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: Continental Flight

By courtesy of British European Airways and the Ministry of Civil Aviation viewers are invited to Northolt Airport. They will be shown some of the preparations carried out before an aircraft takes off, meet the passengers and crew of the 3.30 Viking for Brussels, and later see the aircraft take off on its continental flight. Sylvia Peters and Charles Gardner will be their guides.


Guide: Sylvia Peters
Guide: Charles Gardner
Presented by: Keith Rogers

: For the Children

A demonstration organised by the Camping Club of Great Britain and Ireland, and given by members of the Youth Camping Association.

: Flying Without Wings: The Helicopter

Sylvia Peters, who has never flown before, will go up in a helicopter and describe her sensations to viewers as she talks to Charles Gardner by radio.
(to 16.10)


Presenter: Sylvia Peters
Presenter: Charles Gardner
Presented by: Keith Rogers

: Starlight: Carroll Gibbons


Pianist: Carroll Gibbons

: The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus

by Christopher Marlowe.
(Owen Holder and Barry Phelps are appearing in 'Now Barabbas')


Writer: Christopher Marlowe
Arranged for television and produced by: Stephen Harrison
Settings: Barry Learoyd
Chorus: Keith Pyott
Faustus: David King-Wood
Wagner: Owen Holder
Good angel: Anthony Walman
Bad angel: John Arnold
Valdes: John Warrington
Cornelius: Gordon Davies
First scholar: Barry Phelps
Second scholar: Antony Kearey
Mephistophilis: Hugh Griffith
Robin: Peter Bennett
Dick: Morris Sweden
Lucifer: Victor Lucas
Pride: Owen Holder
Covetousness: Peter Bull
Envy: Barry Phelps
Wrath: Antony Kearey
Gluttony: Ronald Long
Sloth: Alban Blakelock
Lechery: Elizabeth Sellars
Pope: Ronald Long
Cardinal of Lorraine: Alan Robinson
Vintner: Alban Blakelock
Emperor: John Warrington
Horse-Courser: Peter Bull
Duke of Anholt: Gordon Davies
Duchess of Anholt: Elizabeth Sellars
Third scholar: Alan Robinson
Old man: George Howe
Devils, Spirits and Attendants: George Stanford
Devils, Spirits and Attendants: Oiana Shergold
Devils, Spirits and Attendants: Denis Carey
Devils, Spirits and Attendants: Eric Carr
Devils, Spirits and Attendants: Don Crosby
Devils, Spirits and Attendants: Laurence Johnston
Devils, Spirits and Attendants: Roger Peploe
Devils, Spirits and Attendants: Don Tasker
Devils, Spirits and Attendants: Alfred Sutherland

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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