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Children's Television


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Country Dance Party
A programme of traditional songs, games, and dances with the Birmingham Square Dance Quartet
(Leader, Eric Blythe)
Bob Roberts to sing some folk songs.
The Junior Horn Dance Team from Abbots, Bromley
Dancers from Stratford-on-Avon, Birmingham, and Coventry
Mistress of Ceremonies, Sibyl Clark of the English Folk Dance and Song Society
Introduced by Barrie Edgar.

The Black Tulip: 3: Danger
by Alexandre Dumas.
Adapted as a serial in five parts by Estelle Holt.
Additional dialogue by Naomi Capon.
Holland - 1672

(to 18.00)


Musicians (Country Dance Party): The Birmingham Square Dance Quartet
Quartet leader (Country Dance Party): Eric Blythe
Singer (Country Dance Party): Bob Roberts
Musicians (Country Dance Party): The Junior Horn Dance Team
Mistress of Ceremonies (Country Dance Party): Sibyl Clark
Presenter (Country Dance Party): Barrie Edgar
Arranged by (Country Dance Party): Peggy Bacon
Presented by (Country Dance Party): John McGonagle
Author (The Black Tulip): Alexandre Dumas
Adapter (The Black Tulip): Estelle Holt
Additional dialogue/producer (The Black Tulip): Naomi Capon
Designer (The Black Tulip): Charles Lawrence
Cornelius van Baerle: Douglas Wilmer
The Executioner: Bernard Bresslaw
Gryphus: Mervyn Blake
Mynheer van Spennen: Michael Aldridge
Isaac Boxtel: Anthony Jacobs
Rosa: Sheila Shand-Gibbs
William, Prince of Orange: Henry Davies
Prince's Guard: Bernard Cribbins
Other parts played by: Charles Saynor
Other parts played by: Owen Berry
Other parts played by: Ewart Wheeler
Other parts played by: Richard Holt
Other parts played by: Michael Cosmo
Other parts played by: Catharine Ellison
Other parts played by: Bart Allison
Other parts played by: Beatrix Carter
Other parts played by: Nigel Sharpe
Other parts played by: Patricia Berry
Other parts played by: Patrick Milner
Other parts played by: Kenneth Warren
Other parts played by: Clive Carson
Other parts played by: Margery Fleeson
Other parts played by: Alistair Speed
Other parts played by: Barbara Leslie
Other parts played by: Anthony Sheppard
Other parts played by: Howell Davies
Other parts played by: Bruce Wightman
Other parts played by: Richard Statman

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