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For the Children: A Legend in China


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A free adaptation of the Willow Pattern story by John Hooper who also wrote the music.
Dance arranged by the Arts Educational School
(Previously televised on October 11)
(to 18.00)


Adapter/music written by: John Hooper
Dancer: Juliet Wood
Dancer: June Harley
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
In the house: Mother: Doreen Morton
In the house: Ann: Angela Foulds
On the plate: The Mandarin: Maurice Ellinger
On the plate: His wife: Avis Lennard
On the plate: His daughter: Diana Wong
On the plate: His secretary Chang: Ronald Marriott
On the plate: Ho Li, a maid: Muriel Young
On the plate: First servant: Jack Newmark
On the plate: Second servant: Jack Howarth
On the plate: The gardener: John Heawood
On the plate: Wang, a rich neighbour: Howell Davies

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For the Children: A Legend in China

BBC Television, 14 October 1951 17.30

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