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: The Theatrical Garden Party and Cricket Match

From the Oval, Kennington.
A visit with Richard Dimbleby and Brian Johnston to watch a cricket match between an Old Empire Eleven and a Stage Cricket Club Eleven in which the players include Leary Constantine, G. O. Allen, Garry Marsh, Rev. A. E. Gilligan, George Duckworth, Frank Lawton, Maurice Tate, and P. G. H. Fender.
Viewers will also meet favourite stars of stage, screen, and radio around the side-shows at what has always been the year's most popular theatrical event.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Presenter: Brian Johnston
Cricketer: Leary Constantine
Cricketer: G. O. Allen
Cricketer: Garry Marsh
Cricketer: Rev. A. E. Gilligan
Cricketer: George Duckworth
Cricketer: Frank Lawton
Cricketer: Maurice Tate
Cricketer: P. G. H. Fender

: 'Mel'

caricatures some of the stars seen on the screen.


Caricaturist: 'Mel'

: Polly

An Opera by Mr. Gay.
Being the sequel to the celebrated "Beggar's Opera"
Viewers who are acquainted with the "Beggar's Opera" will remember that at the end all Gay's galaxy of criminals were reprieved from the gallows by public demand. But justice must be served - even in the eighteenth-century theatre - and so in Polly we meet most of our old friends again now transported to the West Indies.
(Edmund Donlevy appears by permission of the Administrator of Sadler's Wells)


Author: John Gay
Musical version: Frederick Austin
Director of Music: James Turner
Orchestral Leader: Alec Firman
Harpsichord: Arnold Goldsborough
Television production: Philip Bate
Polly Peachum: Nina Barbone
Morano (Captain Macheath turned pirate and in disguise): Fabian Smith
Jenny Diver: Mary Peters
Mrs. Trapes: Linda Grey
Mr. Ducat (Colonel of Militia): Edmund Donlevy
Mrs. Ducat: Molly Gilmour
Vanderbluff (Lieutenant of the Pirate Crew): Gavin Gordon
Cowawkee (an Indian Chief): Cyril Hardingham
First Footman: John Probyn
Second Footman: Desmond Worthington
Pirate: Roland Randel
Pirate: Ernest Colville
Pirate: Wallace Morford
Pirate: Alexander Henderson
Pirate: Walter Saull
Ladies of the town: Una Weller
Ladies of the town: Helen Jutson
Ladies of the town: Silvia Lane
Ladies of the town: Jean Gluckstein
Ladies of the town: Dorothy Anne
Ladies of the town: Stella Harper
Pirates, Indians, slaves etc.: [uncredited]

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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