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: Boat-Race Training

A visit to Putney, where the Varsity boat-race crews are training.

: Dance Without Music

A play based upon episodes in the life of Jack Sheppard, by Mervyn Mills.
With Guy Glover, Frank Birch, Kathleen Edwardes, George Merritt, Ben Field, Margaret Yarde, Olga Edwardes, Ian Dawson, Basil Cunard, Stuart Latham, Jack Allen, Don Gemmell, Adrian Byrne, Elton Hayes, Arthur Owen, Russell Howarth, and Kenneth Barton.
(to 16.00)


Author: Mervyn Mills
Settings: Malcolm Baker-Smith
Production: Denis Johnston
Jack Sheppard: Guy Glover
Jonathan Wild: Frank Birch
'Edgeworth Bess': Kathleen Edwardes
'Blueskin' Blake: George Merritt
Joseph Hind: Ben Field
Mrs Wallop: Margaret Yarde
Polly Maggot: Olga Edwardes
Daniel Defoe: Ian Dawson
Jenkin: Basil Cunard
Lumley Davis: Stuart Latham
John Gay: Jack Allen
Abraham Mendez: Don Gemmell
Austin: Adrian Byrne
Ballad Singer: Elton Hayes
Sir James Thornhill: Arthur Owen
Ben Hind: Russell Howarth
Constable: Kenneth Barton

: The Sleeping Princess

The Vic-Wells Ballet (under the direction of Ninette de Valois) present..
A ballet based on the fairy tale by Perrault.
With Margot Fonteyn as The Princess Aurora, June Brae as The Lilac Fairy, and Robert Helpmann as Prince Charming. Also Mary Honer, Elizabeth Miller, Pamela May, Ursula Moreton, Joy Newton, Julia Farron, Harold Turner, Frederick Ashton, William Chappell, Frank Staff, John Greenwood, and other members of the Vic-Wells Company. The Augmented BBC Television Orchestra, leader Boris Pecker, conducted by Constant Lambert.


Author of fairy tale: Perrault
Original Choreography: Marius Petipa
Reproduced by: Nicolai Sergueeff
Music: Tchaikovsky
Costumes: Nadia Benois
Musicians: The augmented BBC Television Orchestra
Leader: Boris Pecker
Conductor: Constant Lambert
Narration: Elizabeth Cowell
Television Presentation: D. H. Munro
The Princess Aurora: Margot Fonteyn
The Lilac Fairy: June Brae
Prince Charming: Robert Helpmann
The Blue Bird: Mary Honer
Cinderella: Elizabeth Miller
The Diamond Fairy: Pamela May
Dancer: Ursula Moreton
The Queen: Joy Newton
The Fairy Sapphire: Julia Farron
Dancer: Harold Turner
Puss-in-Boots: Frederick Ashton
King Florestan XXIV: William Chappell
The Wolf: Frank Staff
Performer: John Greenwood

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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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