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: The Torch-Bearers

A satirical comedy in three acts written by George Kelly, and adapted by W. Grahame Browne.
Act 1, At Mr. Frederick Towers's house in Barchester; an October evening, 8.0

Act 2, Backstage at the Barchester Horticultural Hall. The next evening, 8.30

Act 3, The same evening as Act 1, two hours later.

(to 16.30)


Author: George Kelly
Adapter: W. Grahame Browne
Settings: Malcolm Baker Smith
Production: Reginald Smith
Mr Frederick Towers: Charles Heslop
Jenny (a maid): Audrey Cameron
Mrs Paula Towers: Molly Rankin
Mrs. J. Duro Pampinelli: Kitty de Legh
Mr Spindler: Eric Christmas
Mrs Nelly Fell: Barbara Everest
Mr Huxley Hossefrosse: Aubrey Dexter
Teddy Spearing: Guy Verney
Miss Florence Corbett: Fabia Drake
Mr Ralph Twiller: Brian Oulton
The Stage Carpenter: Bush Bailey
Mrs Clara Sheppard: Phoebe Kershaw

: Charles B. Cochran's Night Lights

from the Trocadero Grillroom.
With The Five Cleveres, McKay and Lavelle, Gerald Nodin, D. Knox Crichton, and Mr. Cochran's Young Ladies.


Acrobats: The Five Cleveres
Performers: McKay and Lavelle
Singer: Gerald Nodin
Performer: D. Knox Crichton
Singers: Mr. Cochran's Young Ladies
Decor and costumes: Doris Zinkeisen
Choreography: Buddy Bradley
Choreography: Antony Tudor
Music arranger/composer: Elsie April
Music composer: Lorraine
Television Presentation: Pat Hillyard

: Sunday in the Country

Russell Muirhead, editor of the Blue Guides, and the recent Penguin Guides, makes suggestions for spending Sunday in the country near London.


Presenter: Russell Muirhead
Presentation: Andrew Miller Jones

: Music-Makers

Isabelita Alonso in Spanish songs and dances


Singer/dancer: Isabelita Alonso

: Bridge Without Sighs

Constructed in verse and cartoon by Reginald Arkell and Harry Rutherford.
(to 22.35)


Verses: Reginald Arkell
Cartoonist: Harry Rutherford

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