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: Children's Newsreel

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

: Cricket and Athletics

Outside Broadcast units at Lord's Cricket Ground and the White City stadium cover play in the Second Test Match and some of the events in the Amateur Athletics Association's Annual Championships.
3.0-3.25 app. Test Match
3.26-3.35 app. A.A.A. Championships
3.35-3.45 app. Test Match
3.45-4.30 app. A.A.A. Championships
4.30-5.0 app. Test Match


Commentator (Cricket): Brian Johnston
Commentator (Cricket): Peter West
Commentator (Athletics): Michael Henderson
Commentator (Athletics): Geoffrey Dyson
Commentator (Athletics): Norris McWhirter

: Children's Television: Saturday Special

with John Hewer, Diana Morrison and Porterhouse.

Simple Science
Explained by E. R. Roberts, Ph.D.

Hooray for Humpty Dumpty
Written by Peter Ling.

Saturday Special Medley
Harold Smart plays your favourite tunes.

The Man at the Wheel: Episode 5


Devised by: Michael Westmore
Producer: Douglas Hurn
Presenter: John Hewer
Presenter: Diana Morrison
Porterhouse (voice): Peter Hawkins
Porterhouse (puppeteer): Sam Williams
Item presenter (Simple Science): E. R. Roberts
Drawings and models (Hooray for Humpty Dumpty): Anthony Hart
Writer (Hooray for Humpty Dumpty): Peter Ling
Animated by (Hooray for Humpty Dumpty): Alfred Wurmser
Organist (Saturday Special Medley): Harold Smart
Script (The Man at the Wheel): Robert Tronson
Script (The Man at the Wheel): Hazel Adair
Stephen Loftus: David Garth
Amos Hobbs: Victor Platt
Bill Roberts: Eddie Sutch
Logan Douglas: Spencer Hale

: Country Calendar

On the Farm
John Matthews tells the life story of the pig from birth to bacon.

In the Garden
P. J. Thrower demonstrates seasonal work in greenhouse and garden.

In the Home
May Wilkinson gathers flowers from the garden, and shows an attractive floral arrangement for the house.

For the Sportsman
Canon E. Moore Darling and Alf Waterhouse discuss and demonstrate the respective merits of fly and coarse fishing.

Programme edited and introduced by Godfrey Baseley.
From the Staffordshire Farm Institute, Penkridge


Item presenter (On the Farm): John Matthews
Item presenter (In the Garden): P. J. Thrower
Item presenter (In the Home): May Wilkinson
Fisherman (For the Sportsman): Canon E. Moore Darling
Fisherman (For the Sportsman): Alf Waterhouse
Programme edited and introduced by: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: The Three Hostages: 1: The Thursday Club

by John Buchan.
A serial in six episodes adapted for television by C.A. Lejeune.
[Starring] Patrick Barr, John Laurie, and John Byron
C.A. Lejeune writes on page 37


Author: John Buchan
Adapted by: C.A. Lejeune
Producer: Ian Atkins
Director: Julian Amyes
Settings: James Bould
Lord Mercot: Peter Rendall
Adela Victor: Jill Melford
David Wareliff: Robert Scroggins
The Marquis de la Tour du Pin: Raymond Young
Inspector MacGillivray: John Laurie
Sir Richard Hannay: Patrick Barr
Lady Hannay (Mary): Carla Lehmann
Sergeant Flemyng: Stuart Douglass
Dr. Greenslade: Graham Stuart
Dominick Medina: John Byron
Commander Collatt: Philip Holies
Major Pugh: Lionel Newbold
Sandy Arbuthnot: Michael Gwynne
The Thin Grey Man: Alan Gordon

: Cafe Continental

(See top of page)

The Gay International Cabaret
with Helene Cordet as Mistress of Ceremonies
Maitre d'Hotel, Pere Auguste, at your service
L'Orchestre Pigalle conducted by Sydney Jerome
at 9.0


Mistress of Ceremonies: Helene Cordet
Maitre d'Hotel: Pere Auguste
Musicians: L'Orchestre Pigalle
Conductor: Sydney Jerome
Devised by/Producer: Henry Caldwell

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