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: Children's Television

Midsummer Eve: 1: Miss Pussy gives a present to the fairies.
Gladys Young tells another story about Miss Pussy from 'The Enormous Apple Pie', by Diana Ross.

Children's Newsreel

The Young Discovery
A play written for television by Joan Selby-Lowndes.
The action takes place in the Carters' home in South London, and backstage at a London Theatre.
Time, the present

(to 18.00)


Storyteller (Midsummer Eve): Gladys Young
Writer (Midsummer Eve): Diana Ross
Writer (The Young Discovery): Joan Selby-Lowndes
Settings (The Young Discovery): Michael Yates
Producer (The Young Discovery): Hazel Wilkinson
Michael Carter: Sonny Doran
Mrs Carter: Maureen Pryor
Jane Carter: Patricia Lowi
Nellie Sprockett: Pamela Barnard
Bill, the stage-door keeper: C. Denier Warren
Marie Palmer: Jane Welsh
Geoffrey Triskett: Hugh Munro
Manager of the theatre: Ernest Jay
Samuel Foote: Wilfred Caithness
Elizabeth Farren: Vari Falconer

: Down You Go!

with Roy Rich in the chair and Elizabeth Gray, Kenneth Horne, Paul Jennings, Patricia Cutts finding the letters.


Chairman: Roy Rich
Panellist: Elizabeth Gray
Panellist: Kenneth Horne
Panellist: Paul Jennings
Panellist: Patricia Cutts
Special effects: Alfred Wurmser
Game devised by: Polly S. Cowan
Game devised by: Louis G. Cowan
Presented by: Dicky Leeman

: Edinburgh International Festival: An excerpt from The Confidential Clerk

A drama by T. S. Eliot.
Introduced by Henry Sherek.
A special performance before an invited audience from the stage of the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh.


Writer: T. S. Eliot
Presenter: Henry Sherek
Settings: Hutchinson Scott
Producer: E. Martin Browne
Presented for television by: Michael Henderson
Lucasta Angel: Margaret Leighton
Colby Simpkins: Denholm Elliot
B Kaghan: Peter Jones
Lady Elizabeth Mulhammer: Isabel Jeans
Sir Claude Mulhammer: Paul Rogers

: Grete Scherzer

Schubert Impromptu in A flat. Op. 142 No. 2 Moment musical in F minor. Op. 94
No. 3
Impromptu in G flat, Op. 90 No. 3


Pianist: Grete Scherzer

: The Love Match

A farce by Glenn Melvyn.
[Starring] Arthur Askey in an excerpt from The Love Match
A special performance before an invited audience from the stage of the Grand Theatre, Blackpool.


Writer: Glenn Melvyn
Director: Richard Bird
Setting: David de Bethel
Presented for television by: Keith Rogers
Sal Brown: Thora Hird
Arthur Ford: Jay Denyer
Bill Brown: Arthur Askey
Rose Brown: Anthea Askey
Wally Binns: Glenn Melvyn
Alt Hall: Danny Ross
Emma Binns: Barbara Miller
Percy Brown: Ian Gardiner
Motorist: Janet Davies

: Weather Forecast and News

(sound only)

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