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A television magazine programme televised every second Friday.

Collectors' 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, 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 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 along each fortnight to show us how to do an everyday task.

The programme is 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 (Collectors' Corner):
Iris Brooke
Presenter/Interviewer (The Boys in the Back Room):
McDonald Hobley
Script (Word Play):
Rodney Hobson
Actors (Word Play):
The Company of Youth
Memory Man:
Leslie Welch
Mime (The Little Man):
Joe Linnane
John Irwin

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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More