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Children's Television


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Children's Newsreel

The Wise Cat
by Herman Heijermans.
Adapted from the Dutch by Selma Vaz Dias and Gibson Cowan.
(Wolfe Morris is appearing in "The Teahouse of the August Moon" at Her Majesty's Theatre, London)
Selma Vaz Dias writes on page 21

(to 18.00)


Author (The Wise Cat): Herman Heijermans
Adapted by (The Wise Cat): Selma Vaz Dias
Adapted by (The Wise Cat): Gibson Cowan
Producer (The Wise Cat): Rex Tucker
Designer (The Wise Cat): John Cooper
The Cat: Wolfe Morris
Jonathan: Charles Hodgson
Antoinette: Brenda Dean
The Milkman: Philip Dale
The Fishmonger: Arthur Lowe
The Butcher: Launce Maraschal
Marcus: Bruno Barnabe
The Forester: Geoffrey Wilmer
The Marshal: Jack May
Jean: Cecil Brock
Pierre: Philip Locke
The Lady-in-waiting: Selma Vaz Dias
Princess Regina: Lesley Nunnerley
Prince Arthur: Carl Duering
The King: Philip Stainton
The Physician: Reginald Barratt
The Chef: Bruno Barnabe
The Cup-bearer: Arthur Lowe
Other parts played by: Richard Holden
Other parts played by: Brian Moorhead
Other parts played by: Nellie Griffiths
Other parts played by: Maria Hanson
Other parts played by: Fletcher Lightfoot
Other parts played by: Kendrick Owen
Other parts played by: Jill Showell

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