• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Pineapple Poll


We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
(By permission of the Governors of Sadler's Wells)

[Starring] The Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet
A ballet freely adapted from "The Bumboat Woman's Story," one of the Bab Ballads by W.S. Gilbert
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Arranged by Charles Mackerras

Scene 1: Portsmouth. Morning
Scene 2: The Quayside. That evening
Scene 3: On board H.M.S. 'Hot Cross Bun.' Next morning


Ballet freely adapted from "The Bumboat Woman's Story," by: W.S. Gilbert
Music: Arthur Sullivan
Arranged by/Orchestra conducted by: Charles Mackerras
Choreography: John Cranko
Decor and costumes: Osbert Lancaster
Television Presentation: Philip Bate
Pineapple Poll, a Bumboat woman: Elaine Fifield
Jasper, pot boy at 'The Steam Packet': David Poole
Captain Belaye, of H.M.S. 'Hot Cross Bun': David Blair
lanche, his fiancie: Stella Claire
Mrs. Dimple, her aunt: Sheilah O'Reilly
The crew of H.M.S. 'Hot Cross Bun': David Gill
The crew of H.M.S. 'Hot Cross Bun': Don Gillies
The crew of H.M.S. 'Hot Cross Bun': Donald McAlpine
The crew of H.M.S. 'Hot Cross Bun': Maurice Metliss
The crew of H.M.S. 'Hot Cross Bun': Peter Wright
The crew of H.M.S. 'Hot Cross Bun': Stanley Holden
Sweethearts, wives, etc.: Romayne Austin
Sweethearts, wives, etc.: Shirley Bishop
Sweethearts, wives, etc.: Joan Cadzow
Sweethearts, wives, etc.: Stella Farrance
Sweethearts, wives, etc.: Annette Page
Sweethearts, wives, etc.: Pauline Wandsworth

Tell us more or contact us

Do you know something about this programme that we have not included above?
Or would you like to ask the Genome team a question?

Tell us more or contact us

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Feedback about Pineapple Poll, BBC Television, 21.30, 26 June 1952
Please leave this link here so we can find the programme you're referring to: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/a256e0227c3040f685e53e2e54720efc

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel