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: For the Children: Briar Rose

[Starring] John Wright's Marionettes
A puppet pantomime on the theme of 'The Sleeping Beauty' by Rose Fyleman.
(to 17.00)


Writer: Rose Fyleman
Marionettes and Settings: John Wright
Operator/voice: Babette Francois
Operator/voice: Constance Beresford
Operator/voice: Anne Lindsay
Operator/voice: Joyce Taylor
Operator/voice: Garth Lawson
Operator/voice: Alan Kimber
Television presentation: Jan Bussell

: The Importance of Being Earnest

A trivial comedy for serious people
By Oscar Wilde

The action of the play takes place in Algernon Moncrieff's flat in Half Moon Street and the Manor House, Woolton, Hertfordshire: Period 1895
Tonight at 8.30

(Joan Greenwood appears by arrangement with the J. Arthur Rank Organisation, Ltd.; Sidney Monckton is appearing in 'Miss Mabel')


Author: Oscar Wilde
Producer: Harold Clayton
Settings: Barry Learoyd
Algernon Moncrieff: William Fox
Lane: Deering Wells
John Worthing, J.P.: Anthony Ireland
Lady Bracknell: Edith Evans
Hon. Gwendoline Fairfax: Rosamund John
Cecily Cardew: Joan Greenwood
Miss Prism: Joan Harben
The Rev. Canon Chasuble: J.H. Roberts
Merriman: Sidney Monckton
Footman: Kenneth Young

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.30)

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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