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: Toad of Toad Hall

A play by A. A. Milne from Kenneth Grahame's 'The Wind in the Willows'.
Adapted for television and produced by Michael Barry.
(Andrew Osborn appears by courtesy of Maurice Ostrer)
(Second performance on Thursday at 3.0 p.m.)
(to 19.30)


Author: A. A. Milne
From the novel "The Wind in the Willows" by: Kenneth Grahame
Music: H. Fraser-Simson
Adapted for television by/Producer: Michael Barry
Assisted by: Joy Harington
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Repetiteur: Allan Bixter
Dances arranged by: Felicity Gray
Settings and illustrations: Barry Learoyd
Storyteller: Patrick Troughton
Marigold: Angela Glynne
Mother: Madoline Thomas
Mole: Jack Newmark
Water Rat: Andrew Osborn
Mr. Badger: Kenneth More
Toad: Cameron Hall
Alfred, the horse: Victor Woolf
Alfred, the horse: Oscar Quitak
Ferret: Sam Kydd
Weasel: Diarmuid Kelly
Stoat: Alwyne Whatsley
First field mouse: Musetta Fonnereau
Second field mouse: Dorothy Coffey
Policeman: Desmond Keith
Gaoler: Alwyne Whatsley
Usher: Desmond Walter-Ellis
Judge: Harry Secombe
Turkey: Jacqueline Boiteux
Duck: Barbara Birkinshaw
Chief weasel: Desmond Walter-Ellis
Other parts played by: Audrey Swift
Other parts played by: Desrie Higgs
Other parts played by: Jocelyn Owen
Other parts played by: Theodore Child
Other parts played by: Tina Ann Page
Other parts played by: Patricia Pleasance
Other parts played by: Jill Coates
Other parts played by: Catherine Summerton

: Les Santons

A French film which brings to life a folk story of Provence. It is based on the figures, the 'little saints', which are used to decorate the manger at Christmas time.
The dances are from the repertoire of the Ballet de I'Opera.


Music: Henri Tomasi
Book: Rene Dumesnil
Choreography: A. Aveline
Presented by: Caryl Doncaster

: The Blond Menace

[Starring] Guy Kibbee as 'Scattergood' Baines in the film The Blond Menace


Scattergood Baines: Guy Kibbee

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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