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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Wednesday and Thursday)

: Science Review

A review of scientific films.
Ant warfare; a new cure for pernicious anaemia; mathematics and electrons.
(Previously televised on September 28, 1953)

: Home Canning

A film.
(to 16.20)

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

Cisco Kid
A further episode in this series of Western films.

Water Pygmies
A film about pond life.

(to 17.55)

: Newsreel

followed by Weather Chart

: The Grove Family: The Ears Have It

by Michael Pertwee.


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
Mr. Freebooter: Peter Swanwick
Ear piercer: Wolfe Morris

: Garrison Theatre

Introduced by Charlie Chester.
With Petula Clark, Ken Morris, David Berglas, The Keynotes, Trevor Brookes and his Orchestra.
From the 266 H.A.A. Regiment, R.A. (T.A.), Headquarters, Bristol.


Presenter: Charlie Chester
Singer: Petula Clark
Comedian: Ken Morris
Magician: David Berglas
Singers: The Keynotes
Musicians: Trevor Brookes and his Orchestra
Producer: Duncan Wood

: Inventors' Club

The latest inventions submitted are assessed by the Club's technical adviser, Geoffrey Boumphrey, assisted by John Gilbert.
The inventors are introduced by the Organiser, Leslie Hardern, to whom all specifications and drawings should be sent: c/o Inventors' Club, [address removed]


Technical adviser: Geoffrey Boumphrey
Assisted by: John Gilbert
Producer: George Noordhof
Organiser/presenter: Leslie Hardern

: The Conductor Speaks

See columns 1 and 2 and page 15

: Press Conference

Personalities who make the news face questions from the people who write the news.
Guest speaker, The Rt. Hon. Harold Wilson, M.P.


Guest speaker: The Rt. Hon. Harold Wilson
Programme presented by: James Bredin

: News

(sound only)

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