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From the Murrayfield Ground, Edinburgh.
At the time of going to press (before the Scotland-Welsh International on January 30), the Scottish team has had a long run of defeats while the New Zealanders, with victory against Ireland already to their credit, are likely to start as firm favourites.
This season the Scottish selectors have been putting the emphasis on weight, so that the New Zealanders should at least be matched stone for stone forward. There is always the possibility that the Scottish side will pull off a surprise victory, as they did at Murrayfield in 1951 when they won their international with Wales by 20 points to 0.
(to 16.15 app.)


Michael Henderson
Peter West

A mixed bag of entertainment, interest, and a thrilling new serial.
Introduced by John Hewer.

The Lost Planet: 3: Vermin of the Skies
by Angus MacVicar.
Adapted by the author.

Jeremy Grant, from Australia, came to stay with his scientist uncle in Scotland and soon discovered that there were "queer things happening at Inverard." Uncle Lachlan had built a space ship to journey to 'Hesikos' the lost planet and the time for take-off was very near. Kurt Oppenheim, a spy employed by Hermanoff (a rival scientist), was caught attempting sabotage and Jeremy managed to persuade his uncle to allow him to join the crew in place of the traitor. After near disaster at the last minute the command 'switch to jets' was given, and the journey to Hesikos started.
(to 18.00)


John Hewer
Musical arrangements:
Denis Ringrowe
Kevin Sheldon
Author/Adapted by (The Lost Planet):
Angus MacVicar
Jeremy Grant:
Peter Kerr
Janet Campbell:
Mary Law
Dr. McKinnon:
John Stuart
Professor Bergman:
Geoffrey Lumsden
Spike Stranahan:
John Springett
Madge Smith:
Joan Allan

A serial in six parts.
Adapted by C.A. Lejeune from the novel by A.E.W. Mason.
[Starring] Patrick Troughton


Adapted by:
C.A. Lejeune
A.E.W. Mason
Joy Harington
Frederick Knapman
Charles Wogan:
Patrick Troughton
First Landlord:
Olaf Pooley
Second Landlord:
Stanley Lemin
Count Otto von Ahlen:
Arthur Wontner
Dick Gaydon:
Fred Johnson
Lucius O'Toole:
Michael O'Mahony
Jack Misset:
Desmond Jordan
Harry Whittington:
Anthony Ireland
James Stuart:
Michael Ashwin
Elizabeth Henson
Her mother:
Barbara Everest
Stella Brett
Bartlett Mullins
Other parts played by:
Maurice Jones
Other parts played by:
Miles Brown
Other parts played by:
Michael Bates

from the Television Theatre.
featuring: Bonar Colleano, Enrico Nobell, Harry Bailey, The Three Loose Screws,
The Trio Roy Ros, Ravel, The Television Toppers.


Bonar Colleano
Enrico Nobell
Harry Bailey
The Three Loose Screws
The Trio Roy Ros
null Ravel
The Television Toppers
Orchestra directed by:
Eric Robinson
Dances directed by:
Jack Billings
Richard Greenough
Devised and produced by:
Richard Afton

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