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: Children's Television

Muffin the Mule
with Annette Mills (who writes the songs) and Ann Hogarth (who pulls the strings).

Children's Newsreel

All Your Own
A programme in which children from all over England. Scotland, and Wales have been invited to take part.
Introduced by Huw Wheldon.

(to 18.05)


Presenter/songwriter (Muffin the Mule): Annette Mills
Puppeteer (Muffin the Mule): Ann Hogarth
Presenter (All Your Own): Huw Wheldon
Editor (All Your Own): Cliff Michelmore
Presented by (All Your Own): Michael Westmore

: What's My Line?

With Ghislaine Alexander, Barbara Kelly, Jerry Desmonde and Gilbert Harding trying to find the answers and Eamonn Andrews to see fair play.

('What's My Line?' was devised by Mark Goodison and Bill Todman and is presented by arrangement with C.B.S. 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

: Excerpts from: Sleeping Beauty on Ice

from the Empire Pool, Wembley.
Presented by Sir Arthur Elvin by arrangement with Tom Arnold.
Specialities by:
Chocolate and Company
The Skating Ryles
Frederick Gommer's Singing Cavaliers
Empire Pool Orchestra under the direction of Bertram Willis
Skating Corps de Ballet
Commentator, Berkeley Smith who also interviews some of the artists during the interval.
A special performance before an invited audience.
See 'Talk of the Week'


Presented by: Sir Arthur Elvin
Devised and produced by: Gerald Palmer
Singers: Frederick Gommer's Singing Cavaliers
Musicians: Empire Pool Orchestra
Orchestra under the direction of: Bertram Willis
Skaters: Corps de Ballet
Choreography: Beatrice Livesey
Book and lyrics: Maurice Cowan
Music composed and selected by: Reginald Swinney
Decor: Edward Delaney
Costumes designer: Anthony Holland
Commentator/interviewer: Berkeley Smith
Presented for television by: Alan Chivers
The Lord Great Chamberlain: Heinie Brock
The King of Coronia: Tony Somers
The Queen of Coronia: Jock McConnell
Fairy Lovelight: Barbara Wyatt
Fairy Rosebud: Pamela Gave
Fairy Twinkletoes: Moira Crook
Fairy Humour: Margaret Betty
Fairy Benevolent Jo: Anne Lee
Fairy Harmony: Micheline Andrews
Fairy Mischief: George Miller
Princess Beauty: Gloria Nord
Prince Forthright: Daphne Walker
The Dragon: Desmond Cline
The Dragon: Thomas Murphy
The King's Messenger: Leslie Lugg
The Court Costumier: Jerry Carroll
A Wood Cutter: Reginald Bass
The Earl Marshal: Desmond Cline
Lord Howard of Effingham: Thomas Murphy
Sir John Hawkins: James Gullet
Sir Philip Sidney: Tony Clarke
William Shakespeare: Michael Walker
Francis Bacon: Arthur Buss
Sir Walter Raleigh: Peter Kearley
Queen Elizabeth I: Jo Anne Lee
The Spirit of the Future: Micheline Andrews
Voices of the principal speaking artists: Raymond James
Voices of the principal speaking artists: J. Grant Anderson
Voices of the principal speaking artists: Leslie de Havilland
Voices of the principal speaking artists: Jane Hilary
Voices of the principal speaking artists: Jeanette Haley
Voices of the principal speaking artists: Patricia Chaplin
Voices of the principal speaking artists: Reginald de Havilland
Clowns: Chocolate and Company
Skaters: The Skating Ryles

: Roman Song

A short musical film from Italy.

: The Epilogue: All shall serve Him

Epiphany is the time when Christians recall the visit paid by the three Wise Men to Bethlehem.
Canon Wittenbach, with the help of a film of West Africa, speaks on the meaning of this story for the twentieth century.
The Nigerian film sequences are from a film made by the Church Missionary Society in collaboration with the Methodist Missionary Society.


Presenter: Canon Wittenbach

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