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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Monday and Tuesday)

: Living Waters

A film of one of the moat beautiful rivers in France - from its source to the sea.

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/Music: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Prudence Kitten
with Annette Mills (who writes the songs).

Ten Minutes Music

People in Books
Olive Shapley introduces a character from 'The Princess and the Goblin' by George Macdonald.

Going Up
At the R.A.F. Station, Leuchars, Barrie Edgar is shown over a jet aircraft on the ground, and then -from the navigator's seat- describes his sensations as the aircraft takes off.

(to 17.50)


Presenter/songwriter (Prudence Kitten): Annette Mills
Designs (Prudence Kitten): George Fry
Presenter (People in Books): Olive Shapley
Presenter (Going Up): Barrie Edgar
Presented by (Going Up): Noble M. Wilson

: The Dancing Bear: 3: Julius

A serial in six parts by John Wiles and Richard Wade.
[Starring] Norman Wooland


Writer: John Wiles
Writer: Richard Wade
Producer: Dennis Vance
Director: David MacDonald
Settings: John Clements
Instrumentalist - Accordion: Gerald Crossman
Instrumentalist - Guitarist: Freddie Phillips
Musical Score: Eric Spear
E. Robereton Caldwell: Willoughby Goddard
Mansfield Potter: Geoffrey Sumner
Otto: Milo Spenber
Captain Peter Trueman: Norman Wooland
M. Venteuil: Jacques Cey
Nicolas Rieger: Karel Stepanek
Helga Froehlich: Ingefoorg Wells
Colonel Omar Hargen, U.S. Army: Gordon Tanner
Miss Gibbs: Noel Hood
Josef: Frederick Schiller
Musician in the Forces Broadcasting Station, Graz: Philippe Willoughby
Musician in the Forces Broadcasting Station, Graz: Reginald Kilbey
Sergeant-Major Knott: Wally Patch
Julius: Abraham Sofaer

: Gymnasium Jamboree

A demonstration of gymnastic agility, including Judo and wrestling.
Arranged by the Manchester Y.M.C.A.
From the Floral Hall, Southport.


Commentator: Rex Alston
Presented by: Barney Colehan

: Quite Contrary

featuring Joan Regan, Don Peters, Pamela Russell, Bert Weedon, Jack Billings, Al Koran and guest artists.
The Littlewood Songsters, The Television Toppers, The Silver Belles
Conducted by Frank Fletcher
Introduced by Catherine Boyle.
(Frank Fletcher appears by permission of the Director of the Metropolitan Theatre of Varieties, Edgware Road, London)


Singer: Joan Regan
Performer: Don Peters
Performer: Pamela Russell
Guitarist: Bert Weedon
Dancer: Jack Billings
Mind magician: Al Koran
Singers: The Littlewood Songsters
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Musicians: The Silver Belles
The Silver Belles conducted by: Frank Fletcher
Presenter: Catherine Boyle
Dance direction: Jack Billings
Devised and produced by: Richard Afton
Settings: Frederick Knapman

: Panorama

A fortnightly magazine.
Introduced by Max Robertson.


Presenter: Max Robertson
Editor: Michael Barsley
Producer: Andrew Miller Jones

: News

(sound only)

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