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The Vic-Wells Ballet staged its first full programme on 5 May
1931 with 19 dancers, led by Ninette de Valois.
Twenty-five years later it had become The Royal Ballet and grown to two companies. Now, 50 years on, Stephen Phillips charts its progress with the voices of Lilian Baylis , Sir Frederick Ashton , Dame Margol Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev , and discusses its present and future with Dame Ninette de Valois, soloist
Monica Mason , choreographer
Michael Corder and critic Noel Goodwin , who also discusses the new full-length ballet Isadora by Kenneth MacMillan Producer
Editor ROSEMARY HART (Sir Frederick Ashton chooses his Desert Island Discs: Friday 9.5 am)


Unknown: Stephen Phillips
Unknown: Lilian Baylis
Unknown: Sir Frederick Ashton
Unknown: Dame Margol Fonteyn
Unknown: Rudolf Nureyev
Soloist: Monica Mason
Unknown: Michael Corder
Unknown: Noel Goodwin
Unknown: Kenneth MacMillan
Unknown: Richard Bannerman
Editor: Rosemary Hart
Editor: Sir Frederick Ashton

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