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: Children's Television

Behind the Scenes
George Speaight talks about various types of puppets, shows how they work, and the different ways they can be used in the puppet theatre.

Children's Newsreel

All Your Own
A programme in which children from all over England, Scotland, and Wales have been invited to take part.
Introduced by Huw Wheldon.

(to 18.05)


Presenter (Behind the Scenes): George Speaight
Presenter (All Your Own): Huw Wheldon
Editor (All Your Own): Cliff Michelmore
Pianist (All Your Own): Steve Race
Presented by (All Your Own): Michael Westmore

: What's My Line?

Ghislaine Alexander, Elizabeth Allan, Jerry Desmonde, Gilbert Harding trying to find the answers and Eamonn Andrews to see fair play.
('What's My Line?' was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman and is presented by arrangement with CBS of America and Maurice Winnick)


Panellist: Ghislaine Alexander
Panellist: Elizabeth Allan
Panellist: Jerry Desmonde
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman

: Coronation Ceremony

A film produced for the Central Office of Information, which explains the significance of and the historical background to the Coronation ceremony.
To be repeated on Friday at 3.45

: Moonshine

An eccentric comedy by John Coates.
The scene is set in the house of the Ransom family, somewhere in South London. The time is the present.
Second performance: Thursday at 7.30


Author: John Coates
Producer: Hal Burton
Settings: Barry Learoyd
Michael Ransom: Bryan Forbes
Anne Ransom: Elizabeth Henson
Charles Ransom: Ivan Samson
Bill: Robert Brown
Mary Ransom: Barbara Couper
Crystal: Jacqueline MacKenzie
Aunt Daisy: Mary Merrall
Lucy: Anna Turner

: Nina Milkina

(piano) plays Mozart's Sonata in A.


Pianist: Nina Milkina
Presented by: Christian Simpson

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