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Babes in the Wood on Ice


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Excerpts from Sir Arthur Elvin's ice pantomime.
[Starring] Jimmy Jewel, Ben Warriss and Jacqueline du Bief
Specialities by: Dru and Dijon, Bendova and Son, The Four Eskimos.
The Empire Pool Choir
The Empire Pool Orchestra under the direction of Bertram Willis
A special performance before an invited audience.
From the Empire Pool, Wembley.


Production: Sir Arthur Elvin
Devised and produced by: Gerald Palmer
Choreography: Beatrice Livesey
Dancers: Dru and Dijon
Performers: Bendova and Son
Clowns/skaters: The Four Eskimos
Singers: The Empire Pool Choir
Musicians: The Empire Pool Orchestra
Orchestra under the direction of: Bertram Willis
Book: Maurice Cowan
Decor: Edward Delaney
Costumes designed by: Anthony Holland
Original music composed by: Reginald Swinney
Commentator: Brian Johnston
The Town Crier: Paul Stapleton
Nurse Germoline: Johnny Ladd
Simon: Derek James
Sally: Anne Yeates
Baron Stoneybroke, their uncle: George Stevens
Maid Marian: Jinx Clark
Marmaduke: Jimmy Jewel
Horace: Ben Warriss
A Yokel: Bobby Coe
The Sheriff of Nottingham: Bob Woods
Robin Hood: Jacqueline du Bief
Friar Tuck: Arthur Woodjetts
Little John: James Peacock
The voices of the Characters: Arthur Gomez
The voices of the Characters: Jan Haley
The voices of the Characters: Michael Moore
The voices of the Characters: Anne Morley
The voices of the Characters: John Boulter
The voices of the Characters: Sally Anderson
The voices of the Characters: Len Maley
The voices of the Characters: Merle Lydon

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Babes in the Wood on Ice

BBC Television, 26 February 1956 19.45

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