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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 Plate on the Wall
A play by Charles Terrot based on a short story by 'Ouida'.
The action of the play takes place in Italy at about the turn of the century.
(Previously televised last Thursday)
(Laddie appears by permission of the Canine Defence League)

(to 18.00)


Presenter/Songwriter (Muffin the Mule): Annette Mills
Puppeteer (Muffin the Mule): Ann Hogarth
Adapter (The Plate on the Wall): Charles Terrot
Based on a short story by (The Plate on the Wall): 'Ouida'
Settings (The Plate on the Wall): Frederick Knapman
Producer (The Plate on the Wall): Joy Harington
Faelle: Ray Jackson
Pastore, his dog: Laddie
His sisters: Candida: Yvonne Warren
His sisters: Vina: Caroline Denzil
Their grandmother: Blanche Fothergill
Christina: Petra Davies
The dealer: Victor Rietti
The English collector: Bryan Coleman
The shoeblack: John Mansi
A policeman: Martin Benson

: Evening Service

from Park Avenue Methodist Church, Northampton.
Conducted by the minister, the Rev. H. T. Wigley (General Secretary of the Free Church Federal Council 1945-1952).
Introduction and scripture sentences
Prayer and the Lord's Prayer
Praise the Lord! Ye heavens, adore Him (M.H.B. 13)
Bible reading: St. John 15,vv. 1-11
Love divine, all loves excelling (M.H.B. 431)
Anthem: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee (C. Lee Williams)
And can it be that I should gain? (M.H.B. 371, vv. 1, 3, 4, and 5)
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds (M.H.B. 99)
The Blessing
(to 19.30)


Conductor: The Rev. H. T. Wigley
Organist: Walter K. Smith

: Sidney Harrison

at the piano talks about Nocturnes.


Presenter/pianist: Sidney Harrison
Presented by: Philip Bate

: The Cathedral

A drama by Hugh Walpole
Adapted for television by Nigel Kneale
[Starring] Sebastian Shaw, Gillian Lind, Walter Fitzgerald

The action takes place in the Cathedral town of Polchester in the summer of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Year, 1897
At 8.20

(Second performance: Thursday at 7.30)


Author: Hugh Walpole
Adapted: by Nigel Kneale
Settings designed by: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
Adam Brandon, Archdeacon of Polchester Cathedral: Sebastian Shaw
Canon Foster: George Bishop
Canon Bentinck-Major: John Kidd
Amy Brandon, the Archdeacon's wife: Gillian Lind
Joan Brandon, the Archdeacon's daughter: Josephine Griffin
Miss Milton: Pat Nye
Canon Ronder: Walter Fitzgerald
Ellen Stiles: Betty Marsden
Lord St. Leath (Johnny): William Patrick
Agnes: Fanny Carby
The Rev. Frank Morris (of St. James'): John Hussey
The Dean of Polchester: George Skillan
Falk Brandon, the Archdeacon's son: Philip Guard
The Rev. Ambrose Wistons: James Ottaway

: What's My Line?

Ghislaine Alexander, Joan Greenwood, 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: Ghislaine Alexander
Panellist: Joan Greenwood
Panellist: Jerry Desmonde
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman

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