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: Housewife in the Kitchen: Advance preparations for Christmas

Mrs. Joan Robins makes a Christmas pudding and meringues.


Cook/Presenter: Joan Robins

: Variety

with Nan Kenway and Douglas Young supported by Frank Dunlop in The Landlord of "The Startled Hare"
Judy Shirley (songs), Charles Harrison (comedian), Eddie Henderson (comedian),
The Four Ramblers, Eric Robinson and his Orchestra
(to 16.00)


[Actress] (The Landlord of the Startled Hare): Nan Kenway
[Actor] (The Landlord of the Startled Hare): Douglas Young
[Actor] (The Landlord of the Startled Hare): Frank Dunlop
Singer: Judy Shirley
Comedian: Charles Harrison
Comedian: Eddie Henderson
Singers: The Four Ramblers
Musicians: Eric Robinson and his Orchestra
Producer: Walton Anderson

: Tosca

An opera by Giacomo Puccini.
A visit to The Cambridge Theatre (by arrangement with Jay Pomeroy) to see The New London Opera Company in Acts 2 and 3
Presented by the M.A.D. Society
The New London Opera Orchestra (leader, Max Salpeter)
The New London Opera Chorus
Chorus-Master, George Coop
8.0 app. Act 2: Scarpia's rooms in the Farnese palace
8.40 app. Interval - during which Scott Goddard discusses the opera
8.55 app. Act 3: Esplanade of the Castel, St. Angelo
Programme introduced by Scott Goddard.


Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Musical Director and Conductor: Alberto Erede
Vocal Director: Dino Borgioli
Producer: Mariano Stabile
Decor: Giovanni Grandi
Musicians: The New London Opera Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Max Salpeter
Singers: The New London Opera Chorus
Chorus-Master: George Coop
Presenter/Interval speaker: Scott Goddard
Scarpia: Giuseppe Taddei
Sciarone: Sydney Snape
Spoletta: Tony Sympson
Cavaradossi: Aldo Ferracuti
Tosca: Franca Sacchi
Policemen Gustave Bouchard: William Wheller
Judge: Tom James
Gaoler: Tony Davenport

: World Map - 1922-47

Vernon Bartlett, M.P., talks about twenty-five years of international contacts by radio and recalls his own broadcasting experiences; J.F. Horrabin illustrates twenty-five years of world history with his maps; Noel Newsome, who was known for his 'Man in the Street' broadcasts to Europe during the war, describes the British method of answering Lord Haw-Haw; and David Low shows famous cartoons of those years, and sums up the period in an original cartoon for television.


Presenter: Vernon Bartlett, M.P.
Maps: J.F. Horrabin
Speaker: Noel Newsome
Cartoonist: David Low
Programme arranged by: Trevor Blewitt
Producer: Mary Adams

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.25)

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