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Muffin the Mule
with Annette Mills who writes the songs and Ann Hogarth who pulls the strings.

Children's Newsreel

The Burning Bush
A play for television by Maurice Collis.
(Previously televised last Thursday)

(to 18.00)


Presenter/songwriter (Muffin the Mule):
Annette Mills
Puppeteer (Muffin the Mule):
Ann Hogarth
Writer (The Burning Bush):
Maurice Collis
Producer (The Burning Bush):
Kevin Sheldon
Designer (The Burning Bush):
Lawrence Broadhouse
Michael Malnick
His servant:
Fred Lake
An overseer:
Freddie Watts
Maurice Colbourne
Zipporah, daughter of Jethro:
Diana Derry
Zipporah's sisters:
Anna Walmsley
Zipporah's sisters:
Pamela Binns
Zipporah's sisters:
Anne Gilleno
A shepherd:
Peter Newington

with Isobel Barnett, Barbara Kelly, David Nixon and Gilbert Harding trying to find the answers and Eamonn Andrews to see fair play.

('What's My Line?' was devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman, and is presented by arrangement with C.B.S. of America and Maurice Winnick)


Isobel Barnett
Barbara Kelly
David Nixon
Gilbert Harding
Eamonn Andrews
Devised by:
Mark Goodson
Devised by:
Bill Todman
Presented by:
Dicky Leeman

A comedy by Walter Greenwood.
[Starring] Wilfred Pickles
Second performance: Thursday at 9.15 pm.

Soldiers from the wars returning have often found more trouble awaiting them at home than ever they solved by fighting abroad. Sergeant Jack Hardacre left a safe job to join the Army in the recent war; he fought with the Eighth Army from Alamein to Italy, he won three medals, he was wounded. Not an uneventful record, you may say. But look what Jack has to contend with when he gets back to Lancashire!
His mother, Sarah Hardacre, would never think of letting her son know how proud she is of him, and dismisses even the medals by saying that he was always 'winning something.' And the neighbours are all too ready to start managing the affairs of their returning hero; his particular problem here is that before going away, Jack had become engaged to Janey Jenkins.
What with Janey's persistence and her pressing mother, Jack would probably take the line of least resistance as he had done before, but for two facts. One is that in the Army he acquired a mind of his own; the other is that in his absence his mother acquired a pretty lodger from the south called Milly.
Walter Greenwood's celebrated Lancashire hot-pot of a comedy shows how Jack copes with these problems, though the battles involved tax him almost as hard as those he fought with the Army. (Peter Forster)


Walter Greenwood
Andrew Osborn
Richard R. Greenough
Ted Munter:
Jack Howarth
Charlie Fox:
Hal Osmond
Mrs. Fox:
Beatrice Rowe
Mrs. Jenkins:
Vi Stevens
Janey Jenkins:
Joan White
Milly Southern:
Valerie Miller
Sarah Hardacre:
Beatrice Varley
Jack Hardacre:
Wilfred Pickles
Mrs. Dorbell:
Iris Vandeleur
Harry Lancaster:
Charles Victor
Joe Truman:
Carl Bernard

A piece of the Dead Sea Scrolls, a receipt for gold from Ophir at the time of Solomon, and the gods that Elijah condemned-these are some of the many treasures that can be seen in an exhibition opening at the British Museum on Tuesday.
The Rev. E. H. Robertson talks about the exhibition in general, and uses some of the objects from this unique collection to illustrate the theme of worship.


The Rev. E. H. Robertson

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