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: Children's Television: Play the Game

Robert MacDermot introduces the teams in another session of 'The Game'.


Presenter: Robert MacDermot
Presented by: David Boisseau

: Weekly Review

Alexander Moyes recalls events from last week's Television Newsreels.


Presenter: Alexander Moyes

: Bertrand Russell

on his Eightieth Birthday
A film in which the distinguished philosopher speaks of his eighty years of changing beliefs and unchanging hopes. He is seen in conversation with Romney Wheeler, London representative of National Broadcasting Company of America.
The film, directed by John Irwin, is shown by permission of N.B.C.
See 'Talk of the Week'


Interviewee: Bertrand Russell
Interviewer: Romney Wheeler
Director: John Irwin

: Betty Paul


Singer: Betty Paul

: The Gamblers

A new television play by Eric Crozier based on a plot by Gogol.
The action takes place at the present time in a commercial hotel adjacent to a street market in Cork, Eire.
(Anthony Nicholls appears by arrangement with Associated British Picture Corporation Ltd.; Ian Wallace by arrangement with Glyndebourne Opera)
(Second performance: Thursday at 7.30)
See 'Talk of the Week'


Writer: Eric Crozier
Based on a plot by: Gogol
Producer: Fred O'Donovan
Settings: James Bould
Ballad singer: Patrick Boxill
Newspaper seller: Kevin Fitzgerald
Handcart man: Wilfrid Brambell
First old man: James Neylin
Second old man: E.J. Kennedy
First boy: Beau Edmonds
Second boy: Robert Scroggins
Salesman: Edward Byrne
Old woman: Deirdre Doyle
Civic Guard: Diarmuid Kelly
Lennie Smith: Patric Doonan
Kath: Noelle Middleton
Ragged boy: Wilfrid Brambell
Old drunk: Herbert C. Walton
Maureen: Joyce Chancellor
Tim: Leonard Sharp
Count Zymovski: Olaf Olsen
Scan Dooley: Ian Wallace
Major Coverdale: Anthony Nicholls
Barman: E.J. Kennedy
Mr. Harlow: Eugene Leahy
Peter Harlow: Paul Connell
O'Brien: Christopher Steele

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Classically Russian 31 January 2016

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