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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(Not televised by Kirk o' Shotts)
(to 12.00)

: Isle of Man T.T., 1950

The 1952 series of the world-famous Tourist Trophy races will take place in the Isle of Man in June. This film, made two years ago, tells the story of this great and exciting motor-cycling event.

: Citizen of Singapore

The story of seven-year-old Hung Swee Kiat and the problem of educating Singapore's 163,000 children.


Subject: Hung Swee Kiat

: Association Football: Amateur Cup Final: Walthamstow Avenue v. Leyton

Viewers are invited to the Empire Stadium, Wembley, to see the second half of this afternoon's Amateur Cup Final.
3.45 app. Half-time
3.55 app. Second Half
4.40 app. End of Match
4.45 app. Presentation of cup and medals by Field-Marshal Viscount Alexander of Tunis
(to 16.50)


Commentator: Jimmy Jewell
Presentation of cup and medals: Field-Marshal Viscount Alexander of Tunis

: Children's Television: Saturday Special

With Peter Butterworth and Porterhouse.

Simple Science explained by E. R. Roberts, Ph.D.

Hooray for Humpty Dumpty
Written by Peter Ling.

The Man at the Wheel
A new serial with David Garth as Stephen Loftus and Victor Platt as Amos Hobbs.

(to 18.00)


Devised by: Michael Westmore
Producer: Douglas Hurn
The Boss: Peter Butterworth
Porterhouse (voice): Peter Hawkins
Porterhouse (puppeteer): Sam Williams
Item presenter (Simple Science): E. R. Roberts
Illustrator (Hooray for Humpty Dumpty): Anthony Hart
Writer (Hooray for Humpty Dumpty): Peter Ling
Animated by (Hooray for Humpty Dumpty): Alfred Wurmser
Script (The Man at the Wheel): Robert Tronson
Script (The Man at the Wheel): Hazel Adair
Stephen Loftus (The Man at the Wheel): David Garth
Amos Hobbs (The Man at the Wheel): Victor Platt

: On Show in Manchester

An entertainment from the television studio at The Northern Show, City Hall, Manchester.
With Petula Clark, Richard Farrell, The Skyliners.


Singer: Petula Clark
Pianist: Richard Farrell
Singers: The Skyliners
Settings: James Bould
Producer: Eric Fawcett

: Michael Howard


Comedian: Michael Howard

: Cafe Continental

The gay international cabaret with Helene Cordet as Mistress of Ceremonies.
Maitre d'Hotel, Pere Auguste at your service.
l'Orchestre Pigalle conducted by Sydney Jerome


Mistress of Ceremonies: Helene Cordet
Maitre d'Hotel: Pere Auguste
Musicians: l'Orchestre Pigalle
Orchestra conducted by: Sydney Jerome
Devised and produced by: Henry Caldwell

: Ice Hockey: Wembley Lions v. Nottingham Panthers

A visit to the Empire Pool, Wembley, to see the final period in the National League Match.


Commentator: Patrick Burns

: Newsreel

(Friday's edition repeated)

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