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: For Older Children: The Coventry Nativity Play

Adapted and produced by Douglas Allen.
(Second performance of the programme televised on Christmas Eve)


Movement and grouping arranged by: Lydia Sokolova
Settings: Richard Greenough
Adapted by/Producer: Douglas Allen
Gabriel: Joseph O'Conor
Mary: Thea Holme
Joseph: John Boxer
First shepherd: James Viccars
Second shepherd: Julian Somers
Third shepherd: Andrew Leigh
Herod's herald: Robert Rietty
Herod: Alan Wheatley
'Jaspar, king of Taurus: George Howe
Balthasar, king of Araby: Oliver Burt
Melchior, king of Aginara: Noel Howlett
First woman: Petra Davies
Second woman: Felicity Barrington
Third woman: Rosamund Greenwood
First soldier: Robert Brown
Second soldier: Anthony Viccars
Angel: Peter Doughty
Angel: Richard Sherren
Angel: David Stoll
Angel: Robert Weedon
A monk: Kenneth Osbourne

: Open City

Roberto Rossellini's film.
The story of the Italian resistance to the Germans in Rome during the occupation.
An Italian film with English sub-titles


Director: Roberto Rossellini
Don Pietro: Aldo Gabrizi
Pina: Anna Magnani
Manfredi: Marcello Pagliero
Francesco: Francesco Grandjacquet
Bergmann: Harry Feist
Ingrid: Giovanna Galletti
Marina: Maria Michi

: Miss Mabel

A play by R. C. Sherriff.
[Starring] Mary Jerrold
The play takes place in a small town during a week in the spring.


Writer: R. C. Sherriff
Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Miss Mabel: Mary Jerrold
The Vicar: W. E. Holloway
The Vicar's wife: Josephine Middleton
The doctor: Richard Warner
The lawyer: Clive Morton
The gardener: Herbert C. Walton
Peter: Ronald Marriott
Mary: Mary Matthews
Maid: Anne West
Police Inspector: Rowland Winterton
Constable: Cyril Hardingham

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.50)

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