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: For the Children: The Fitzroy Tavern's Children's New Year Party

held at St. Pancras Town Hall, London.
Annie and Charles Allchild are the hosts.
Ralph Reader is Hon. Director of the Entertainments
Visitors include a galaxy of stars from stage, screen, and broadcasting
Your guide is Wynford Vaughan Thomas.
(to 18.00)


Host: Anne Allchild
Host: Charles Allchild
Honorary Director of the Entertainments: Ralph Reader
Presenter: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Presented for television by: Michael Henderson

: Weekly Review

Events from last week's Television Newsreels, recalled by Edward Halliday.


Presenter: Edward Halliday

: Mr. Pastry's Progress

A weekly glimpse into the fortunes and follies of television's favourite handyman.
[Starring] Richard Hearne
(Richard Hearne is appearing in "Blue for a Boy" at His Majesty's Theatre, London)


Producer: Ian Carmichael
Mr. Pastry: Richard Hearne

: Excerpts from Bertram Montague's Pantomime "Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp"

The Iris Kirkwhite Dancers
The Grandison-Clark Juveniles, Vocalion Singers
Specialists: Max and Maxa, Annie Regen's Mystic Dolls


Devised and directed by: Bertram Montague
Producer: Rex London
Ballets and dances by: Harriet James
Book and lyrics: Barry Lupino
Book and lyrics: Arty Ash
Presented for television by: Alan Chivers
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Aladdin: Marjorie Sandford
Widow Twankey: Rex London
Abanazar: Philip Godfrey
Wishee Washee: Jack Anton
Princess Luvlee: Ruth Miller
Grand Vizier: Arthur Stanley
Wun Hi and Wun Lung, Chinese Policemen: The Chikolas
Emperor Wangchow: Clive Drummond
Pekoe, Son of the Grand Vizier: Paddy Johnson
So-Koy: Joyce Down
Immortals - Osram Ben Mazda, Slave of the Lamp: Nickie Hilliard
Immortals - Genie of the Ring: Gillian Leach
Dancers: The Iris Kirkwhite Dancers
Singers: The Grandison-Clark Juveniles
Dancers: Max and Maxa

: A Phoenix too Frequent

A play by Christopher Fry.
The scene is the tomb of Viriliua, near Ephesus, c. 1500 B.C.


Writer: Christopher Fry
Setting: Barry Learoyd
Production: W. P. Rilla
Dynamene: Diana Graves
Tegeus-Chromis: John Justin
Doto: Jessie Evans

: News

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(to 22.45)

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