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: The Case of the Missing Blonde

A thriller film.
(to 16.05)

: Children's Television

Mr. Mumbo and Mrs. Mumbo
with Reginald Jeffryes.

This Was News
Lucille Iremonger helps you to understand some of the events of recent weeks.

Hank Rides Again
with Francis Coudrill who draws and animates the pictures writes the story and does the voices with Steve Race (piano), Geoff Lofts (drums) and Joe Muddel (bass).

(to 17.45)


Illustrator (Mr. Mumbo and Mrs. Mumbo): Reginald Jeffryes
Script (Mr. Mumbo and Mrs. Mumbo): Tom Twigge
Presenter (This Was News): Lucille Iremonger
Illustrator/animator/writer/voices (Hank Rides Again): Francis Coudrill
Pianist (Hank Rides Again): Steve Race
Drummer (Hank Rides Again): Geoff Lofts
Bassist (Hank Rides Again): Joe Muddel

: Westward Ho!

A magazine programme for West-Country viewers.
Cliff Michelmore introduces topical events and personalities.

The Hanover Youth Choir

Around the West Region

The Disputed Isles: Desmond Hawkins describes a visit to the Minquiers in the Channel Islands.

Sporting Highlight: Bristol Rovers: Bert Tann and Cliff Michelmore discuss tactics and training illustrated by film sequences taken at the Eastville Football Ground.

Produced by Peter Bale in the BBC's West of England studios
(Wenvoe only)
(to 19.15)


Presenter/speaker (Sporting Highlight): Cliff Michelmore
Singers: The Hanover Youth Choir
Item presenter (The Disputed Isles): Desmond Hawkins
Speaker (Sporting Highlight): Bert Tann
Producer: Peter Bale

: Science Review

A film review of recent research and discovery in science and industry.


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

: Preview of the 1954 Horse of the Year Show

Outside broadcast cameras cover final rehearsals of some of the displays, including the world-famous 'Quadrille' presented by the Swiss Cavalry School to be performed at every evening performance of the show, which begins tomorrow.
Introduced by Dorian Williams.
From Harringay Arena, London.


Presenter: Dorian Williams
Presented by: Bill Duncalf

: Double Bill: Two short plays

Valid for Single Journey Only
by Brian H. Clemens.

and Bank Holiday
by James Parish.


Writer (Valid for Single Journey Only): Brian H. Clemens
Writer (Bank Holiday): James Parish
Producer: Michael Mills

: The Girl of the Golden West

An opera in three acts from the drama by David Belasco.
[Starring] Elaine Malbin
A section of the Covent Garden Opera Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Douglas Robinson)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Joseph Shadwick)
Conducted by Edward Renton

The action of the opera takes place at the foot of the Cloudy Mountains. California, in a mining camp in the days of the gold rush in 1849.


Writer: David Belasco
Music: Giacomo Puccini
Singers: Section of the Covent Garden Opera Chorus
Chorus-Master: Douglas Robinson
Musicians: London Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Joseph Shadwick
[Orchestra] conducted by: Edward Renton
Repetiteur: George Coop
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Assistant Producer: Charles R. Rogers
Producer: George R. Foa
Minnie: Elaine Malbin
Jack Ranee, the Sheriff: Roderick Jones
Dick: Johnson (Ramerrez) Paul Asciak
Nick, bartender at the Polka: John Kentish
Ashby Agent of the Wells Fargo Transport Company: Terence Cooper
Sonora a goldminer: Edmund Donlevy
Jake Wallace, a minstrel: John Holmes
Handsome: Dennis Wicks
Harry: Robert Bowman
Larkens: Nigel Brooks
Jose Castro, a-gangster: John Holmes
Wowkle, an Indian squaw: Josephine Veasey
The Prospector: John McLaren

: News

(sound only)

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