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: The Switchback

A comedy by James Bridie, intended to demonstrate the Vanity of Human Wishes, the Importance of Being Earnest, the Inevitability of Fate, the Economic Law, the Immortality of the Soul, and the Pleasures of Hope.
Cast: James Gibson and Lesley Wareing as Dr. and Mrs. Mallaby, and Meg Buchanan, Tracy Holmes, Alex McCrindle, Marie Orr, Evelyn Roberts, Abraham Sofaer, Wilfrid Walter, and Anne Wilson.
(to 16.50)


Author: James Bridie
Production: Moultrie R. Kelsall
Dr. Mallaby: James Gibson
Mrs. Mallaby: Lesley Wareing
Mrs Anderson: Meg Buchanan
Jukes: Tracy Holmes
Willie Anderson: Alex McCrindle
Aunt Dinah: Marie Orr
Lord Pascal: Evelyn Roberts
Abraham Burmeister: Abraham Sofaer
Sir Anthony Craye: Wilfrid Walter
Maid: Anne Wilson

: La Chauve-Souris (The Bat Theatre)

in selections from their repertoire, including "Love in the Ranks", "Babi", "L'amour fatal", "Abduction from the Seraglio", "Russian Interlude", "Dragonfly", "Katinka", with Nicholas Moyseenko as Conferencier. The BBC Television Orchestra, conducted by Alexis Archangelsky.


Performers: La Chauve-Souris
Conferencier: Nicholas Moyseenko
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
Conductor: Alexis Archangelsky
Television Presentation: Philip Bate

: Leviathan

A survey of sea-monsters, past and present. Historical scenes by Rayner Heppenstall. With Stanley Lathbury, Finlay Currie, Percy Parsons, Kaye Seely, Mario Francelli, Basil Cunard, Bernard Miles, and John Salew. A discussion between Lt.-Commander R.T. Gould (author of "The Case for the Sea-Serpent") and David Seth-Smith, Curator at the London Zoo with illustrations and eyewitnesses.
(This programme will be repeated on Sunday, April 2, at 3.20)


Author: Rayner Heppenstall
Production: Stephen Harrison
[Actor]: Stanley Lathbury
[Actor]: Finlay Currie
[Actor]: Percy Parsons
[Actor]: Kaye Seely
[Actor]: Mario Francelli
[Actor]: Bernard Miles
[Actor]: John Salew
Speaker: R.T. Gould
Speaker: David Seth-Smith

: Take Your Cue!

A demonstration of billiards by Sidney Lee.


Billiards player: Sidney Lee

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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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