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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Monday and Tuesday)

: National Folk Festival

An American film of a National Folk Festival in St. Louis, which includes dances by American Indians.

: Citizen of Singapore

The citizen is seven-year-old Hung Swee Kirt. This film deals with the education of Singapore's 163,000 children and closes with scenes of the city's youth rally.
(to 16.15)


Subject: Hung Swee Kirt

: Children's Television: Animal Kingdom

A film describing a visit to the famous Kruger National Park in South Africa, where many of Africa's wild animals are safe from attacks by man.

: Children's Television: On the Spot

Our roving reporter introduces this week's personality.
(to 17.50)


Script: Godfrey Harrison
Producer: Douglas Hurn

: Television Sports Magazine

From Larkswood Open Air Swimming Pool, Chingford, Essex.

Dinghy Sailing
Two expert yachtsmen, Peter Scott and Keith Shackleton, explain and demonstrate how to manoeuvre a 12ft. sailing dinghy on a confined stretch of water.

Angler v. 'Human Fish'
A.G. Street, using his own spinning rod weighing twelve ounces, tries to land a ten-stone swimmer in fifteen minutes.

Programme introduced by Max Robertson.


Yachtsman/item presenter (Dinghy Sailing): Peter Scott
Yachtsman/item presenter (Dinghy Sailing): Keith Shackleton
Fisherman (Angler v. 'Human Fish'): A.G. Street
Presenter: Max Robertson
Presented by: Nicholas Crocker

: The George Martin Show

Mr. Martin is at large in the studio with a number of companions.
The only certain starters are: Eric Robinson, The Orchestra and the producer, Gordon Crier


Comedian: George Martin
Orchestra conductor: Eric Robinson
Producer: Gordon Crier

: Speaking Personally

Margaret Mead of the American Museum of Natural History.
See 'Talk of the Week'


Speaker: Margaret Mead

: Happy Hoe-Down

A programme of square-dancing, with instructions for beginners and demonstrations by experts with Phil Cardew and his Cornhuskers, The Happy Hoe-Downers, David Miller (caller) and guest artists.


Musicians: Phil Cardew and his Cornhuskers
Dancers: The Happy Hoe-Downers
Caller: David Miller
Presented by: Graeme Muir

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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