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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Wednesday and Thursday)

: District Nurse

A film about the lives of two district nurses who act as midwives, nurses, and health visitors to patients within their area.
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television

Tilly Posh and the Wooden Shoes
A story by V. Statham told by Olive Shapley with drawings by Harry Rutherford.

You and Your Dog
A visit to a Bristol school to see a performance of the Road Safety Dog Display Team in which young children are shown how to train dogs-and themselves-to be safe on the roads.

Benny Foster, 1952 Olympic Games Secretary and Coach, points out some of the important things about touring and racing with the help of Ken Joy, four times Beat All-round Road Champion, Eileen Sheridan, former Best All-round Woman Road Champion, Dick Bowes, Captain of the British Olympic Road Racing Team, and Cliff Wiles, 1952 Junior Sprint Champion.

(to 17.50)


Writer (Tilly Posh and the Wooden Shoes): V. Statham
Storyteller (Tilly Posh and the Wooden Shoes): Olive Shapley
Drawings (Tilly Posh and the Wooden Shoes): Harry Rutherford
Cyclist: Benny Foster
Cyclist: Ken Joy
Cyclist: Eileen Sheridan
Cyclist: Dick Bowes
Cyclist: Cliff Wiles
Commentator (Cycling): Bill Latto
Presented by (Cycling): Cliff Michelmore

: From Small Beginnings

Professor E. N. da C. Andrade, F.R.S., reconstructs some of the early experiments that led to the development of the various methods of sound recording known at the present time.


Presenter: Professor E. N. Da C. Andrade
Producer: George Noordhof

: Kaleidoscope

An entertainment magazine.
Introduced by McDonald Hobley with Lind Joyce.

Ronnie Waldman's "Puzzle Corner" including the deliberate mistake and introducing
"Which Year?"
A musical medley.
This week's viewer competitor from Oxford.

Gary Miller, Donald Scott

What's in a Grave
John Slater tells his short story.

Viewers who live in Oxford are invited to place this issue of Radio Times in their windows by noon today, if they wish to offer themselves as the competitor in tonight's "Puzzle Corner".
(John Slater is appearing in "Reluctant Heroes" at the Whitehall Theatre, London)


Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Guest: Lind Joyce
Presenter (Puzzle Corner): Ronnie Waldman
Singer (Which Year?): Gary Miller
Singer (Which Year?): Donald Scott
Writer/Storyteller (What's in a Grave): John Slater
Dancer: Joan Harris
Dancer: Patricia Garnett
Dancer: Josephine Gordon
Dancer: Terence Theobald
Dancer: John Paget
Dancer: William Barrett
Choreography: Alan Carter
Orchestra conducted by: Frank Cordell
Script: Dennis Castle
Design: Richard Wilmot
Production: Douglas Moodie

: Badminton: 1953 All-England Championships

A visit to the Empress Hall, London, to see some of the play in the semi-finals of this tournament.


Commentator: Max Robertson
Assisted by: Harold Morland

: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
Speakers: S. J. McAdden, M.P., John Hare, M.P., David Hardman, Tom Driberg, M.P.
Chairman, Frank Byers


Speaker: S. J. McAdden
Speaker: John Hare
Speaker: David Hardman
Speaker: Tom Driberg
Chairman: Frank Byers
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: John Irwin

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