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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Wednesday and Thursday)

: Milk Made

A Canadian film showing modern methods of milk production and distribution.
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television: Sing, Cowboy, Sing

For older children
A Western film starring Tex Ritter.
(to 18.00)


Tex Archer: Tex Ritter

: On the Job

Johnny Morris, in his own kind of one-man show, sketches a day he spent in the life of somebody else.


Performer: Johnny Morris
Presented by: Desmond Hawkins

: Party Political Broadcast: Meet the Labour Party: A Student's Journey

A film produced by the Labour Party Film and Television Unit

: Thank You Ally Pally

Ernest Thomson writes on page 6

A programme from Alexandra Palace Studios where the first high-definition television programmes in the world began on August 26, 1936, and were followed by a public service on November 2, 1936. The Service was closed by war on September 1, 1939, and reopened on June 7, 1946.

8.35 An Introduction from the grounds and from an office on the third floor of the Tower.

8.43 app. Salute to A.P.
A BBC Television film recalling the part Alexandra Palace has played in British Television between 1935 and 1954. It shows the erection of the first transmitter, the building of 'A' and 'B' studios, and introduces scenes and excerpts from early television productions and outside broadcasts.

9.30 app. Journey's End
An excerpt from the play by R. C. Sherriff.
The action of the play takes place in a dug-out in the British trenches before St. Quentin in March 1918.
(First televised on November 11, 1937)

9.55 app. A Television Party
in which viewers meet artists and members of the production and technical staff of pre-war and post-war programmes particularly associated with Alexandra Palace. Among them are Jasmine Bligh, Leslie Mitchell, Cyril Fletcher, Boyer and Ravel, Petula Clark, Helen McKay, Eric Robinson, Winifred Shatter, Joan Miller, Joan Gilbert, Sylvia Peters, Mary Malcolm, McDonald Hobley.
from Alexandra Palace canteen.


Outside scenes presented by: Keith Rogers
Commentator: Berkeley Smith
Editor: Cecil Madden
Author (Journey's End): R. C. Sherrill
Producer (Journey's End): Michael Barry
The Colonel: Andrew Osbourn
Capt. Stanhope, commanding an Infantry Company: Terence Longdon
Second-Lieut. Hibbert: Bryan Forbes
Private Mason, the officers' cook: Lane Meddick
Lieut. Osborne: Geoffrey Keen
Lieut. Trotter: Patric Doonan
Second-Lieut. Raleigh: Barry Macgregor
Speaker (A Television Party): Jasmine Bligh
Speaker/Compere (A Television Party): Leslie Mitchell
Comedian (A Television Party): Cyril Fletcher
Pianists (A Television Party): Boyer and Ravel
Singer (A Television Party): Petula Clark
Singer (A Television Party): Helen McKay
Speaker/conductor (A Television Party): Eric Robinson
Performer (A Television Party): Winifred Shatter
Performer (A Television Party): Joan Miller
Speaker (A Television Party): Joan Gilbert
Speaker (A Television Party): Sylvia Peters
Speaker (A Television Party): Mary Malcolm
Speaker (A Television Party): McDonald Hobley
Producer (A Television Party): W. Lyon-Shaw

: News

(sound only)

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