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: Children's Television: Happy New Year

A seasonable Variety show to ring in 1954.
Some of your favourite stars of Children's Television bring you their New Year greetings.
Introduced by Reginald Jeffryes.

(to 18.00)


Presenter: Reginald Jeffryes
Producer: Michael Westmore
Director: Robert Tronson
Settings: Stephen Taylor

: The Week's Newsreels

This week's Television Newsreels (shortened versions) repeated at the following times:
Monday's edition, 7.15 app.
Tuesday's edition, 7.29 app.
Wednesday's edition, 7.43 app.
Thursday's edition, 7.57 app.
Friday's edition, 8.11 app.

: The Teckman Biography: 2: Charmaine

A serial in six parts by Francis Durbridge.
[Starring] Patrick Barr


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Producer: Alvin Rakoff
Settings: Richard Henry
Philip Chance: Patrick Barr
Helen Teckman: Pamela Alan
Maurice Miller: Peter Coke
John Rice: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Major Harris: Anthony Nicholls
Detective-Inspector Hilton: Ivan Samson
Sergeant Blair: Michael Bates
Andrew Garvin: John Laurie
The Man: John Witty
Betty: Ann Murray
Joan: Vera McKechnie
A Waiter: Frank Pendlebury

: Battle of Words: National Debating Tournament

A visit to the South-West Essex Technical College, London, for the final round in the debating tournament organised by the National Union of Students.
During the past few months sixty-five teams from universities and colleges throughout the British Isles have been engaged in a debating contest organised by the National Union of Students. The final round is taking place before an audience of students from all parts of the world.


Commentator: Henry Riddell
Television presentation: Antony Craxton

: Variety Parade

with Max Miller, Derek Roy, Eve Boswell, Clifford Stanton, The Dargie Quintet, Jim Smith, 'Rusty', Malcolm Clare, The George Mitchell Singers, The Television Toppers.


Comedian: Max Miller
Comedian: Derek Roy
Singer: Eve Boswell
Impersonator: Clifford Stanton
Singers: The Dargie Quintet
Performer: Jim Smith
Performer: 'Rusty'
Dancer: Malcolm Clare
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Dance direction: Ernest Maxin
Settings: John Clements
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Producer: W. Lyon-Shaw

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: What's in a Name? 2 April 2017

: News

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