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: The Care of Your Car: 2: Steering, Brakes, and Tyres

The second of a series on car maintenance. Experts show you how to minimise tyre trouble and ensure that brakes and steering are in first-class order.


Presented by: Keith Rogers

: Helena Bliss

Singing star of 'Romany Love' at His Majesty's Theatre.
(by permission of Jack Hylton)
(to 17.05)


Singer: Helena Bliss

: Mourning Becomes Electra: Part 1

by Eugene O'Neill.
Adapted and produced by Royston Morley.

Mourning Becomes Electra is a play which retells the story-half legend, half history-of Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, Electra, and Orestes-a story used by the Greek authors of antiquity. It is a play of passion and violence, of a family pursued and destroyed by Fate, of individuals haunted by the shadow of an ancient wrong, unable to escape the consequences of evil and sin. Generally regarded as the greatest play by an American author. Mourning Becomes Electra lasts nearly five hours in its original stage form. For the purposes of the television production the play has been shortened to last a little over three hours, and Is being televised in two parts.
The action of part one takes place either immediately outside or in the Mannon family house, a gaunt and sombre mansion in New England, not far from Boston. The time is 1865, just before the end of the American Civil War
Part two of Mourning Becomes Electra will be televised on Thursday, April 10, at 8.30 p.m.
(Ralph Michael appears by permission of Ealing Studios)


Author: Eugene O'Neill
Adapter/producer: Royston Morley
Settings: Barry Learoyd
Christine Mannon: Mary Newcomb
Lavinia Mannon: Marjorie Mars
Seth Beckwith, a gardener: Charles Farrell
Hazel Niles: Joy Shelton
Captain Peter Niles, U.S. Federal Army: John Stevens
Captain Adam Brandt, of the clipper 'Flying Trades': Ralph Michael
Brigadier-General Ezra Mannon, U.S. Federal Army: Mark Dignam
First Lieut Orin Mannon, U.S. Federal Army: Basil C. Langton
American voices: Aletha Orr
American voices: Tucker McGuire
American voices: MacDonald Parke

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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