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: For the Children

Children's Newsreel

5.10 Peggy Cameron tells a Just-So-Story: 'The Elephant's Child' by Rudyard Kipling.


Storyteller (Just-So-Story): Peggy Cameron
Author (Just-So-Story): Rudyard Kipling

: For the Children: What to do with Christmas Cards

by W. R. Dalzell.


Presenter: W. R. Dalzell

: For the Children: Hansel and Gretel

An old tale told in a new way by Julian Somers with a toy theatre by George Fry.
Assisted by Joan Berringer
(to 18.00)


Storyteller: Julian Somers
Toy Theatre by: George Fry
Assisted by: Joan Berringer

: Weekly Review

Richard Dimbleby recalls events from last week's television newsreels.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby

: The Sire De Maletroit's Door

The story by Robert Louis Stevenson.
adapted for television by Winston Clewes.
[Starring] Alan Wheatley
(Josephine Griffin is appearing in 'The Moment of Truth' at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted for television by: Winston Clewes
Producer: Dennis Vance
Settings: Stephen Bundy
Denis: Robin Lloyd
Sire de Maletroit: Alan Wheatley
Minstrel: Julian Breem
Priest: Geoffrey Barrie
Blanche: Josephine Griffin

: Puss in Boots on Ice

From The Empress Hall, London.

(See above and page 42)

Written and produced by Eve Bradfield.
Skating Corps de Ballet Eugene's Flying Ballet
Empress Hall Orchestra and Empress Choir under the direction of Harry Rabinowitz
At 8.40.


Writer/Producer: Eve Bradfield
Additional music: Cyril Watters
Lyrics: Patricia Nash
Decor: Van Bunnems
Musicians: Empress Hall Orchestra
Singers: Empress Choir
Flying by: Eugene's Flying Ballet
Orchestra and choir under the direction of: Harry Rabinowitz
Commentator: Berkeley Smith
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Presented for television by: Alan Chivers
The child: Brita Hales
James, the eldest son: John Moss
Julia, his bride: Jane Conlon
John, the second son: Robert Ogilvie
Lucy, his sweetheart: Joan Ogilvie
Peter, the youngest son: Jimmy Carter
Puss: Dinkie Stapleton
King Ferdinand: Eric Waite
Queen Festivia: Diana Grafton
Three Fiddlers: The Corn Cobs
Simple Simon: Clive Dunn
Pieman: Jan Tors
Tom: Michael Marians
Georgie Porgy: Derrick Baxter
Mary: Maureen Johnson
Bo-Peep: Joan Marlowe
Jack: Reg Parks
Jill: Maureen Pain
The Good Fairy: Joan Connell
Princess Philomena: Alice Farrar
Herald: Doreen Russell Roberts
Rouge-Dragon: Shirley Burke
Giant Blunderbore: Victor MacDonald
The Chefs, The Deadenders: Stevenson and Oldfleld
Hop-my-Thumb: Douglas Chapman
Skaters: Skating corps de Ballet

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