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: Fabian of Scotland Yard: The Poison Machine

[Starring] Bruce Seton
(Previously televised on April 13)


Inspector Robert Fabian: Bruce Seton

: A History of Alpine Ski-ing

An Austrian film with music by Karl Eisele.


Music: Karl Eisele

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
(A BBC Telefilm)
(to 16.00)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Voices: Eileen Brown
Voices: Josephina Ray
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Script and music: Maria Bird

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Radio Times - the 1950s pages 22 December 2019
Muffin, Andy, Bill and Ben - Early TV Puppets 28 March 2019
Muffin, Andy, Bill and Ben - Early TV Puppets 28 March 2019

: Children's Television

The Horse
An Encyclopaedia Britannica film.
This film shows the rearing of thoroughbred horses in the Blue Grass country of Kentucky.

Check Your Guns
[Starring] Eddie Dean and Roscoe Ates
Eddie Dean takes over from the sheriff, who has been killed, and sets about enforcing order in the town.

(to 18.00)


Himself (Check Your Guns): Eddie Dean
Soapy Jones (Check Your Guns): Roscoe Ates

: Wfy Nifyrrwch

Mae gan sawl un o wyr amlwg Cymru el hobi annisgwyl, sy'n ami iawn mor agos at ei galon a'r gwaith a'i dug i enwogrwydd. Dyma gyfle i'r Ileill ohonom fynd i mewn i'r gyfrinach
Cyflwynydd, Elwyn Evans
Y cyfarwyddo gan Selwyn Roderick
(Wenvoe, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)
(to 18.45)

: We Got Rhythm

An All-Coloured Musical Review featuring "Hutch", Nancy Holloway, The Southlanders, Russ Henderson's Trinidad Steel Band, Eddie Lynn, Boscoe Holder and his Dancers, The Peter Knight Singers.


Performer: "Hutch"
Singer: Nancy Holloway
Singers: The Southlanders
Musicians: Russ Henderson's Trinidad Steel Band
Performer: Eddie Lynn
Dancers: Boscoe Holder and his Dancers
Singers: The Peter Knight Singers
Orchestra directed by: George Clouston
Designer: Audley Southcott
Producer: Brian Tesler

: International Water Polo: Jadran v. Plaistow United

(The Yugoslav Champions v. the British Champions)
From the Hammersmith Baths, Lime Grove, London.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Presented for television by: Humphrey Fisher

: Blackpool Illuminations

Thousands of holiday-makers gather to watch His Excellency Jacob Alexandrovitch Malik, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Government of the U.S.S.R., in the presence of the Mayor and leading citizens, press the switch that lights up the famous Blackpool illuminations.
Following the switch-on the television tram takes you along the six-mile promenade for a closer view of this holiday spectacle.


Commentator: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Commentator: Philip Robinson
Presented by: Barney Colehan

: It's Magic

[With] David Nixon
A miscellany of mystery with Al Koran and a panel of celebrities to see fair play.
From the BBC Television Studio in Edinburgh


Presenter/magician: David Nixon
Mentalist: Al Koran
Designer: Gus Southall
Orchestra director: Eric Robinson
Producer: Graeme Muir

: Press Conference

People who make the news face questions from the people who write the news.


Presented by: Rex Moorfoot

: Disneyland: A Story of Dogs

Walt Disney himself appears in this film and takes viewers behind the scenes in the making of his latest production "Lady and the Tramp".


Presenter: Walt Disney

: Newsreel

followed by News Summary and Weather Report
(to 23.00)

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