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: Children's Television

Ask Your Dad
A family general knowledge game.
Chairman, Humphrey Lestocq

Children's Newsreel

The Coati-Mondi
A play written for television by Gordon Ford starring Kimi assisted by Michael Maguire, Adrian Haggard, Joan Harrison, Victor Platt.

(to 18.00)


Chairman (Ask Your Dad): Humphrey Lestocq
Writer (The Coati-Mondi): Gordon Ford
Assisted by (The Coati-Mondi): Michael Maguire
Assisted by (The Coati-Mondi): Adrian Haggard
Assisted by (The Coati-Mondi): Joan Harrison
Assisted by (The Coati-Mondi): Victor Platt
Designer (The Coati-Mondi): Richard Wilmot
Producer (The Coati-Mondi): Kevin Sheldon

: 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

: Orson Welles's Sketch Book

The third in a series of talks by Orson Welles, illustrated by his own sketches.


Presenter: Orson Welles
Producer: Huw Wheldon
Editor: Hazel Wilkinson
Camera: Edward Lloyd

: Romeo and Juliet

See columns 2 and 3 and facing page
(Virginia McKenna appears by permission of the Directors of the Old Vic Trust, Ltd.)

by William Shakespeare.
Adapted for television by Dallas Bower.
[Starring] Tony Britton, Virginia McKenna, Flora Robson, Harcourt Williams
At 8.30


Author: William Shakespeare
Adapted for television by: Dallas Bower
Producer: Harold Clayton
Fights arranged by: Peter Diamond
Dance arranged by: Belinda Quirey
Music arranged and directed by: Cecily Arnold
Music arranged and directed by: Marshall Johnson
Chorus: John Phillips
Servant to Capulet - Sampson: Colin Douglas
Servant to Capulet - Gregory: Brian Moorehead
Abraham, servant to Montague: Roger Gage
Balthasar, servant to Romeo: Henry Davies
Benvolio, nephew to Montague and friend to Romeo: Eric Lander
Tybalt, nephew to Lady Capulet: Richard Wordsworth
An Officer: Peter Henchie
Capulet: David Horne
Lady Capulet: Jill Esmond
Montague: James Raglan
Lady Montague: Noel Hood
Escales, Prince of Verona: John Phillips
Romeo, son to Montague: Tony Britton
Paris, a young Nobleman. kinsman to the Prince: Owen Holder
A Page to Paris: Robert Scroggins
Peter, servant to Juliet's nurse: Michael Brennan
Nurse to Juliet: Flora Robson
Juliet, daughter to Capulet: Virginia McKenna
Mercutio, kinsman to the Prince and friend to Romeo: Laurence Payne
Friar Laurence, a Franciscan: Harcourt Williams
An Apothecary: J. Leslie Frith
Friar John, a Franciscan: David Garth

: The Evening Hymn

"At the name of Jesus"

: News

(sound only)

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