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: Pick-Me-Up

A Television Tonic prescribed by Nicholas Phipps and set to music by Geoffrey Wright.
[Starring] Phyllis Monkman and Charles Heslop

With Queenie Leonard, Graham Payn, and Wendy Toye.
At the pianos, Roy Ellis and the Composer.


Writer: Nicholas Phipps
Composer/pianist: Geoffrey Wright
Dancer: Phyllis Monkman
Performer: Charles Heslop
Singer: Queenie Leonard
Singer: Graham Payn
Dancer: Wendy Toye
Pianist: Roy Ellis
Production: Reginald Smith

: Take Your Cue!

A billiards demonstration by Sidney Lee.


Billiards player: Sidney Lee

: Magyar Melody

A musical romance by Eric Maschwitz, Fred Thompson, and Guy Bolton. Walford Hyden directing his Magyar Symphonic Orchestra. Televised direct from His Majesty's Theatre


Author/Lyrics: Eric Maschwitz
Author: Fred Thompson
Author: Guy Bolton
Lyrics: Harold Purcell
Music: George Posford
Music: Bernard Grun
Dances and ensembles arranged by: Joan Davis
Dances and ensembles arranged by: Cleo Nordi
Conductor: Walford Hyden
Musicians: Magyar Symphonic Orchestra
Production: William Mollison
Jarvis: Jerry Verno
Robins: Ivor Watt
Susan Townsend: Anne Allan
Flora, Lady Herriot: Isobel Ohmead
Mrs. Townsend: Barbara Spicer
Michael Herriott: Roger Treville
The Duke of Firth: Lawrence Anderson
Czardas Dancers: Betty Bucknell
Czardas Dancers: Pierre
Julika: Betty Warren
Peasant Girl: Maggie Jarvis
Roszi Belvary: Binnie Hale
Count Ferenc: Arthur Margetson
The Empress Elizabeth: Stella Arbenina
The Bosniak: Leo Morest
The Monkey: 'Stanley'
Bardos: Jimmy Godden
Istvan: Jimmy Miller
[Actress]: Sara Fischer
[Actress]: Josephine Yorke
[Actress]: Maggie Jarvis
[Actress]: Red Rowan
[Actress]: Jeanne Planas
Major Lonay: Allan Bourne
Captain Szermay: Peter Mosley
The Ballerina: Betty Bucknell

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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