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: Television Motor Show

Motor manufacturers exhibiting at this year's Motor Show at Earls Court, London, present their new models and discuss them with Raymond Baxter and Bill Hartley.
The programme is presented in conjunction with the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders from the grounds of the Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood, Hampstead, London (by permission of the London County Council)
(to 16.00 app.)


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Presenter: Bill Hartley
Producer: Bill Duncalf

: Children's Television: Sugar and Spice

A mixed bag of entertainment.

Trouble Bruin
with Sooty and Harry Corbett.

The Appleyards: 2: Tally Ho!

(to 18.00)


Musical arrangements (Sugar and Spice): Denis Ringrowe
Puppeteer (Trouble Bruin): Harry Corbett
Script (The Appleyards): David Edwards
Producer (The Appleyards): Kevin Sheldon
Mrs. Appleyard: Constance Fraser
Mr. Appleyard: Douglas Muir
Tommy Appleyard: Derek Rowe
Margaret Appleyard: Patricia Fryer
Janet Appleyard: Sylvia Bidmead
John Appleyard: David Edwards
Ronnie Grant: Robert Dickens
Mr. Wheeler: Douglas Hurn
Douglas: Michael Maguire

: In Town Tonight

Interesting people who are In Town Tonight interviewed by John Ellison.
(Simultaneous broadcast with the London, Midland. North, and West of England Home Services)


Interviewer: John Ellison
Special effects: Douglas Mair
Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: I'm the Law: Bust of Plato

A film made for television.
[Starring] George Raft


Police Lt. George Kirby: George Raft

: Back from the Sea

Featuring artists who have just returned from summer seasons.
Tommy Cooper, Albert and Les Ward, Terry James, Rex Ramer, Francis Langford's Singing Songsters, The New Toppers


Magician/comedian: Tommy Cooper
Novelty act: Albert and Les Ward
Singer: Terry James
Comedian: Rex Ramer
Singers: Francis Langford's Singing Songsters
Dancers: The New Toppers
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Dances directed by: Leslie Roberts
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Richard Afton

: The Harlequin Duck

A drawing by Peter Scott.
In 1951 Peter Scott visited Lake Myvatn in Iceland to see the great concentrations of wild duck that breed there. In this programme he introduces a film he made on the expedition. It includes shots of one of the most attractive of all European birds - the decorative Harlequin Duck.
See page 15


Presenter: Peter Scott
Presented by: Desmond Hawkins

: News

(sound only)

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