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: For the Children: All on Strings

A film presenting one of the most famous 'Little Theatres' in Britain, the Lanchester Marionette Theatre at Malvern, with selected items, including Variety, opera, an under-water ballet and a grand circus.


Film directed by: J. R. F. Stewart

: Sport in 1949

: Interval

: Twelfth Night

(to 18.45)

: Sport in 1949

A symposium of film covering all branches of sport taken from the past year's television news-reels.


Commentator: Stephen Grenfell
Commentator: Peter Dimmock

: The Barber of Seville

A film of the opera by Rossini.
[Starring] Tito Gobbi as Figaro
The Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Rome


Composer: Rossini
Narrator: Scott Goddard
Musicians/singers: The Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Rome
Figaro: Tito Gobbi
Rosina: Nelly Corradi
The Count of Amaviva: Ferruccio Tagliavini
Don Basilio: Italo Tajo

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.45)

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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.

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.

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