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: The River in Summer

An hour spent among the varied attractions of the Thames in Berkshire, where many seek the river for their holidays.
(to 16.15)


Commentary: Hywel Davies
Commentary: Stephen Wade
Producer: Keith Rogers

: Children's Television

The Minstrel Show
Introduced by Jeremy Hawk as Mr. Interlocutor.
with Warren Mitchell as Mr. Bones, Bill Hitchcock as Mr. Tambo, Veit Bethke as Mr. Pussyfoot, Don Arden as Mr. It Rhymes, Roy Henderson as Sunshine.

The Man in Armour: 2 - King of the Castle
A fantasy in six episodes by Godfrey Harrison.
[Starring] Bruce Gordon

(to 18.00)


Script (The Minstrel Show): Tom Twigge
Producer (The Minstrel Show): Douglas Hurn
Mr. Interlocutor (The Minstrel Show): Jeremy Hawk
Mr. Bones (The Minstrel Show): Warren Mitchell
Mr. Tambo (The Minstrel Show): Bill Hitchcock
Mr. Pussyfoot (The Minstrel Show): Veit Bethke
Mr. It Rhymes (The Minstrel Show): Don Arden
Sunshine (The Minstrel Show): Roy Henderson
The Kentucky Troubadour: Elton Hayes
Mr Banjo: Al Jeffery
Mr Ivory Tickles: Barney Gilbraith
Writer (The Man in Armour): Godfrey Harrison
Producer (The Man in Armour): Shaun Sutton
Sir Archibald Willow: Bruce Gordon
Ronnie: Glyn Dearman
Rona: Caroline Denzil
Clodd: Victor Platt
Percy: Warren Hearnden
Sappho Holyrood: Felix Felton
Isolde Holyrood: Ann Summers
Theodore Hubble: Gordon Bell

: News and Newsreel

including Weather Report

: Out and About

Twenty minutes with the 'Roving Eye' in London.

: I'm the Law: Death on the Waterfront

A series of films for television.
[Starring] George Raft


Lieutenant Kirby: George Raft

: Jacques Penry: Let's Make Faces


Psychologist: Jacques Penry
Devised by: Allan Blomfield
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Give Them a Ring

A farce by Roland and Michael Pertwee.
[Starring] William Mervyn, David Stoll and Ursula Howells
The flat actually belongs to the Rt. Hon. Oliver Doyle, M.P., Minister for Trading Relations, but (this being a brisk Pertwee farce) he seldom has a moment in sole possession. Across the corridor lives Sir Dudley Stretfield, M.P., still one of Doyle's oldest and best friends, despite the fact that he sits on the Opposition benches. Stretfield is always in and out of the flat, and so is his pretty niece, Jean. The reason for her visits is the Minister's son, Squadron-Leader John Doyle. John is also the cause of a visit from Rose Mortimer, the pretty, young wife of the Inspector-General of Customs and Excise, who comes to see him about a most delicate matter. Which, of course, leads soon to visits from Montague Mortimer himself, who also happens to be one of the Minister's schoolday friends. Does this sound a trifle complicated? Be assured that it is a mere beginning of complications... (Peter Currie)


Writer: Roland Pertwee
Writer: Michael Pertwee
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: Lionel Harris
Ethel Plim: Aimee Delamain
Mrs Bott: Rita Webb
Sir Dudley Stretfield, M.P.: Peter Stephens
John Doyle: David Stoll
Rose Mortimer: Hilda Fenemore
Montague Mortimer: Hugh Morton
The Rt Hon Oliver Doyle, M.P.: William Mervyn
Frank Fennimore: James Bree
Charlie: Tom Kneebone
Jean Stretfield: Ursula Howells
Workman: Wilfrid Brambell

: News

(sound only)

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