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with Harry Corbett.

Children's Newsreel

The King's Square
by Keith Latham.
(Previously televised last Thursday)

(to 18.00)


Puppeteer (Sooty):
Harry Corbett
Writer (The King's Square):
Keith Latham
Producer (The King's Square):
Barbara Hammond
Designer (The King's Square):
Stephen Bundy
W. Thorp Devereux
Christie Humphrey
John Rogers
Jonathan Hamilton:
John Miller
Charles Fitzsinclair:
Michael Collins
George Fitzsinclair:
John Stuart

with Elizabeth Allan, Eunice Gayson, Michael Pertwee, Rikki Fulton as the newshounds and Peter West in the chair.
Special investigators, Pauline and Larry Forrester
('Guess My Story' is from an idea by William Taylor)


Elizabeth Allan
Eunice Gayson
Michael Pertwee
Rikki Fulton
Peter West
Original drawings:
David Langdon
Special investigator:
Pauline Forrester
Special investigator:
Larry Forrester
From an idea by:
William Taylor
Presented by:
T. Leslie Jackson

A play by Thomas Browne and Anthony Squire.
[Starring] John Justin
See columns 3 and 4 and facing page
(Second performance: Thursday at 9.20)

Guy, Lord Chase, in 1756 is really rather a rake; but he has that asset no rake should be without, he has charm. He lives at Chase Royal, the enormous family home that was rebuilt by order of Charles II himself after Cromwell's soldiers had ravaged it, and he gaily allows the estate to go to pieces while he gallivants in the neighbourhood, and composes poetry for the delectation of his mother, the dear, impractical Dowager Lady Chase, and his uncle. the Bishop, a man of great presence but small devotion.
The only people who seem to care what happens to Chase Royal are Edward and Julia Chase, his cousins, since their son looks like being the heir to the estate-which is why Edward every now and then has to pay Guy's considerable debts. For somehow or other his Lordship always seems to escape his responsibilities. Yet not everyone is susceptible to his charm, and the gay rake's progress is interrupted when a curse is laid upon the House of Chase. And we see how that bitter prophecy of 1759 affects not only this Lord Chase, but his descendants in two subsequent centuries. (Peter Currie)

The action takes place at Chase Royal, the home of the Chase family.

At 8.45


Thomas Browne
Anthony Squire
Stephen Harrison
Lawrence Broadhouse
In the Eighteenth Century - Guy, 17th Baron Chase:
John Justin
In the Eighteenth Century - Lady Chase, his wife:
Barbara Murray
In the Eighteenth Century - The Dowager Lady Chase, his mother:
Nora Nicholson
In the Eighteenth Century - Bishop Chase, his uncle:
Campbell Gray
In the Eighteenth Century - Edward Chase, his cousin:
Hugh Moxey
In the Eighteenth Century - Julia Chase, Edward's wife:
Christine Lindsay
In the Eighteenth Century - Chalmers, head steward:
Lloyd Pearson
In the Eighteenth Century - Farmer Burnaby, a tenant:
Robert Brown
In the Eighteenth Century - First Footman:
Walter Horsbrugh
In the Eighteenth Century - Second Footman:
Richard Pescud
In the Eighteenth Century - Major-Domo:
Gerard Cross
In the Eighteenth Century - Page Boy:
Barrie Marlin
In the Nineteenth Century - Guy, 18th Baron Chase:
John Justin
In the Nineteenth Century - The Hon. Guy Chase, his heir:
Richard Bebb
In the Nineteenth Century - The Hon. Roger Chase, his younger son:
William Russell
In the Nineteenth Century - The Hon. Caroline Chase, his daughter:
Barbara Murray
In the Nineteenth Century - The Hon. Mrs. Chase, Guy's wife:
June Shields
In the Nineteenth Century - Peter Burnaby, a footman:
Robert Brown
In the Nineteenth Century - Mr. Chalmers, Lord Chase's agent:
Lloyd Pearson
In the Nineteenth Century - North, a butler:
Robert Webber
In the Nineteenth Century - William, a footman:
Robert Bishop
In the Twentieth Century - Guy, 20th Baron Chase:
John Justin
In the Twentieth Century - The Hon. Maud Chase, his aunt:
Nora Nicholson
In the Twentieth Century - Roger Burnaby:
Robert Brown
In the Twentieth Century - Miss Burnaby:
Barbara Murray
In the Twentieth Century - Sir Godfrey Chalmers, a solicitor:
Lloyd Pearson
In the Twentieth Century - Brigadier Whitworth:
Walter Horsbrugh
In the Twentieth Century - Bryce, a butler:
Gerald Cross

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