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: For the Children

Chinese Acrobats
The Tong Brothers do their spectacular balancing feats.

Annette's Song Cupboard
Annette Mills' songs come to life in a mysterious way.
(Dancers appear by permission of the Arts Educational Schools)

The Jones Family in the House of Commons
Josephine, Dan, and Elizabeth Jones are shown over the Houses of Parliament by an M.P.
A story with pictures by Pearl Binder, read by Betty Hardy.

(to 17.00)


Acrobats (Chinese Acrobats): The Tong Brothers
Singer (Annette's Song Cupboard): Annette Mills
Dance arranger (Annette's Song Cupboard): Grace Cone
Pictures (The Jones Family in the House of Commons): Pearl Binder
Reader (The Jones Family in the House of Commons): Betty Hardy

: And So to Bed

An adventure with Pepys.
A comedy in three acts by J.B. Fagan.
Period: A few days after the close of the Diary, 1669
The action takes place in the home of Samuel Pepys and in Mistress Knight's lodging in London.
(Second performance on Thursday at 8.30 p.m.)


Writer: J.B. Fagan
Settings: James Bould
Producer: Fred O'Donovan
Lettice: Maureen Glynne
Boy to Pepys: John Scott
Samuel Pepys: Antony Holles
Doll, a blackamoor: Gladys Taylor
Mrs. Knight: Tara Barry
A watchman: Michael O'Halloran
Julia: Paula Young
Pelling, the potticary: Ian Fleming
Pelham Humfrey: Richmond Naime
Caesar: Dermot Cathie
Mrs. Pierce: Diana Beaumont
Mrs. Knepp: Simona Pakenham
Mrs. Pepys: Moira Lister
Prodgers (Groom of the bed-chamber): Michael O'Halloran
Charles II: Austin Trevor
Pianist: Tom McCall
Flautist: Lionel Solomon
Cellist: David Penman

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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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.

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