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: For the Children

A playlet for very young children, by Helga Burgess, in which a child convinces a sulky little fairy called Muley that human beings really exist.

Picture Story
Golliwogg and his friends are shipwrecked on a desert island (from the book by Florence Upton). Read by Mary O'Farrell.

Make Your Own Christmas Presents: 2 - How to make an embroidered picture of your summer holiday. By Margot Hirons.

Songs and Dances from Brittany
A day in the life of a Breton village.

Three Blind...?
A musical guessing game with Hugh Kilner at the piano.
Dances and songs arranged by the Arts Educational Schools

(to 17.00)


Writer (Muley): Helga Burgess
Author (Picture Story): Florence Upton
Reader (Picture Story): Mary O'Farrell
Presenter (Make Your Own Christmas Presents): Margot Hirons
Music (Songs and Dances from Brittany): Ursula Boase
Musical arranger (Songs and Dances from Brittany): Olive Ripman
Pianist (Three Blind...?): Hugh Kilner
Producer: Caryl Doncaster

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Advent Calendar Day 6: DIY Christmas Gifts 6 December 2016

: The Rivals

A comedy by Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
Adapted for television and produced by Desmond Davis.
The action of the play takes place in Bath in the year 1775 between the hours of one and six in the afternoon.


Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Adapter/producer: Desmond Davis
Composer: William Cox-Ife
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Sir Anthony Absolute: Hamlyn Benson
Captain Absolute: Desmond Walter-Ellis
Acres: Reginald Beckwith
Sir Lucius O'Trigger: Henry Oscar
Faulkland: Brian Oulton
Fag: Stuart Latham
David: Morris Sweden
Thomas: Vivian Milroy
Mrs Malaprop: Susan Richmond
Lydia Languish: Renee Asherson
Julia: Hazel Jennings
Lucy: Joan White

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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