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: Someone at the Door

A comedy thriller by Dorothy and Campbell Christie.
The action of the play takes place at Narracott Manor in Buckinghamshire.
(to 16.30)


Author: Dorothy Christie
Author: Campbell Christie
Production: Eric Crozier
Ronnie Martin: Jack Melford
Sally Martin: Nancy O'Neil
Bill Reid: William Fox
Price: Frank Thornton-Bassett
Harry Kapel, J.P.: Mark Daly
P.C. O'Brien: Harry Hutchinson
Police-Sergeant Spedding: Clifford Buckton

: Alfredo and his Orchestra


Musicians: Alfredo and his Orchestra

: The Rake's Progress

A ballet in six scenes by Gavin Gordon after William Hogarth.
[Starring] The Vic-Wells Ballet Company

Scene 1 - The Reception
Scene 2 - The Orgy
Scene 3 - Interlude
Scene 4 - The Gambling Den
Scene 5 - Near the Prison Gates
Scene 6 - The Mad House
with Robert Helpmann as the Rake, Harold Turner as the Dancing Master and the Gentleman with a rope, Mary Honer as the Girl and Pamela May, June Brae, Annabel Farjeon, Molly Brown, Palma Nye, Joy Newton, Sheila McCarthy, Patricia Garnett, Claude Newman, Richard Ellis, Michael Somes, Leslie Edwards, Alan Carter, William Chappell, and Paul Reymond
The augmented BBC Television Orchestra
Leader, Boris Pecker
Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum
This ballet is built round Hogarth's eight pictures, which are kept at the Soane Museum in Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. It is now an established favourite in the Sadler's Wells repertoire. This, however, will be the first performance in the television studio, and, incidentally, the first ballet production by Royston Morley, who usually handles drama.
(This programme will be repeated on Wednesday, April 12)


Author: Gavin Gordon
Costumes: Rex Whistler
Decor: Malcolm Baker-Smith
Music: Gavin Gordon
Choreography: Ninette de Valois
Musicians: BBC Television Orchestra
Leader: Boris Pecker
Conductor: Hyam Greenbaum
Television Presentation: Royston Morley
The Rake: Robert Helpmann
The Dancing Master/Gentleman with a rope: Harold Turner
The Girl: Mary Honer
Dancer: Pamela May
Dancer: June Brae
Dancer: Annabel Farjeon
Dancer: Molly Brown
Dancer: Palma Nye
Dancer: Joy Newton
Dancer: Sheila McCarthy
Dancer: Patricia Garnett
Dancer: Claude Newman
Dancer: Richard Ellis
Dancer: Michael Somes
Dancer: Leslie Edwards
Dancer: Alan Carter
Dancer: William Chappell
Dancer: Paul Reymond

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