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: Children's Television

The adventures of a boxer puppy drawn by Tim.

Children's Newsreel

All Your Own
A programme in which children from all over Great Britain have been invited to take part.
Introduced by Huw Wheldon.

(to 18.00)


Artist (Bengo): Tim (William Timym)
Presenter (All Your Own): Huw Wheldon
Music directed by (All Your Own): Steve Race
Editor (All Your Own): Cliff Michelmore
Presented by (All Your Own): Michael Westmore

: Guess My Story

with Elizabeth Allan, Eunice Gayson, Michael Pertwee, Rikki Fulton as the newshawks.
Peter West in the chair.
Special Investigators, Pauline and Larry Forrester
('Guess My Story' is from an idea by William Taylor)


Newshawk: Elizabeth Allan
Newshawk: Eunice Gayson
Newshawk: Michael Pertwee
Newshawk: Rikki Fulton
Chairman: Peter West
Original drawings: David Langdon
Special investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special investigator: Larry Forrester
From an idea by: William Taylor
Presented by: T. Leslie Jackson

: Broken Silence

A play by Joyce Howard.
Adapted for television by Joyce Howard and Alwyne Whatsley.
[Starring] Barbara Mullen, Sebastian Shaw and Ursula Howells
The action takes place in the Wades' house, Highgate, London
(Second performance: Thursday at 9.30 p.m.)

To call Madge shy is to understate the case; she has an acute and trembling awareness of other people, of the eyes that may be upon her, and she is clumsy, and withdrawn, and gauche as a consequence. Henry, her husband, is kind and helpful in a rather off-hand way. Mrs. Merritt, the housekeeper, is kind in a more brusque fashion. And now upon the scene comes Alison, a widow but young, and adventurous, and lovely, and with a knack of getting her own way. Madge has good enough reason to be nervous of her arrival.


Author/Adapted by: Joyce Howard
Adapted by: Alwyne Whatsley
Producer: Harold Clayton
Designer: Richard Henry
Madge Wade: Barbara Mullen
Henry Wade: Sebastian Shaw
Mrs. Merritt: Beatrice Varley
Alison Baily: Ursula Howells
Dr. Felton: Ian Fleming
Mrs. Felton: Freda Gaye
Penny Laird: Jessica Dunning
Ken Laird: Terence Alexander
Mr. Zweig: Bernard Rebel

: Sunday Celebrity Recital: Nicanor Zabaleta (harp)


Harpist: Nicanor Zabaleta
Presented by: Patricia Foy

: The Story of My Life

A film about Hans Andersen.
On April 2, 1805, Hans Christian Andersen was born at Odense in Denmark-the son of a poor shoemaker. Today his fairy tales are known and loved by children all over the world.
This film, which reconstructs the story of Hans Andersen's life, has been specially produced by the Danish Government in honour of the hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the writer's birth.

: The Epilogue

for Palm Sunday
All the city was moved, saying 'Who is this?'
Pictures from five continents show how this question has fired the imagination of artists down the centuries.
Introduced by the Rev. John Stewart Smith.


Presenter: The Rev. John Stewart Smith

: News

(sound only)

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