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: Children's Television

Dick Whittington and his Cat
A film showing how a poor boy became the Lord Mayor of London.

Children's Newsreel

The Watch
Written and produced by Rex Tucker.
A play for television.
(Michael David is appearing in 'The Lark' at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith)

(to 18.00)


Writer/Producer (The Watch): Rex Tucker
Film sequences (The Watch): The BBC Television Film Unit
Designer (The Watch): Stephen Taylor
Johnny: Jonathan Swift
Mr. Freeth: Gordon Phillott
Madge: Marcia Ashton
The Monkey Man: Carl Bernard
Annie: Jennifer Phipps
Joe: Frank Pendlebury
Alf: Charles Hodgson
Police Sergeant: Garard Green
Constable Baker: George Cooper
Constable Rogers: Michael David
Constable Hoskins: James Bullock

: Evening Service

From Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church.
The Call to Worship
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Rev. B.C.H. 30)
Scripture Lesson: 1 Peter 1, vv. 13-26
We bless thee for thy peace, O God (Rev. B.C.H. 349)
Offering and Offertory Prayer
Holy Spirit, truth divine (Rev. B.C.H. 184)
Love Divine, all loves excelling (Rev. B.C.H. 317)
Choral Benediction
Anthems sung by the Florida Southern College Choir directed by Charles A. Woodbury
Service conducted by the Rev. F. Townley Lord, D.D., D.Litt.


Singers: The Florida Southern College Choir
Choir directed by: Charles A. Woodbury
Service conducted by: The Rev. F. Townley Lord
Organist: Walter P. Young

: One of the Family

Barbara Lyon, Molly Weir, Richard Murdoch, Frank Owen
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann
Special investigators, Pauline Forrester and Larry Forrester


Panellist: Barbara Lyon
Panellist: Molly Weir
Panellist: Richard Murdoch
Panellist: Frank Owen
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Special investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special investigator: Larry Forrester
Presented by: Ernest Maxin

: Orson Welles's Sketch Book

The sixth and last in the series of talks by Orson Welles.


Presenter: Orson Welles
Producer: Huw Wheldon

: Holiday Hotel

Stay with the stars at Blackpool and meet your resident hosts Jewel and Warriss and page-boy, Jimmy Clitheroe
Norman Evans, Semprini, The Five Smith Brothers, Alma Cogan, Anthea Askey, The Kordites, The Betty Hobbs Globe Girls
Introducing 'Summer Show Girl'
Augmented BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
From the Norbreck Hydro, Blackpool.

(Norman Evans is in "The Norman Evans Show" at the Winter Gardens, Morecambe; Semprini in "Sing a Happy Song" at the Winter Gardens Pavilion, Blackpool; The Five Smith Brothers and the Betty Hobbs Globe Girls are in "On With the Show" at the North Pier Pavilion; Jewel and Warriss and Alma Colgan are in "The Big Show of 1955" at the Opera House; Anthea Askey is in "Love and Kisses" at the Grand Theatre; Jimmy Clitheroe and The Kordites are in "Let's Have Fun" at the Central Pier)


Presenter/Comedian: Jimmy Jewel
Presenter/Comedian: Ben Warriss
Page-boy: Jimmy Clitheroe
Comedian: Norman Evans
Pianist: Semprini
Singers: The Five Smith Brothers
Singer: Alma Cogan
Performer: Anthea Askey
Vocalists: The Kordites
Dancers: The Betty Hobbs Globe Girls
Musicians: Augmented BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Designer: Frederick Knapman
Producer: Barney Colehan
Producer: Ronnie Taylor

: A Dream of Treason

by Maurice Edelman.
A television play by Anthony Stever.
[Starring] John Robinson, Jill Bennett and Arthur Young
The action takes place in London and in a nearby Surrey village.


Author: Maurice Edelman
Adapter: Anthony Stever
Director: John Jacobs
Designer: James Bould
Special effects: Alfred Davis
Producer: Ian Atkins
Martin Lambert: John Robinson
Nigel Fergusson: Kynaston Reeves
Valerie Fergusson: Jill Bennett
American journalist: Michael Collins
Diplomatic correspondent: Roderick Lovell
French journalist: Hugo de Vernier
Sir Andrew Brangwyn, Foreign Secretary: Arthur Young
Lady Brangwyn: Barbara Couper
Sir James Padley, Permanent Under-Secretary: Anthony Sharp
Vosper: John Falconer
Airways officer: John Arnatt
Margaret: Doreen Keogh
Col Barraclough: Raymond Francis
Sir Charles Baggott: Willoughby Goddard
Ryder: Stanley Platts
Eleanore: Nicolette Bernard
Tom: Edwin Brown
Hall porter: Bartlett Mullins
Veale: Richard Caldicot
Special nurse: Sheila Allen
Chairman of the Enquiry: J. Leslie Frith
Other parts played by: Reginald Atkinson
Other parts played by: Arthur Dallas
Other parts played by: Edward Ballard
Other parts played by: Anne Marryott
Other parts played by: Brian Moorehead
Other parts played by: Josephine Price
Other parts played by: Charles Brodie

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