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: Out of Doors

Introduced by Sir Stephen Tallents.
This week from the West and North of England.

Here Comes the Circus
In the full tradition of English country life one of the tenting shows, which travels the length and breadth of the British Isles. celebrates its arrival in Gloucester in the time-honoured way with a Grand Parade through the city.
Television cameras join the crowds who line the streets to welcome Chipperfield's Circus and to follow the Parade to the Big Top and the Menagerie.

Harlow Car Gardens
Philip Robinson visits the gardens of the Northern Horticultural Society at Harrogate. Fred Loads demonstrates the pruning of roses and Roland Smith looks at the heather garden and the spring flowers.

Homes on Wheels
A second visit to Oxley's Ground, Gloucester, for some informal glimpses of circus life as the animals and artists settle down 'on the tober' for their week's stay.


Presenter: Sir Stephen Tallents
Commentator (Here Comes the Circus/Homes on Wheels): Frank Gillard
Commentator (Here Comes the Circus/Homes on Wheels): Max Robertson
Devised by (Here Comes the Circus): Desmond Hawkins
Producer (Here Comes the Circus): Nicholas Crocker
Item presenter (Harlow Car Gardens): Philip Robinson
Gardener (Harlow Car Gardens): Fred Loads
Gardener (Harlow Car Gardens): Roland Smith

: Children's Television

John Glyn-Jones tells a story.

Children's Newsreel

A Czechoslovakian puppet film.

Earthquake in Macedonia
A play for television by Vivian Milroy.
The scene is a prison in Philippi a few years after the death of Christ.

(to 18.00)


Storyteller: John Glyn-Jones
Writer (Earthquake in Macedonia): Vivian Milroy
Producer (Earthquake in Macedonia): Kevin Sheldon
Settings (Earthquake in Macedonia): Eileen Diss
Nicodemus: Leonard Henry
Clement: John Sherlock
The Gaoler: Victor Platt
Gaius: Edwin Lichfield
Gallio: Paul Machell
Aristarchus: David Bird
Paul: Jack Stewart
Silas: Phillip Locke

: Last Week's Newsreels

Last week's Television Newsreels repeated at the following times:
Monday's edition, 6.30 app.
Tuesday's edition, 6.44 app.
Wednesday's edition. 6.58 app.
Thursday's edition, 7.12 app.
Friday's edition, 7.26 app.

: The Big Top Gets Ready

Television cameras watch the final preparations as the Double Ring is prepared for tomorrow's opening of Chipperfield's Circus in Gloucester.


Commentator: Max Robertson

: What's My Line?

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


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

: Jeannie

[Starring] Eric Portman and Barbara Mullen in Aimee Stuart's play
with Andre van Gyseghem.
The action takes place in Scotland and the Continent. Time: late summer, 1938

After years of slaving for her old skinflint of a father, Jeannie decides to emerge from her Scottish village to see a bit of life. She says she wants some memories to store up for her old age now that she has the unexpected and princely sum of two hundred pounds to do with as she likes. So she sets off for Vienna: she had always wanted to hear 'The Blue Danube' played in its proper setting.
The kindly business man and the dazzling Count, who help her to enjoy her holiday, provide more, than she bargains for in the way of memories, and she finds that foreign travel brings other advantages besides that breadth of mind said to be its principal benefit.
Jeannie is an enchanting character. True, she is as much a stranger to the snares of the world as her nose is a stranger to powder, but she's no fool. Her formidable Scottish honesty (we needn't count the cheating about her age) and her sparkling spontaneity are irresistible. (B.K.)


Writer: Aimee Stuart
Producer: Dennis Vance
Director: David MacDonald
Musical score: Malcolm Rayment
Settings designer: John Cooper
Father: John Laurie
Jeannie: Barbara Mullen
Mrs Whitelaw: Hilda Fenemore
Bessie: Margaret Gordon
Maggie: Katherine Page
Stanley Smith: Eric Portman
Porter: Frank Atkinson
Attendant: John G. Heller
Page: Michael Barber
Hotel clerk: Paul Sheridan
Count: Andre van Gyseghem
Blonde: Mila Parely
First waiter: John G. Heller
Second 'waiter: Cecil Brock
Maitre d'hotel: W. Thorp Devereux
Jeannie's mistress: Olga Dickie
Other parts played by: Hedi Schnabel
Other parts played by: Nickola Sterne
Other parts played by: Peter Morny
Other parts played by: Diana Fairfax
Other parts played by: Lesley Jackson
Other parts played by: Robert Stead
Other parts played by: Carl Lacey

: Michael Head

Songs at the piano.


Singer/pianist: Michael Head

: News

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