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: Sun Up

by Lula Vollmer.
[Starring] Sybil Thorndike
The scene is Widow Cagle's cabin in the mountains of Western North Carolina - June, 1917.
(Sybil Thorndike and Betty Jardine appear by permission of Stephen Mitchell)
(to 16.25)


Author: Lula Vollmer
Production: George More O'Ferrall
Widow Cagle: Sybil Thorndike
Pap Todd: Finlay Currie
Emmy: Betty Jardine
Bud: Frederick Peisley
Sheriff Weeks: Edmund Willard
Rufe Cagle: Andre Morell
The Preacher: Harry Hutchinson
The Stranger: Anthony Quayle

: The Jacquard Puppets

Presented by John Carr


Puppeteer/presented by: John Carr

: Lonesome Like

A short play by Harold Brighouse.
The action of the play takes place in a small manufacturing town in Lancashire.


Writer: Harold Brighouse
Production: Lanham Titchener
Sarah Ormerod: Mary Merrall
Emma Brierley: Marjorie Rhodes
Sam Horrocks: Billy Shine
The Rev Frank Alleyne: Miles Otway

: The Sleeping Princess (Third act)

The Vic-Wells Ballet (under the direction of Ninette de Valois) present...
A ballet based on the fairy story by Perrault.
The Augmented BBC Television Orchestra
Leader, Boris Pecker
Conducted by Constant Lambert
(to 22.30)


Author: Perrault
Original choreography: Marius Petipa
Re-produced by: Nicolai Sergueeff
Music: Tchaikovsky
Costumes: Nadia Benois
Settings: Malcolm Baker-Smith
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
Leader: Boris Pecker
Conductor: Constant Lambert
Narration: Lydia Lopokova
Presentation: Elizabeth Cowell
King Florestan XXIV: William Chappell
The Queen: Joy Newton
Master of Ceremonies: Claude Newman
Princess Aurora: Margot Fonteyn
Prince Charming: Robert Helpmann
Carabosse (the Wicked Fairy): Sheila McCarthy
The Lilac Fairy: June Brae
The Diamond Fairy: Pamela Mav
The Fairy Gold: Jill Gregory
The Fairy Silver: Jean Bedells
The Fairy Sapphire: Julia Farron
Puss-in-Boots: Frederick Ashton
The White Cat: Molly Brown
The Blue Birds: Mary Honer
The Blue Birds: Harold Turner
Red Riding Hood: Margaret Dale
The Wolf: Frank Staff
Cinderella: Elizabeth Miller
Prince Fortune: Richard Ellis

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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