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: The Markova-Dolin Ballet

(by permission of the Vivian Van Damm Productions, Ltd.)
Pas de Quatre (Pugni)
Molly Lake, Kathleen Clifton, Christine Rosslyn, Diana Gould
Pas de Deux (Blue Bird)
Alicia Markova, Anton Dolin
The BBC Television Orchestra
Leader, Boris Pecker
Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum

At the Marie Tempest matinee at Drury Lane in May, 1935, Alicia Markova danced Blue Bird with Harold Turner before King George V and Queen Mary. She will be seen in the same ballet today with Anton Dolin.
Markova, a student of Seraphina Astafieva, joined the Diaghilev Ballet in 1924, appearing in Swan Lake, Aurora's Wedding, Cimarosiana, The Cat, and The Story of the Nightingale. This, and her subsequent work with the Ballet Club, the Camargo Society, and the Vic-Wells company, put her in the first rank of prima ballerinas. Sadler's Wells enthusiasts will remember her dancing in a special season of ballet with Dolin in 1935. Dolin, whose real name is Patrick Healey-Kay, is a dancer whose fame is known all over the world. He made his first appearance on the stage at the Prince's Theatre in 1916.


Dancer (Pas de Quatre): Molly Lake
Dancer (Pas de Quatre): Kathleen Clifton
Dancer (Pas de Quatre): Christine Rosslyn
Dancer (Pas de Quatre): Diana Gould
Dancer (Pas de Deux): Alicia Markova
Dancer (Pas de Deux): Anton Dolin
Musicians: BBC Television Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Boris Pecker
[Orchestra] conductor: Hyam Greenbaum

: Some Coronation Arrangements

The Director of Television will explain, by means of film and photographs, the arrangements which have been made for televising the Coronation Procession at Apsley Gate, Hyde Park Corner. There will also be an illustrated description of the route of the royal procession and, through the co-operation of Scotland Yard, special plans will be shown explaining the arrangements which have been made for the control of traffic in the West End of London on Coronation Day.

: Picture Page: (Fifty-Third Edition)

A Magazine Programme of General and Topical Interest.


Editor: Cecil Madden
Producer: Royston Morley
The Switchboard Girl: Joan Miller

: Irene Scharrer (at the piano)

Irene Scharrer first studied at the Royal Academy of Music under Tobias Matthay and made her debut as a soloist at St. James's Hall in 1901, playing Mendelssohn's Rondo Capriccioso and Chopin's Rondo in E flat. Like many other British artists, she came to the forefront during the war, when she was continually to be heard in London and the provinces playing with all the leading orchestras. Among a number of important foreign engagements Irene Scharrer has been heard at the Nikisch concerts, at the Leipzig Gewandhaus, and with the Berlin Philharmonic Society.


Pianist: Irene Scharrer

: Picture Page: (Fifty-Fourth Edition)

A Magazine Programme of General and Topical Interest.

A characteristic of Cecil Madden's "Picture Page" that has made it a distinctive part of television programmes has been its unfailing topicality. The big events of the day, celebrities who are headlined in newspapers and eagerly discussed by the public, little-known people who have interesting tales to tell - all these have been featured.

This evening's edition will be appropriate to the occasion, the eve of Coronation Day.
Because of programme alterations made necessary by the televising of the Coronation, both editions of "Picture Page" this week are being televised today instead of tomorrow.


Editor: Cecil Madden
Producer: Royston Morley
The Switchboard Girl: Joan Miller

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