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: 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.
(Previously televised on November 29, 1954)


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
Voices: Stuart Hibberd
Voices: Bryan Coleman
Voices: Cecile Chevreau
Voices: Sam Kydd
Voices: Brian Campbell

: Sportsview

Introduced by Peter Dimmock.
(A BBC telerecording of yesterday's broadcast)
(to 16.00)


Presenter: Peter Dimmock

: Children's Television

Children's Newsreel

The Cisco Kid
with Duncan Renaldo and Leo Carrillo.
A film for older children.

The Zoo on the Hill
Barrie Edgar pays another visit to Dudley Zoo and with Donald Risdon, general manager, and Harry Hatch, head keeper, introduces animal favourites, old and new.

(to 18.00)


The Cisco Kid: Duncan Renaldo
Pancho: Leo Carrillo
Presenter (The Zoo on the Hill): Barrie Edgar
Co-presenter (The Zoo on the Hill): Donald Risdon
Co-presenter (The Zoo on the Hill): Harry Hatch
Presented by (The Zoo on the Hill): David Martin

: The Grove Family: Rebound

by Michael Pertwee and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Producer: John Warrington
Pat: Sheila Sweet
Arthur Turner: Spencer Hale
Rudy May: Frederick Jaeger

: Ask Pickles

Wilfred Pickles invites you to Ask Pickles for the things you would like to see on your television screen.
Special investigators, Pauline and Larry Forrester
From the Northern Radio and Television Exhibition, City Hall, Manchester.


Presenter: Wilfred Pickles
Orchestra director: George Clouston
Special investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special investigator: Larry Forrester
Producer: Brian Tesler

: The Memory Man

Leslie Welch answers sporting questions put to him by the players of tomorrow's cup final teams, Manchester City and Newcastle United.
Referee, McDonald Hobley
From the Television Theatre.


Memory Man: Leslie Welch
Referee: McDonald Hobley
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Press Conference

People who make the news face questions from the people who write the news.


Presented by: Huw Wheldon

: Down in the Valley

(See column 4 and page 15)
(Marion Studholme appears by permission of Sadler's Wells Trust, Ltd.)

The Goldsbrough Orchestra
(Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz)
Conductor, Leo Quayle
At 9.45


Chorus Leader: John Holmes
The Chorus: The Ambrosian Singers
Introduction spoken by: John McLaren
Musicians: The Goldsbrough Orchestra
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conductor: Leo Quayle
Designer: John Clements
Producer: Patricia Foy
Brack Weaver: Jeff Warren
Jennie Parsons: Marion Studholme
Her father: James Dyrenforth
Thomas Bouche: George James
Preacher: John Frost

: Inventors' Award

Inventions shown by finalists in a competition organised by the British Industries Fair.
Viewers are invited to join with visitors to the fair in voting for the most worthwhile inventions.
Votes on postcards should be sent to [address removed]


Producer: James McCloy

: News

(sound only)

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