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: The Drunken Village

A Ballet for Television.
This ballet tells the story of Pierre and Madelon-true lovers parted in the traditional fairy-tale manner by their heartless parents. Like all the best fairy-tales this one. of course, has a happy ending, though the means by which it comes about are perhaps a trifle unusual.


Designer: Ruth Sendler
Setting designer: Stephen Bundy
Orchestra leader: Alec Firman
Orchestra conductor: Eric Robinson
Presented for television by: Philip Bate
Madelon, a poor fisher girl: Ruth Sendler
Her father: Jashf Crandall
Pierre: Michael Bayston
His mother: Maria Ballinska
The parish priest: Hubert Cross
Their friends: Anna Marinova
Their friends: Paula Dunning
Their friends: Donald Journeaux
Their friends: Eddie Gaillard

: Aberdeen Angus

A short film about a sturdy breed of cattle which is becoming increasingly popular with farmers today.

: In the Back Garden

introduced by C. G. May editor of Poultry World.
(to 16.00)


Presenter: C.G. May

: Rhythm of a City

Dr. Asta Kihlbom, the representative for Great Britain of the Swedish Institute for Cultural Relations, introduces the outstanding Swedish film of Stockholm life, 'Rhythm of a City', which was so well received at the Edinburgh festival.


Presenter: Dr. Asta Kihlbom
Presented by: Andrew Miller Jones

: Gerry's Inn

Devised and written by Denis Norden and Edgar Blatt.
Featuring Geraldo
with Harry Secombe, Barbara Leake, Charles Irwin, Sheila Matthews, Anthony Drake, Ursula Sullivan, Alec Ross, and Geraldo's Orchestra with Carole Carr, Denny Vaughan, Archie Lewis and Three Boys and a Girl.


Deviser/Writer: Denis Norden
Deviser/Writer: Edgar Blatt
Bandleader: Geraldo
Comedian/Singer: Harry Secombe
Performer: Barbara Leake
Performer: Charles Irwin
Performer: Sheila Matthews
Performer: Anthony Drake
Performer: Ursula Sullivan
Performer: Alec Ross
Musicians: Geraldo's Orchestra
Singer: Carole Carr
Singer: Denny Vaughan
Singer: Archie Lewis
Singers: Three Boys and a Girl
Settings: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Walton Anderson

: Consider Your Verdict

In which the viewers at home and the jury in the studio are invited to decide which of three witnesses is telling the truth.


Deviser: Cleland Finn
Presented by: Michael Mills
Cross-examiner: Lionel Gamlin

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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