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: The Farnborough Air Display

The world's greatest display of aircraft, ranging from lightweight helicopters to supersonic fighters, together with giant air-liners and bombers of the future.
Organised by the Society of British Aircraft Constructors.
From the Royal Aircraft Establishment's Headquarters at Farnborough.


Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Presented for television by: Alan Chivers

: Children's Television

Hank Rides Again
with Francis Coudrill.
Steve Race at the piano and Geoff Lofts at the drums
From the 1953 Radio Show

Sooty Introduces...
High-speed Variety with Harry Corbett, The Three Alfreros, Peter Butterworth.

The Great Detective: 5: The Detective Takes his Medicine
A sinister comedy by Philip Godfrey.
[Starring] Graham Stark

(to 18.15)


Puppeteer (Hank Rides Again): Francis Coudrill
Pianist (Hank Rides Again)/musical arrangements (Sooty Introduces): Steve Race
Drummer (Hank Rides Again): Geoff Lofts
Puppeteer (Sooty Introduces): Harry Corbett
Performers (Sooty Introduces): The Three Alfreros
Comedian (Sooty Introduces): Peter Butterworth
Devised by (Sooty Introduces): Douglas Hurn
Producer (Sooty Introduces/The Great Detective): Shaun Sutton
Writer (The Great Detective): Phillip Godfrey
The Great Detective: Graham Stark
Richard Rockhead: John Sinclair
Annabella Clutterbuck: Norah Gaussen
Soames, the butler: Felix Felton
Gubbins, the gardener: Erik Chitty
Jasper Bloodstone: Bill Shine

: Can A Stori

gan Ann Griffiths, W. L. John, George David, Beti Jones Ifor Rees a Dafydd Evans, Brenda Llewelyn.
Y cyfarwyddo gan David J. Thomas
Story and Song in Welsh
(Wenvoe, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 18.50)


Writer: Ann Griffiths
Writer: W. L. John
Performer: George David
Performer: Beti Jones
Reader: Ifor Rees
Performer: Dafydd Evans
Pianist: Brenda Llewelyn
Director: David J. Thomas

: The Week's Newsreels

This week's Television Newsreels repeated at the following times:
Monday's edition, 7.0 app.
Tuesday's edition, 7.12 app.
Wednesday's edition. 7.24 app.
Thursday's edition, 7.36 app.
Friday's edition, 7.48 app.

: The 1953 Radio Show: Shirley Abicair


Singer/musician: Shirley Abicair

: Seven Women

A one-act play by J. M. Barrie.
The action takes place in the drawing room of a Chelsea house.


Author: J. M. Barrie
Producer: Harold Clayton
Director: Barbara Burnham
Settings: Stephen Taylor
Mr. Tovey: Richard Hurndall
Mrs. Tovey: Noel Dyson
Captain Rattray: Roger Livesey
Leonora: Ursula Jeans
Maid: Cara Stevens

: The 1953 Radio Show: Music-Hall

See 'Television Diary' on page 14

: Camp Fire

from Gilwell Park, Epping Forest.
The annual Gilwell reunion is one of the great occasions in the Scout calendar, and tonight outside broadcast cameras join over one thousand Scout Masters, Cub Masters, and Scouts who have gathered for their final sing-song and camp fire.


Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Presented for television by: Berkeley Smith

: Edinburgh Festival: The Final Concert - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor, Bruno Walter
(to 0.00)


Musicians: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Bruno Walter

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