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: Variety

with Pat Kay and Betty Ankers (songs at the piano), Billy Day (and his friend, 'Henry'), Lottie and Doreen (coloured entertainers), Albert and Les Ward (musical maniacs) and
'El Triangulero Eternello'
A Sardinian tragedy played by Kathleen Porteous and John Porteous, with Robert Barthe.
Eric Robinson and his Orchestra


Singer/pianist: Pat Kay
Singer/pianist: Betty Ankers
Ventriloquist: Billy Day (and his friend, 'Henry')
Entertainer: Lottie and Doreen
Musical maniacs: Albert and Les Ward
[Actress] (El Triangulero Eternello): Kathleen Porteous
[Actor] (El Triangulero Eternello): John Porteous
[Actor] (El Triangulero Eternello): Robert Barthe
Musicians: Eric Robinson and his Orchestra
Producer: Henry Caldwell

: Muffin the Mule

Annette Mills and Ann Hogarth with Muffin and his friends.
(to 16.00)


Presenter: Annette Mills
Puppeteer: Ann Hogarth

: Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream: Part 1

Robert Atkins's production, televised direct from the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park.
(The second part will be televised tomorrow afternoon)


Author: William Shakespeare
Production: Robert Atkins
Orchestra direction: Rosabel Watson
Dances arranger: Mary Honer
Presented for television by: Ian Orr-Ewing
Theseus: Hugh Manning
Egeus: Ernest Bale
Lysander: William Hutchison
Demetrius: Ewen Solon
Philostrate: Michael Meacham
Quince: Thomas Dance
Bottom: Robert Atkins
Snout: Leslie Wright
Flute: David March
Starveling: Clement Hamelin
Snug: Ronald Woodroofe
Hippolyta: Gwendolyn Dante
Helena: Anne Brooke
Hermia: Yvonne Forster
Oberon: Paul Hansard
Titania: Patricia Kneale
Puck: Mary Honer
First Fairy: Diana Wilson

: Variety

Introduced by Elton Hayes.
with Ruby Moule (songs), Freddie Mirfield and his Orchestra, The Great Cingalee and Co. (illusionist), Nat Allen and his Orchestra.


Presenter: Elton Hayes
Singer: Ruby Moule
Musicians: Freddie Mirfield and his Orchestra
Illusionist: The Great Cingalee and Co
Musicians: Nat Allen and his Orchestra
Presented by: Michael Mills

: Quiz with Hale

End of term exam.
Lionel Hale shows you again some of the things and people he has brought before the cameras during the last year


Presenter: Lionel Hale
Producer: Mary Adams

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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