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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)

: A Roof Over Your Head

(to 16.10)

: Children's Television

Fairy Tales: Spindle, Shuttle, and Needle
told by Philip Cunningham
Bill Hooper paints the pictures
John Vallier improvises the music

5.45 Playing the Piano: 3: Minuet in G from 'Mrs. Bach's Little Note Book'
Sidney Harrison shows you how he would play some of your pieces.


Storyteller (Fairy Tales): Philip Cunningham
Painter (Fairy Tales): Bill Hooper
Music (Fairy Tales): John Vallier
Pianist/presenter (Playing the Piano): Sidney Harrison

: Children's Television: Workshop

Another programme in the fortnightly series on how to make things with your hands.
(to 18.15)

: Newsreel

: Kaleidoscope

An entertainment magazine.

Cover Girl
in which this week's pin-up girl meets some surprise guests.

Come Along With Us
Written by Godfrey Harrison.
[Starring] Anthony Oliver and Mary Mackenzie

Dancing Time with Gordon Humphris and the dancers

Betty Driver

Ronnie Waldman's Puzzle Corner including the deliberate mistake
This week's viewer competitor from Kilburn, London, N.W.6.

The Lives of Colonel Chinstrap
Written by Michael Bishop.
[Starring] Jack Train

Which Year?
A musical medley.

Programme introduced by McDonald Hobley.

Viewers who live in the Kilburn, N.W.6 area of London are invited to put this issue of Radio Times in their windows by noon if they wish to compete in tonight's 'Puzzle Corner'.


Writer (Come Along With Us): Godfrey Harrison
[Actor] (Come Along With Us): Anthony Oliver
[Actress] (Come Along With Us): Mary Mackenzie Dancer (Dancing Time): Gordon Humphris
Singer: Betty Driver
Presenter (Puzzle Corner): Ronnie Waldman
Writer (The Lives of Colonel Chinstrap): Michael Bishop
Colonel Chinstrap (The Lives of Colones Chinstrap): Jack Train
Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Settings: Richard Greenough
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Producer: Bryan Sears

: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
Speakers: Sir Herbert Williams, M.P., W. J. Brown, Aidan Crawley, L. J. Callaghan, M.P.
Chairman, Dingle Foot


Speaker: Sir Herbert Williams
Speaker: W. J. Brown
Speaker: Aidan Crawley
Speaker: L. J. Callaghan
Chairman: Dingle Foot
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: John Irwin

: Semprini

brings you fifteen minutes of popular music at the piano.


Pianist: Semprini

: Retrospect 1951

Television Newsreel's review of the year.
Introduced by James Cameron.
The voices: Edward Halliday, Frank Phillips, Robert Finnigan, Alexander Moyes, Michael Henderson, Charles Gardner, Godfrey Baseley, Bertram Mycock
(First televised on December 31)


Script: Paul Fox
Editor: Denis Edwards
Producer: Richard Causton
Presenter: James Cameron
Voice: Edward Halliday
Voice: Frank Phillips
Voice: Robert Finnigan.
Voice: Alexander Moyes
Voice: Michael Henderson
Voice: Charles Gardner
Voice: Godfrey Baseley
Voice: Bertram Mycock

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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