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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Wednesday and Thursday)

: Science Review

A review of scientific films.
Ultrasonics; life or death of an island
(Previously televised on July 31, 1953)


Programme arranger: Norman MacQueen
Edited and compiled by: George Noordhof

: The Weakest Link

A film about a small English community whose occupation is making chains.
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television: Cisco Kid

The second and third episodes in a new series of Western films.
(to 18.00)

: The Grove Family: A House of Your Own

by Michael Pertwee.
Each week you are invited to share this family's troubles, joys, and tribulations.
Michael Pertwee writes on page 15


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Editor: Roland Pertwee
Settings: Richard Wilmot
Producer: John Warrington
Mr. Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Pat: Sheila Sweet
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Grandma: Nancy Roberts
Frank Turner: John Salew
Mr. Cutler: Andrew Leigh

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Radio Times - the 1950s pages 22 December 2019
The Sunday Post: Soap on the Box 3 July 2016

: Buried Treasure: 1: The Long Arm of Science

Glyn Daniel and H. J. Plenderleith show how some of the secrets of the past are revealed.
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Presenter: Glyn Daniel
Presenter: H. J. Plenderleith
Devised and produced by: Paul Johnstone

: The Budget

The Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell, C.B.E., M.P.
For the Opposition


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell

: Garrison Theatre

from the R.A.F. Station, Bishopbriggs, near Glasgow.
Introduced by Stanley Baxter
with Janet Brown, Teddy Johnson, Jack Milroy, Lilian Browne, The Melody Three, The Maurice Little Rhythm Quartet.
(The Maurice Little Rhythm Quartet is appearing at the George Hotel, Edinburgh; Jack Milroy and Lilian Browne are appearing at the Pavilion, Glasgow)


Presenter: Stanley Baxter
Comedienne: Janet Brown
Singer: Teddy Johnson
Comedian: Jack Milroy
Accordionist: Lilian Browne
Singers: The Melody Three
Musicians: The Maurice Little Rhythm Quartet
Producer: Eddie Fraser
Director: James Buchan

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Monday Post: Scottish Programmes 23 January 2017

: Twenty-First World Table Tennis Championships: Swaythling and Marcel Corbillon Cups

A visit to the Empire Pool, Wembley, to see the first of the inter-group final matches in the men's team and women's team competitions.


Commentator: Max Robertson
Commentator: Victor Barna

: News

(sound only)

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