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: Children's Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(Not televised by Kirk o' Shotts)
(to 12.00)

: Richmond Royal Horse Show

A final visit to Old Deer Park to see some of this afternoon's events in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen.


Commentator: Bill Allenby

: Olympic Swimming Trials

A visit to the Derby Baths, Blackpool, to see some of the events in the final Olympic trials arranged by the Amateur Swimming Association.
(to 16.15)


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Commentator: Harry Walker

: Children's Television: Whirligig

Introduced by Humphrey Lestocq and interrupted by Mr. Turnip.

Box of Tricks with Geoffrey Robinson

Out of the Blue

Big Top: 6: The Big Cage

Hank Rides Again

(to 18.00)


Devised and produced by: Michael Westmore
Presenter: Humphrey Lestocq
Mr. Turnip (voice): Peter Hawkins
Mr. Turnip (Manipulation): Joy Laurey
Script (Whirligig/Big Top): Peter Ling
Magician (Box of Tricks): Geoffrey Robinson
Dancer (Out of the Blue): Peter Glover
Charlie Carter: Reginald Dyson
Sammy Smith: Clive Dunn
Bobbin: Philip Coral
Alf Harper: John Gabriel
Malanga: Errol John
Nobby Noble: Edwin Ellis
Devised and drawn by (Hank Rides Again): Francis Coudrill
Pianist (Hank Rides Again): Steve Race
Animator (Hank Rides Again): Alfred Wurmser

: Olympic Swimming Trials

A further visit to the Derby Baths, Blackpool.
In these final trials, organised by the Amateur Swimming Association, the best British swimmers, divers, and water polo players meet in open competition to decide who shall go to Helsinki.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Commentator: Harry Walker

: Silk, Satin, Cotton, Rags: 6: Exit Miss Graham

A comedy in six parts by M. A. Lonsdale.


Writer: M. A. Lonsdale
Production: Douglas Moodie
Settings: Richard Henry
Nick Nicholson: Barry K. Barnes
Stella Graham: Cecile Chevreau
Geoffrey Masters, Q.C.: Anthony Ireland
Sir William Heyward: Clive Morton
Max Rollo: Richard Murdoch
Phipps: Gladys Henson

: At The Moulin Rouge

At the Moulin Rouge with Toulouse-Lautrec

Produced by Gilles Margaritis of the Radiodiffusion et Television Francaise
with Loriot as Toulouse-Lautrec, Mad Letty as Yvette Guilbert, Oleg Koby as Valentin le Desosse
Georges Teros, Juber, Robert Theer, Tony Ponce, Mynsson, Aimee Fontenay et Yves Rozec and The Ballet Avila

This programme was first televised on April 1, 1949, from the Paris Television Studios


Producer: Gilles Margaritis
Orchestra directed by: Leighton Lucas
Decor: Mayo
Decor reproduced by: Richard Greenough
Maitre de ceremonie: Leonard Sachs
Toulouse-Lautrec: Loriot
Yvette Guilbert: Mad Letty
Valentin le Desosse: Oleg Koby
Performer: Georges Teros
Performer: Juber
Performer: Robert Theer
Performer: Tony Ponce
Performer: Mynsson
Performer: Aimee Fontenay
Performer: Yves Rozec
Dancers: The Ballet Avila

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