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A comedy by Ashley Dukes.
The year is 1800 and the scene a wayside inn set in the Cotswolds, on the road somewhere between Bath and Oxford
(Repeat performance)
(to 16.30)


Ashley Dukes
Norman O'Neil
Barry Learoyd
Michael Barry
An innkeeper:
Leo de Pokorny
His wife:
Louise Hampton
A nobleman Andre:
Van Gyseghem
His man:
Andrew Osborn
A lady:
Joan Maude
Her maid:
Vera Cook

A Television Magazine programme broadcast every second Friday at 8.30.

Collector's Corner
Iris Brooke shows viewers antiques she has bought, antiques she would like to buy, and some priceless treasures none could buy.

The Boys in the Back Room
A worker from Britain's Television Service comes out of his back room to face the cameras, and in an interview with McDonald Hobley tells viewers about his job.

Word Play
Act 1 - First Syllable
Act 2 - Second Syllable
Act 3 - The Whole Word
Script written by Rodney Hobson and the play performed by The Company of Youth, under the direction of Molly Terraine, by permission of the J. Arthur Rank Organisation

Memory Man
Leslie Welch challenges all viewers to defeat him on any question about sport. He gives his answers impromptu and any viewer who 'stumps' him will be sent a National Savings Certificate.

The Tight Spot
A demonstration for the benefit of the ordinary public of simple rules which may be effective against burglars, bag snatchers, etc. Presented by Captain Jock Easton's Stunt Team.

The Little Man
An example in mime of some of the little things that come to try us, played by Joe Linnane.

How to -
An expert comes each fortnight to show how to do the simple things we have to do so often. This week you are shown how to 'Pack'.

Programme introduced to viewers by McDonald Hobley and is edited and produced by John Irwin.
All correspondence in connection with this programme should be addressed to:
Kaleidoscope (address removed)


Item presenter (Collector's Corner):
Iris Brooke
Presenter/Interviewer (The Boys in the Back Room):
McDonald Hobley
Scriptwriter (Word Play):
Rodney Hobson
Director (Word Play):
Molly Terraine
Memory Man:
Leslie Welch
Demonstrators (The Tight Spot):
Captain Jock Easton's Stunt Team
Mime (The Little Man):
Joe Linnane
John Irwin

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