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: For the Children: Muffin the Mule

with Annette Mills (who writes the songs) and Ann Hogarth (who pulls the strings).


Presenter: Annette Mills
Puppeteer: Ann Hogarth

: For the Children: Rumpelstiltskin

A new version of the old fairy story by William Merwin.
The story takes place many years ago, first at the Mill and afterwards at the Royal Palace.
Rumpelstiltskin made by George Fry and operated by John Vinden
(Previously televised last Thursday)
(to 18.00)


Writer: William Merwin
Settings: Stephen Taylor
Rumpelstiltskin made by: George Fry
Puppeteer (Rumpelstiltskin): John Vinden
Producer: Vivian Milroy
Lyse, the miller's daughter: Eleanore Bryan
Her mother: Joyce Wren
The fair courtier: John Boyd-Brent
The dark courtier: Raf de la Torre
The King: John Witty

: Weekly Review

Richard Dimbleby recalls events from last week's television newsreels.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby

: La Belle Helene

(See top of page and page 47)
(Gerald Davies, Edmund Donlevy, Charles Mackerras, and Harold Blackburn appear by permission of the Governors of Sadler's Wells)
(Second performance: Thursday at 8.0)

Terry Thomas introduces 'La Belle Helene'
Offenbach's Celebrated Operetta in a new English version by Richard Gorer from the French of Meilhac and Halevy.


Composer: Jacques Offenbach
Libretto: Meilhac and Halevy
English version: Richard Gorer
Choreography: Angelo Andes
Conductor: Charles Mackerras
Settings/Costumes: Stephen Bundy
Producer: George R. Foa
Presenter: Terry-Thomas
Prince Paris of Troy: Gerald Davies
King Menelaus of Sparta: Dennis Bowen
King Agamemnon: John Hargreaves
Callchas, High Priest of Jupiter: Edmund Donlevy
Achilles: Ernest Frank
Ajax I: Harold Blackburn
Ajax II: Elster Kay
Philocomus, Colchas' assistant: Ray Jackson
Helen: Barbara Rawson
Orestes, Agamemnon's son: Gertrude Holt
Bacchis, Helen's maid: Eugenie Castle
Leoena: Eunice Gayson
Panhenis: Eve Warren

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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.

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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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