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: Television Motor-Cycle Scramble

A race across rough country for motor-cycles and side-car combinations.
Organised by the South Reading Motor Cycle Club, in conjunction with the Auto-Cycle Union


Clerk of the Course: Harold Taylor
Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Presented for television by: Bill Duncalf

: Elusive Victory

A film of the M.C.C.'s 1950-51 Australian tour, with commentaries by E. W. Swanton, R. C. Robertson-Glasgow, and Rex Alston.


Commentator: E. W Swanton
Commentator: R. C. Robertson-Glasgow
Commentator: Rex Alston

: Curling

The finals of the World Championships in which rinks from Britain, Canada, Scandinavia, and Switzerland have been competing.
From the Ice Rink, Haymarket, Edinburgh


Commentator: Archie McCulloch
Commentator: Gilbert McClung
Presented by: James Buchan

: Children's Television

Sugar and Spice
A mixed bag of entertainment.

Trouble Bruin
Sooty and Harry Corbett with the Scarborough Sunbeams.

The Appleyards


Musical arrangements: Denis Ringrowe
Puppeteer (Trouble Bruin): Harry Corbett
Performers (Trouble Bruin): The Scarborough Sunbeams
Script (The Appleyards): Allan Cooper
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
Douglas Grant: Michael Maguire

: Association Football Results

of today's matches.
(to 18.05 app.)

: 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

: Curling: Edinburgh v. Preston

The closing play in a Challenge Match between the two cities.
From the Ice Rink, Haymarket, Edinburgh.


Commentator: Archie McCulloch
Commentator: Gilbert McClung
Presented by: James Buchan

: Filming in Africa

Armand and Michaela Denis on Filming in Africa
Another programme they have filmed in Africa specially for BBC Television.


Filmmaker/presenter: Armand Denis
Filmmaker/presenter: Michaela Denis
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: Mr. Pastry's Spicy Life

[Starring] Richard Hearne
The Celebrated scrapbook of a personality with McDonald Hobley, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Laurie Payne, Cameron Hall.


Mr. Pastry: Richard Hearne
Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Singer: Anne Ziegler
Singer: Webster Booth
Singer: Laurie Payne
Performer: Cameron Hall
Scriptwriter: Richard Hearne
Scriptwriter: Talbot Rothwell
Designer: Roy Oxley
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Producer: Bill Ward

: War in the Air: 4: Maximum Effort

Written and produced by John Elliot.
A series of BBC Television films on the history of air power in the past twenty years.
This film covers the main air campaigns in Europe from spring 1941 to spring 1942.
(Second performance)


Writer/Producer: John Elliot
Series Director: Philip Dorte
Service Adviser: Air Chief Marshal Sir Philip Joubert, K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O.
Narrator: Robert Harris
Other voices: Stuart Hibberd
Other voices: Bryan Coleman
Other voices: Cecile Chevreau
Other voices: Sam Kydd
Other voices: Brian Campbell

: News

(sound only)

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