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: For the Children: Prudence Kitten

with Annette Mills who writes the songs assisted by George Fry.


Presenter/songwriter: Annette Mills
Assisted by (Puppeteer): George Fry

: For Older Children: The Black Arrow: Part 1

An adventure story of the Wars of the Roses by R. L. Stevenson made into a play by John Blatchley adapted for television by John Blatchley and Naomi Capon.
[Starring] The Young Vic Company
(The Young Vic Company appears by permission of the Governors of the Old Vic)
Part 2: Sunday, May 27
(to 18.00)


Author (Wars of the Roses): R. L. Stevenson
Writer/adapted for television by: John Blatchley
Adapted for television by/presented for television by: Naomi Capon
Original production for the Young Vic Company: Michel St. Denis
Scenery and costumes: Joseph Carl
Original music: Henry Boyes
Lawless/Brother William: John Garley
Brother Nicholas: Derek Godfrey
Sir Daniel Brackley: Mervyn Blake
Clipsby: Peter Retey
Richard Shelton: Denis Quilley
Connor: Lauchlan McLean
Joanna Sedley/John Matcham: Tarn Bassett
Abbott: Derek Godfrey
Capper: Powys Thomas
Greensheve: Dennis Clinton
Ellis Duckworth: Keith Michell
Bennett Hatch: Michael Turner
Goody Hatch: Charmian Eyre
Sir Oliver Oates: Alan Edwards
Carter: John Southworth

: Weekly Review

Richard Dimbleby recalls events from last week's Television Newsreels.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby

: The Petrified Forest

A play by Robert E. Sherwood.
[Starring] Douglass Montgomery with Jane Barrett and Robert Ayres
The action of the play takes place just before the last war and is set in the lunch-room of the Black Mesa Filling Station and Bar-B-Q on the desert in Eastern Arizona
(Second performance on Thursday at 8.0 p.m.)


Author: Robert E. Sherwood
Producer: Royston Morley
Settings Designer: Barry Learoyd
Narrator (and radio announcer): Ray Byrnes
A telegraph lineman: Paul Erickson
Another lineman: Spencer Teakle
Jason Maple, proprietor of the Black Mesa Bar-B-Q: Sydney Keith
Grandpa Maple, his father and owner of the Bar-B-Q: Gerald Lawson
Boze Hertzlinger, hired hand at the Bar-B-Q.: Gerald Metcalfe
Gabby Maple, Jason's daughter: Jane Barrett
Alan Squier, a passer-by: Douglass Montgomery
Mrs. Chisholm, of Dayton, Ohio: Doris Nolan
Mr. Chisholm: MacDonald Parke
Joseph, their chauffeur: Joslyn Haase
Member of the Mantee gang - Jackie: Alan Keith
Member of the Mantee gang - Duke Mantee: Robert Ayres
Member of the Mantee gang - Ruby: Charles Irwin
Paula, a Mexican cook: Anna Korda
Pyles, Mantee's driver: Dan Jackson
Sheriff: Ernest Borrow
Deputy Sheriff: Cyril Saxon

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