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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Wednesday and Thursday)

: Science Review

A review of scientific films.
The formation of snow; oil refining; skin pigmentation.
(Previously televised on January 27, 1953)


Arranged by: Norman MacQueen
Edited and compiled by: George Noordhof

: The Glassmakers

A film showing British glassmakers at work and modern methods of industrial glass production.
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television: Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts

In this film Tex Ritter, with the help of the Boy Scouts, foils the plans of a gang of gold robbers.
(to 18.05)


Tex Collins: Tex Ritter

: Joan Gilbert's Diary


Presenter/interviewer: Joan Gilbert
Producer: Alan Sleath

: London Town

Written by Peter Hunt and Stephen Hearst.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby.
A magazine of past and present stories of the world's greatest city.
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Writer: Peter Hunt
Writer: Stephen Hearst
Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Edited and produced by: Stephen McCormack
Film sequences directed by: John Rhodes
Studio reconstructions: Richard R. Greenough

: The Memory Man

Leslie Welch


The Memory Man: Leslie Welch

: International Swimming Gala: Continental Champions v. British Champions

from Marshall Street Baths, London.
A contest of individual and team races for men and women.
Among those taking part are
Daphne Wilkinson, British Champion 440 yards
Ron Roberts, British Champion 110 and 220 yards
Huguette Peeters, Belgian Champion 400 metres
Goran Larsson, Sweden 1952 Olympic Bronze medallist for men's 100 metres freestyle
Organised by the Mermaid Swimming Club
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Swimmer: Daphne Wilkinson
Swimmer: Ron Roberts
Swimmer: Huguette Peeters
Swimmer: Goran Larsson
Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Commentator: John Webb
Presented for television by: Stephen Wade

: Music Room

at Nostell Priory near Wakefield is the setting for a concert of eighteenth-century chamber music played by: Leonard Brain (oboe)
The Carter String Trio: Mary Carter (violin), Anatole Mines (viola), Eileen McCarthy (cello)


Oboist: Leonard Brain
Violinist: Mary Carter
Viola: Anatole Mines
Cellist: Eileen McCarthy
Programme arranged by: Gordon Thorne
Presented for television by: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Almanac

National facts and figures.
A pictorial service.

: News

(sound only)

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