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Hank, Francis Coudrill and Silver King
Mr Turnip and Humphrey Lestocq
The Cast of Whirligig.

Whirligig, was a fortnightly Saturday magazine programme devised for children. The first show was broadcast on the 25th November 1950, devised by Michael Westmore it was the very first children's programme to be broadcast live from the BBC Studios in Lime Grove.

The programme featured puppets, adventures, music and magic tricks.  It was also were many familiar faces were to make their first tv appearances.

The programme was presented by Humphrey Lestocq known to viewers as simply H.L and his wise friend
Mr Turnip (operated by Joy Laurey).

Whirligig ran from 1950 to 1956, unfortunately there is no footage available but some scripts are held within the archive.


Radio Times 17th November 1950_edited.jpg
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