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: Cycle Racing

A visit to Herne Hill, London, to see events at the first meeting of the new National Track League.
(to 16.15 app.)


Commentator: W. J. Mills
Commentator: Raymond Baxter

: Children's Television: Whirligig

with Humphrey Lestocq and Mr. Turnip.

Box of Tricks with Geoffrey Robinson

Room for Music with Steve Race

Secrets of the Centuries: 1: The Lost Pharos
by Larry Forrester.

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

(to 18.00)


Deviser and producer: Michael Westmore
Presenter: Humphrey Lestocq
Mr. Turnip (Manipulation): Joy Laurey
Mr. Turnip (voice): Peter Hawkins
Script: Peter Ling
Magician (Box of Tricks): Geoffrey Robinson
Drawings (Box of Tricks): Tony Hart
Musician (Room for Music): Steve Race
Writer (Secrets of the Centuries): Larry Forrester
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.

: Interlude

'Domestic Poultry' by Hondecoeiter

: Epitaph for a Spy: 5: All Men are Liars

A mystery serial in six parts.
Dramatised for television by Giles Cooper from the novel by Eric Ambler.
Vadassy, the stateless teacher of languages holidaying on the French Riviera in the summer of 1937, has been 'blackmailed', as he puts it, by M. Beghin of Naval Intelligence into trying to find out which of his fellow-guests at the Hotel de la Reserve had photographed the naval defences of Toulon and, inadvertently, switched his Schwartz camera with Vadassy's. He is growing more and more suspicious of all the inmates of the hotel - the shifty English major and his Italian wife, the amiable American brother and sister, the writer of uncertain name and nationality, his friend the Swiss hotel manager, and the insolent Roux and his lady-friend. Even the distinguished-looking M. Duclos and the Swiss tourist couple - the Vogels - may be open to suspicion. Who is the spy?


Author: Eric Ambler
Adapted by: Giles Cooper
Settings: Lawrence Broadhouse
Director: Patrick Harvey
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Vadassy: Peter Cushing
Schimler: Gerik Schjelderup
Herr Vogel: Meinhart Maur
Frau Vogel: Lislott Goettinger
Warren Skelton: Warren Stanhope
Mary Skelton: Joan Winmill
Roux: Philip Dale
Odette Martin: Vivienne Burgess
Duclos: Robert Webber
Waiter: James Beattie
Beghin: Philip Leaver

: Face the Music

Henry Hall invites you to Face the Music
See foot of page


Presenter/Bandleader: Henry Hall

: Table Tennis: English Open Championships

A visit to the Empire Pool, Wembley, to see some of the finals.


Commentator: Max Robertson

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