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A-Z: M


We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
Alan Melville takes you from A-Z through the world of entertainment.
The programme based on the A.B.C. of Show Business by Wolf Mankowitz.
This week's letter "M" for -
Mothers-in-law represented by Gladys Cooper and her son-in-law Robert Morley.
Sir Compton Mackenzie talking with W. Somerset Maugham at his villa in the South of France.
And in the studio:
Ann Hogarth presents Muffin the Mule with Jan Bussell; Oliver Messel; Ruby Murray; Bob Monkhouse; the music of Jimmy McHugh.

(Robert Morley is appearing in "Fanny" at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London)


Presenter: Alan Melville
Author (A.B.C. of Show Business): Wolf Mankowitz
Actress: Gladys Cooper
Actor: Robert Morley
Interviewer: Sir Compton Mackenzie
Interviewee: W. Somerset Maugham
Presenter (Muffin the Mule): Ann Hogarth
Puppeteer(Muffin the Mule): Jan Bussell
Interviewee: Oliver Messel
Singer: Ruby Murray
Comedian: Bob Monkhouse
Composer: Jimmy McHugh
Choreographer: Beryl Kaye
Orchestra Director: Eric Robinson
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Research: W. Macqueen-Pope
Research: Peter Noble
Compiled by: Ken Smith
Producer: Bryan Sears

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