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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television

The Sand Castle: 1: The Sand King
An entertainment in six parts by Patrick Barrington.

5.15 Workshop
W.P. Matthew is back at the bench, this time making a bird table.

5.30-5.45 Into Thin Air: 2: Trouble at the Wharf
A serial in six parts by Peter Ling.
[Starring] Robert Harbin


Writer (The Sand Castle): Patrick Barrington
Designer/Puppets created and animated by (The Sand Castle): Sam Williams
From an idea by (The Sand Castle): Kim Taylor
Music composed and played by (The Sand Castle): James Turner
Puppets created and animated by (The Sand Castle): Elisabeth Williams
Puppets created and animated by (The Sand Castle): Jennifer Hughes
Additional animator (The Sand Castle): John Vinden
Producer (The Sand Castle): Pamela Brown
Presenter (Workshop): W.P. Matthew
Writer (Into Thin Air): Peter Ling
Producer (Into Thin Air): Michael Westmore
Himself: Robert Harbin
Jill: Margaret McCourt
John: Anthony Green
Narrator/Neptune: Ivan Staff
Bert: Kenneth Connor
Kate: Helen Stirling
Dr. Yorke: Richard Baldwyn
Allen: Geoffrey Hibbert
Keith: Gawn Granger
Roger: Barry MacGregor

: Ransom Paid

A story from the files of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation showing how the careful build-up of evidence in a case of kidnapping also solves a two-year-old murder.


Writer: Percy Hoskins
Settings: Stephen Bundy
Script and production: Robert Barr

: The Conductor Speaks

Sir Thomas Beecham, Bt. with his own Orchestra The Royal Philharmonic
(Leader, David McCallum)
Sir Thomas introduces and conducts the items and talks about musical matters from the conductor's point of view.
The programme includes:


Musicians: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor/presenter: Sir Thomas Beecham
Leader: David McCallum
Producer: Philip Bate

: In the News

Speakers: The Rt. Hon. Walter Elliot, M.P., Robert Boothby, M.P., Tom Driberg, M.P., Anthony Greenwood, M.P.
Chairman, Frank Byers


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Walter Elliot
Speaker: Robert Boothby
Speaker: Tom Driberg
Speaker: Anthony Greenwood
Chairman: Frank Byers
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: John Irwin

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