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: Ronald Frankau


Comedian: Ronald Frankau

: The Vic-Wells Ballet Company

(by permission of the Old Vic) in Act 2 of 'Le Lac des Cygnes'.

With the BBC Television Orchestra
leader Boris Pecker
conductor, Hyam Greenbaum
(to 16.00)


Composer: Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Marius Petipa
Producer: Sergueeff
Costumes Designer: Hugh Stevenson
Decor: Peter Bax
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
Leader: Boris Pecker
Conductor: Hyam Greenbaum
Presentation: D.H. Munro
Odette (The Swan Queen): Margot Fonteyn
The Prince Siegfried: Robert Helpmann
Benno: William Chappell
Huntsman: Richard Ellis
Huntsman: Leslie Edwards
Huntsman: Michael Somes
Huntsman: Paul Reymond
Cygnet: Molly Brown
Cygnet: Laurel Martyn
Cygnet: Jill Gregory
Cygnet: Julia Farron
Two Swans: Pamela May
Two Swans: June Brae
Swan: Joy Newton
Swan: Gwyneth Mathews
Swan: Anne Spicer
Swan: Guinevere Parry
Swan: Elizabeth Kennedy

: Intimate Cabaret

with Afrique, in Impressions, and Reine Paulet, in Songs.


Impressionist: Afrique
Singer: Reine Paulet
Presentation: Harry Pringle

: The Vic-Wells Ballet Company

(Details as 3.20)
(to 22.00)

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