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Children's Television


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Harry Corbett with Sooty.
(A BBC telerecording)

Children's Newsreel

The Prince and the Pauper: 5: Prison
by Mark Twain.
Adapted for television by Rhoda Power.
Part Four of the serial left Tom Canty the pauper still in the palace dressed in the clothes of the young King Edward VI. No-one knows that he is not the real King and preparations are being made for his coronation.
Meanwhile the real King is in prison with Miles Hendon, the man who befriended him without knowing who he really is. They have been thrown into prison by Miles Hendon's younger brother Hugh. While Miles was abroad this brother stole his lands, his house, and the lady he was to marry.
The young King, of course, is furiously angry at being thrust into gaol.
(to 18.00)


Puppeteer (Sooty): Harry Corbett
Author (The Prince and the Pauper): Mark Twain
Adapted by (The Prince and the Pauper): Rhoda Power
Producer (The Prince and the Pauper): Dorothea Brooking
Film Cameraman (The Prince and the Pauper): David Prosser
Film Cameraman (The Prince and the Pauper): Robin Still
Film Editor (The Prince and the Pauper): John Pullen
Designer (The Prince and the Pauper): Gordon Roland
King Edward VI: Tegid Wyn Jones
Tom Canty: Dwyryd Wyn Jones
Miles Hendon: Alan Edwards
Gaoler: Michael Peake
Old man: Frederick Victor
Woman prisoner: Delia Paton
Youth: David Spenser
Lord Hertford: James Raglan
Lord St John: Seymour Green
Mistress Canty: Vera Cook
Nan: Eira Griffiths

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