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: For Young Children: Sing a Song of Sixpence

The old nursery rhyme made into a play with music by Capel Annand and H. E. Todd.
In this tale of 'Once upon a time' viewers meet the King, the Queen, the Lord Chamberlain, the Royal Cook-a very important personage who made the famous blackbird pie-and Araminta, the Royal kitchen maid.
Father Blackbird and his tiresome son William also appear, together with some of the four and twenty.
The story takes place a very long time ago in an imaginary land where the most improbable happenings are of daily occurrence; even the weekly washing behaves in an unusual manner.


Music: Capel Annand
Music: H. E. Todd
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson

: For Older Children: International Ice Patrol

Icebergs in the Atlantic have always been a danger to ships at sea, especially at night-time or in fog. This film shows how the sailors of many nations work together to patrol the seas and warn ships of danger.
(to 18.00)

: The Family Reunion

A play in verse by T. S. Eliot.
[Starring] Marie Ney, Catherine Lacey and David Markham
The scene is a country house in the North of England, the exterior specially drawn by John Piper, the interior designed by Barry Learoyd.


Writer: T. S. Eliot
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Special music by: John Hotchkis
Exterior specially drawn by: John Piper
Interior designed by: Barry Learoyd
Amy, the Dowager Lady Monchensey: Marie Ney
Her younger'sisters: Agatha: Catherine Lacey
Her younger'sisters: Ivy: Kathleen Boutall
Her younger'sisters: Violet: Eileen Thorndike
Brothers of the late Lord Monchensey: The Hon Charles Piper: Ronald Simpson
Brothers of the late Lord Monchensey: Col the Hon Gerald Piper: John Burch
Mary, a distant cousin of Lady Monchensey: Jessica Spencer
Harry, Lord Monchensey: David Markham
Denman, the parlourmaid: Helen Stirling
Downing, Harry's servant and chauffeur: Patrick Troughton
Dr Warburton: George Bishop
Sergeant Winchell: Christopher Hodge

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.25)

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