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: Television Surveys: No. 9: Non-Members' Varnishing Day at the Royal Academy

A visit with Edward Halliday to the galleries at Burlington House to see some of the exhibitors putting final touches to their pictures and sculpture.
For the first time in the history of the Royal Academy the galleries at Burlington House will be open on the famous Non-Members' Varnishing Day - but to fortunate viewers only. The proceedings on this hitherto secret occasion will be televised direct from the Academy, and preceded by a special film made outside Burlington House on Sending-In Day. The Exhibition will open to the public on May 1.


Presenter: Edward Halliday
Presentation: Philip Dorte

: A Night at the Hardcastles

by Giles Playfair.
A modern version of Goldsmith's 'She Stoops to Conquer'.


Author: Giles Playfair
Based on a play by: Oliver Goldsmith
Production: Desmond Davis
Mr Hardcastle: Morris Harvey
Mrs Hardcastle: Renee de Vaux
Tony Lumpkin: James Hayter
Landlord of inn: Harvey Braban
Miss Hardcastle: Celia Johnson
Miss Neville: Nancy O'Neil
Young Marlow: Eric Portman
Hastings: Denys Blakelock
Maid: Barbara Nixon
Sir Charles Marlow: Harvey Braban
Servant: Newton Blick
Servant: Lionel Dixon
Servant: Christopher Steele
Yokel: F. Gee
Yokel: A. Marten
Yokel: J. May
Yokel: F. Pringle

: Byng-Ho!

[Starring] Douglas Byng
(New Edition)
With Edward Cooper, Patricia Burke, Nugent Marshall and Ernest Arnley
The BBC Television Orchestra
Leader, Boris Pecker
Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum


Comedian/Singer: Douglas Byng
Songs at the piano: Edward Cooper
Duet and dance: Patricia Burke
Duet and dance: Nugent Marshall
Patter, song and dance: Ernest Arnley
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
Leader: Boris Pecker
Conductor: Hyam Greenbaum
Setting designed by: Barry Learoyd
Production: Reginald Smith

: Speaking Personally

Professor A. Lloyd James, with the help of Stuart Hibberd and F. H. Grisewood will discuss Announcer's English.


Presenter: Professor A. Lloyd James
Guest: Stuart Hibberd
Guest: F. H. Grisewood
Presentation: Mary Adams

: Take Your Cue!

A Billiards demonstration by Sidney Lee.
Interviewed by S.E. Reynolds


Billards player: Sidney Lee
Interviewer: S.E. Reynolds
Presentation: A. Miller Jones

: Music Makers: Thelma Reiss (cello)

At the pianoforte, Henry Bronkhurst


Cellist: Thelma Reiss
Pianoforte: Henry Bronkhurst

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