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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Wednesday and Thursday)

: Historic Houses of England: 9: Compton Wynyates

A film of one of the most beautiful Tudor dwellings in England. Compton Wynyates is the home of the Marquess of Northampton, and was built by his ancestor William Compton in the reign of Henry the Eighth.
(Previously televised on March 6)

: Butter Making in New Zealand

A film of general interest.
(to 16.20)

: Children's Television

Phil Drabble
is at Church End Farm, Maxstoke, with some more usual and unusual pets.

Coronation Review of The Royal Air Force by Her Majesty The Queen
A BBC telerecording of the Review televised on July 15.
Repeated in response to many requests.

(to 17.45)


Presenter: Phil Drabble
Presented by: John Vernon

: Newsreel

: England's Quest for the Ashes

See above and page 3

: Toppers by the Sea

You are invited to join The Television Toppers on a visit to Prince's International Circus at the Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl.
(By arrangement with Capt. Prince Cox and the Rhyl Urban District Council)
(By arrangement with Jack Hylton and George Black Alfred Black)
and Orchestra directed by Eric Robinson


Dancers: The Television Toppers
Dance direction: Jack Billings
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Arranged and produced by: Richard Afton

: International Speedway Racing: Scotland v. England

The closing races from Motherwell Speedway in the fourth match of the rubber in which Scotland leads by two matches to one.


Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Commentator: Archie McCulloch

: Science in the Making: Right hand, Left hand

Dr. Kenneth Smith shows that left handedness is not limited to writing, and demonstrates by means of experiments with well-known personalities that most right-handed people are left-handed in some ways.
Viewers are asked to perform certain simple tests and invited to submit the results in writing to 'Right hand. Left hand', [address removed]


Presenter: Dr. Kenneth Smith
Producer: George Noordhof

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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