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: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television

The Sand Castle: 4: The Siege begins
by Patrick Barrington.
An entertainment in six parts designed by Sam Williams from an idea by Kim Taylor.
(Kenneth Connor is appearing in "Trelawny of the Wells" at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith)

5.15 Children's Newsreel

5.25-5.45 Lawn Tennis
Dan Maskell gives some beginning-of-the-season hints.


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): Elizabeth Williams
Puppets created and animated by (The Sand Castle): Jennifer Hughes
Additional animator (The Sand Castle): John Vinden
Producer (The Sand Castle): Pamela Brown
Jill: Margaret McCourt
John: Anthony Green
Voices - Narrator/Crab: Alan Reid
Voices - Bert/Puffin/Shrimp: Kenneth Connor
Voices - Kate/Starfish: Virginia Hewett
Presenter (Lawn Tennis): Dan Maskell
Presented by (Lawn Tennis): Cliff Michelmore

: London Town

Written by George Moresby White and Peter Hunt.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby.
A magazine of past and present stories of the world's greatest city.
Film sequences made by the Television Film Unit
See 'Talk of the Week'


Writer: George Moresby White
Writer: Peter Hunt
Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Edited and produced by: Stephen McCormack
Studio reconstructions: Richard R. Greenough

: Kaleidoscope

An entertainment magazine.

Which Year?
A musical medley.

Explain This!
Written by Larry Forrester and Peter Robinson.
[Starring] Valentine Dyall

Polite Songs for the Drawing Room
[Starring] Miss Pat Nye and Mr. Jon Farrell

Ronnie Waldman's Puzzle Corner including the deliberate mistake
This week's viewer competitor from York.

Programme introduced by McDonald Hobley.

Viewers who live in York are invited to place this issue of Radio Times in their windows by noon if they wish to offer themselves as the viewer competitor in tonight's 'Puzzle Corner'.


Writer (Explain This!): Larry Forrester
Writer (Explain This!): Peter Robinson
[Actor] (Explain This!): Valentine Dyall
[Actress] (Polite Songs for the Drawing Room): Miss Pat Nye
[Actor] (Polite Songs for the Drawing Room): Mr. Jon Farrell
Item presenter (Puzzle Corner): Ronnie Waldman
Dancer: Patricia Brooks
Dancer: Betty Ferrier
Dancer: Pauline Innes
Dancer: Valerie Tempest
Dancer: Sonny Clare
Singers: The Peter Knight Singers
Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Settings: Richard Greenough
Choreography: Gordon Humphris
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Production: T. Leslie Jackson

: In the News

Speakers: W. J. Brown, Anthony Greenwood M.P., A. J. P. Taylor, S. J. McAdden, M.P.
Chairman, Dingle Foot


Speaker: W. J. Brown
Speaker: Anthony Greenwood
Speaker: A. J. P. Taylor
Speaker: S. J. McAdden
Chairman: Dingle Foot
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: John Irwin

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