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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Wednesday and Thursday)

: County Government

A film about the workings of American local government.
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television

How Does it End?: The Count of Monte Cristo
by Alexandre Dumas.
Another programme in the series on famous books.
Devised and introduced by Robert MacDermot.

Boxing for Boys: The Punch that Counts
Bill Latto introduces Eric Dolby and Harry Brown.

(to 17.40)


Author (The Count of Monte Cristo): Alexandre Dumas
Devised and introduced by (How Does it End?): Robert MacDermot
Producer (How Does it End?): Peter Kneebone
Edmond Dantes: Robin Lloyd
Danglars: David Garth
Fernando Mondego: Gordon Whiting
M. Gerard de Villefort: Anthony Jacobs
Abbe Faria: J. Leslie Frith
Presenter (Boxing for Boys): Bill Latto
Boxer (Boxing for Boys): Eric Dolby
Boxer (Boxing for Boys): Harry Brown
Inter-round summaries (Boxing for Boys): W. Barrington-Dalby
Presented by (Boxing for Boys): Cliff Michelmore

: Special Enquiry

See column 1 and 'Talk of the Week'

: Toppers About Town

The Television Toppers invite you to come round the town with them for visits to some of London's most famous rendezvous.
This week they take you to The Cafe de Paris where you will meet The Beverley Sisters, The Ray Ellington Quartet and guest stars.
Cafe de Paris Orchestra
Directed by George Smith


Dancers: The Television Toppers
Singers: The Beverley Sisters
Musicians: The Ray Ellington Quartet
Musicians: Cafe de Paris Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: George Smith
Dance routines directed by: Leslie Roberts
Producer: Richard Afton

: In the News

Speakers: Robert Boothby, M.P., W. J. Brown, Anthony Greenwood, M.P., Michael Foot M.P.
Chairman, Frank Byers


Speaker: Robert Boothby
Speaker: W. J. Brown
Speaker: Anthony Greenwood
Speaker: Michael Foot
Chairman: Frank Byers
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: John Irwin

: Science Review

A film review of recent research and discovery in science and industry.


Arranged by: Norman MacQueen
Edited and compiled by: George Noordhof

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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.

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