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: Children's Television

with Harry Corbett.

Children's Newsreel

Absent-Minded Anna
by Mary Dunn.
(Previously televised last Thursday)
(Penny Morrell is appearing in 'Arabian Nights' at the New Watergate Theatre, London)

(to 18.00)


Puppeteer (Sooty): Harry Corbett
Writer (Absent-Minded Anna): Mary Dunn
Producer (Absent-Minded Anna): Dorothea Brooking
Designer (Absent-Minded Anna): Richard Wilmot
Anna Thomas: Suzanne Betts
Peggy Thomas, her sister: Penny Morrell
Mrs. Thomas, her mother: Betty Cooper
Mr. Thomas, her father: Robert Raglan
The vicar: Philip Lennard
Robin, a friend of Anna: Christopher Carter
Mrs. Graham: Enid Lorimer
Mrs. Merton, her charlady: Kathleen St. John
Lady White: Diana Beaumont
Mrs. Scott: Barbara Greenhalgh
Mr. Scott: Patrick Dowling
Juliet Scott, their daughter: Pat Garwood

: What's My Line?

with Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, David Nixon and Gilbert Harding trying to find the answers, and Eamonn Andrews to see fair play.
("What's My Line?" was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman, and is presented by arrangement with C.B.S. of America and Maurice Winnick)


Panellist: Isobel Barnett
Panellist: Barbara Kelly
Panellist: David Nixon
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Chairman: Eamonn Andrews
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson
Devised by: Mark Goodson
Devised by: Bill Todman

: The Voices

A television play by George F. Kerr.
From the novel "Hero's Walk" by Robert Crane.

The play takes place at the Palace of InterCos in London. The year is 2021
(Second performance: Thursday at 9.0 p.m.)


Author of novel: Robert Crane
Adapted by: George F. Kerr
Producer: Dennis Vance
Dr. Werner, President of InterCos: Walter Rilla
Helga von Horstmann, his aide: Ursula Danera
Crandall, U.S.A.: Launce Maraschal
Vernon-Cavendish, U.K. and Eire: Carl Bernard
Sir Alton Berkeley, U.K. and Eire: Fred Johnson
Neil Harrison, U.K. and Eire: Terence Alexander
Balatov, U.S.S.R.: Stanley Zevic
Hsuan, China: Andy Ho
Dhevu, India: Paul Bahadur
Libby Harrison, Mark's wife: Ursula Howells
Professor Mark Harrison: Willoughby Goddard
Dr. Wooley: Kevin Stoney
Dr. Luden: Barry Letts
Waterson, Australia: Bettina Dickson
McAllister, Canada: Ronan O'Casey
Locke, New Zealand: Vincent Ball
Admiral Gould: Peter Bathurst
General Kirkland: Harold Ayer
Hadfleld: Paul Hardwick
Others taking part: Joan Angell
Others taking part: Joyce Chancellor
Others taking part: Sheila Chong
Others taking part: John Dunbar
Others taking part: Mary Gillingham
Others taking part: Harcourt Curacao
Others taking part: Patricia Horder
Others taking part: Arthur Hosking
Others taking part: Guy Mills
Others taking part: Liat Sahani
Others taking part: Frank Singuineau
Others taking part: Jill Rowland
Others taking part: Joy Stewart
Others taking part: Veronica Wells
Others taking part: Felicitas Cottier
Others taking part: Monti de Lyle

: Westering Home

A journey in song down the western seaboard of Scotland - from Uist in the Hebrides, by the Island of Skye, to Morven, Mull, and Islay with the Scottish Junior Singers accompanied by Sybil Tait.


Singers: The Scottish Junior Singers
Pianist/accompanied by: Sybil Tait
Conductor: Agnes Duncan
Narrator: Norah Cooper
Producer: James Buchan

: The Outspoken Commandment

W. P. Mathew says what he thinks.


Presenter: W. P. Mathew

: News

(sound only)

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