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Children's Television


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For Younger Children
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
Told by Pauline Tooth.

The Barber of Seville
The Opera Players present The Barber of Seville
A story with music by Rossini.

For Older Children
The Friday Western: Frontier Justice
A bandit is awaiting trial for murder. The outlaws make frantic efforts to rescue him, but are foiled by the Cisco Kid and Pancho, who finally track them to a gold mine. After a slam-bang fist and gun fight the entire gang are captured and handed over to justice.


Script and puppetry (The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse): George Bailey
Script and puppetry (The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse): Kathleen Bailey
Narrator (The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse): Pauline Tooth
Composer (The Barber of Seville): Gioachino Rossini
Producer (The Barber of Seville): John Hunter Blair
Figaro, a barber: Eric Shilling
Count Almaviva: John Kentish
Dr. Bartolo: Norman Piatt
Rosina, his maid: Marian Hughes
Don Basilio, a music teacher: Stanley Pine
Pianist: Phyllis Thorold

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Children's Television

BBC Television, 27 July 1956 17.00

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