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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television: This Was News

Gerard Fay helps you to understand some of the important events of recent weeks.


Presenter: Gerard Fay

: Children's Television: Dressing a Doll

Dora Shackell suggests new characters for your dolls, and shows you how to use odds and ends for their dresses.


Presenter: Dora Shackell

: Children's Television: Athletics: 3 - Hurdling, with Jack Parker

Geoffrey Dyson, Chief National Coach of the Amateur Athletic Association, helps you with your training.


Coach: Geoffrey Dyson
Hurdler: Jack Parker

: Newsreel

: London Town

Written by George Moresby White and Peter Hunt.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby.
A magazine of past and present stories of the world's greatest city.


Writer: George Moresby White
Writer: Peter Hunt
Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Film sequences directed by: John Rhodes (for the Television Film Unit)
Studio Reconstructions: Richard R. Greenough
Editor/Producer: Stephen McCormack

: The North Atlantic Treaty Anniversary

Lord Ismay Secretary-General


Speaker: Lord Ismay

: L'Ag'ya

[Starring] Katherine Dunham and her Company
An original ballet by Katherine Dunham with music by Robert Sanders.
(Katherine Dunham and her Company appear by arrangement with Peter Daubeny Presentations, Ltd., Fernand Lumbroso, and Leon Hepner)

L'Ag'ya is a story of love, hate, superstition, and black magic in the lovely Caribbean island of Martinique. The time is the eighteenth century and the scene is a tiny fishing village called Vauclin. Loulouse love3 and is desired by Alcide while Julot, his rival, repulsed by Loulouse and filled with hatred and desire for revenge, decides to seek the aid of the King of the Zombies. Deep in the jungle, Julot fearfully enters the lair of the Zombies and witnesses their strange rites which bring the dead back to life. Terrified, but remembering his purpose, Julot pursues the King of the Zombies and obtains from him the 'cambois', a powerful love charm.
The following evening is a time of gaiety, the dances moving into the stately 'Creole Mazurka' or 'Mazouk' and into the uninhibited excitement of the Beguine. Julot enters, horrifying the villagers when he exposes the coveted 'cambois'. Now begins the 'Majumba', a love dance of ancient Africa. As Loulouse falls more and more under the influence of the charm, Alcide suddenly defies its powers, breaks loose from the villagers who protect him, and challenges
Julot to the 'L'ag'ya', the fighting dance of Martinique. In 'L'ag'ya' and its ending is the consummation of the forces released in superstition and violence.


Writer: Katherine Dunham
Music: Robert Sanders
Settings and costumes: John Pratt
Television presentation: Philip Bate
Loulouse: Katherine Dunham
Alcide: Vanoye Aikens
Julot: Wilbert Bradley
The King of the Zombies: Lenwood Morris
Porteresses, vendors, fishermen, townspeople of Vauclin: The Company

: In the News

Speakers: Robert Boothby, M.P., W. J. Brown, Michael Foot, M.P., A. J. P. Taylor
Chairman, Frank Byers


Speaker: Robert Boothby
Speaker: W. J. Brown
Speaker: Michael Foot
Speaker: A. J. P. Taylor
Chairman: Frank Byers
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: John Irwin

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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