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: The Black Doll

A thriller film.

: 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

Robert Harbin and his magic cabinet.
From the Radio Show, Earls Court

Britannia: 4: Paulus and Julius at home
A story of life in Britain under Roman rule told by Rufus Noel-Buxton.

A Lotte Reiniger film of the familiar nursery story.

For Deaf Children
Pamela Russell, introduces a programme including a film about birds.

(to 18.00)


Magician: Robert Harbin
Storyteller (Britannia): Rufus Noel-Buxton
Director (Puss-in-Boots): Lotte Reiniger
Presenter (For Deaf Children): Pamela Russell

: National Radio Show: Starlight

Jimmy Young with the Jack Martin Quartet.


Singer: Jimmy Young
Musicians: The Jack Martin Quartet

: National Radio Show: Arenascope - The Commonwealth Show

A pageant of Commonwealth entertainment featuring leading artists from
The Ernest Stag's Australian Air Aces
in their sensational aerial motor-cycle act.
Vancouver Boys' Band
Conductor, Arthur Delamont
Ram Gopal
India's greatest dancer with his group of dancers and musicians.
The Maltese accordionist.
New Zealand
Inia Te Wiata
The Maori singing star.
Sammy Wilde
The fire-eater with the Kari Kari girls
Union of South Africa
Traditional Afrikaans songs and dances
Derek Gunning, Joan Willis and Denny Dayviss
West Indies Music and dancing from the Caribbean
Lily Verona
Ben Bowers and the Mike Mackenzie Sextet
Compere, Wilfrid Thomas


Compere: Wilfrid Thomas
Aerialists (Australia): Ernest Stag's Australian Air Aces
Musicians (Canada): Vancouver Boys' Band
[Band] conductor: Arthur Delamont
Dancer (India): Ram Gopal
Accordionist (Malta): Camilleri
Singer (New Zealand): Inia Te Wiata
Fire-eater (Nigeria): Sammy Wilde
Performer: Derek Gunning
Performer: Joan Willis
Singer: Denny Dayviss
Dancer: Lily Verona
Singers: Ben Bowers
Musicians: The Mike Mackenzie Sextet
Designer: Hugh Spencer
Designer: Tony Abbott
Programme arranged by: Robin Scott
Assisted by: Alfred Herbert
Assisted by: Denis Preston
Presented by: John Vernon

: British Association for the Advancement of Science Bristol 1955: Venture to the Arctic

British North Greenland Expedition 1952-54
In this programme the expedition scientists show the aims of Polar research and how it is carried out.
Introduced by Raymond Baxter.
For two years twenty-nine people lived and worked under extreme Arctic conditions.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Presented by: Peter Bale

: National Radio Show: This is Show Business

Vic Oliver invites you to This is Show Business featuring leading personalities of the entertainment world with Robb Wilton, Constance Cummings, Vanessa Lee, Peter Butterworth, Forbes Robinson, Laurence Payne, Owen Holder, The Six Volants,
Michel de Lutry and Domini Callaghan, Rose Hill, Victor Platt, Ray Jackson, The George Mitchell Singers, British Concert Orchestra (Leader, Reginald Morley)
(Forbes Robinson appears by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)


Presenter/Conductor: Vic Oliver
Comedian: Robb Wilton
Performer: Constance Cummings
Singer: Vanessa Lee
Comedian: Peter Butterworth
Bass: Forbes Robinson
Performer: Laurence Payne
Performer: Owen Holder
Singers: The Six Volants
Dancer/choreography: Michel de Lutry
Dancer: Domini Callaghan
Performer: Victor Platt
Performer: Ray Jackson
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Musicians: British Concert Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Reginald Morley
Designer: John Cooper
Script: Carey Edwards
Assistant Conductor: Philip Martell
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Rene Ray: An Eye for an Eye

Rene Ray tells her own story.


Writer/storyteller: Rene Ray
Presented by: Alan Sleath

: News

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