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: Newsreel

(Previously televised on Tuesday)

: Victory at Sea: 17: The Killers and the Killed

Further pictures of some aspects of the critical campaign against the U-boats in the final phases of the Battle of the Atlantic.
Film introduced by Michael Lewis, Professor of History at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.
(Previously televised on February 16)


Film introduced by: Professor Michael Lewis

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(A BBC film)
(to 16.15)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Just Between Ourselves with Janet Brown

Summer is for Kids
A film about the summer camp for small boys in Canada.

Birthday Suite
(Previously televised on Tuesday)
(Janet Brown is appearing at the Empress Theatre, Brixton)

(to 17.40)


Presenter (Just Between Ourselves): Janet Brown
Producer (Birthday Suite): Naomi Capon

: Press Conference

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


Presented by: Grace Wyndham Goldie

: Britain in the Skies: 1: This is our Heritage

Three documentary programmes on British achievement in aviation.
Major Oliver Stewart writes on page 5


Script: John Pudney
Outside broadcast sequences presented by: Bill Duncalf
Settings: Stephen Taylor
Director: Gilchrist Calder
Producer: Robert Barr

: Waltz for a Queen

Sydney Thompson and Mary Thompson teach a new waltz for this Coronation summer. Their guests in the studio show it as a progressive dance.


Dancer: Sydney Thompson
Dancer: Mary Thompson
Presented by: S. E. Reynolds

: Everybody's Business: Civil Defence

Television cameras visit the Home Office Civil Defence School at Falfield, near Bristol, during a night exercise, to see how everyone can help his neighbours-and himself-in a time of emergency.
See page 14


Commentator: Berkeley Smith
Presented by: Nicholas Crocker

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