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: Newsreel

(Previously televised on Tuesday)

: Kingdom in the North

The ancient kingdom of Bernicia was established by the Vikings in North-East England between the Pennines and the sea.
This BBC television film shows the people of this land today- their music, and their country, moorland, mining town, and industrial city.
(Previously televised on May 19)


Producer: John Elliot

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the very young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Julia Williams 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: Julia Williams
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Prudence Kitten
with Annette Mills (who writes the songs).

Ten Minutes' Music
Thorun Tryggvason plays the piano.

Gordon Gets Going
[Starring] Bruce Gordon

(to 17.35)


Presenter/songwriter (Prudence Kitten): Annette Mills
Designs (Prudence Kitten): George Fry
Pianist (Ten Minutes' Music): Thorun Tryggvason
[Actor] (Gordon Gets Going): Bruce Gordon

: Press Conference

Personalities who make the news face questions from the men who write the news.
Guest: Adlai Stevenson


Guest: Adlai Stevenson
Presented by: Stephen W. Bonarjee

: Barbara with Braden

Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
[Starring] Bernard Braden and Barbara Kelly
and Benny Lee, Pearl Carr, Ronald Fletcher, A guest celebrity, Nat Temple and his Orchestra
See 'Television Diary' on page 13


Writer: Frank Muir
Writer: Denis Norden
Settings: John Clements
Producer: Brian Tesler
Comedian: Bernard Braden
Comedy actress: Barbara Kelly
Comedy actor: Benny Lee
Singer: Pearl Carr
Performer: Ronald Fletcher
Musicians: Nat Temple and his Orchestra

: Thunder Over Mexico

A film story made in 1933, from material shot in Mexico by the Russian director S. M. Eisenstein for his uncompleted film 'Que Viva Mexico!'
Presented by arrangement with Sol Lessor


Director: S. M. Eisenstein

: Leisure and Pleasure

Introduced by Jeanne Heal.

Guest of the Week

Buried Treasure
Rooney Pelletier shows some cherished possessions contributed by local residents to a recent exhibition in Finsbury.

Sir Compton Mackenzie talks about books on the language of flowers.

Ernestina Perea sings Mexican songs to her own guitar accompaniment.


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Item presenter (Buried Treasure): Rooney Pelletier
Item presenter (Interpretation): Sir Compton Mackenzie
Singer/guitarist (Music): Ernestina Perea
Editor: Jacqueline Kennish
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only) followed by Maternity Benefits
The Minister of National Insurance, the Rt. Hon. Osbert Peake, M.P., outlines the new and improved Maternity Benefits and explains how mothers who go to work, as well as housewives, will be affected.
(Recording of the broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15)
(Sound only)


Speaker (Maternity Benefits): The Rt. Hon. Osbert Peake

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