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: For the Children: Puppets

An Exhibition of Puppets
Introduced by Gerald Morice.
This programme shows puppets of all shapes, sizes, and nationalities, and how they are made, dressed, and manipulated.
(These puppets and many others can be seen at [address removed] from October 8-20.)


Presenter: Gerald Morice
Presented by: Vivian Milroy

: For the Children: The Fate of the City

A play for television by Winifred Holmes.
Scene: Ancient Greece
(Ronald Adam appears by permission of Laurence Olivier Productions, Ltd.)
(Previously televised on October 4)
(to 18.00)


Writer: Winifred Holmes
Producer: Naomi Capon
Baucis, an old peasant woman: Christine Silver
Philemon, her husband: Richard Goolden
Zeus: Ronald Adam
Hermes: Robert Eddison
The merchant: Norman Mitchell
The woman: Norah Gaussen
The first gambler: Geoffrey Hibbert
The second gambler: Michael Turner

: Weekly Review

Richard Dimbleby recalls events from last week's Television news-reels.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby

: Skipper Next to God

A play of the sea by Jan de Hartog.
The action takes place on board the Dutch tramp steamer. The Young Nelly, in the summer of 1938.

(Second performance: Thursday at 8.20)
(Lionel Hale writes on page 47)


Writer: Jan de Hartog
Settings Designer: Barry Learoyd
Producer: Douglas Allen
Joris Kuiper (Captain): Thomas Heathcote
'Chief' Davelaar (First Engineer): Frederick Piper
Meyer (Mate): Wensley Pithey
Richters (Ship's doctor): Anthony Forwood
Henky (Messroom boy): John Charlesworth
The Rabbi: John Gabriel
First Jew/Jewish Cantor: Maurice Bannister
Second Jew: James Wright
Bruinsma, Captain of the Amsterdam: Arthur Young
Willemse, Ship's doctor of the Amsterdam: John Fitzgerald
The Consul in South America: Horace Sequeira
Officer of the South American police: Paul Homer
The Clergyman: Christopher Steele
Dutch Naval Officer: Bryan Coleman
American Naval Officer: Harold Ayer

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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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