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: Tour of the Zoo

From today until Sunday television will visit the Zoological Gardens, Regent's Park, to take you on a tour round the gardens with Freddy Grisewood. The first visit is to the Mappin Terraces.


Presenter: Freddy Grisewood
Presented by: Keith Rogers

: At the Zoo

Freddy Grisewood continues touring the Zoological Gardens and introduces reptiles and animals-including the polar bears.
(to 16.00)


Presenter: Freddy Grisewood

: At the Zoo

Another look at the polar bears, followed by the first television visit to the recently re-opened Aquarium with Freddy Grisewood.


Presenter: Freddy Grisewood

: The Policeman's Serenade

A grand little opera.
Orchestra conducted by the composer
Scene: Outside a house somewhere in fashionable London


Words: A. P. Herbert
Music/orchestra conductor: Alfred Reynolds
Susan, a housemaid: Nina Barbone
A milkman: James Etherington
A policeman: George Baker
A burglar: Fabian Smith

: Forecast of Fashion: Choosing your Autumn Hat

Selections from 'British Millinery' at Dorland Hall.

: Breaking the Spell

A comic opera in one act by Offenbach.
The action takes place in the garden of the Royal Hospital Tavern, Chelsea, in the days of Queen Anne


Composer: Offenbach
Orchestra conducted by: Alfred Reynolds
The settings for Breaking the Spell and The Policeman's Serenade by: James Bould
Both operettas produced for television by: Philip Bate
Old Matthew, a Chelsea Pensioner: Walter Saul
Peter Bloom, a gardener: James Etherington
Jenny Wood, a maid at the inn: Nina Barbone

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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