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: Children's Television

The Bumblies
Some very curious creatures meet Michael Bentine in the first of a new series of remarkable adventures.
(Filmed by Richard Dendy and Associates)

Music for a Valentine

Children's Newsreel

Quick on the Draw
A children's parlour game devised by Dorothea Brooking.
Chairman, Max Robertson

(to 18.00)


Voices (The Bumblies): Michael Bentine
Devised by (Quick on the Draw): Dorothea Brooking
Chairman (Quick on the Draw): Max Robertson
Drawings (Quick on the Draw): Bill Hooper

: Weather Chart

: What's My Line?

with Lady Barnett, Barbara Kelly, David Nixon and Gilbert Harding trying to find the answers and Eamonn Andrews to see fair play.


Panellist: Lady Barnett
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: David Nixon
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Presented by: Dicky Leeman

: Queen's Folly

The story of a house by Elswyth Thane.
Spring, 1565
September, 1587-1588
August-September, 1651
September-October, 1953

Queen Elizabeth the First never slept there, but the noble mansion near Worcester owed its existence to her. It was built by Anthony Brand out of passionate loyalty to the Queen, and it was defended with the same stout quality by the generations of Brands who came after him. Their devotion to Queen's Folly never faltered.

Despite the heroic characters of flesh and blood, the great house is the real heroine of a story bridging three and a half centuries of English history. Wars and civil commotion have their place in its telling but, for ever under the spell of its royal patroness, Queen's Folly continues to stand enfolded by the love of the men who live and die there. (The attitude of their womenfolk is not always so wholehearted.) The dangers and dramas that are the price of its preservation form part of the Brand tradition, and they are the theme of the play.
The grey Cotswold stones, saved from fire and sword through the years, are at last confronted with a more insidious enemy-the twin-spectres of decay.


Writer: Elswyth Thane
Duel arranged by: Victor Adams
Settings: John Clements
Director: Andrew Osborn
Producer: Ian Atkins
Elizabeth I: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Countess of Essex: Teresa Moore
Mary Radcliffe: Patricia Field
Earl of Leicester: Dennis Edwards
Duke of Norfolk: Alexander Davion
A page: Colin Campbell
Anthony Brand: Andrew Cruickshank
Adam: J Leslie Frith
Joan: Fanny Carby
Nicholas Brand: Colin Campbell
Elizabeth Brand: Jill Dixon
Sir John Carey: Ian Fleming
Catherine Brand: Gladys Boot
Peregrine Brand I: Paul Hansard
Isobel Brand: Joyce Heron
Richard Brand: Andrew Cruickshank
Captain Crawford and two troopers: Victor Adams
Mrs Temple: Bessie Love
Constance Ingleby: Betty McDowall
Peregrine Brand II: Andrew Cruickshank
Anne: Grace Arnold
Mr Burford: John Miller
Thomas: Leslie Kyle

: News

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