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The range is stricken with drought. Popular legend says that somewhere, close at hand, there is a lost river, but no one has ever found it-except three gunmen who keep it a closely guarded secret. Champion, however, senses the presence of the water and starts to nose it out, under the guns of the crooks. Ricky finds Champion with a bullet wound, and the hunt is on.

Contributors

The Wonder Horse:
null Champion
Rebel, the dog:
null Blaze
Ricky North:
Barry Curtis
Uncle Sandy:
Jim Bannon

with Adrian Hill who announces this week's prizewinners and helps you with your picture-making.
Picture Gallery: The Fishing Scene

(The Sketch Club Exhibition is now at the Home, Hobbies, and Do It Yourself Exhibition, Salaise Road, Hastings)

Contributors

Presenter/Artist:
Adrian Hill
Presented by:
Gordon Murray

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Macdonald Hastings and this week, Cy Grant.

Contributors

Presenter:
Cliff Michelmore
Reporter:
Derek Hart
Reporter:
Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter:
Macdonald Hastings
Singer/guitarist:
Cy Grant
Editor:
Donald Baverstock

A friendly battle of entertainment for the 'Top Town' Television Trophy of 1959.
Introduced by David Jacobs.

Panel Chairmen
Belfast - Alderman William J. Bothwell, Mayor of Lurgan, Co. Armagh
Cardiff - Alderman A.G. Thomas, Mayor of Barry
Edinburgh - Provost Fred Smedley of Bathgate
Norwich - Alderman J.W. Woodrow, J.P., Mayor of Lowestoft
Plymouth - Councillor H.R. Denley, J.P., Chairman of Paignton Urban District Council
Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Jimmy Leach at the electronic organ
From the BBC's North of England television studio

Contributors

Presenter:
David Jacobs
Panellist (Belfast):
Alderman William J. Bothwell
Panellist (Cardiff):
Alderman A.G. Thomas
Panellist (Edinburgh):
Provost Fred Smedley
Panellist (Norwich):
Alderman J.W. Woodrow
Panellist (Plymouth):
Councillor H.R. Denley
Musicians:
Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Organist:
Jimmy Leach
Research:
Ronnie Lane
Producer:
Barney Colehan

A new play for television by Jean Hunt.
From the BBC's West of England television studio
(BBC recording)
See facing page

Contributors

Writer:
Jean Hunt
Designer:
Desmond Chinn
Producer:
Brandon Acton-Bond
Mary, Joe's daughter:
Angela Brooking
Amy:
Ethel Colerridge
Fred:
Wilfred Babbage
Joe:
Philip Ray
Arthur, Joe's grandson:
John Drake
The Parson:
Lewis Gedge
Mrs. Burgess, Arthur's mother:
Constance Chapman
Jenny:
Dorothy White
Grace:
Audrey Noble
Mabel:
Aileen Mills
Stella:
June Barrie

Search your attics, turn out your cupboards and join in a Television Treasure Hunt.
Each programme in this new series concerns a famous or valuable object which has disappeared, but may be lying hidden away unregarded in someone's attic or cupboard. All relevant information about when and why these things disappeared and how they can be recognised will be given.
The first search is for the missing pictures of the Maidstone Bible. Sometime during the last 200 years, thirty-five of the beautiful and valuable twelfth-century illuminations were cut out and removed from the bible. They have never been seen or heard of since.
Paul Johnstone writes on page 2

Contributors

Narrator:
Andrew Sinclair
Producer:
Paul Johnstone
Producer:
Pamela Wilcox Bower

Fifty-five million tons of merchandise pass through the Port of London each year, and the organisation of the thirty-six miles of docks and quays is supervised by the Port of London Authority, who celebrate their fiftieth anniversary this year.

Everything that happens on the River Thames between Teddington and the sea is the concern of the P.L.A. This film programme gives a picture of life and work on London's river.

Film sequences from 'Port of London' (by courtesy of Greenpark Productions), 'Waters of Time' (by courtesy of Realist Film Unit)

Contributors

Narrator:
Anthony Jacobs
Edited for television by:
Constance Dunn
Presented by:
Ian Curtis

Prokofiev's musical tale created in pantomime by Jacques Lecoq
[Starring] Gillian Lynne
With a section of the London Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Henry Datyner)
Conducted by Lionel Salter

Each character in this tale is represented by a corresponding instrument in the orchestra... and by Gillian Lynne.

(See page 4)

Contributors

Mime artist:
Jacques Lecoq
Dancer:
Gillian Lynne
Musicians:
A section of the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra Leader:
Henry Datyner
Conductor:
Lionel Salter
Designer:
Norman James
Producer:
Margaret Dale

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