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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 12.00)

: Racing from Hurst Park

A further visit to the Hurst Park Racecourse to see two of the afternoon's principal races.
(to 14.45)


Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Race-reader: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham

: Too Many Women

A comedy film with Neil Hamilton, June Lang, Joyce Compton and Barbara Read.
A well-meaning bachelor finds himself 'engaged' to three different women.
(to 16.05)


Richard Sutton: Neil Hamilton
Gwenny Miller: June Lang
Barbara Cartwright: Joyce Compton
Linda Pearson: Barbara Read

: For the Children: Whirligig

Introduced by Humphrey Lestocq and interrupted by Mr. Turnip

Box of Tricks
with Geoffrey Robinson.


Stranger from Space: 4: The Trap

Hank Rides Again

(Humphrey Lestocq is appearing in 'Late Night Revue' at the Irving Theatre Club, London)

(to 18.30)


Producer: Michael Westmore
Presenter: Humphrey Lestocq
Script: Peter Ling
Magician (Box of Tricks): Geoffrey Robinson
Script (Stranger from Space): Hazel Adair
Script (Stranger from Space): Ronald Marriott
Ian Spencer: Brian Smith
Bilaphodorus: Michael Newell
Devised and drawn by (Hank Rides Again): Francis Coudrill
Animator (Hank Rides Again): Alfred Wurmser

: The Second Stain

by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Adapted by C. A. Lejeune.
[Starring] Alan Wheatley as Sherlock Holmes


Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapter: C. A. Lejeune
Settings: James Bould
Producer: Ian Atkins
Sherlock Holmes: Alan Wheatley
Dr Watson: Raymond Francis
Inspector Lestrade: Bill Owen
Mr Trelawney Hope: John Robinson
Lady Hilda Trelawney Hope: Alvys Maben
The Premier: J. Leslie Frith
Mrs Hudson: Iris Vandeleur
Eduardo Lucas: John Le Mesurier
P.C. Macpherson: Donald Kemp
Butler: Clarence Bigge

: Post Early

A visit to one of England's most up-to-date postal sorting offices at Huntingdon Street, Nottingham, for a timely reminder of the need to post early for Christmas.
See 'Talk of the Week'


Commentator: James Pestridge
Presented by: Barrie Edgar

: Cafe Continental

Your usual table has been reserved at Cafe Continental
The International Cabaret with Senor Carlos as Master of Ceremonies and Gaston Palmer, Jnr. the Maitre d'hotel at your service.
L'Orchestre Pigalle
Conducted by Sydney Jerome


Master of Ceremonies: Senor Carlos
Maitre d'hotel: Gaston Palmer, Jnr.
Musicians: L'Orchestre Pigalle
[Orchestra] conducted by: Sydney Jerome
Devised and produced by: Henry Caldwell

: Newsreel

(Friday's edition repeated)

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