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A comedy by J. B. Priestley.
The action takes place in the Radfems' house, 'Ferndale', Laburnum Grove, Shooter's Green, a suburb of North London at a time when bananas were plentiful.
(Peter Murray appears by permission of J. Arthur Rank Organisation)

(Second performance)
(to 16.30)


J. B. Priestley
James Bould
Ian Atkins
Bernard Baxley:
Wilfred Hyde-White
Elsie Radfem:
Terry Randall
Mrs. (Lucy) Baxley:
Eileen Beldon
George Radfern:
Ernest Haines
Harold Russ:
Peter Murray
Joe Fletten:
Arthur Goullet
Mrs. (Dorothy) Radfern:
Aletha Orr
Inspector Stack:
Campbell Singer
Sergt. Morris:
Victor Platt

A magazine programme 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 savings stamps to the value of fifteen shillings.

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

Meet Your Favourite Authors: 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, 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 you how to do one of the simple things you have to do 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 Authors):
Peter Cheyney
Singer (Something Blue):
Lind Joyce
Interviewer (The Boys in the Back Room)/Presenter:
McDonald Hobley
Edited and produced by:
John Irwin

BBC Television

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