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: Mr. Boggs Steps Out

An American film in which a browbeaten man decides to make a bid for independence.
(to 16.20)

: Children's Television

Bengo: Bengo's Dream
The adventures of a boxer puppy drawn by Tim.

This Was News
An illustrated talk about some interesting events of recent weeks.

Boxing for Boys
Eric Dolby and Harry Brown demonstrate the art of defence and counters.

(to 17.40)


Artist (Bengo): Tim (William Timym)
Boxer (Boxing for Boys): Eric Dolby
Boxer (Boxing for Boys): Harry Brown
Commentary (Boxing for Boys): Bill Latto
Presented by (Boxing for Boys): Cliff Michelmore

: Ballet for Beginners: 1: Basic Movements

Programmes for those who would like to know more about ballet.
[Starring] Tom Lander and Pierre Lacotte
At the piano: Tom McCall
See 'Television Diary' on page 14


Dancer: Tom Lander
Dancer: Pierre Lacotte
Script and commentary: Felicity Gray
Producer: Philip Bate
Director: Charles R. Rogers
Dancer: Margarita Tate
Dancer: Marjorie Woodhams
Dancer: Hazel Wiscombe
Dancer: Josephine Gordon
Dancer: Katherine Beetham
Dancer: Patricia Bentley
Dancer: Eileen Harrison
Dancer: Phyllis Horseman
Dancer: Tania D'Avray
Dancer: Norma Smith
Dancer: Geoffrey Webb
Dancer: Graham Smith
Dancer: Kenneth Smith
Historical Dances reconstructed by: Belinda Quirey
Historical Dances reconstructed by: William Milligan
Ballet Master: Michel De Lutry
Orchestra conducted by: Geoffrey Corbett
Pianist: Tom McCall

: Helping the Deaf

Jeanne Heal shows how lip-reading and sign language can help the deaf and hard of hearing to take their place in the world.
Joe Hatton of St. Helens, deaf and blind since he was four years old, shows what training has done for him.
Produced by S. E. Reynolds with the co-operation of the National Institute for the Deaf
See 'Television Diary' on page 14


Presenter: Jeanne Heal
Speaker: Joe Hatton
Research: Julia Bull
Producer: S. E. Reynolds

: Excerpts from: As Long as They're Happy

A farcical comedy by Vernon Sylvaine.
[Starring] Jack Buchanan

with Dorothy Dickson and David Hutcheson.
A special performance before an invited audience at the Garrick Theatre, London.
(By arrangement with Jack Buchanan)

Mr. Bentley is an accountant, sober and highly respectable, leading a blameless life and one that would be humdrum if it were not for his family. His wife was once on the stage and still hankers after the bright lights; his daughters are wildly individual. Patricia has married an Existentialist playwright and dresses the part; Gwendoline is sobbingly in love with a crooner whose speciality is making people cry. Mr. Bentley finds them rather a trial. He tries reason, expostulation, and even threatens to walk out on them - all to no avail. And then the German psychiatrist, who has been hired for a very different purpose, offers Mr. Bentley some advice. He takes it and among the results is a hilarious scene in which, with that debonair touch only Jack Buchanan can assume so agreeably, he sings the theme-song of all cloying crooners, the cheerful little ditty called "Cry."


Writer: Vernon Sylvaine
Play directed by: Roy Rich
Presented for television by: Alan Chivers
Gwendoline: Susan Lyall-Grant
Linda: Virginia Hewett
Patricia: Sally Cooper
Stella Bentley: Dorothy Dickson
John Bentley: Jack Buchanan
Bobby Denver: David Hutcheson
Hermann Schneider: Frederick Berger
Peter Pember: Nigel Green
Pearl: Madi Hedd

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