: G. F. Satow
Presented by: John Elliott

: What's My Line?

A 'beat-the-panel' entertainment devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman with Ghislaine Alexander, Jerry Desmonde, Elizabeth Allan, Gilbert Harding and Eamonn Andrews to see fair play.
(What's My Line?' is televised by arrangement with the Columbia Broadcasting System and Maurice Winnick)


Panellist: Ghislaine Alexander
Panellist: Jerry Desmonde
Panellist: Elizabeth Allan
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: Weather Forecast and News (sound only); followed by Election Broadcast

The Rt. Hon. Richard Stokes, M.C. Lord Privy Seal and Minister of Materials (Labour)
(Recording of the talk given in the Home Service at 9.15 p.m.)


Speaker (Election Broadcast): The Rt. Hon. Richard Stokes

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