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: Vienna Life

An operetta based on the music of Johann Strauss, the famous Waltz King devised by Claud Jenkins.
Cafe Orchestra on the stage under the direction of Jerry Hayward
The scene is laid in Vienna in 1867 outside the stage door of the State Opera, and in the open-air cafe The Medrano.
The music of Johann Strauss and Millocker arranged and adapted by Jerry Hayward, who also composed the numbers "I'm an Artist" and "Dear Doubting Lover".


Music: Johann Strauss
Deviser: Claud Jenkins
Orchestra direction/music arranger/adapter: Jerry Hayward
Lyrics: Josephine Caryll
Lyrics: David Caryll
Television presentation: Philip Bate
Hans, stage-door keeper at the Opera: Roland Randel
A street urchin: Veronica Bruce
Another street urchin: Freda Tremblett
Mitza, a dancer: Ruth Sendler
Zelig Bruno, a beau: Philip Becker
Countess Zalner: Zoe Corner
Her aunt: Caroline Shaw
Joseph Janos, an officer: Walter Kavan
Lottie Leil: Joan Allum
Leila Schultz: Doreen Lavender
Equerry to Archduke Franz: Edward Warburton
Lieutenant Henry of the Austrian Guards: Eric Starling
Mark, proprietor of the Cafe Medrano: Jay Laurier
Zona Leightman, prima donna of the Opera: Joan Collier
Archduke Franz: Geoffrey Denton
Other parts played by: Sylvia Lane
Other parts played by: Helen Judson
Other parts played by: Una Weller

: Film

(to 16.00)

: Goodness, How Sad!

A comedy by Robert Morley.
The action takes place in Mrs. Priskin's theatrical lodging house in a large provincial town.


Writer: Robert Morley
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Carol Sands: Jessica Spencer
Christine Lawford: Avice Landone
Mrs. Priskin: Muriel Aked
Selina Angst ('Mother'): Kathleen Boutall
Peter Thropp: Kenneth Morgan
Captain Otto Angst ('Father'): Rolf Carston
Mrs. Priskin's other guest: Roderick Lovell

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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