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This afternoon you are taken to the London Passenger Transport Board's Training School at Chiswick, where busmen are trained. You see how drivers are taught to acquire complete control over their vehicles, and viewers will see some of the hair-raising skids trainees have to master on the specially prepared 'skid patch'.


Keith Rogers

Introduced by Sally Rogers
with Brian Reece, Petula Clark, Ray Johnson and Ernest Maxin.


Sally Rogers
Brian Reece
Petula Clark
Ray Johnson
Ernest Maxin
Orchestra conducted by:
Eric Robinson
Presented by:
Walton Anderson

A new operetta devised by Claud Jenkins.
The action takes place on the way to and in The Bell and Compass Inn, Dover, on an October evening 1817.
(Second performance)


Claud Jenkins
Music/orchestra under the direction of:
Jerry Haywood
Book and lyrics:
David Caryll
Barry Learoyd
Philip Bate
Claudette Prideaux, an actress:
Kate Peress
Lord Richard, son of the Earl of Summerfield:
Bennet Fynn
John Wilkes, landlord of The Bell and Compass:
Douglas Roper
Betsy, his wife:
Doris Ingram
Sally, his daughter:
Vicki Hollands
Silas Simpkins, an ancient yokel:
Phillip Merritt
Lew Rogers, an equally ancient fisherman:
Walter Saull
Ted Hopkins (in love with Sally):
James Durban
Captain Jacques, Captain of the Hirondelle:
Joe Green
The Earl of Summerfield:
Geoffrey Saville
Lady Mary Weston, an heiress:
Zoe Comer
Lady Sophia, Lady Mary's aunt:
Esther Coleman
Martha, fisher wife:
Dorothy Anne
Sarah, a local belle:
Jean Gluckstein
Bill Watkins, a fisherman:
Roland Randel

Many viewers must have questions that they would like to have answered in connection with the television programmes. What, for instance, are the practical difficulties involved in including this or that type of programme in the schedules? Why can't there be more plays or more outside broadcasts?
If you have any questions of this type that you would like answered, send them to Alexandra Palace, marked 'Viewers' Queries' and Denis Johnston, Television Programme Director, will attempt to deal with those of the greatest general interest.


Denis Johnston

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