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: Good Morning, Bill

A comedy by P.G. Wodehouse.
[Starring] Peter Haddon

(to 16.00)


Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Production: Royston Morley
Bill: Peter Haddon
Sally: Eileen Peel
Lord Tidmouth: Michael Shepley
Lottie: Diana Beaumont
Sir Hugo Drake: Brefni O'Rorke
Marie: Helen Goss
The 'Boots': Stuart Latham

: The Insect Play

by Karel Capek.
Translated by Paul Selver.
The BBC Television Orchestra
Leader, Boris Pecker
Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum
(to 22.40)


Author: Karel Capek
Translator: Paul Selver
Freely adapted for the English stage by: Nigel Playfair
Freely adapted for the English stage by: Clifford Bax
Music: Frederic Austin
Choreography: Andree Howard
Costumes: Hugh Stevenson
Settings: Malcolm Baker-Smith
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
Leader: Boris Pecker
Conductor: Hyam Greenbaum
Musical assistant: Lionel Salter
Production: Stephen Thomas
The Lepidopterist: Wilfred Grantham
The Tramp: Edmund Willard
The Chrysalis: Pamela Standish
Mr. Beetle: Frank Birch
Mrs. Beetle: Maire O'Neill
Robber Beetle: Charles Peters
Ichneumon Fly: Rupert Bruce Lockhart
Larva: Sheila Kay
Mr. Cricket: Leslie French
Mrs. Cricket: Wendy Toye
The Parasite: Geoffrey Wincott
The Blind Ant Timekeeper: Wilfred Franks
Chief Engineer: George Hayes
Second Engineer: John Boxer
Inventor: Rupert Bruce Lockhart
Messenger: Douglas Allen
Wounded Ant: Joseph Chelton
Signal Officer: Bruce Adams
Journalist: Charles Peters
Second Wounded Ant: Douglas Allen
Philanthropist: Maire O'Neill
Commander of the Yellow Ants: Frank Birch
First Snail: Wilfred Grantham
Second Snail: Leslie French
The Butterflies and Moths: Charlotte Bidmead
The Butterflies and Moths: Celia Franks
The Butterflies and Moths: Ann Gee
The Butterflies and Moths: Elizabeth Hamilton
The Butterflies and Moths: Mary Hatton
The Butterflies and Moths: Anthony Kelly
The Butterflies and Moths: Hugh Laing
The Butterflies and Moths: Belinda Smith
The Butterflies and Moths: Therese Langfield
The Butterflies and Moths: Alec Ravsman
The Butterflies and Moths: Susan Reeves
The Butterflies and Moths: Brenda Seth
Ants: Eric Blankley
Ants: Joseph Chelton
Ants: John Coast
Ants: Philip Cook
Ants: Edward Coventry
Ants: George Gower
Ants: Tom Hammerton
Ants: John Hayden
Ants: Roy Henderson
Ants: Gordon Hewitt
Ants: Michael Hodgkinson
Ants: Leonard Michel
Ants: Barry Nuthall
Ants: Ed Somerset
Ants: Gilbert Spurge
Ants: John Stamp
Ants: George Sturrock
Ants: Leo Worth

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