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: Strong is the Seed

A film drama of the Australian corn-lands.
(to 16.10)

: Children's Television

Billy Bean and his Funny Machine
(Programme devised by Chuck Luchsinger and presented by arrangement with Monty Bailey-Watson)
(Richard Vosburgh is appearing in "The Domino Revue" at the Wimbledon Theatre, London)

Stan Bernard Trio

Olympic Gymnastics
Frank Turner, the British Olympic Gymnastic Champion, presides and demonstrates at a contest between two teams of junior gymnasts.

(to 17.40)


Script (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Lisa Lincoln
Puppetry (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Jane Tyson
Voices (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Richard Vosburgh
Voices (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Gaylord Cavallaro
Drawings (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Reginald Jeffryes
Set and puppets made by (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): John Wright
Producer (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): David Boisseau
Programme devised by (Billy Bean and his Funny Machine): Chuck Luchsinger
Musicians: Stan Bernard Trio
Presenter/gymnast (Olympic Gymnastics): Frank Turner
Commentator (Olympic Gymnastics): Bill Latto
Presented by (Olympic Gymnastics): Cliff Michelmore

: International Horse Show

Part of the 'Horse and Hound' International Jumping Championship.
From the White City Stadium, London.


Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: Billy Bean and his Funny Machine

This afternoon's children's programme is repeated so that older members of the family can meet a new character recently introduced in Children's Television.

: India's Challenge: 5: The New Deal for Women?

A series of six programmes examining the new India and her efforts to solve the problems of the East by Western democratic methods.
An illustrated report by Aidan Crawley who travelled throughout India to take the film and to interview Indian leaders.


Reporter/interviewer: Aidan Crawley
Presented by: Grace Wyndham Goldie

: The Good Old Days

Edwardian Music-Hall
From the City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds (by permission of Harry Joseph)
With Eric Williams and Mary Harkness, Bill Wareham, Joe King, Pop, White, and Stagger, Margery Manners as Florrie Forde, Geoffrey Hibbert as Jack Pleasants, Joan Sterndale Bennett as Vesta Tilley, Pamile Can-Can Dancers.
Chairman: Don Gemmell


Performer: Eric Williams
Performer: Mary Harkness
Performer: Bill Wareham
Comedian: Joe King
Performers: Pop, White, and Stagger
Florrie Forde: Margery Manners
Jack Pleasants: Geoffrey Hibbert
Vesta Tilley: Joan Sterndale Bennett
Dancers: Pamile Can-Can Dancers
Chairman: Don Gemmell
Musical Director: Alyn Ainsworth
Director: Derek Burrell-Davis
Producer: Barney Colehan

: International Horse Show

A further visit to the White City Stadium to watch part of a performance by the Spanish Riding School and the finals of the Selby Cup Jumping Competition.


Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Commentator: Bill Allenby

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