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: Children's Television

Sooty on Holiday: 1: Sooty by the Sea
Harry Corbett and Sooty go on the roundabouts, on a steamer, on a donkey, and generally enjoy themselves.
(A BBC Television film)
(Harry Corbett and Sooty are in "Family Fun" at the Floral Hall, Scarborough)

Children's Newsreel

The Appleyards: 8: Romany Holiday
by Mary Campden.

(to 18.00)


Puppeteer (Sooty on Holiday): Harry Corbett
Writer (The Appleyards): Mary Campden
Producer (The Appleyards): Kevin Sheldon
Mrs. Appleyard: Constance Fraser
Mr. Appleyard: Douglas Muir
Tommy Appleyard: Derek Rowe
John Appleyard: David Edwards
The farmer: C.B. Poultney
Queen of the Gypsies: Maud Long

: Find the Link

In the chair, Kenneth Horne and Josephine Douglas, Carole Carr, Bruce Seton
David Tomlinson finding the links between the challengers.
Special investigators, Pauline and Larry Forrester


Chairman: Kenneth Horne
Panellist: Josephine Douglas
Panellist: Carole Carr
Panellist: Bruce Seton
Panellist: David Tomlinson
Special investigator: Pauline Forrester
Special investigator: Larry Forrester
Presented by: Duncan Wood

: Cities of Europe: 7: London

The last film in the series specially produced for the Television Continental Exchange of programmes.
This film, entitled "We Live By the River", is the BBC's contribution.
See facing page


Film Cameraman: Clifford Hornby
Director: Jack Howells
Producer: Richard Cawston

: Preview of the Edinburgh Festival

by Ian Hunter, Artistic Director of the Festival.


Presenter: Ian Hunter

: Night Was Our Friend

by Michael Pertwee.
[Starring] Hugh Burden, Jill Bennett and Maurice Colbourne

The action takes place in a small village in Surrey. Time, the present
See facing page

Michael Pertwee is the author of the Grove Family serial, but this play shows him in different, more serious mood, for it is about a murder and its aftermath. A few years before the action begins, a pretty girl named Sally married a young flyer, Martin Raynor; he had been a fighter pilot, then joined a civil air line, and crashed in the jungle while on the routine flight in the East. For two years he was missing, and during that time Sally fell in love with a young local doctor, John Harper.
But Martin survived, and eventually returned, and not very long afterwards he died in mysterious circumstances. Sally was arrested and tried for his murder - one of the most vehement witnesses for the prosecution. being the dead man's doting mother, Emily Raynor. It was a sensational trial, with Sally refusing actively to defend herself, and simply denying the accusation; and at the end she was acquitted, though many people felt she must be guilty. Now she returns to the house where she lived with Martin, and life has to be faced anew. But what was the truth about Martin's death? Only two people living know: Sally and the old family friend, Doctor Glanville. And it is in fact the Doctor who tells the story.
(Peter Currie.)
At 8.45


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Producer: Reginald Tate
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Dr. Glanville: Maurice Colbourne
Sally Raynor: Jill Bennett
Martin Raynor: Hugh Burden
Dr. John Harper: Michael Ashwin
Kate: Christine Lindsay
Emily Raynor: Beatrix Thomson
Cooper: John Stone
Winter: Arthur Dallas
Landlord: Bartlett Mullins
Tom: Arthur Lovegrove

: Sunday Celebrity Recital: Paul Tortelier

At the piano, Ernest Lush

Paul Tortelier was born in Paris in 1914 and began to study music at the age of six, later going to the Paris Conservatoire. At sixteen he won his first prize for cello playing, and the following year made his first appearance with an orchestra-the Lamoureux Orchestra in Paris. Since then he has appeared with most of the leading orchestras in Europe and the U.S.A.
Between tours he lives with his wife, the cellist Maude Martin, and their two children, in their villa in the South of France or in Paris where he indulges his hobbies of theatre-going, reading, painting, and skating. A composer of note, Tortelier has written cello concertos, a sonata, a suite for solo cello, and other works


Cellist: Paul Tortelier
Pianist: Ernest Lush
Presented by: Christian Simpson

: The Evening Hymn

"O God, our help in ages past"

: News

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