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: Children's Television

John Glyn Jones tells a story.

The Thoughtless Duke
by Rhoda Power.

Children's Newsreel

The Man of Joy
by Rhoda Power.
Adapted for television from a French legend.

(to 18.05)


Storyteller: John Glyn Jones
Writer (The Thoughtless Duke/The Man of Joy): Rhoda Power
Music composed by: James Hartley
Music directed by: Eric Robinson
Settings designed by: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
The Tumbler: Don Tasker
Brother Dominick: David Garth
Brother Benedict: Christopher Hodge
The Abbot: James Raglan
Other parts played by: Hazel Penwarden
Other parts played by: Graham Leaman
Other parts played by: Ronald Marriott
Other parts played by: Kenneth Hendel
Other parts played by: Bruce Beeby
Other parts played by: Cyril Conway
Other parts played by: Raymond Edmonds
Other parts played by: Colin Wall

: What's My Line?

With Ghislaine Alexander, Barbara Kelly, 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: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: Jerry Desmonde
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: Excerpt from Val Parnell's pantomime Dick Whittington

From the London Palladium.


Director: Val Parnell

: Markheim

A drama adapted by Winston Clewes from the short story by R. L. Stevenson.
The setting: a curio shop of the 1880s
See 'Talk of the Week'


Adapter: Winston Clewes
Author: R. L. Stevenson
Producer: Christian Simpson
Producer: Tony Richardson
Markheim: Douglas Wilmer
The dealer: Erik Chitty
The man: Robin Bailey
Maid: Josee Richard
Jovial gentleman: Harry Brunning
Carol singer: Arthur Edmonds
Carol singer: Michael Gulbenkian
Carol singer: Derek Hodgson
Carol singer: James Perkins
Carol singer: Jack Vincent

: Amaryllis Fleming (cello)

At the piano, Josephine Lee


Cellist: Amaryllis Fleming
Pianist: Josephine Lee

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