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: The Royal Return

Arrival of H.M.Y. Britannia in the Pool of London.
See page 3 and maps on pages 4, 46, and 47
(to 13.45)

: The Royal Return

Royal river procession and Royal drive to Buckingham Palace.
(to 16.00)

: Children's Television: Whirligig

A magazine programme.
Introduced by Humphrey Lestocq with Peter Hawkins, Sheilah Ward and Mr. Turnip.

Box of Tricks
with Geoffrey Robinson.

Full Fathom Five
An adventure story by Allan Cooper.

Room for Music
with Steve Race.

Hank Rides Again
with Francis Coudrill who draws and animates the pictures writes the story and does the voices with Geoff Lofts (drums) and Joe Muddel (bass).

(to 18.00)


Presenter: Humphrey Lestocq
Producer: Michael Westmore
Mr. Turnip (voice): Peter Hawkins
[Actress]: Sheilah Ward
Mr. Turnip (Manipulation): Joy Laurey
Script: Peter Ling
Magician (Box of Tricks): Geoffrey Robinson
Writer (Full Fathom Five): Allan Cooper
Peter Pride: Peter Scott
Commander Farrell: Philip Dale
Captain Buxton: Shaun Sutton Musician (Room for Music): Steve Race
Illustrator/animator/writer/voices (Hank Rides Again): Francis Coudrill
Drummer (Hank Rides Again): Geoff Lofts
Bassist (Hank Rides Again): Joe Muddel
Settings: Eileen Diss
Director: Robert Tronson

: Weather Chart

: Orient Express: 6: Hi Boy

A series of films for television made in post-war Europe.
A film about an American ex-soldier who returns to Italy to look for his Italian wife and son.

: Postscript to the Journey

Introduced by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
A greeting at the conclusion of the Royal Tour and some impressions of the journey.

: Celebration Music-Hall

Welcome to Her Majesty
From the Television Theatre, London at 8.30
Terry-Thomas introduces a star cast including Billy Cotton and his Band, Nat Jackley, Josef Locke, 'Hutch' (Leslie Hutchinson), Vic Perry, Bill Vinden, Jimmy Hawthorn, Leslie Randall, Charles Smitheram, and Amalda Rowe, Jack Billings.
Special guest appearance of Margaret Lockwood
The Television Toppers
Band of H.M. Coldstream Guards (by permission of Colonel W. A. G. Burns, D.S.O., O.B.E., M.C.) conducted by Major Douglas A. Pope, A.R.C.M.


Presenter: Terry-Thomas
Musicians: Billy Cotton and his Band
Comic: Nat Jackley
Tenor: Josef Locke
Singer: 'Hutch' (Leslie Hutchinson)
Performer: Vic Perry
Guitarist/comedian: Bill Vinden
Performer: Jimmy Hawthorn
Performer: Leslie Randall
Performer: Charles Smitheram
Dancer: Amalda Rowe
Dancer: Jack Billings
Performer: Margaret Lockwood
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Musicians: Band of H.M. Coldstream Guards
[Band] conducted by: Major Douglas A. Pope
Dance routines directed by: Jack Billings
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Settings: Frederick Knapman
Devised and produced by: Richard Afton

: Welcome Home Ball

Come dancing and join the festivities at the Royal Ballroom, Tottenham, London.


Programme arranger: Eric Morley
Presented for television by: Bill Ward

: News

(sound only)

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