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: Children's Newsreel

(The last six editions)
(to 12.00)

: Snooker

From Leicester Square Hall, London. A challenge match.
Joe Davis (Retired undefeated world champion for twenty years) v Walter Donaldson (World Champion, 1946-1947 and 1949-1950)
The last day of a week's match.


Snooker player: Joe Davis
Snooker player: Walter Donaldson
Commentator: Sidney Smith
Presented by: Michael Henderson

: Figure Skating

A film of the 1948 winter Olympics held in Switzerland in which Barbara Ann Scott is seen winning her championship titles.
(to 16.00)


Subject: Barbara Ann Scott

: Children's Television

Presentation of the Daily Mail National Children's Television Award 1952-3

: Children's Television: Whirligig

with Humphrey Lestocq and Mr. Turnip.

Box of Tricks with Geoffrey Robinson

Steve Race's Corner

The Highwayman's Bargain: 2: The Escape
by Stuart Ready and Richard Baldwyn.

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

(to 18.15)


Devised and produced by: Michael Westmore
Presenter: Humphrey Lestocq
Mr. Turnip (Manipulation): Joy Laurey
Mr. Turnip (voice): Peter Hawkins
Script: Peter Ling
Magician (Box of Tricks): Geoffrey Robinson
Musician (Steve Race's Corner): Steve Race
Drawings (Steve Race's Corner): Antony Hart
Writer (The Highwayman's Bargain): Stuart Ready
Writer (The Highwayman's Bargain): Richard Baldwyn
John Girling: Frederick Steger
Mary Girling: Valerie Forrest
Ben Girling: Thomas Conniffe
Captain Lacey: Kenneth Brown
The Messenger: John Franklyn
General Standish: James Raglan
Writer/Voices/Illustrator/Animator (Hank Rides Again): Francis Coudrill
Drummer (Hank Rides Again): Geoff Lofts

: 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.

: Looking at Animals

George Cansdale, Superintendent of the London Zoo, continues his demonstration of how animals use their feet in different ways.


Presenter: George Cansdale
Presented by: George Noordhof

: Little Red Monkey: 2: In Which Curiosity Kills the Cat

A mystery serial in six parts
Written for television by Eric Maschwitz
[Starring] Donald Houston and Honor Blackman


Writer: Eric Maschwitz
Producer: W. Lyon-Shaw
Settings: Richard Wilmot
Jocelyn Cullum: Honor Blackman
Colin Currie: Donald Houston
Lady Currie: Henzie Raeburn
Superintendent Harington: Arthur Rigby
Sir Olive: Robert Raglan
Williams: Basil Appleby
Todd: Edward Evans
Professor Deller: Joseph Fischer
Martineau: Wensley Pithey
Mabel: Gillian Owen
Commander Hilliard: Philip Lennard
Miss Hale: Judith Furse
Miss Hedges: Joan Lovelace
Vinsen: Michael Godfrey
Newspaper editor: Jock McKay
Mr. Thompson: John Rutland

: Introducing Chan Canasta

who gives a demonstration of psycho-magic before an audience of well-known personalities.
See 'Television Diary,' page 15


Magician: Chan Canasta
Presented by: Francis Essex

: This Is Television

This is Television
A Gala Show at the Scala Theatre at which the 'Daily Mail' National Television Awards for 1952-3 will be presented

The Personality of the Year - The Most Entertaining Programme - The Best Documentary or Factual Programme - The Outstanding Actor - The Outstanding Actress - The Personality of the Year in Children's Television

With George Martin, Rob Murray, The Mandos Sisters, The Television Toppers, The George Carden Dancers, Four in A Chord

Introduced by Mary Malcolm, Sylvia Peters, McDonald Hobley


Comedian: George Martin
Performer: Rob Murray
Singers: The Mandos Sisters
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Dancers: The George Carden Dancers
Singers: Four in A Chord
Presenter: Mary Malcolm
Presenter: Sylvia Peters
Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Dance arrangements: George Carden
The Television Toppers' routine arranged by: Jack Billings
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Original lyrics and music: David Croft
Original lyrics and music: Cyril Ornadel
Director: Alan Chivers
Producer: Michael Mills

: Weather Forecast and News (sound only); followed by Party Political Broadcast

The Rt. Hon. Clement Davies, Q.C., M.P., Leader of the Liberal Parliamentary Party
(Recording of the broadcast in Home Service at 9.15)
(sound only)


Speaker (Party Political Broadcast): The Rt. Hon. Clement Davies

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