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: Rugby Union Football: England v. New Zealand

from Twickenham.
(to 16.00 app.)

Ice Hockey: Paisley Pirates v. Streatham
From Paisley Ice Rink.
(Kirk O' Shotts and Glencairn)


Commentator (Rugby Union Football): Peter West
Commentator (Rugby Union Football): Michael Henderson
Television Presentation (Rugby Union Football): Antony Craxton

: Children's Television

Presentation of the Daily Mail National Children's Television Award 1953-54
See page 39

Sugar and Spice
A mixed bag of entertainment, interest, and a thrilling new serial.
Introduced by John Hewer.

The Lost Planet: 2: Zero Hour
by Angus MacVicar.
Adapted for television by the author.


Presenter (Sugar and Spice): John Hewer
Author/Adapted by (The Lost Planet): Angus MacVicar
Producer (The Lost Planet): Kevin Sheldon
Jeremy Grant: Peter Kerr
Janet Campbell: Mary Law
Dr. McKinnon: John Stuart
Spike Stranahan: John Springett
Madge Smith: Joan Allan
Professor Bergman: Geoffrey Lumsden
Kurt Oppenheim: John Pincombe

: 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.

: Camera on Europe

A television film magazine with atonies exchanged between Britain, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy.


Commentaries written by: Peter Hunt
Commentaries written by: Stephen Hearst
Editor: John Rhodes
Presented by: Stephen McCormack

: The Teckman Biography: 6: Third Person Singular

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
Ruth Wade: Maureen Pryor
Major Harris: Anthony Nicholls
Maurice Miller: Peter Coke
David Jefferies: James Raglan
Detective-Inspector: Ivan Samson
Mrs. Lacey: Margaret Boyd
Martin Teckman: John Witty
Lydia: Clare James

: This is Television

See columns 3 and 4 and page 39

A Gala Show at the Scala Theatre, London for the presentation of the 'Daily Mail' National Television Awards for 1953-4
With Terry-Thomas
Harry Locke, Leslie Mitchell, Fay Lenore, The Mathurins, The Keynotes, George Carden
The George Carden Dancers: Lisa Thawnton, Harry Cordwell, Joy Harvey, Eric de Paul, Mary Reynolds, Denny Bettis, Olga Roberts, Alan Gabriel, Robert Harrold, Pauline Innes, Gillian Lowe, Leslie Cooper
Introduced by Sylvia Peters and McDonald Hobley

The Awards
The Personality of the Year - McDonald Hobley
The Outstanding Actor - Peter Cushing
The Outstanding Actress - Irene Worth
The Best Play - Anastasia
The Most Entertaining Programme - What's My Line?
The Award for the Best Documentary or Factual Programme to the Outside Broadcasts Department for its work at the Coronation


Comedian: Terry-Thomas
[Actor]: Harry Locke
Himself: Leslie Mitchell
[Actress]: Fay Lenore
Performers: The Mathurins
Singers: The Keynotes
Dancer/Dance Arrangements: George Carden
Dancer (The George Carden Dancers): Lisa Thawnton
Dancer (The George Carden Dancers): Harry Cordwell
Dancer (The George Carden Dancers): Joy Harvey
Dancer (The George Carden Dancers): Eric de Paul
Dancer (The George Carden Dancers): Mary Reynolds
Dancer (The George Carden Dancers): Denny Bettis
Dancer (The George Carden Dancers): Olga Roberts
Dancer (The George Carden Dancers): Alan Gabriel
Dancer (The George Carden Dancers): Robert Harrold
Dancer (The George Carden Dancers): Pauline Innes
Dancer (The George Carden Dancers): Gillian Lowe
Dancer (The George Carden Dancers): Leslie Cooper
Presenter: Sylvia Peters
Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Original Lyrics and Music: David Croft
Original Lyrics and Music: Cyril Ornadel
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Special Orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Settings: Stephen Taylor
The Outside Broadcast feature directed by: Gilchrist Calder
Producer: Michael Mills

: News (sound only); followed by: Party Political Broadcast: Why All This Talk of Strikes?

Wilfred A. Burke, M.P., Chairman of the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party
(Recording of broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15 p.m.)
(Sound only)


Speaker (Party Political Broadcast): Wilfred A. Burke

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