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: Children's Television

with Harry Corbett.

Children's Newsreel

Buoys and Bells
Barrie Edgar visits Trinity Depot at Great Yarmouth and shows some of the many different types of buoys that are used to mark the shipping lanes off the coast of East Anglia.
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All Your Own
A programme in which children from all over Great Britain have been invited to take part including
Background to your Programme
The second of two programmes in which Stewart Marshall and some children show you the new setting for children's programmes.

(to 18.10)


Puppeteer (Sooty): Harry Corbett
Presenter (Buoys and Bells): Barrie Edgar
Presented by (Buoys and Bells): David Martin
Presenter (All Your Own): Huw Wheldon
Item presenter (Background to Your Programme): Stewart Marshall
Music directed by (All Your Own): Steve Race
Editor (All Your Own): Barbara Hammond
Presented by (All Your Own): Cliff Michelmore

: Weather Chart

: One of the Family

Chairman, Franklin Engelmann
Panel: Barbara Lyon, Molly Weir, Richard Murdoch, Frank Owen
In this game, which was first televised on August 3 last year, the challengers are related to celebrities in every walk of life. The panel sets out to discover their relationship.


Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Panellist: Barbara Lyon
Panellist: Molly Weir
Panellist: Richard Murdoch
Panellist: Frank Owen
Presented by: Ernest Maxin

: Cities of Europe: 4 - Liege

Countries taking part in the European television programme exchange have each made a film about one of their principal cities.
This film, entitled 'Liege Cite Ardente', is the contribution of the Belgian Television Service.
English commentary spoken by John S. Heymans.


Narrator: John S. Heymans

: The Happy Prisoner

by Monica Dickens.
Adapted as a television play by John McNair.
The action takes place in and near Hinkley, a small manor farmhouse in Shropshire, during 1945 and 1946.

"If you wrap tip well it will do you good to see the outside world".
Nurse Elizabeth Gray comes down to the Norths' house in Shropshire to nurse Oliver, who lost a leg and has a serious heart condition as the result of a shell splinter grazing the outer muscle of the heart. And Oliver, with his moods, is difficult enough to look after. But his are not the only troubles in the house. His married sister, Heather, is hardly less mixed-up, courted as she is by an R.A.F. officer from a nearby station and (the time being not long after the war) dreading the return of her husband from the Far East. And the prospect of a visit from her (to put it mildly) eccentric mother-in-law, Lady Sandys, raises difficulties of its own. Whilst there is always also the disconcerting Vi, Oliver's and Heather's farming-mad sister. So one way and another, the new job calls for all Elizabeth's tact and patience. (Peter Currie) at 8.30


Author: Monica Dickens
Adapter: John McNair
Producer: Douglas Allen
Designer: Stewart Marshall
Elizabeth Gray: Sarah Lawson
Violet North: Monica McLeod
Heather Sandys: Ursula Howells
Oliver North: Robert Brown
Mrs North: Olga Lindo
Fred Williams: Gordon Bell
Stanford Black: Bryan Coleman
John Sandys: Jack Gwillim
Lady Sandys: Norah Nicholson
Other parts played by: Fanny Carby
Other parts played by: Christopher Hodge
Other parts played by: Oswald Laurence
Other parts played by: Hazel Graeme Harrison
Other parts played by: Gloria Haigh
Other parts played by: Sheila Julian
Other parts played by: John Corrie
Other parts played by: Vincent Hitchcock
Other parts played by: Frank Julian

: Sunday Celebrity Recital: Rudolf Firkusny (piano)

Chopin Ballade in A flat
Waltz in E flat
Mazurka in C sharp minor
Two Polkas
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Pianist: Rudolf Firkusny
Presented by: Christian Simpson

: Helen Keller

Dame Myra Hess introduces excerpts from a film on the life and work of Helen Keller.


Presenter: Dame Myra Hess

: The Evening Hymn

"Hail, gladdening light"

: News (sound only) followed by: The United Nations

Talk by the Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon. Sir Anthony Eden K.G., M.C., M.P.
The Charter of the United Nations Organisation was signed at San Francisco on June 26, 1945.
(The recorded broadcast in the Home Service at 9.15 p.m.)
(Sound only)


Speaker (The United Nations): The Rt. Hon. Sir Anthony Eden

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