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: Tales from Soho: 2: The Message

by Berkely Mather.
(A BBC telerecording of last Saturday's broadcast)


Writer: Berkely Mather

: Amos 'n' Andy: Kingfish Sells a Lot

[Starring] Amos 'n' Andy in the film... Kingfish Sells a Lot
Kingfish dabbles in the real estate business.

: Children's Television: Whirligig

Introduced by Humphrey Lestocq and Mr. Turnip.
Box of Tricks with Geoffrey Robinson.
Musical Adventures with Henry Zeisel and his Orchestra.
Can We Help You?
by Desmond O'Donovan.
[Starring] Peter Hawkins with James Ottaway as "Clibber", Raymond Rollett as "Sly".
Rolf Harris with Willoughby
(Henry Zeisel is appearing at the Casanova and Don Juan Clubs, London)
(to 18.00)


Presenter: Humphrey Lestocq
Manipulation (Mr. Turnip): Joy Laurey
Voice (Mr. Turnip): Peter Hawkins
Script: Sheilah Ward
Magician (Box of Tricks): Geoffrey Robinson
Musicians (Musical Adventures): Henry Zeisel and his Orchestra
Writer (Can We Help You?)/producer: Desmond O'Donovan
Voice (Can We Help You?): Peter Hawkins
Clibber (Can We Help You?): James Ottaway
Sly (Can We Help You?): Raymond Rollett
Entertainer: Rolf Harris

: Greenwich Time Signal; News; The Weather

followed by Today's Sport
Presenting stop-press news and some of today's big sporting moments on film.

: 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 Producer: Joyce Bullen
Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: Tales from Soho: 3: Slippy Fives

A series of six plays by Berkely Mather.


Writer: Berkely Mather
Designer: John Cooper
Director: John Nelson Burton
Producer: Tony Richardson
Slippy Fives: Victor Maddern
Eileen: Billie Whitelaw
Chief Det.-Insp. Charlesworth: John Welsh
Colonel Smith: Basil Dignam
Archie: Norman Pierce
Waller: Fred Griffiths
Morris: Sidney Vivian
Mavis: Josee Richards
Guard: Mervyn Blake
Manager: Philip Levene
Perona: Harcourt Curacao

: The Dave King Show

featuring Yana with The Mackell Twins, Dennis Spicer, The George Mitchell Singers, The Show Dancers.


Presenter/comedian/additional material: Dave King
Singer: Yana
Entertainers: The Mackell Twins
Ventriloquist: Dennis Spicer
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Dancers: The Show Dancers
Dance direction: Ernest Maxin
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Script: S.C. Green
Script: R.M. Hills
Designer: Audley Southcott
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Saturday-Night Out Goes to Sea

Come with Robert Beatty, "The Man with the Mike", who this week meets the fishermen of Lowestoft and with Bob Danvers-Walker aboard a trawler at sea.


Presenter: Robert Beatty
Co-presenter: Bob Danvers-Walker
Programme edited by/producer: Peter Webber
Programme edited by: Derek Burrell-Davis
Producer: Barrie Edgar
Producer: Alan Chivers

: Sports Special

Today's Sport on your Screen Tonight
Outside broadcast and Sportsview Unit film cameras bring you a nation-wide coverage of today's sporting highlights.
Introduced by Kenneth Wolstenholme.


Presenter: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Editor: Paul Fox
Director: Alan Rees

: Movie Museum

Another in the series of films made during the pioneering days of Hollywood.
An early example of a child "stealing the picture" in "A Miser's Heart".

: News Summary

Followed by The Weather and Close Down

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