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: For the Children: Children's Newsreel

First edition of a new BBC weekly newsreel.

: For the Children: At Holly Hill Farm

Members of local Young Farmers' Clubs show Barrie Edgar some of their activities and Gerald Bergg tells Jennifer about the wild flowers and insects that she has found on a walk round the farm.
(to 18.00)


Presenter: Barrie Edgar
Speaker: Gerald Bergg

: Othello

by William Shakespeare.
[Starring] Andre Morell, Stephen Murray, Joan Hopkins and Margaretta Scott
The play takes place in Venice and in a seaport in Cyprus sometime in the sixteenth century.
(Second performance on Thursday at 8.0 p.m.)


Author: William Shakespeare
Producer: George More O'Ferrall
Settings: Barry Learoyd
Associate Producer: Kevin Sheldon
Music Composer: Clifton Parker
Duke of Venice: Arthur Wontner
Brabantio, father to Desdemona: Frank Birch
Gratiano, brother to Brabantio: George Skillan
Lodovico, kinsman to Brabantio: Patrick MacNee
A senator: Charles Doran
Othello, a noble Moor in the service of the Venetian State: Andre Morell
Cassio, his Lieutenant: Laurence Harvey
Iago, a villain: Stephen Murray
Roderigo, a Venetian gentleman: Alan Wheatley
Montano, Othello's predecessor in the government of Cyprus: Bryan Coleman
A sailor: Donovan Winter
A messenger: John Biggerstaff
Herald: Kenneth MacLeod
First gentleman: Dennis Harkin
Second gentleman: John Benson
Third gentleman: David Askey
Desdemona, daughter to Brabantio and wife to Othello: Joan Hopkins
Emilia, wife to Iago: Margaretta Scott
Bianca, a courtesan: Pamela Arliss

: News

(sound only)
(to 23.00)

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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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