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: Children's Newsreel

(The last six editions)
(to 12.00)

: Racing at Kempton Park

Another visit to see three of the principal races on the second day of the December Meeting.

1.30 Kenton Handicap Steeplechase over two miles

2.0 Christmas Handicap Hurdle Race over three miles

2.30 Oatlands Handicap Steeplechase over three miles

Clive Graham is beside the camera overlooking the Paddock to identify the jockeys and horses.

(to 14.40 app.)


Commentator (Kenton/Christmas Handicaps): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Oatlands Handicap): Peter Dimmock
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham

: Ice Hockey: Scottish Select v. Streatham

A visit to the Murrayfield Ice Stadium, Edinburgh, for the second and third periods of this match.
(to 16.00)


Commentator: Johnny Kelly

: Children's Television: A special edition of 1066 and All That

(For details see Thursday at 9.30) (to 18.15)

: 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 some of the animals that have been born during the last twelve months.


Presenter: George Cansdale
Presented by: George Noordhof

: The Pickwick Papers: The Fourth Paper

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


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Robert Christie
Producer: Douglas Allen
Music directed by: Henry Bronkhurst
Settings: Richard R. Greenough
Mr. Tony Weller: Peter Bull
Mr. Samuel Pickwick: George Howe
Mr. Sam Weller: Sam Kydd
Mrs. Bardell: Edna Morris
Master Bardell: John Pitt
Mrs. Cluppins: Violet Gould
Mr. Augustus Snodgrass: Robert Beaumont
Mr. Tracy Tupman: Campbell Gray
Mr. Nathaniel Winkle: Geoffrey Sumner
Mr. Jackson: John Vere
Mrs. Weller: Janet Joye
Mr. Stiggins: Kynaston Reeves
Old Mrs. Wardle: Nancy Roberts
Mr. Wardle: David Horne
Miss Arabella Allen: Petra Davies
Miss Emily Wardle: Margaret Lane
Joe the fat boy: Rodney Bewes
Mary: Fanny Carby

: A Christmas Edition of Music-Hall

from the Granville Theatre, Walham Green.
with Anne Shelton, Issy Bonn, Cardew Robinson, Eddie Calvert, Alain Diagora, John Downey and Partner, The Television Toppers.
Augustus Peabody comperes the show, slightly assisted by Bobbie Kimber


Devised and produced by: Richard Afton
Dances directed by: Jack Billings
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Singer: Anne Shelton
Comedian: Issy Bonn
Comedian: Cardew Robinson
Musician: Eddie Calvert
Juggler: Alain Diagora
Performers: John Downey and Partner
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Compere/Ventriloquist: Bobbie Kimber

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