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: Play School

Science Day
Today: ' The Christmas Story' Presenters
JULIE STEVENS , BRIAN CANT
Pianist PAUL READE
Designer DIANA BATES
Scripted and directed by ANNE GOBEY Series producer CYNTHIA FELGATE

Contributors

Presenters: Julie Stevens
Pianist: Paul Reade
Designer: Diana Bates
Directed By: Anne Gobey
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Sammy Going South

starring Edward G. Robinson with Constance Cummings
Harry H. Corbett , Paul Stassino
The story of the 4,500-mile trek by a 10-year-old boy across Africa in an effort to reach his only remaining relatives.
Directed bv ALEXANDER MACKENDRICK (Holiday Films: pages 13 and 15)

Contributors

Unknown: Edward G. Robinson
Unknown: Constance Cummings
Unknown: Harry H. Corbett
Unknown: Paul Stassino
Unknown: Alexander MacKendrick
Sammy: Fergus McClelland
Cocky Wainwright: Edward G Robinson
Gloria Van Imhoff: Constance Cummings
Lem: Harry H Corbett
Spyros Dracondopolous: Pail Stassino
The Syrian: Zia Mohyeddin
Abu Lubaba: Orlando Martins

: The Royal Ballet

in Cinderella Music by SERGE PROKOFIEV
Choreography by FREDERICK ASHTON
Scenery by HENRY BARDON
Costumes by DAVID WALKER Devised and produced by FREDERICK ASHTON starring
Antoinette Sibley Anthony Dowell
Frederick Ashton Robert Helpmann
From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Artists of the Royal Ballet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden leader CHARLES TAYLOR conducted by John Lanchbery
TV presentation by JOHN VERNON
Act 1: A room in the house of Cinderella's father
Act 2: A ball at the palace Act 3: After the ball
Scene 1: A room in the house of Cinderella's father.
Scene 2: An enchanted garden

Contributors

Choreography By: Frederick Ashton
Unknown: Henry Bardon
Costumes By: David Walker
Produced By: Frederick Ashton
Unknown: Antoinette Sibley
Unknown: Anthony Dowell
Unknown: Frederick Ashton
Unknown: Robert Helpmann
Leader: Charles Taylor
Conducted By: John Lanchbery
Presentation By: John Vernon
Cinderella: Antoinette Sibley
The Prince: Anthony Dowell
Cinderella's Step-Sisters: Frederick Ashton
Cinderella's Step-Sisters: Robert Helpmann
Cinderella's Father: Leslie Edwards
The Fairy Godmother: Georgina Parkinson
The Dancing Master: Frank Freeman
A Tailor: Jonathan Kelly
Dressmakers: Julie Wood
Dressmakers: Lois Strike
The Shoemaker: Douglas Steuart
The Hairdresser: Gary Sinclaire
A Jeweller: Donald Kirkpatrick
The Coachman: Peter O'Brien
The Fairy Spring: Jennifer Penney
The Fairy Summer: Vyvyan Lorrayne
The Fairy Autumn: Ann Jenner
The Fairy Winter: Deanne Bergsma
The Jester: Alexander Grant
The Prince's Friends: Chinko Rafique
The Prince's Friends: Kenneth Mason
The Prince's Friends: Gary Sherwood
The Prince's Friends: David Drew
The Step-Sisters' Suitors: Derek Rencher
The Step-Sisters' Suitors: Wayne Sleep

: The Great Inimitable Mr Dickens

A biography of Charles Dickens based on scenes from his novels by CARYL BRAHMS and NED SHERRIN starring
JENNY AGUTTER , DOROTHY REYNOLDS KEN WYNNE , GORDON ROLLINGS
JEFFREY WICKHAM , JOCELYN BIRDSALL RHODA LEWIS , GREGORY PHILLIPS and ROLAND PICKERING
Directed by NED SHFRRIN (Dickens Country: page 9)

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Caryl Brahms
Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Jenny Agutter
Unknown: Dorothy Reynolds
Unknown: Ken Wynne
Unknown: Gordon Rollings
Unknown: Jeffrey Wickham
Unknown: Jocelyn Birdsall
Unknown: Rhoda Lewis
Unknown: Gregory Phillips
Unknown: Roland Pickering
Directed By: Ned Shfrrin
Dickens: Anthony Hopkins
the Narrator: Gordon Jackson
John Dickens: Arthur Lowe
Mrs Dickens: Vivian Pickles
Elizabeth Ball Dickens: Sybil Thorndike
Rose Emma Drummond: Nora Nicholson
Mr Vuffin: Stanley Holloway
Mrs Jarley: Mona Washbourne
Mrs Gamp: Dandy Nichols
William Shaw: Freddie Jones
Macready: Patrick Cargill
Maria Beadnell: Joan Greenwood
Mrs Ternan: Gladys Cooper
Dolby: Michael Wilding

: It's a Terrible Waste of an Egg

Written by RICHARD WADE
An Edwardian After-Dinner Christmas Entertainment starring who with his children and relations each try their hand at experiments with candles, baking powder, vinegar, ice, boiled eggs, needles and decanters.
Costume PENNY LOWE
Make-up NATHALIE CALFE
Designed by ROGER MURRAY-LEACH Directed by ADRIAN BROWN
Produced by RAMSAY SHORT †

Contributors

Written By: Richard Wade
Written By: An Edwardian
Designed By: Roger Murray-Leach
Directed By: Adrian Brown
Produced By: Ramsay Short
Humphrey Hastings: Dudley Foster
Grandfather: John Wentworth
Constance Hastings: Maggie Jones
Grandmother: Mary Merrall
Edward Hastings: Christopher Reynalds
Mary Hastings: Susan Payne

: Julian Bream

Britain's most prominent concert guitarist plays Bach, Diabelli and Villa-Lobos in this evening's programme

: The Queen

speaks to the Commonwealth and introduces a special Christmas Day film.
Produced by RICHARD CAWSTON

Contributors

Produced By: Richard Cawston

: News Summary

: Whom God Hath Joined

by ARNOLD BENNETT dramatised by GERALD SAVORY with Mrs Ridware has been unfaithful to Mr Ridware. Mr Fearns has been unfaithful to Mrs Fearns. ' Both parties contemplate divorce.
Costumes MICHAEL BURDLE Lighting JOHN SUMMERS
Script editor SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN Designer SALLY HULKE Producer MARK SHIVAS
Directed by JOHN DAVIESt

Contributors

Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Dramatised By: Gerald Savory
Unknown: Mrs Ridware
Unknown: Mr Ridware.
Unknown: Mr Fearns
Unknown: Mrs Fearns.
Editor: Shaun MacLoughlin
Designer: Sally Hulke
Directed By: John Daviest
Phyllis Ridware: Suzanne Neve
Mark Ridware: Brian Blessed
Lawrence Ridware: John Breslin
Alma Fearns: Gwen Cherrell
Charles Fearns: Patrick Holt
Annunciata Fearns: Sheila Ruskin
Pennington: Jon Rollason
Gater: Alistair Cameron
Renee Souchon: Alex Marshall
Frank Fearns: Roderick Shaw
Septimus Fearns: Barnaby Shaw
Minnie: Penny Thomas
Martha: Marguerite Young
Emery Greatbatch: John Ringham
Mrs Malkin: Hilary Mason
Mr Justice Durbridge: Owen Berry
Apreece KC: Jack May
Bowes KC: Geoffrey Lewis
Mr Justice Cumberland: Kenneth Edwards
Knight KC: Garfield Morgan
Wray KC: Charles Morgan
Usher in Court 1: John Caesar
Usher in Court 2: Steve Emmerson

: Bird's-Eye View

From Bishop Rock to Muckle Flugga
An aerial journey to some of Britain's 400 islands with William Carrocher
Starting where the Atlantic breaks among the Scillies rocks in the far south west, the helicopter flies 1,000 zigzag miles to Shetland in the farthest north, past the granite cliffs of Lundy; ruined abbeys of Welsh islands; motor cyclists on the Isle of Man. Then on to the Hebrides. From the Celtic islands of the west to the Viking islands of the north-to Orkney and to Foula; then the other Shetland islands, and flying through the unending twilight of the summer night past the broken fangs of Muckle Flugga.
Film cameraman MARTIN BELL Film editor MALCOLM BALDWIN Produced by TIM SLESSOR
Series editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF

Contributors

Unknown: William Carrocher
Unknown: Muckle Flugga.
Editor: Malcolm Baldwin
Produced By: Tim Slessor
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Waugh on Crime by ARDEN WINCH with 4: In Which Inspector Waugh Observes the Truth of an Old Music-Hall Song
Script editor DEREK HODDINOTT Designer DAVID JONES
Associate producer ANNE HEAD Producer INNES LLOYD
Directed by Philip DUDLEY
(Jane Wenham is a National Theatre player)

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Hoddinott
Designer: David Jones
Directed By: Philip Dudley
Inspector Waugh: Clive Swift
PC White: Robin Chadwick
Mallows: Sydney Tafler
Avis Mallows: Jane Wenham
Gladys Lawless: Pauline Letts
Albert Lawless: George Tovey

: News on 2

and Weather

: The Pentangle

Songs from a country church
Director STEVE ROBERTS

Contributors

Director: Steve Roberts

: Kiss Me Kate

starring
Kathryn Grayson , Howard Keel with Ann Miller
The leading singer in Cole Porter's musical, Kiss Me Kate, wants both his ex-wife and his current girl-friend to play leading roles in the production. All is well until they discover that it is an updated version of The Taming of the Shrew and their suitability for the roles of Katherine and Bianca are all too obvious.
Screenplay by DOROTHY KINGSLEY Based on the play by SAMUEL and BELLA SPEWACK
Music and lyrics by COLE PORTER Directed by GEORGE SIDNEY Produced by JACK CUMMINGS
(Holiday Films: pages 13 and 15) (How they made Kiss Me Kate: Wednesday 23 December, Radio 4 at 9.35 am)

Contributors

Unknown: Kathryn Grayson
Unknown: Howard Keel
Unknown: Ann Miller
Play By: Dorothy Kingsley
Unknown: Bella Spewack
Unknown: Cole Porter
Directed By: George Sidney
Produced By: Jack Cummings
Lilli Vanessi (Katherine): Kathryn Grayson
Fred Graham (Petruchio): Howard Keel
Lois Lane (Bianca): Ann Miller
Lippy: Keenan Wynn
'Gremio': Bobby Van
Bill Calhoun (Lucentio): Tommy Rall








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