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: Venetian Fete

Outside broadcast cameras visit St. Nicholas Park, Warwick, where the River Avon and Warwick Castle provide the setting for a parade of decorated boats.


Commentator: Peter Dews
Presented by: David Martin

: Michael O'Halloran

Scotty Beckett and Allene Roberts in a film that tells the story of a boy's efforts to help a crippled girl. The film is from the novel by Gene Stratton-Porter.
(to 16.40)


From the novel by: Gene Stratton-Porter
Michael O'Halloran: Scotty Beckett
Lily Nelson: Allene Roberts

: Children's Television

with Harry Corbett.
(From the National Radio Show)

The Pelicans and the Pirates: 4: The Pirate Ship
Written and produced by Desmond O'Donovan.


Puppeteer (Sooty): Harry Corbett
Writer/Producer (The Pelicans and the Pirates): Desmond O'Donovan
"Pillage and Plunder" and "Caribbean Moon" composed by (The Pelicans and the Pirates): John Cordeaux
Designer (The Pelicans and the Pirates): Eileen Diss
Shirley: Carole Lorimer
Bob: Anthony Lang
Bosun: John Gray
Captain Skillett: David Garth
Ribs: Michael Corcoran
Tallow: Clive Baxter
Blackdog: James de la Mare
Captain Hanger: Nigel Arkwright
Grappel: Michael Mulcaster
Scud: Desmond Montgomery
Reuben: Barry Barnett
Wat Byrd: Peter Assinder
The Pelicans: Johnny Morris
The Pelicans: Robert Harbin
The Pelicans: Terry James
The Pelicans: The Bedlams
The Pelicans: The Tait Trio

: Television Goes Flying

Airborne with the Royal Air Force
The first of several visits to R.A.F. Station, Watton, where live outside broadcast cameras for the first time join the crew of a Varsity aircraft from take-off to touch-down during a routine R.A.F. training flight.
(With the co-operation of the Air Ministry and the Royal Air Force Station, Watton)
See page 15


Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Presented by: Alan Chivers

: National Radio Show: In Town Tonight

Interesting people who are In Town Tonight interviewed by John Ellison.
(Simultaneous broadcast with the London, Midland, North, and West of England Home Services)


Interviewer: John Ellison
Special effects: Douglas Mair
Assistant: Joyce Bullen
Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: National Radio Show: Arenascope: Youth in Command

Youth shows its skill.
Young people taking part are from:
Boy Scouts Association Girl Guides Association, National Association of Boys' Clubs, Girls Training Corps Dockland Settlement, Boys' Brigade, Sea Cadet Corps,
Army Cadet Force Association, Air Training Corps, Pony Club (Woodland Branch)


Commentator: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Director: Berkeley Smith
Producer: Peter Webber

: National Radio Show: Frankie Howerd and The Howerd Crowd

Guest Star: Senor Wences
The George Mitchell Singers
(Senor Wences is appearing at the Hippodrome, Birmingham)


Comedian/Presenter: Frankie Howerd
Ventriloquist: Senor Wences
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Orchestra conductor: Eric Robinson
Script: Eric Sykes
Designer: Richard Henry
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Down the Flarepath

Night Flying with the Royal Air Force
Weather permitting, the pilot of the R.A.F. Varsity invites you to join him as he makes a night take-off and landing.


Commentator: Raymond Baxter

: News

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