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: Friends from the Zoo

Introduced by David Seth-Smith and their Keepers.


Presenter: David Seth-Smith

: Joan Collier

in songs with Evel Burns (pianoforte).


Singer: Joan Collier
Pianist: Evel Burns

: Film: The Plow That Broke the Plains

Written and directed by Pare Lorentz.
(to 16.00)


Writer/director: Pare Lorentz
Music: Virgil Thomson

: The Fame of Grace Darling

A new drama by Yvette Pienne.
[Starring] Wendy Hiller as Grace
The action of the play takes place from September, 1838, to October, 1842, in the Longstone Lighthouse, Farne Islands, Northumberland; at Cousin McFarlane's shop at Alnwick; and in Grandfather Horsley's cottage at Bamburgh.
(Viola Lyel appears by permission of A.D. Peters)
(Jack Lambert appears by permission of Henry Sherek, Ltd and Tom Arnold, Ltd.)
(to 23.05)


Writer: Yvette Pienne
Decor: Malcolm Baker-Smith
Production: Fred O'Donovan
Grace Darling: Wendy Hiller
William Darling: Mark Dignam
Mrs. Darling: Marie Ault
Brooks Darling: Norman Claridge
Thomasin Darling: Viola Lyel
John Wheldon: Anthony Hawtrey
The third Duke of Northumberland: Laidman Browne
The third Duchess of Northumberland: Mary Hinton
Mr. Smeddle: Tarver Penna
Mr. Yates: Walter Fitzgerald
Miss Catherine Sinclair: Hester Paton Brown
Bessie McFadden: Freda Bamford
Thomas Musgrave Joy: Wilfred Fletcher
David Dunbar: Douglas Jefferies
Henry Perlee Parker: David Hofman
The Times reporter: Peter Scott
Berwick and Kelso Advertiser reporter: Jack Lambert
The Thunderer reporter: William Hutchison
Survivor - Woman: Doreen Richards
Survivor - Dan Donovan: Jack Lambert
Survivor - John Tullock: Barry Phelps
Survivor - Jonathan Tickett: J Adrian Byrne
Survivor - John Kidd: Michael Brennan
Survivor - John Nicholson: Christopher Rowan Robinson
Survivor - John MacQueen: Hendrik Baker

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Television Design 28 February 2016

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