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: Puppet Parade

This week showmen and their puppets from all parts of the country and abroad will be congregating in London for the annual exhibition of the British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild. Today they combine forces to present an all-star Puppet Parade. The programme includes a "Puppet Picture Page" with its own puppet compere introducing figures of special interest and their manipulators.


Presented by: Jan Bussell

: Bears at Play

A film for children.
(to 16.00)

: The Infernal Machine

by Jean Cocteau.
Translated by Carl Wildman.
Adapted and produced by Royston Morley.
[Starring] Marie Ney and Ernest Milton

'The Infernal Machine' is an experimental play of the modern French theatre which re-tells the ancient Greek legend of Oedipus, the tragic son of a king, who was fated by the gods to murder his father and marry his mother. The play is set in and near the city of Thebes in Boeotia, about two thousand years ago.


Author: Jean Cocteau
Translated by: Carl Wildman
Adapter/producer: Royston Morley
Settings: Barry Learoyd
The Voice: Elwyn Brook-Jones
The Priestess of the oracle at Delphi: Anna Korda
Young Soldier: Paul Hansard
Soldier: Russell Waters
Officer: John Stevens
Jocasta, Queen of Thebes, widow of Laius: Marie Ney
Tiresias, a High Priest: Ernest Milton
Ghost of Laius, the dead king: Arthur Wontner
The Sphinx: Rosalie Crutchley
Anubis, Egyptian god of the dead: Willoughby Gray
Oedipus, son of Laius and Jocasta: Sydney Tafler
Creon, brother of Jocasta: George Bishop
Messenger from Corinth: Arthur Lawrence
A Shepherd: Frederick Ross
Antigone, daughter of Oedipus: Adrienne Riccoboni

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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