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: I'm the Law: Fight Fix

A film in this series specially made for television.
[Starring] George Raft
(Previously televised on July 24, 1954)


Lieutenant Kirby: George Raft

: The Seal Islands of Alaska

In July 1953 James Fisher and Roger Tory Peterson visited the Pribilov Islands, the islands which inspired Rudyard Kipling's tale 'The White Seal'.
They studied and filmed the birds and animals, and James Fisher shows some of the film to Peter Scott.
(Previously televised on February 12)


Guest/Filmmaker: James Fisher
Filmmaker: Roger Tory Peterson
Presenter: Peter Scott

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the Very Young
Pages turned by Patricia Driscoll.
(A BBC Television Film)
(to 16.15)


Presenter: Patricia Driscoll
Editor: Maria Bird

: Children's Television

Bits and Pieces
by Reginald Jeffryes.

Monday Magazine
(Suitable for deaf children)
Mary Malcolm introduces another programme, including:

Results of the brush designs competition set by Maurice Rickards.

Making silhouettes by Alexanda Marsh.

Bungling Burglars
[Starring] Geraldine Stephenson and Desmond Rayner

'Look at This' by Hugh David.

Journey to Japan
Rufus Noel Buxton tells you about a flight in pursuit of sun-rises.

(to 17.50)


Writer (Bits and Pieces): Reginald Jeffryes
Voices (Bits and Pieces): Ivan Staff
Music (Bits and Pieces): Tom McCall
Presenter (Monday Magazine): Mary Malcolm
Maker (Monday Magazine): Alexanda Marsh
[Actress] (Monday Magazine: Bungling Burglars): Geraldine Stephenson
[Actor] (Monday Magazine: Bungling Burglars): Desmond Rayner
Presenter (Monday Magazine: Look at This): Hugh David
Presenter (Journey to Japan): Rufus Noel Buxton

: Racing from Alexandra Park: Finsbury Handicap Stakes

over one mile.

Clive Graham identifies the horses and jockeys in the paddock.


Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator: Clive Graham
Television presentation: Dennis Monger

: Music for You

Introduced by Muir Mathieson
with Graziella Sciutti, Violetta Elvin and John Hart, William Clauson, Anthony Oliver, Diana Merrien, Elizabeth Boyd, Joan Bramhall, Jean Carrol, Mary Forbat, Doreen Lane, Daphne Lewcun, Helen McKinnon, Evelyn Cuthill, Desmond Ainsworth, Bowles Bevan, John Boulter, Fred Davies, Edgar Fleet, John Holmes, Brendan O'Dowda, Stanley Fleet
The Concert Orchestra
(Leader, Sidney Sax)
See page 15

(Violetta Elvin and John Hart appear by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)


Presenter/Conductor: Muir Mathieson
Soprano: Graziella Sciutti
Dancer: Violetta Elvin
Dancer: John Hart
Singer: William Clauson
Singer: Anthony Oliver
Pianist: Diana Merrien
Singer: Elizabeth Boyd
Singer: Joan Bramhall
Singer: Jean Carrol
Singer: Mary Forbat
Singer: Doreen Lane
Singer: Daphne Lewcun
Singer: Helen McKinnon
Singer: Evelyn Cuthill
Singer: Desmond Ainsworth
Singer: Bowles Bevan
Singer: John Boulter
Singer: Fred Davies
Singer: Edgar Fleet
Tenor: John Holmes
Tenor: Brendan O'Dowda
Singer: Stanley Fleet
Musical Associate: James Turner
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Sidney Sax
Choreography: Margaret Dale
Designer: John Clements
Producer: Patricia Foy

: Special Enquiry: 5: The Business of Beauty

An investigation into cosmetics.
See page 15


Commentator (In the studio): Robert Reid
Commentator (In London): Jean Metcalfe

: Let's Have Fun

Some of the artists who will be appearing in the Central Pier 1955 Summer Show at Blackpool: Jimmy Clitheroe, Joy Harris, The Kordites, Ken Dodd, Kenny Baker, Morecambe and Wise, Peter Webster.


Comedian: Jimmy Clitheroe
Singer: Joy Harris
Singers: The Kordites
Comedian: Ken Dodd
Trumpeter: Kenny Baker
Comedians: Morecambe and Wise
Performer: Peter Webster
Presented by: Barney Colehan

: News

(sound only)

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