by Reginald Arkell with Charles Heslop as Percy Ponsonby
Sound radio has produced any number of 'characters', people like Mrs. Feather and Mr. Walker, but until the arrival of Charles Heslop as Percy Ponsonby television could make no claims at all. Percy has been well worth waiting for, however, and it is hoped that he will be in his shop with his lather and brush at regular intervals.
A survey of sea-monsters past and present, and 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 Stanley Lathbury, Finlay Currie, Percy Parsons, Kaye Seely, Mario Francelli, Basil Cunard, Bernard Miles, and John Salew
Last October, Lt.-Commander Gould told viewers in "Picture Page" that he was a firm believer in the existence of sea-monsters, and in this television feature programme he will have more time to vent his views. He has collected the evidence of several witnesses, including the extraordinary case of 1848, when prosaic Admiralty officials were puzzled by a long eye-witness account of a sea-monster, written by the captain of H.M.S. Daedalus.
A play by Campbell Dixon and Dermot Morrah.
The most momentous decision of all times was Pontius Pilate's. The whole terrible drama is told in modern dialogue in this play, with Pilate depicted sympathetically as the central character.
Caesar's Friend was first put on at the Westminster Theatre in 1933 and was then transferred to the Piccadilly. In both these productions D.A. Clarke-Smith was Pontius Pilate and Mary O'Farrell Claudia Procula. George More O'Ferrall, who is the producer of this television version, was Lucius Licinius Cotta in the West-End production.
Claudia Procula, wife of Pilate:
Caiaphas, the High Priest:
Mary, a woman of Magdala:
Joseph of Arimathea:
Balbus, Commandant of the Roman garrison:
The First Decurion:
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