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: Ivy Benson and her Girls Band


Musicians: Ivy Benson and her Girls Band

: Housewife in the Kitchen

Mrs. Joan Robins shows how to prepare some simple breakfast dishes.
(to 16.00)


Cook/presenter: Joan Robins

: The Three Arts Ballet

Under the direction of John Regan in
Danses Polovtsiennes
From the opera Prince Igor
The scene is at night in a camp of the Polovtsi on the banks of the river Don

La Fiancee

L'Aventure Drole
This ballet deals with the troubles of cafe life chiefly caused by la Goulash, the star of the Can-Can troupe. Unaccustomed to cabaret work, she expects to be paid. When money is not forthcoming she walks out with a Hussar, leaving the Impresario and Madame la Patronne stranded. A frantic search produces talent in unexpected places, and after a few fireworks all are reconciled.


Dance company: The Three Arts Ballet
Under the direction of: John Regan
Music (Danses Polovtsiennes): null Borodin
Choreography (Danses Polovtsiennes): null Fokine
Arranged by (Danses Polovtsiennes)/Choreography (La Fiancee): John Regan
Music (La Fiancee)/The orchestra conducted by: James Turner
Music (L'Aventure Drole): null Offenbach
Music (L'Aventure Drole): null Strauss
Scenery and costumes ("L'Aventure Drole"): Elizabeth Agombar
The ballets presented for television by: Philip Bate
"Danses: Polovtsiennes" -
Polovtsian woman: Olga Lita
Polovtsian woman: Catherine Marks
Polovtsian woman: Eileen White
Polovtsian woman: Katrine Spur
Polovtsian women: The artists of the ballet
The Polovtsian chief: Eddie Gaillard
Warrior: Guy Massey
Warrior: John Regan
Warrior: Stanley Fleet
Youth: Kathleen Gray
Youth: Susan Rayl
Youth: Carmen Chica
Polovtsian maiden: Carmen Chica
Polovtsian maiden: Helen Ffrance
Polovtsian maiden: Gillian Francis
Polovtsian maiden: Elizabeth Charters
Polovtsian maiden: Nellie Jeanne
Polovtsian maiden: Iris Kirk
"La: Fiancee" -
The Man: Guy Massey
His Betrothed - as he imagines her: Susan Rayl
His Betrothed - as she is: Olga Lita
His Betrothed - as she imagines herself: Carmen Chica
"L'Aventure: Drole" -
Madame la Patronne: Carmen Chica
Her assistant: Kathleen Gray
Her assistant: Nellie Jeanne
The Hussar: Eddie Gaillard
The impresario: John Regan
The waiter: Stanley Fleet
La Goulash: Catherine Marks
The Can-Can dancing troupe: Artists of the Ballet

: The Film

Roger Manvell and John Maddison, Vice-President of the International Scientific Film Association, discuss the use of film in spreading scientific knowledge. Illustrations from the latest scientific films of a number of' countries include extracts from "Hermits of the Sky", a film of astronomy, and a film of geological research in the Pacific.


Presenter: Roger Manvell
Speaker: John Maddison
Presented by: A. Miller Jones

: Late Night Final

A small revue by Ronnie Hill, Peter Dion Titheradge, Herbert Farjeon, Alfred Shaughnessy, John Murgens, David Yates-Mason.
[Starring] Patricia Burke, Hubert Gregg, and Daphne Anderson
At the pianos, Billy Hill and Jimmy Bailey


Writer: Ronnie Hill
Writer: Peter Dion Titheradge
Writer: Herbert Farjeon
Writer: Alfred Shaughnessy
Writer: John Murgens
Writer: David Yates-Mason
Singer: Patricia Burke
Performer: Hubert Gregg
Performer: Daphne Anderson
Pianist: Billy Hill
Pianist: Jimmy Bailey
Producer: Michael Mills

: News

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(to 22.30)

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