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A series of eleven programmes about musical instruments, their players, and the music written for them.

Introduced by Harry Newstone with John Williams (guitar), The Harry Danks Viol Trio, The Amici String Quartet.


Harry Newstone
John Williams
The Harry Danks Viol Trio
The Amici String Quartet
Arthur Langford

3.0 The Princess Royal Stakes over the mile and a half
Swinley Course

3.30 The Gordon Carter Handicap over 2 miles

4.0 The Royal Lodge Stakes over the Old Mile

Peter Bromley identifies the horses and jockeys in the Paddock before each race.

(to 16.10)


Peter O'Sullevan
Paddock commentator:
Peter Bromley
Presented for television by:
Dennis Monger

Young Tommy is playing hide-and-seek on a patch of waste ground, and the boot of an abandoned and battered car seems to be just the place to hide; but the lid slams on top of the boy and knocks him unconscious. Unable to find Tommy, his young friend goes for help - but when P. T. and Chuck get to the spot, the car has disappeared!


P.T. Moore:
Craig Hill
Chuck Martin:
Kenneth Tobey

by H.G. Wells.
Adapted by Constance Cox.
[Starring] Emrys Jones as Mr. Polly
with Fabia Drake, Patrick Troughton

In which Mr. Polly faces fearful odds.

(See page 5)


H.G. Wells
Constance Cox
Film Cameraman:
Bryan Langley
Film Editor:
J. Sterling
Stephen Bundy
Douglas Allen
Mr. Polly:
Emrys Jones
The Plump Woman:
Fabia Drake
Old Gentleman:
Robert S. Young
Miss Polly:
Pauline Knight
Ferry Customer:
Laurence Hepworth
Uncle Jim:
Patrick Troughton

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
The Return of Tony Hancock in Hancock's Half-Hour

featuring Sidney James
with Patricia Hayes, Elizabeth Fraser, Pamela Manson, Michael Ward, Arthur Mullard, Peggyann Clifford, Laurie Webb, Alec Bregonzi, Frank Pemberton, Herbert Nelson, Ann Marryott, Mario Fabrizi, Totti Truman Taylor
(BBC recording)
Tony Hancock writes on page 7


Alan Simpson
Ray Galton
Lawrence Broadhouse
Duncan Wood
Anthony Aloysius Hancock:
Tony Hancock
Sidney Balmoral James:
Sidney James
Patricia Hayes
Woman on restaurant counter:
Elizabeth Fraser
Canteen Server:
Pamela Manson
1st Restaurant customer:
Michael Ward
Arthur Mullard
Hospital almoner:
Peggyann Clifford
Laurie Webb
5th Man:
Alec Bregonzi
Frank Pemberton
Herbert Nelson
Canteen Server:
Ann Marryott
Tray snatcher:
Mario Fabrizi
Hysterical Customer:
Totti Truman Taylor

Introduced by Peter Scott with Philippa Scott.

The jungles of Trinidad are rich in animal life. When Peter Scott and his wife, Philippa, were there in the winter the hillsides were aflame with the vermilion blossoms of the Immortelle trees. He was particularly interested in the butterflies and other insects to be seen on the New York Zoological Society's Field Research Station at Simla and also in the birds, especially the curious oil-bird which finds its way about caves in total darkness by echo-location.


Peter Scott
Philippa Scott
Douglas Thomas
Eileen Molony

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