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: The State Visit of H.E. The President of the French Republic and Mme. Vincent Auriol

Arrival at Victoria Station and reception by Their Majesties the King and Queen.
The scene described by Wynford Vaughan Thomas.


Commentator: Wynford Vaughan Thomas

: Your Home

Alex Morley Smith, in the first of three programmes on home furnishing, demonstrates a plan for lighting and shows new designs in lamps and fittings.


Presenter: Alex Morley Smith
Producer: Jacqueline Kennish

: Your Children's Sleep

A film of particular interest to parents.
(to 16.00)

: Lady Precious Stream

A Chinese play translated and adapted by S.I. Hsiung
With Clive Morton, Rosalyn Boulter and Peter Coke

This old Chinese play, blending comedy and sentiment, is presented in the traditional manner of the Chinese theatre.
(Second performance next Sunday in 'Children's Hour')


Translated and adapted by: S.I. Hsiung
Producer: John Glyn-Jones
Settings: James Bould
Honourable Reader: Hugh Morton
His Excellency Wang Yun, the Prime Minister: Clive Morton
Madam Wang, his wife: Amy Dalby
Su, the Dragon General, their eldest son-in-law: Noel Howlett
Wei, the Tiger General, their second son-in-law: Peter Bennett
Golden Stream, their eldest daughter, Su's wife: Judith Fellows
Silver Stream, their second daughter, Wei's wife: Jenny Laird
Precious Stream, their third daughter: Joan Painter
Hsieh Ping-Kuei, their gardener: Peter Coke
Her Royal Highness, the Princess of the Western Regions: Rosalyn Boulter
Her A.D.C.s - Ma Ta: Hugh Munro
Her A.D.C.s - Kiang Hai: Jack Lester
Property men, attendants, suitors, maids: Hazel Adair
Property men, attendants, suitors, maids: Frank Atkinson
Property men, attendants, suitors, maids: John Fabian
Property men, attendants, suitors, maids: Freda Falconer
Property men, attendants, suitors, maids: Michael Jackson
Property men, attendants, suitors, maids: Doreen Keogh
Property men, attendants, suitors, maids: Victor Platt
Property men, attendants, suitors, maids: Dale Rogers
Property men, attendants, suitors, maids: Anthony Spurgin
Property men, attendants, suitors, maids: Muriel Young

: The State Visit of H.E. The President of the French Republic

A telefilm of this afternoon's ceremony at Victoria Station.

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.40)

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