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: Out of Doors

From the grounds of Pendley Manor, Tring.

Dorian Williams describes a parade of the Whadden Chase Pack and introduces some contrasting types of hounds from the Midlands. Wales, and the North.

Murray Fieldhouse demonstrates his craft.

Open-Air Theatre
A drama group rehearses 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' for a summer Shakespeare Festival.


Item presenter (Hounds): Dorian Williams
Item presenter (Pottery): Murray Fieldhouse
Presented by: John Vernon

: Children's Television

Quick on the Draw: The Appleyards v. The Rest
A children's parlour game devised by Dorothea Brooking.
Chairman, Humphrey Lestocq

Children's Newsreel

My Uncle Rollo
A play for television by George Wingate.

(to 18.00)


Devised by (Quick on the Draw): Dorothea Brooking
Chairman (Quick on the Draw): Humphrey Lestocq
Drawings (Quick on the Draw): David Ghilchik
Presented by (Quick on the Draw): Patricia Foy
Writer (My Uncle Rollo): George Wingate
Producer (My Uncle Rollo): Rex Tucker
Designer (My Uncle Rollo): Eileen Diss
Uncle Rollo: Oliver Burt
John: Anthony Valentine
Heppon: Arthur Lowe
Eyebrows: Charles Farrell
Alexander: Ewen Solon
Constable Eccles: Reginald Hartnell Stone

: News and Newsreel

Including Weather Report

: Guess My Story

with Helen Cherry, Eunice Gayson, Michael Pertwee, Jack Train and Peter West in the chair.


Panellist: Helen Cherry
Panellist: Eunice Gayson
Panellist: Michael Pertwee
Panellist: Jack Train
Chairman: Peter West
Original drawings: David Langdon
Presented by: Brian Tesler

: Captain Banner

A romantic drama by George R. Preedy.
Adapted for television by Duncan Ross.
[Starring] David Farrar
The action takes place in the prison-fortress of Wisberg on the coast of Denmark at the beginning of the last century


Author: George R. Preedy
Adapter: Duncan Ross
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Captain Banner, Governor of the Fortress: David Farrar
Pastor Andreas Garrison Chaplain: George Coulouris
Katrine, a peasant girl: Jeanette Sterke
Baron Molde, Secretary of State: Andrew Cruickshank
Sentry: Harry Lane
Sergeant Ericsson: Michael Brennan
Caroline Sophia. Queen of Denmark and Norway: Faith Brook
Baroness von Bernstorf, Lady-in-Waiting: Mary Clare
First prisoner: Sydney Bromley
Second prisoner: John Miller
Third prisoner: George Herbert
Guard: Charles Price

: The Tale Behind the Tune

Joseph Cooper (piano)


Pianist: Joseph Cooper
Presented by: Philip Bate

: The Evening Hymn

"Stand up, stand up for Jesus Ye soldiers of the Cross"

: News

(sound only)

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