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A television version of the radio play about circus life by Caryl Brahms and S.J. Simon.
(Second performance)
(to 16.00)


Caryl Brahms
S. J. Simon
Jan Bussell
Madamoiselle Lole ('Lou') the tight-rope walker:
Joan White
Madame Elvira ('Else') the equestrian:
Mollie Looe
Nina, the lion tamer:
Vera Cook
The Circus Boss:
Kenelm Foss
The Ringmaster:
Victor Platt
Arthur Lovegrove
Boko, a clown:
Don Gemmell
Wilfred Walter
Elsie Wagstaffe
Helen Misener
Richard Aston
Betty Waite
Maurice Sweden
Miriam Karlin
Brian Haines
Tony Fletcher
David Enders
Robert Meteyard

A television magazine televised every second Friday.

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 Saving Stamps to the value of fifteen shillings.

Tight Spot
A dramatic demonstration of some tips for self-defence, by 'The Stunt Film Specialists'.

Meet Your Favourite Author: 1 - Peter Cheyney
A famous writer talks to viewers about the craft of writing.

Something Old
Something from London's past provided and demonstrated by permission of the London Museum.

Something New
Something from a British factory provided and demonstrated by permission of the Council of Industrial Design.

Something Borrowed
Viewers are invited to tell 'Kaleidoscope' of any object with a story attached to it that they may own. It will then be shown to viewers and the story told.

Something Blue
A song with the word 'blue' in the title. Viewers choose the song and Lind Joyce sings it.

How To -
An expert comes each fortnight to show how to do one of the simple things that have to be done so often.

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.

Programme introduced to viewers by McDonald Hobley, and edited and produced by John Irwin.
All correspondence in connection with this programme should be addressed to:
'Kaleidoscope', [address removed]


Memory Man:
Leslie Welch
Item presenter (Meet Your Favourite Author):
Peter Cheyney
Singer (Something Blue):
Lind Joyce
Interviewer (The Boys in the Back Room)/presenter:
McDonald Hobley
John Irwin

BBC Television

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