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: Children's Television

Muffin the Mule
with Annette Mills who writes the songs and Ann Hogarth who pulls the strings.

Children's Newsreel

Bunter Won't Go!
A new story of Greyfriars School written for television by Frank Richards.
[Starring] Gerald Campion
(Previously televised last Thursday)
(Kynaston Reeves is appearing in 'Angels in Love' at the Savoy Theatre, London)


Presenter/Songwriter (Muffin the Mule): Annette Mills
Puppeteer (Muffin the Mule): Ann Hogarth
Writer (Bunter Won't Go!): Frank Richards
Producer (Bunter Won't Go!): Joy Harington
Designer (Bunter Won't Go!): Stephen Bundy
Billy Bunter: Gerald Campion
Harry Wharton: Henry Searle
Bob Cherry: Brian Smith
Frank Nugent: Michael Danvers Walker
Johnny Bull: Barry MacGregor
Hurree Singh: Ronald Moody
Coker: Miles Brown
Mr. Quelch: Kynaston Reeves
Dr. Locke: John Stuart

: World Cup Football: Final

from Switzerland
Presented by the Swiss Television Service followed by Presentation of the Cup by the President of Federation International de Football Association


Commentator (in Berne): Kenneth Wolstenholme

: Last Week's Newsreels

repeated at the following times: Monday's edition, 7.0 app.; Tuesday's edition, 7.14 app.; Wednesday's edition, 7.28 app.; Thursday's edition, 7.42 app.; Friday's edition, 7.56 app.
followed by Weather Chart and Interlude

: The Moscow State Central Puppet Theatre

(Director, Sergei Obraztsov) in a musical programme by the company.
Introduced by Sergei Obraztsov.
A special performance before an invited audience, from the Casino Theatre. London (by arrangement with the Society for Cultural Relations with the U.S.S.R.)


Director/presenter: Sergei Obraztsov
Presented for television by: Alan Sleath

: Guess My Story

with Helen Cherry, Michael Pertwee, Jack Train and a guest.
with Peter West in the chair.
('Guess My Story' is from an idea by William Taylor)


Panellist: Helen Cherry
Panellist: Michael Pertwee
Panellist: Jack Train
Chairman: Peter West
Original drawings: David Langdon
Presented by: Dicky Leeman

: Wilderness of Monkeys

See foot of page
(Second performance: Thursday at 9.45 p.m.)

A play by Peter Watling.
[Starring] John Robinson and Rachel Gurney

The action of the play takes place in the matron's sitting-room at Wyvern School
There is conflict in the wilderness which is a boys' school, conflict between boy and boy, between master and master, between sport and study. The two masters are Mr. Payne (who is in charge of the school sports) and Mr. Reynolds (who teaches Classics). Their proteges are Pemberton, who is spoiled and an ass but is good at cricket, and Miller, who is scruffy and perhaps given to hysteria, but a considerable scholar.
Mr. Reynolds's passion for learning is something vivid and personal; his attempts to understand his wild, young charges are equally real. And the boys are genuine, too. There is something moving in Miller's struggle to make others understand that he is something other than a remarkable swotting machine.
And at the centre of the action stands the Matron, not stiff and starchy, but as understanding and sympathetic as only the lovely Miss Gurney can make her.


Author: Peter Watling
Producer: Dennis Vance
Director: Chloe Gibson
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Miss Haslam: Rachel Gurney
Pemberton: Stuart Hutchison
Miller: Nicholas Stevenson
Roger Payne: Peter Coke
Mr. Reynolds: John Robinson
Lady Hildebrand: Mary Horn
Mr. Miller: Jack Allen

: The Epilogue

The Rev. E. Benson Perkins, Moderator of the Free Church Federal Council, talks about three friends he used to know.


Presenter: The Rev. E. Benson Perkins

: News

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