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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Monday and Tuesday)

: Victory at Sea: 13: Sea and Sand

The first great Anglo-American combined operation of the war-the allied landings in North Africa, which led to the destruction of the Afrika Korps and the freeing of a continent from the Axis.
Film introduced by Michael Lewis, Professor of History at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.
(Previously televised on January 19)
(to 16.00)


Film introduced by: Michael Lewis

: Children's Television

Prudence Kitten
with Annette Mills (who writes the songs).

The Adventures of Mr. Mumbo and Mrs. Mumbo
Drawn by Reginald Jeffryes.

Nature Detectives
Wilfred Booth suggests how you can discover for yourself the habits of wild birds, animals, and plants. Today he talks about fish.

(to 17.40)


Presenter/songwriter (Prudence Kitten): Annette Mills
Designs (Prudence Kitten): George Fry
Illustrator (The Adventures of Mr. Mumbo and Mrs. Mumbo): Reginald Jeffryes
Presenter (Nature Detectives): Wilfred Booth

: Press Conference

Personalities who make the news face questions from the men who write the news.


Director: James Bredin
Presented by: Grace Wyndham Goldie

: Current Release

The last programme in this series of fortnightly reviews of films.
Introduced by John Fitzgerald.
The programme includes scenes from:
'Rough Shoot' (Raymond Stross); 'South of Algiers' (Associated British-Mayflower);
'Mississippi Gambler' (Universal-International); 'Come Back, Little Sheba' (Paramount); 'Under the Red Sea' (Associated British-Pathe); 'The Titfield Thunderbolt' (Ealing Studios); 'Desperate Moment' (J. Arthur Rank Organisation)
The programme includes a short preview of forthcoming Disney features.


Presenter: John Fitzgerald
Continuity: Melissa Wood
Presented by: W. Farquharson-Small

: Ice Hockey: Streatham v. Brighton Tigers

A visit to Streatham Ice Rink, London, to see the final period in this National League Match.


Commentator: Johnnie Kelly

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