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: Children's Television

Charley Parkin
A story with music written and told by Annette Mills.

5.10 Children's Newsreel

5.20 Ten Minutes' Music

5.30-6.0 The Princess in Kensington
by Rose-Mary Sands.
The action of the play takes place at Kensington Palace in the year 1837.
(Hazel Penwarden is appearing in "Winter Journey" at the St. James's Theatre)
(Previously televised last Thursday)


Composer/Storyteller (Charley Parkin): Annette Mills
Writer (The Princess in Kensington): Rose-Mary Sands
Settings Designer (The Princess in Kensington): Stephen Taylor
Producer (The Princess in Kensington): Pamela Brown
Mellows, a butler: Walter Horsbrugh
Maria, a maid: Nancy Manningham
Pip, a young footman: Wilfred Downing
Marc, a gypsy boy: Jimmy Verner
Gypsy: Peter Newington
Gypsy: Robert Irvine
Gypsy: Hazel Penwarden
Princess Victoria: Margaret Barton
Baron Stockmar: Carl Duering
Lehzen, the governess: Dorothea Alexander
The Duchess of Kent, Victoria's mother: Elaine Inescort
Lady Flora Hastings: Fiona Cunningham
The Archbishop of Canterbury: A.J. Brown
Lord Conyngham, The Lord Chamberlain: J. Leslie Frith

: Weekly Review

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


Presenter: Alexander Moyes

: Lines of Communication

A new play by Paul Scott

(Part of the film material is supplied by courtesy of the War Office and the Air Ministry. Additional film sequences by the Television Film Unit)

The characters and Army units in this play are imaginary and represent neither persons nor formations which actually engaged in air supply operations.
(Second performance: Thursday at 7.30)


Writer: Paul Scott

: Music in View

An entertainment in miniature.


Arranged by: Basil Douglas
Presented by: Christian Simpson

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