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: The Royal River Pageant on the Thames

A. G. Thompson writes on page 6
(to 12.30 app.)

: Victory at Sea: 26: Design for Peace

This last film in the series includes scenes showing the effects of atomic bombing in Japan, enemy surrenders, Allied homecomings and celebrations of victory.
Film introduced by Michael Lewis, Professor of History at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.
(Previously televised on May 4)


Film introduced by: 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 television film)
(to 16.15)


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

: Children's Television

Meet the Penguins: 6: Mother Penguin's Birthday
by Josephine Smith Wright.

Travel Story
A journey through Brazil by Allan Murray.

A Visit to the Television Garden with Frances Perry

(to 17.45)


Writer (Meet the Penguins): Josephine Smith Wright
Drawings (Meet the Penguins): Bill Hooper
Animations (Meet the Penguins): Lionel Pearce
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Barbara Trevor
Voices (Meet the Penguins): Kenneth Connor
Music (Meet the Penguins): John Hooper
Presenter (Travel Story): Allan Murray
Gardener: Frances Perry

: England's Quest for the Ashes

On the eve of the Fourth Test Match between England and Australia viewers are invited to inspect the wicket with J. H. Nash, Secretary of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
Then Brian Johnston talks to W. A. Oldfield of Australia and R. W. V. Robins of England about the prospects for the match.
From Headingley, Leeds


Speaker: J. H. Nash
Interviewer: Brian Johnston
Interviewee: W. A. Oldfield
Interviewee: R. W. V. Robins

: Night Flight

Flight B.A. 509 London-New York
Overnight, every night, B.O.A.C's 'Monarch' service leaves London Airport for New York. This evening outside-broadcast cameras watch the scenes of departure and follow the giant Stratocruiser to the end of the runway. There Berkeley Smith, from inside the plane, describes the take-off. With the help of film, viewers see something of life aboard the air liner during its night flight across the Atlantic.
See 'Television Diary,' page 15


Presenter: Berkeley Smith
Presented by: Stephen Wade

: Russian Salad

A Russian film of opera, ballet, orchestral music and folk dance including
'The Dying Swan' danced by Galina Ulanova.


Dancer (The Dying Swan): Galina Ulanova

: The Royal River Pageant on the Thames

A BBC telerecording of this morning's visit by Her Majesty the Queen to the River Pageant on the Thames.

: International Horse Show: The King George V Gold Challenge Cup

The fifth and last visit to the White City Stadium, London, to see the final stages of this great International Jumping Championship.
See plan at foot of page


Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Commentator: Dorian Williams
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

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