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: A New Home for David

A film story about a small boy and his friend.

: Music of the Mountains

A film of dancing and singing in the Bavarian Alps.

: Mr. Jones Takes the Air

A film on road safety.

: 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

Little Ig
The adventure book of a prehistoric boy by Tom Twigge
With Tommy Moore and Bill Hitchcock.

Children's Newsreel

Do You Cook?
Jacqueline Rose shows how to make a surprise cake.
From the Radio Show, Earls Court

Bobbie Kimber with Augustus Peabody
From the Radio Show, Earls Court

(to 17.45)


Writer (Little Ig): Tom Twigge
Drawn by (Little Ig): Swavek
Little Ig: Tommy Moore
[Actor] (Little Ig): Bill Hitchcock
Cook (Do You Cook?): Jacqueline Rose
Ventriloquist: Bobbie Kimber

: Trial by Water

A television outside broadcast from Instow, on the north coast of Devon, about the various methods used by the Army to waterproof vehicles and equipment for beach landings.


Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Commentator: Patrick Beech
Presented by: Nicholas Crocker

: News and Newsreel

including Weather Report

: National Radio Show: Starlight

Teddy Johnson and Pearl Carr with Ernie Bragg at the piano.


Singer: Teddy Johnson
Singer: Pearl Carr
Pianist: Ernie Bragg

: European Athletics Championships

A BBC film report from Berne, Switzerland.

: Crime on Our Hands: Episode 2

A serial in six episodes written for television by Edward Boyd from a synopsis by Len Fincham and Laurie Wyman.
[Starring] Geraldine McEwan and Jack Watling with Dennis Price
(George Howe is appearing in 'The Cherry Orchard' at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith)

Kenneth Martin, a well-known radio personality, on returning home, finds his wife-Kay-has as usual forgotten to listen to his broadcast. Their next-door neighbour, Mrs. Curzon, interrupts them to tell them that her flat has been burgled. But she will not allow them to call the police. The Martins go to Mrs. Curzon's flat, leaving her alone in their sitting-room, where she hides half-a-dozen diamonds in one of twelve bottles of sherry that are on a shelf.
In the flat next door Kay and Kenneth find a cigarette case with the monogram 'CD'. and they return to their own flat to discover Mrs. Curzon strangled with one of Kay's scarves. In a panic they take the body back to the flat next door and call the police, who enter Mrs. Curzon's flat. It is in perfect order but her body has vanished.


Writer: Edward Boyd
From a synopsis by: Len Fincham
From a synopsis by: Laurie Wyman
Producer: Bryan Sears
Music: Jack Strachey
Music: Arthur Wilkinson
Designer: John Cooper
Ken Martin: Jack Watling
Kay Martin: Geraldine McEwan
Cecil Davenport: Dennis Price
Charles Dingle: George Howe
Inspector Johnston: William Mervyn
Caretaker: Arthur Rigby
Nick Patreos: Andrea Malandrinos
Cedric: Jack Doyle
Patti Lewis: Patti Lewis
Zsa-Zsa: Cameo Mandola

: British Association for the Advancement of Science Oxford 1954 Inaugural Meeting And Presidential Address

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A television broadcast from the Sheldonian Theatre. Oxford, during the ceremony for the conferment of honorary degrees.
Speeches of Welcome to the British Association by Alderman W. R. Gowers Mayor of the City of Oxford and Sir Maurice Bowra Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford followed by part of the presidential address on Science and Human Nature by E. D. Adrian O.M., P.R.S. Master of Trinity College, Cambridge
At 9.0


Speaker: Alderman W. R. Gowers
Speaker: Sir Maurice Bowra
Speaker: E. D. Adrian
Commentator: Richard Dimbleby
Television presentation: David Martin

: National Radio Show: Arenascope: Carnival

Nine in a line for you to define by music by dialect by what you see.
Name the nine British holiday resorts in Arenascope's Carnival Procession.
From the Bandstand: Sydney Jerome and his Orchestra
See page 15


Musicians: Sydney Jerome and his Orchestra
Devised by: Peter Webber
Director: Alan Chivers
Producer: Berkeley Smith

: Three's Company

The Intimate Opera Company presents Three's Company
An improbable opera.
Time: A month ago and now
At the piano, Antony Hopkins
Antony Hopkins writes on page 9


Libretto: Michael Flanders
Music/Pianist: Antony Hopkins
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Presented for television by: Christian Simpson
Mr. Love, a junior partner: Stephen Maniton
Mr. Three, a company director: Eric Shilling
Miss Honey, a secretary: Elizabeth Boyd

: News

(sound only)

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