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: Children's Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 12.00)

: Country Calendar

On the Farm
W. A. Stewart holds a mock auction of cattle.

In the Garden
P. J. Thrower and H. J. Phillips discuss the early winter work and planting of fruit trees.

The Craftsman
Denis Willison, a Northampton saddler, demonstrates his age-old craft.

Edited and introduced by Godfrey Baseley.
From the Northamptonshire Institute of Agriculture, Moulton.


Auctioneer (On the Farm): W. A. Stewart
Item presenter (In the Garden): P. J. Thrower
Item presenter (In the Garden): H. J. Phillips
Item presenter (The Craftsman): Denis Willison
Edited and introduced by: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: Looking Ahead

A film for motor racing enthusiasts.
(to 16.20)

: Children's Television: The S.S. Saturday Special

Capt. Peter Butterworth and Porterhouse welcome you aboard.
Others at sea are:
Rufus Cruickshank, ship's bosun
Mr. Merlin, ship's engineer
Humpty Dumpty. ship's look-out
Sooty, the ship's mascot
and Martin Lukins, ship's cook
'The Skipper's Yarn'

(to 18.00)


Presenter: Capt. Peter Butterworth
Ship's bosun: Rufus Cruickshank
Ship's cook: Martin Lukins
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Puppetry: Sam Williams
Drawings: Tony Hart
Humpty model: Alfred Wurmser
Scripts: Gale Pedrick
Scripts: Roland Peake
Scripts: Peter Ling
Scripts: Robert Tronson
Producer: Douglas Hurn
Merridew: Maurice Colbourne
Trefusis: Wilfred Lawson
Jane: Dorothy Gordon
Peter: Anthony Rea
Ginger: Anthony Wager

: The Week's Newsreels

This week's Television Newsreels repeated at the following times:
Monday's edition, 7.15 app.
Tuesday's edition, 7.29 app.
Wednesday's edition, 7.43 app.
Thursday's edition, 7.57 app.
Friday's edition, 8.11 app.

: Looking at Animals

George Cansdale, Superintendent of the London Zoo, shows various types of birds.


Presenter: George Cansdale
Presented by: George Noordhof

: Operation Diplomat: 2: Two Dozen Carnations

A serial in six parts by Francis Durbridge.


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Producer: Martyn C. Webster
Settings: Frederick Knapman
Mark Fenton: Hector Ross
Robin Terry: David Peel
Dr. Andrew Sefton: Hugh Kelly
Sister Rogers: Elizabeth Maude
Colonel Wyman: Ivan Samson
Mrs. Terry: Lilian Christine
Linda Brooks: Pamela Galloway
Oscar: Raf de la Torre
Wade: Reginald Hearne
Other parts played by: Venetia Barrett
Other parts played by: James Beattie
Other parts played by: Kathleen Canty
Other parts played by: Arthur Mason
Other parts played by: Nickola Sterne
Other parts played by: Frank Singuineau
Other parts played by: Ann Totten
Other parts played by: Dorit Welles

: Don't Spare the Horses

[Starring] Jimmy James with Hutton Conyers and Dick Carlton, Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, The Three Monarchs, John Hanson, Clifford Stanton, Beryl Stevens
(The Three Monarchs are appearing at the Palace Theatre, East Ham)


Comedian: Jimmy James
Comedian: Hutton Conyers
Performer: Dick Carlton
Comedian: Peter Sellers
Comedian: Spike Milligan
Entertainers: The Three Monarchs
Tenor: John Hanson
Impersonator: Clifford Stanton
Performer: Beryl Stevens
Dance arrangements: Peter Glover
Settings designer: Richard Greenough
Producer: W. Lyon-Shaw

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