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: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
Speakers: Robert Boothby, M.P., W. J. Brown, Michael Foot, M.P., A. J. P. Taylor
Chairman, Frank Byers
(A BBC Telefilm of last Friday's programme)


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

: Port of Southampton

The film story of Southampton Docks.
(to 16.05)

: Children's Television

Annette Mills with Prudence Kitten

5.15 Mr. and Mrs. Mumbo
Another adventure of this respectable couple-drawn by Reginald Jeffryes.

5.30-5.50 The Story of the South Bank
Sir Hugh Casson, F.R.I.B.A., R.D.I., Director of Architecture for the Festival of Britain 1951, looks back at the South Bank Exhibition which opened a year ago, and draws pictures to show how it all began.
Another talk in this series next Wednesday.


Presenter (Prudence Kitten): Annette Mills
Illustrator (Mr. and Mrs. Mumbo): Reginald Jeffryes
Presenter (The Story of the South Bank): Sir Hugh Casson

: Newsreel

: It's Magic

A miscellany of mischief, music, and mystery.
Introduced by McDonald Hobley.
[Starring] Tommy Cooper

With Peter Glover, Claude Chandler from the Magic Circle.


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Comedian/magician: Tommy Cooper
Dancer/dance director: Peter Glover
Magician: Claude Chandler
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Material for Tommy Cooper supervised by: Miff Ferrie
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Solo Performance: Godfrey Tearle


[Actor]: Godfrey Tearle
Presented by: Gilchrist Calder

: Spotlight on Viewers

Robert Silvey, Head of Audience Research, shows some of the latest results of enquiries among viewers, and discusses them with Cecil Madden, Assistant to the Controller of Television Programmes, and two well-known critics.


Presenter: Robert Silvey
Panellist: Cecil Madden
Producer: Peter Thompson

: Peter Katin (piano)


Pianist: Peter Katin

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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