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: Newsreels

(Previously televised on Wednesday and Thursday)

: Science Review

A review of scientific films.
Man's most distant relative; liquid petroleum gases; research and high-speed flights.
(Previously televised on Oct. 26, 1953)


Arranged by: Norman MacQueen
Edited and compiled by: George Noordhof

: Cats on the Hearth

A film made for the R.S.P.C.A. about the care of cats.
(to 16.15)

: Children's Television: Commonwealth Journey

A BBC television film of the Royal Tour compiled from newsreel pictures.

Commentary spoken by Edward Halliday, Stewart Wavell and Leonard Martin
(Previously televised on May 17)(to 17.45)


Producer: Richard Cawston
Narrator: Edward Halliday
Narrator: Stewart Wavell
Narrator: Leonard Martin
Script: Paul Fox
Script: Michael Balkwill

: The Royal Tournament

The first of two evening visits to Earls Court to see part of the 1954 edition of the famous display.

The order of events is expected to be as follows:

Display of Physical Training by the Royal Navy and Royal Marines

Display by R.A.F. Maintenance Command

Club Swinging with Massed Bands by Combined Women's Services

Jeep Assembly Competition by R.E.M.E.

Musical Drive by the King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery

Sailors Hornpipe Display by boys of H.M.S. Ganges

Massed Pipes and Drummers of Scottish Regiments


Commentator: Berkeley Smith
Presented for television by: Keith Rogers

: The Grove Family: Looking One's Best

by Michael Pertwee and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Producer: John Warrington
Mr. Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Pat: Sheila Sweet
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Grandma: Nancy Roberts
Frank Turner: John Salew
Arthur Turner: Spencer Hale

: Garrison Theatre

Introduced by Robert Moreton.
with Alfred Marks, Beryl Orde, Lucille Graham, Allen Brothers and June, David Lloyd and the Colwyn Bay Pier Orchestra
Conducted by Mansel Thomas
From the Kinmel Park Camp, Rhyl.


Presenter/Comedian: Robert Moreton
Comedian: Alfred Marks
Impressionist: Beryl Orde
Soprano: Lucille Graham
Comedians: Allen Brothers and June
Singer: David Lloyd
Musicians: Colwyn Bay Pier Orchestra
Conductor: Mansel Thomas
Producer: David J. Thomas

: Buried Treasure: 2: The Peat Bog Murder Mystery

Glyn Daniel and Sir Mortimer Wheeler discuss the strange death 2,000 years ago of Tollund Man, and the light it throws on life in prehistoric Denmark.
Film sequences by the BBC Television Film Unit
See 'Television Diary' on page 15


Presenter: Glyn Daniel
Guest: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Devised and produced by: Paul Johnstone

: News

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