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The World Our Stage


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Presents featuring stars from all spheres of show business.
Narrated by Trevor Howard


On the Tiles
featuring Elizabeth Seal with the Dancers.

Star Theatre
John Neville Jack Gwillim, Derek Francis in an excerpt from 'Hamlet' at the Old Vic Theatre.

Opera Stars
Adele Leigh, and James Pease

The Driving Test
Charlie Drake assisted by Mark Singleton.

Organ Fantasia
Ralph Downes plays the organ in the Royal Festival Hall (on film).

Wendy Toye and Irving Davies with the Dancers

The West End
Ian Carmichael with Dilys Laye and William Franklyn in a telerecorded excerpt from "The Tunnel of Love" at Her Majesty's Theatre, London.

Written by Richard Waring.
The Company

Eric Robinson conducts The Concert Orchestra
The Old Vic Theatre production of "Hamlet" is produced by Michael Benthall and presented for television by John Vernon
"The Tunnel of Love" is directed by Robert Morley


Narrator: Trevor Howard
Singer (On the Tiles): Elizabeth Seal
Hamlet (Star Theatre): John Neville
Claudius (Star Theatre): Jack Gwillim
Polonius (Star Theatre): Derek Francis
Soprano (Opera Stars): Adele Leigh
Baritone (Opera Stars): James Pease
Comedian (The Driving Test): Charlie Drake
Assistant [The Driving Test): Mark Singleton
Organist (Organ Fantasia): Ralph Downes
Dancer (Orchestration): Wendy Toye
Dancer (Orchestration)/Choreography: Irving Davies
Augie Poole (The Tunnel of Love): Ian Carmichael
Estelle Novick (The Tunnel of Love): Dilys Laye
Dick Pepper (The Tunnel of Love): William Franklyn
Writer (Finale): Richard Waring
Orchestra conductor: Eric Robinson
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Producer (Hamlet): Michael Benthall
Presented for television by (Hamlet): John Vernon
Director (The Tunnel of Love): Robert Morley
Orchestrations: Arthur Wilkinson
Designer: Audley Southcott
Production: Francis Essex

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