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: Children's Newsreels

(to 12.00)

: Snooker: News of the World Professional Tournament

at the Leicester Square Hall, London.
Joe Davis, Retired undefeated World Champion for twenty years
John Pulman, Runner-up in this tournament, 1950-51
The first frames in the afternoon session of the last day of the match.


Snooker player: Joe Davis
Snooker player: John Pulman
Commentator: Raymond Glendenning
Commentator: Sidney Smith

: Two Hundred Years of Fashion

Television cameras visit Hutchinson House, London, where Doris Langley Moore shows Jeanne Heal her collection of costumes which forms part of an 'Elizabeth to Elizabeth' exhibition in aid of the National Playing Fields Association.
(to 16.00)


Fashion expert: Doris Langley Moore
Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Presented by: Michael Henderson

: Children's Television: Whirligig

with Humphrey Lestocq and Mr. Turnip.

Box of Tricks with Geoffrey Robinson

Steve Race's Corner

Stranger from Space: 5 - Total Eclipse
by Hazel Adair and Ronald Marriott.

Hank Rides Again
with Francis Coudrill who writes the story, speaks the voices, draws and animates the pictures.

(to 18.30)


Devised and produced by: Michael Westmore
Presenter: Humphrey Lestocq
Mr. Turnip (Manipulations): Joy Laurey
Mr. Turnip (voice): Peter Hawkins
Script: Peter Ling
Magician (Box of Tricks): Geoffrey Robinson
Pianist (Steve Race's Corner): Steve Race
Writer (Stranger from Space): Hazel Adair
Writer (Stranger from Space): Ronald Marriott
Ian Spencer: Brian Smith
John Armitage: John Gabriel
Pamela Vernon: Isabel George
Bilaphodorus: Michael Newell
Gorgol: Valentine Dyall
Writer/voices/illustrator/animator (Hank Rides Again): Francis Coudrill
Director (Hank Rides Again): Gilchrist Calder

: The Week's Newsreels

This week's Television Newsreels repeated at the following times:
Monday's edition, 7.0 app.
Tuesday's edition, 7.14 app.
Wednesday's edition, 7.28 app.
Thursday's edition, 7.42 app.
Friday's edition, 7.56 app.

: Interlude

: The Pickwick Papers: The First Paper

by Charles Dickens.
Adapted for television by Robert Christie.
Settings by Richard R. Greenough based on the 'Phiz' illustrations.


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapter: Robert Christie
Producer: Douglas Allen
Settings: Richard R. Greenough
Mr Samuel Pickwick: George Howe
Mr Augustus Snodgrass: Robert Beaumont
Mr Nathaniel Winkle: Geoffrey Sumner
Mr Tracy Tupman: Campbell Gray
Waiter at 'The Golden Cross': John Scott
Mr Alfred Jingle: Peter Copley
Waiter at 'The Bull': Graham Ashley
Dr Slammer: Aubrey Mather
Lieutenant Payne: Percy Herbert
Mr Wardle: David Horne

: Snooker

A second visit to the Leicester Square Hall, London, during the concluding stages in this three-day match in which Pulman receives two blacks (14 points) from Davis.


Commentator: Raymond Glendenning

: Cafe Continental

The Gay International Cabaret with Helene Cordet as Mistress of Ceremonies
Maitre d'Hotel Pierre Auguste at your service l'Orchestre Pigalle conducted by Sydney Jerome


Mistress of Ceremonies: Helene Cordet
Maitre d'Hotel: Pierre Auguste
Musicians: l'Orchestre Pigalle
Orchestra conducted by: Sydney Jerome
Devised and produced by: Henry Caldwell

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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