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: Pyramus and Thisbe

A most lamentable comedy contained in "A Midsummer Night's Dream", by William Shakespeare.


Author: William Shakespeare
Producer: Jan Bussell
Bottom: Wilfrid Walter
Quince: Charles Lefeaux
Flute: Don Gemmell
Snout: Eric Chitty
Snug: Herbert Lees
Starveling: Hubert Leslie
Theseus: John Rudling
Philostrate: Kenneth Villiers
Hippolyta: Jillian Sandilands

: Film: Mickey's Pal Pluto

A Walt Disney Cartoon

: The Mizzen Cross Trees

A Revue of Nautical Songs and Dances.
with John Goss, Taylor Harris, Elizabeth French, Wendy Toye (by permission of H.M. Tennant, Ltd.)
The BBC Television Orchestra
Leader, Boris Pecker
Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum
Chorus: Trevor Anthony, Edward Crowther, Douglas Ward, D. Roderick Jones


Singer: John Goss
Singer: Taylor Harris
Singer: Elizabeth French
Dancer: Wendy Toye
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Boris Pecker
[Orchestra] conductor: Hyam Greenbaum
Chorus: Trevor Anthony
Chorus: Edward Crowther
Chorus: Douglas Ward
Chorus: D. Roderick Jones
Dances arranged by: Wendy Toye
Producer: Stephen Thomas

: The Raft

An Interlude by Stephen Leacock.
Scene: Lost in the Caribbean Sea


Writer: Stephen Leacock
Producer: Jan Bussell
Harold Boris: Hedley Briggs
Edith Croydon: Diana Beaumont

: Ad Lib

A revue by Herbert Farjeon.
The music by Michael Sayer
with Nadine March, Elizabeth French, Irene Prador, Cyril Ritchard, James Hayter
The BBC Television Orchestra

Leader, Boris Pecker
Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum


Writer: Herbert Farjeon
Music: Michael Sayer
Costumes: Stella Pearce
Performer: Nadine March
Performer: Elizabeth French
Performer: Irene Prador
Performer: Cyril Ritchard
Performer: James Hayter
Chorus under the direction of: Ronnie Bowyer
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Boris Pecker
[Orchestra] conductor: Hyam Greenbaum
Producer: Stephen Thomas

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