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: Rugby Union Football: Wales v. New Zealand

For the first time television cameras go to Cardiff Arms Park where the 'All Blacks' are playing the first international match of their tour.

A Scottish sporting event will be broadcast.
(Kirk O'Shotts and Glencairn)


Commentator (Rugby Union Football): Michael Henderson
Commentator (Rugby Union Football): Peter West
Summaries (Rugby Union Football): W.B. (Billy) Cleaver
Presented for television by (Rugby Union Football): Antony Craxton

: Eugene Pini and his Orchestra

A musical film.
(to 16.15)


Musicians: Eugene Pini and his Orchestra

: Children's Television

Sugar and Spice
Introduced by Augustus Peabody assisted by Bobbie Kimber.
A mixed bag of entertainment, including a guest personality, comedy, and a puzzle feature.

The Appleyards: 6: Five More Shopping Days

(to 18.00)


Presenter/puppeteer (Sugar and Spice): Bobbie Kimber
Script (The Appleyards): David Edwards
Settings (The Appleyards): Michael Yates
Producer (The Appleyards): Kevin Sheldon
Mrs. Appleyard: Constance Fraser
Mr. Appleyard: Douglas Muir
Margaret Appleyard: Patricia Fryer
John Appleyard: David Edwards
Tommy Appleyard: Derek Rowe
Ronnie Grant: Robert Dickens

: The Week's Newsreels

This week's Television Newsreels (shortened versions) repeated at the following times:
Monday's edition, 7.0 app.
Tuesday's edition, 7.14 app.
Wednesday's edition, 7.28 app.
Thursday's edition, 7.42 app.
Friday's edition, 7.56 app.

: Joan Gilbert's Christmas Diary


Presenter: Joan Gilbert
Producer: Alan Sleath

: Puzzle Corner

Introduced by Ronnie Waldman.
This week's viewer competitor from Leamington Spa.
and Which Year?
including Jenifer Jayne, Thelma Ruby, Ray Buckingham, Ernest Maxin.
Viewers who live in Leamington Spa are invited to place this copy of Radio Times in their windows by noon today if they wish to offer themselves as the viewer competitor for tonight's 'Puzzle Corner'.


Presenter: Ronnie Waldman
Performer (Which Year?): Jennifer Jayne
Singer (Which Year?): Thelma Ruby
Singer (Which Year?): Ray Buckingham
Performer (Which Year?): Ernest Maxin
Additional material: Dennis Yates
Musical director: Arthur Wilkinson
Producer: Bryan Sears

: Ten Nights in a Bar-Room

A Victorian drama by William W. Pratt from T. S. Arthur's novel.
From the Television Theatre
Kenneth A. Hurren writes on page 14


Adapter: William W. Pratt
Author: T. S. Arthur
Producer: Campbell Logan
Director: Dennis Vance
Music directed by: James Turner
The Manager: Edgar K. Bruce
Mr. Romaine, a philanthropist: Ernest Hare
Simon Slade, landlord of the Sickle and Sheaf Inn: Edmund Willard
Willie Hammond, Squire Hammond's son: Raymond Young
Sample Swichel, a tippler, very much alive: Ivan Staff
Harvey Green, a gambler: Carl Bernard
Frank Slade, the innkeeper's son: Alfie Bass
Joe Morgan, a drunkard: Henry Oscar
Mrs. Slade, the innkeeper's wife: Olive Sloane
Mrs. Morgan the drunkard's wife: Ellen Pollock
Mary Morgan, the drunkard's daughter: Perlita Neilson
Mehitable Cartright, a sentimental girl: Jessie Evans
Others taking part: Joy Owen
Others taking part: Winifred Hill
Others taking part: James Lomas
Others taking part: Philip Howard
Others taking part: Danny Green
Others taking part: Madge Brindley

: News

(sound only)

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