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: Children's Television

Muffin the Mule
with Annette Mills (who writes the songs) and Ann Hogarth (who pulls the strings).

Children's Newsreel

The 'Conker' King
Huw Wheldon brings three young 'Conker' Kings to the studio to match their prize conkers.

The Appleyards: 1: Meet the Family
A new serial play by Philip Burton.
The family consists of Mr. and Mrs. Appleyard and their four children - John, Janet, Tom, and Margaret.
(Second performance of last Thursday's programme)

(to 18.00)


Presenter/Songwriter (Muffin the Mule): Annette Mills
Puppeteer (Muffin the Mule): Ann Hogarth
Presenter (The 'Conker' King): Huw Wheldon
Writer (The Appleyards): Philip Burton
Producer (The Appleyards): Naomi Capon

: What's My Line?

with Elizabeth Allan, Ghislaine Alexander, Jerry Desmonde, Gilbert Harding trying to find the answers and Eamonn Andrews to see fair play.

("What's My Line?" was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman and is presented by arrangement with C.B.S. of America and Maurice Winnick)


Panellist: Elizabeth Allan
Panellist: Ghislaine Alexander
Panellist: Jerry Desmonde
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman

: Strange Orchestra

by Rodney Ackland.
[Starring] The Under Thirty Theatre Group of the Frinton Summer Theatre (under the direction of Peter Hoare)
See below and 'Talk of the Week'


Writer: Rodney Ackland
Setting: Lawrence Broadhouse
Producer: Oscar Quitak
Presented for television by: Desmond Hawkins
Vera Lyndon: Betty Bowden
George: Jeremy Geidt
Val: Timothy Bateson
Esther, Vera's daughter: Deirdre Doone
Freda: Kathleen Crawley
Laura: Josephine Stroud
Jimmie: Desmond Scott
Jenny, Vera's daughter: Jill Raymond
Gordon, Vera's son: Anthony Knowles
Peter: Patrick Macnee
Sylvia: Jill Melford

: The Epilogue: Saint Francis of Assisi

by Father Agnellus Andrew, a modern Franciscan friar.


Presenter: Father Agnellus Andrew

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