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: Badminton: 1953 All-England Championships

A further visit to London's Empress Hall to see some of the play during today's finals.
(to 16.00)


Commentator: Max Robertson
Assisted by: Harold Morland

: Children's Television: The S.S. Saturday Special

Skipper Peter Butterworth and Porterhouse welcome you aboard.
Others at sea are:
Christopher Hodge, sea lawyer
Mr. Merlin, ship's engineer
Humpty Dumpty, ship's lookout
Sooty, ship's mascot with Harry Corbett
and Martin Lukins, ship's cook
'The Skipper's Yarn'
(to 18.00)


Presenter: Peter Butterworth
Sea lawyer: Christopher Hodge
Puppeteer (Sooty): Harry Corbett
Ship's cook: Martin Lukins
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Puppetry: Sam Williams
Drawings: Tony Hart
Scripts: Shaun Sutton
Scripts: Roland Peake
Scripts: Peter Ling
Produced By: Douglas Hurn
The tramp: Hugh Griffith
Nigel: Glyn Dearman

: 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.

: Interlude

'Les Trois Masques' by Picasso

: Epitaph for a Spy: 2: Go Spy the Land

A mystery serial in six parts.
Dramatised for television by Giles Cooper from the novel by Eric Ambler.

The action takes place in the summer of 1937 at St. Gatien, a small seaside resort in the South of France.


Author: Eric Ambler
Dramatised by: Giles Cooper
Director: Patrick Harvey
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Settings: Lawrence Broadhouse
Vadassey: Peter Cushing
Beghin: Philip Leaver
Duclos: Robert Webber
Waiter: James Beattie
Roux: Philip Dale
Odette Martin: Vivienne Burgess
Warren Skelton: Warren Stanhope
Mary Skelton: Joan Winmill
Koche: Ferdy Mayne
Herr Vogel: Meinhart Maur
Frau Vogel: Lislott Goettinger
Major Clandon-Hartley: Maurice Colbourne
Mrs. Clandon-Hartley: Sybil Rares
Schimler: Gerik Schjelderup

: Return It Up

[Starring] Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warriss
Sixty minutes of express entertainment from the Stoll Theatre, London.

Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warriss in Re-Turn It Up
Sixty minutes of express entertainment from The Stoll Theatre, London
With The Volants, Gladys Hay, Fay Lenore, Herbert Hare
and The George Carden Dancers
Dances arranged by George Carden (by permission of Jack Hylton)


Comedian/Devised by: Jimmy Jewel
Comedian: Ben Warriss
The: Volants
Performer: Gladys Hay
Performer: Fay Lenore
Performer: Herbert Hare
Dancers: The George Carden Dancers
Script/Original lyrics and music: Ronnie Hanbury
Dances arranged by: George Carden
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Original lyrics and music: David Croft
Original lyrics and music: Cyril Ornadel
Original lyrics and music: Peter Hart
Special orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Settings: John Cooper
Producer: Michael Mills

: Saturday-Night Story: The Best Cow in the Parish

Written and told by Kevin Fitzgerald.


Writer/storyteller: Kevin Fitzgerald

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